Globe Telecom has recently announced its partnership with the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) of the Philippines to support the Visit the Philippines Year 2015 campaign. Along with the aim of promoting the country as Asia’s top tourist destination, Globe is also TPB’s first Philippine telco partner to offer affordable communication services to millions of tourists and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) visiting and returning to the country.
According to a recent report by the Department of Tourism, the Philippines registered a total of 2.23 million international visitors from January to May 2015 alone, an 8.15-percent growth from the previous year. This steady growth of international visitors in the country as well as the increasing number of OFWs returning home prompted Globe to collaborate with TPB to further drive its Visit the Philippines Year 2015 campaign. With this team-up, Globe now offers its Traveler SIM for free to give tourists and OFWs worry-free connectivity during their stay in the Philippines.
The Globe Traveler SIM is a local prepaid SIM card that offers local rates for calls, texts, and mobile data services, giving tourists and visitors alike a more convenient and affordable way to reach their contacts wherever in the world from the Philippines. With the SIM, users can receive calls and texts from abroad for free and cut costs on mobile data by subscribing to TravelSurf. The latter allows them to surf the Internet on mobile for an affordable rate of USD 11 for seven days or USD 23 for 30 days. Users can also call abroad for as low as USD 0.40 per minute.
Tourists and OFWs can claim the free Globe Traveler SIM by presenting their non-Philippine passport, foreign resident card, Seaman’s book, or OFW E-card at any of the Globe booths located at NAIA, Cebu, Davao, Kalibo, Iloilo, and Clark International Airport.
For more information on the free Globe Traveler SIM, please visit www.globe.com.ph/internationa/traveling-in-the-philippines/traveler-sim. For information on activities and events, please log on to www.visitph2015.com.