Become a Pletoura Host

Join our community of passionate travellers to curate and host experiences in Southeast Asia

Welcome the world to experience the region with you

Host with us

Earn money doing what you love

Pletoura aspires to show travellers a plethora of true experiences in the Southeast Asian region. And what better way to achieve this than by being travellers ourselves? Ultimately, it doesn’t matter where you’re from; you can be the one who tells the world what we mean when we say “there’s no place like home.”

Join us at no cost, and start earning an income connecting with others on the trips you planned. There is no restriction on who you are, as long as you are in Southeast Asia and you love every aspect of it!

How to apply

Step by step

We value your role as a host as much as the experiences you offer, ensuring every aspect of your journey with us is meaningful and appreciated.

Step 1

Complete the form

Provide detailed responses in the application form about yourself and the unique experiences you'd like to offer. Help us understand your interests and what makes you special.

Step 2

Await approval

We go through your application and assess alignment with Pletoura's vision and mission. We might reach out for a conversation to learn more about you.

handshake Step 3

Dive in

You'll receive an orientation email along with forms to set up your profile, submit your itineraries, and start the hosting journey!

Make your passion others' dreams

No matter your style, culture, craft or cause, we love to hear about and support them! All potential hosts and itineraries will undergo manual screening and vetting before you are added to the list.

It's easy to get started

A host is a friend who shows others around and shares their unique perspective on places and things. They can even organize activities that showcase local living. That means you don’t have to be a native to Southeast Asia to be a great host—you can simply be someone who is well-acquainted with the local culture, and have stayed (and intend to continue staying) in the region long-term.

A Pletoura host creates itineraries and personally hosts trips and experiences in Southeast Asia—from food journeys to road trips, water adventures, city explorations, and beyond. It doesn’t have to be a place of your expertise, but it could be a location where you are confident in navigating and can share relevant knowledge with your guests. We’re open to your ideas!

However, please keep in mind that all activities must meet local regulations and safety standards, and you’ll need the appropriate licenses where applicable.

Anywhere, as long as it’s within Southeast Asia, which is part of our niche!

Once you submit your application, we’ll conduct a preliminary assessment. If you like, we may arrange a call to get to know you better, answer your questions, and set expectations, or even have a test run with you if convenient! Once approved, we’ll provide you with forms to send us the required content to build your profile and experience pages. We’ll have the content ready for you in no more than a week, so you can start marketing your experiences!

We encourage you to create itineraries or at least submit the details so that potential guests can get a glimpse of what you have to offer as a host. It’s a crucial step as well because detailed itineraries not only showcase your expertise and the unique experiences you provide but also help potential guests make informed decisions about booking with you. Providing a well-thought-out itinerary can enhance the overall appeal of your hosting profile, making it more likely for guests to choose and book your experience.

Of course, we also encourage you to provide flexibility so that your potential guests can request customization when needed. Think of this as an AirBnB Experience, but where both parties can get involved for a more personalized offering!

We understand that not everyone starts out as a full-time guide. Which is why we make scheduling flexible so that you can either set dates for your trips or experiences, or discuss schedules upon receiving a booking request. It’s completely up to you and your availability. Just let us know whenever you’d like to offer either option, and we’ll work with you to make it happen.

Simply focus on planning and hosting and leave the logistics to us. You’ll be notified of new bookings through WhatsApp and/or email. We only kindly ask that you respond within 1 working day to confirm the booking or else it will be forfeited.

You have the option to receive your earnings in a timely manner or after any number of trips, and we’ll send payment via bank transfer once the full payment has been made and the experience(s) are completed. If you have any other preference for payment, we’re open for a discussion!

We’re committed to helping you earn more from your trips, and that’s why we take a small commission of 10% to help build Pletoura. The rest is paid out to you, so you can focus on creating the best possible experience for your guests!

At Pletoura, we prioritize the availability of our hosts, which is why our processes are currently managed manually. If a host remains inactive without any itineraries or responses for a period of one month, we will regrettably have to remove them from our list. That is why your dedication and engagement play a vital role in maintaining the vibrancy of our community! If you anticipate being away for a known period of time, please do inform us ahead of time so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be glad to assist you!

Ready to join us?

Apply now to be a Pletoura host and bring your travel ideas to life!

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