Become a Pletoura Host
Join our community of passionate travellers to host trips 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!
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
First things first: a trip host is not a tour guide. 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 plans itineraries and organises trips 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 they could be places that you are confident in getting around. 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.
Once you submit your application, we’ll conduct a preliminary assessment, which should take no more than a week. If you pass, we’ll set up a video call to get to know you better, answer your questions, and set expectations. We might even go on a test run with you if it’s convenient! Once approved, we’ll provide you with forms to send us the required content to build your profile and trips. We’ll have the content ready for you in no more than a week, so you can start marketing your trips!
We understand that everyone has different preferences, which is why you have the option to offer scheduled trips or open-date bookings, or both! 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 given forms to build your trip, and then be notified of new bookings through WhatsApp and/or email. We only kindly ask that you respond within 2 working days.
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 trip(s) are completed.
We’re committed to helping you earn more from your trips, and that’s why we take a small commission of 10%. The rest is paid out to you, so you can focus on creating the best possible experience for your guests!
At Pletoura, we take your safety very seriously. If you encounter any issues before, during, or after your trip, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We also understand that there may be circumstances that could compromise your safety, and we respect your right to refuse service in those situations. Just let us know in advance to avoid any inconvenience for your customers.
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 trips 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.
Ready to join us?
Apply now to be a Pletoura host and bring your travel ideas to life!