ZEN Rooms offers affordable rates at its selected 38 franchised, or operated, properties to locals and travelers affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano.

Following the continuous ash explosions since the volcanic activity on Sunday, more than 3,000 families in Batangas, and nearby places, have already been evacuated to safe and secured areas.

Due to safety concerns, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport was also shut down, canceling flights that left passengers from local airports nationwide stranded.

To those who need temporary relocation assistance or need to extend their stay due to canceled flights, Zen Rooms offered a 30-percent discount that can be availed by applying voucher code ZENCARES at https://www.zenrooms.com/deals/zencares-taal.

The stranded can use the link to stay in key Zen properties located in Pasay, Taft, Ermita, Tondo, Makati, Bonifacio Global City, Mandaluyong, Ortigas, Quezon City, Quiapo, Tagaytay, Baguio, Bacolod, La Union, Baler and Vigan.

The rooms may be booked at rates as low as P299 per night all-in for a whole private room complete with amenities. The discount is valid until January 16, 2020. Zen’s 24/7 customer care is available to help with reservations if required.

Zen Rooms told the BusinessMirror that those interested to apply for the voucher do not need to show any proof of residency from the affected areas or canceled flight details.

“We hope to help those who have been impacted by this natural calamity, by providing budget accommodation at rates below our cost line on all our key hotels across the Philippines,” said Amit Shukla, Zen Rooms regional director of marketing.

“Our properties in affected areas are providing face masks to guests, and assisting with relocations to safer areas in Metro Manila. We will continue to assess the situation in the Philippines, and are prepared to offer additional assistance as appropriate,” he added.

Established in 2015, Zen Rooms is one of the largest players in its category, with 13,000 rooms under franchise.

This hospitality brand in Southeast Asia has raised $23-million equity funding from leading institutional investors Rocket Internet, Ooredoo Telecom, RedBadge Pacific, SBI Investments Korea and Yanolja.

It first entered the Philippines in 2016. Zen Rooms is the largest hotel chain in the country with 5,500 rooms under franchise as of second quarter of 2019.