Travel shorts: Staycation deals, resort openings, airline promos


Posted at Sep 06 2017 03:42 PM

MANILA -- Planning to take a break? Here are the latest promos and treats for travelers. 

(The deals in this article are not endorsed by ABS-CBN News.)

1. Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Mastercard travel promo

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Ready for your much-needed vacation? Singapore Airlines and SilkAir, in partnership with Mastercard, have launched The Great Singapore Airlines Getaway.

Enjoy the sights of Singapore from US$160, explore the wonders of Southeast Asia from US$215 or soak up the sun for a beach getaway in Maldives from US$640. Travellers looking for an adventure Down Under can also enjoy attractive fares to Australia from US$540 and New Zealand from US$760.

As if these amazing fares aren’t enough, SIA, SilkAir and Mastercard are topping up their offering with a free Singapore Stopover holiday. By simply purchasing a minimum of two (2)
round-trip tickets of the same itinerary beyond Singapore, you can enjoy a stopover in Singapore with free one-night accommodation in Singapore inclusive of other treats. 

Promo runs from September 7-24, with a travel period of October 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

For other details, call SIA Manila Reservations at 756-8000.

2. September staycation at Manila Pavilion Hotel

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This month of September is surely a treat for staycation-hunters.
Catch the last leg of these premium staycation deals at Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino: the Pamper All-out room promo, which comes with an in-room body massage; the Keep Calm and Relax room promo, which includes a 20% discount on food and beverage offers; the Pavilion Treats room promo, which comes with a choice of a Manila Pavilion signature tumbler or a serving of Patisserie’s best-selling Ensaymada with warm brewed coffee; and the Room Promo with Mini Bar, which includes chips and drinks.

Log on to or call 5261212 for inquiries and reservations.

3. New resorts set to open in Palawan

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Lio Beach in Palawan is shaping up to become an exciting destination for travelers. 

Already open at Ayala Land’s first master planned sustainable estate development is Casa Kalaw (in photo), which offers 42 rooms inspired by Filipino architectural design catering to families and guests of all ages. It also has a swimming pool and a recreational activity area.

For those who want a peaceful island getaway, Balai Adlao is set to fully open by September 15, with 20 well-appointed rooms with earth toned interiors with touches of Filipino weave and fabrics. On the ground floor enjoy local and international flavors at the café where daily breakfast is served.

Designed for the youthful and carefree travelers is Hotel Covo which will open on October 1 with 20 rooms.

4. Club and Suite Experience at Marco Polo

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Looking for premium accommodation and exclusive privileges Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Continental Club (in photo) got you covered. 

Enjoy 25% off the room rate and enjoy premium benefits and surprising treats in Continental Club or for a Suite experience until December 2017.

Guests who avail of Continental Club services are entitled to a complimentary one-way airport transfer, personalized butler services and private check-in and check-out. Guests also get complimentary breakfast, afternoon refreshments and evening cocktails that the Club offers. Other special privileges include a complimentary pressing of one garment per stay and complimentary laundry service of one shirt or blouse per stay. 

An exclusive 15% discount on all Flow Spa treatments and massages is also available for travellers who wish to distress.

5. Edsa Shangri-La marks 25 years 

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In celebration of the silver anniversary of Edsa Shangri-La, Manila, guests are invited to reminisce the years of the hotel from its establishment in 1992 up to the present day with an exhibit at the grand lobby. 

For P375, you can also purchase the limited edition ‘XXV’ milk chocolate and cashew sansrival chocolate bar (in photo), crafted by executive pastry chef Martin Frowd. Also available are urban oasis tropical hand fans by Casa Mercedes and Monchet Olives, which come in two vibrant floral designs and available at the Hotel Shop for P700 each.

6. Get an extra 18% off on bookings

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Debit and credit cardholders of BDO, Metrobank, EastWest Bank, PNB and GCash can now get an 18% discount when they book their hotels on by just providing the first six digits of their cards upon booking.

Visit for other details.