Travel shorts: Christmas, Halloween, raffles, spa offers


Posted at Oct 06 2017 12:39 AM | Updated as of Oct 10 2017 06:41 PM

MANILA - Check out these new travel-related announcements and promos. 

These are not endorsed by ABS-CBN News. 

1. Hong Kong Disneyland welcomes Pinoy guests for Christmas

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From November 16 to January 1, 2018, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, the closest Disney theme park to the Philippines, will be transformed into a winter wonderland and Pinoy guests can enjoy special offers on their hotel stay and park admission.

When guests stay in any one of the theme park's three hotels during Christmas, they will feel the festive spirit with collectable souvenirs in each guest room, including Christmas themed personal amenities box, unique Disney slippers, door sticker and postcard. 

To make the most fun out of their stay, hotel guests will also be presented a Priority Admission Pass for selected attractions and seat reservations for stage shows.

Filipino guests should start planning their trip with the Advanced Purchase Room Offer to save up to 40% on a guest room at either Disney Explorers Lodge, the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel or Disney’s Hollywood Hotel. 

The discounted “2-Day Fun” ticket offer will give Filipino guests two days in the park with just HK$60 more over a 1-Day ticket! Pinoy guests can also buy the 1-day ticket and receive a HK$50 merchandise coupon and one “buy one get one free popcorn coupon.”


2. Go Hotels partners with Karaksa Hotels, Flytpack, Daiso

Value-hotel chain Go Hotels ties up with Karaksa Hotels, Flytpack and Daiso Japan for its newest travel promo, #JuanGoesToJapan. 
By booking directly with Go Hotels, bookers get a chance to fly to Osaka. Book your trips until October 10 and get a chance to win a 4D/3N trip for two to Osaka which includes a roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodation in Karaksa Hotel Osaka Shinsaibashi I, Japan rail passes for two and overseas pocket Wi-Fi courtesy of Flytpack and travel kit from Daiso Japan PH.
Every 1,000 worth of bookings entitles guests to an e-raffle ticket. Bookings must be made directly through the Go Hotels website, front desk or customer service. Corporate and OTA bookings are not qualified to join this offer.
The winner will be chosen through an electronic raffle on October 12 and will be announced on October 15.


3. Edsa Shangri-La launches new CHI Ritual

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CHI, The Spa at Edsa Shangri-La, Manila is offering a rejuvenating full-day journey with the new CHI Ritual package. 

The treatment starts with a calming CHI tea to help soothe and relax the mind and the body. The experience continues with a 15-minute aroma steam and shower followed by a 60-minute signature hot stone massage. The CHI healing stones combine all the benefits of thermotherapy with gliding massage strokes to create a relaxing and healing treatment, using the warm stones to ease muscles and restore the body’s energy and vitality. 

It ends with a 30-minute customized cleansing facial treatment. In addition, guests may have a full-day access to Health Club and resort pool on the day of the treatment and enjoy complimentary 3-hour parking. 

The CHI Ritual is priced at P4,250. Book and get a chance to win an overnight stay for two at Edsa Shangri-La, Manila. This offer is valid until October 31. 


4. Free trips at stake with TravelBook promos 

Online travel agency is raffling off free trips to Hong Kong and Singapore. 

Three lucky members who will log in from September 26 to October 25 will receive free trip packages to Hong Kong and Singapore. Prizes are inclusive of roundtrip airfares, hotel accommodations, and pocket money for two.

Official weekly announcement of winners will be posted on’s official Facebook page on October 9, 18, and 27, respectively. 

Meanwhile, successful bookings made by GetGo customers via until October 31 will earn 15% more bonus points as part of Cebu Pacific’s lifestyle rewards program.

Every point earned during the promo period, including the bonus, is equivalent to one e-raffle entry. Free trips to popular Asian destinations like China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan or Hong Kong will be given away to five lucky winners. Moreover, 20 lucky GetGo members will be chosen to win 20,000 GetGo Points. All winners will be notified via email and phone call after the raffle draw on November 14. 


5. Crimson Hotel wears pink in October 

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Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila has partnered with Project Pink Support Group, to support the National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. By availing of the hotel's "Bloom in Pink" room packages, P300 sales proceeds per room will be given to Project Pink Support Group. 

The Cosmo Pink room package at P6,499 nett includes an overnight stay in a deluxe room, buffet breakfast for two, Pretty in Pink Afternoon Tea for two and a surprise treat; and the Pink in a Pulse room package for P5,999 nett per night in a deluxe room with buffet breakfast for two, mini bar and surprise treat. 

If you want to try Café Eight’s Sunday brunch, go for the Posh Pink room package, which is valid only on Saturdays with rates starting at P7,288 nett per night. This comes with free late check out at 4 p.m. and a surprise treat as well. 

The budget-friendly Pink Dreams room package is also available for as low as P4,499 nett only, which includes an overnight stay plus a surprise treat. 


6. RCBC presents the 'SAVEcation' raffle promo
From now until March 20, 2018, new and existing RCBC checking and savings accountholders can win a vacation by joining the bank’s "SAVEcation" raffle promo, which is giving away a total of 25 trips.
From September 20 to November 19, RCBC clients get the chance to win a trip to Bohol, Ilocos, or Sapporo, Japan. While free trips to Batanes, Palawan, and Dubai are up for grabs from September 20 to January 18, 2018. 
Finally, from September 20 to March 20, 2018, qualified accountholders stand a chance to win a vacation in any of these destinations: Cape Town, Morocco, Italy, Greece, Belgium, Spain, London, San Francisco, Quebec, Alaska, Brazil, New Zealand, Maldives, Cambodia, Bali, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea, or Osaka, Japan.
In order to earn raffle entries, RCBC accountholders just need to deposit and maintain an average daily balance of at least P10,000 for personal savings or checking accounts and 50,000 for corporate accounts during the promo period.
Winning accountholders will get a trip for 2, including round-trip airfare, accommodations and tour packages to any of the aforementioned destinations.


7. Diamond Hotel all set for Halloween

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Diamond Hotel Philippines announces its Halloween Room Package for P6,000 nett per night in a deluxe room from October 27 to November 3. This comes with a free ticket to the hotel's Halloween event (per stay basis), buffet breakfast for two at the Corniche restaurant, unlimited Wi-fi internet access, and 20% off on massage and laundry. Stay for two nights and grab the special rate of only 5,800 nett per night. Use rate code HIDEAWAY to book your stay at Room promos are for local residents only and other conditions apply.

The hotel's Halloween event inspired by the movie "Hotel Transylvania" is scheduled on October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Diamond Ballroom. Purchase your event ticket for P1,000 nett per person inclusive of a snack box filled with goodies, a party loot bag, and a activities. Guests can also win a Nintendo Switch with a Joy-Con in the raffle draw.

Activities include Trick or Treat around the hotel, face painting, glitter tattoo, arts and crafts, and a photo booth. They will also have live musical performances and food booths. Kids in their most creative costumes get a chance to win prizes.


8. Mövenpick brings French 'bistronomie' to its restaurants

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts chefs have created seven exclusive dishes for its latest “Bistronomie” food promotion, which runs from October 20 to November 20.

The “Bistronomie” concept was conceived in the 1990s when young French chefs with haute cuisine training re-interpreted classic dishes and served them in a new breed of casual, less stuffy, bistro-style restaurants.

Made from the best quality ingredients and prepared to perfection, the seven dishes include Salade Niçoise, Plateau de Fruits de Mer (seafood platter), Moules Marinières (mussels with garlic and sweet cream butter), Cabillaud à la Bordelaise (cod fillet), Pot au Feu à la Bourgeoise (beef topside hot pot) and Cordon-bleu au Comté (veal rump steak). 

Experience this special limited offer at Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu.


9. Emirates, flydubai announce first codeshare routes

Emirates is expanding its network to 29 flydubai destinations across three continents. 

Passengers can book now on, through the Emirates contact centers or the travel agents network with travel commencing from October 29.
When booked together as part of the codeshare, Emirates passengers will receive complimentary meals and the Emirates checked baggage allowance on flights operated by flydubai in both Business and Economy classes. 
Under the new partnership passengers will benefit from a reduced minimum connection time between Emirates’ home in Terminal 3 and flydubai’s in Terminal 2. 

10. Foot bliss at Flow Spa

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Flow Spa at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila offers a variety of treatments ranging like the Pampering Foot Massage, a soothing treat using peppermint scrub and lotion. 

An almond scrub followed by an aromatic foot massage can also be indulged in with the Oriental Foot Spa. Opt for a more focused experience with a Healthy Foot Reflexology, applying pressure on certain points of the feet that corresponds to various organs of the body. 

Avail any of these packages this October and enjoy a
complimentary 20-minute back, neck, and shoulder massage.

Flow Spa is open daily from 8 a.m. to 12 midnight, or until 2 a.m. for in-room treatments.

11. Early Christmas at Manila Pavilion Hotel

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Start the countdown for the holiday season and give yourself an early Christmas gift. 

Starting at only P2,800, you can experience a staycation with the hotel's Room Only Promo. 

Get exclusive giveaways by booking Pavilion Treats room promo, choice between Patisserie’s ensaymada and brewed coffee or Manila Pavilion tumbler, or Keep Calm and Relax room promo for a Waterfront signature fluffy pillow and blanket combo.