With international destinations easing travel requirements for tourists, many Filipinos are looking to book affordable flights for their next vacation
The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (CEB) is at the forefront of providing low fares for everyJuan, both for international and domestic flights. With 19 destinations in its international network now widely open for leisure travel, CEB is continuously ramping up its frequencies to give passengers more flight options.
“We look forward to fly more Juans, not only within the Philippines but also internationally. Many countries have eased travel requirements and lifted the negative Covid-19 test result requirement. We believe the reopening of borders, coupled with CEB’s trademark low fares and continuous safety initiatives, will boost travel between the Philippines and the Asia-Pacific region,” said Candice Iyog, CEB vice president for Marketing & Customer Experience.
The airline also launched a special seat sale to encourage everyJuan to fly international, for less. From Sept. 16 until Sept. 30, 2022, seats to top international destinations are up for grabs for as low as P799 one-way base fare. Travel period is from Oct. 1, 2022 to Feb. 28, 2023, perfect for the upcoming holiday season.
Here are some destinations that are easy to fly to and for less via Cebu Pacific:
Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, Vietnam
Known as one of the most affordable countries to visit, Vietnam is a popular choice among travelers looking for a unique cultural and gastronomic adventure. There are a couple ways one can make this a reality.
In Ho Chi Minh, travelers can check out the stunning French architecture of Saigon, grab traditional Vietnamese food in District 1 (don’t forget the banh mi!), visit museums, and much more for less than $120 (around P6,000) on a weekend.
The capital city of Hanoi can also be explored in one weekend. The sprawling commercial city will lead tourists to hole-in-the-wall food joints in the Old Quarter and local bars around the city. They can also visit the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh Museum. All this for less than $100 (around P5,000).
CEB offers four times weekly flights from Manila to Ho Chi Minh, and up to three times weekly from Manila to Hanoi.
Bali and Jakarta, Indonesia
Bali is on every beach lover’s bucket list. Apart from its luxurious beach resorts, it’s well-known for its lush landscapes, surf spots, and ancient temples around the island. To get more bang for your buck, avail of tour packages for as low as P2,000 to explore Bali’s wildlife, cultural sites, and the must-see spots in Ubud. Booking a private van for small group trips is also a cost-efficient way to get around the island during your stay.
Jakarta also offers a variety of attractions just within the city. Whether you want to learn more about Indonesia’s history and culture at The National Museum, or just shop and sample cuisine in Central Jakarta – everything is within reach in this capital city.
CEB currently offers five times weekly flights from Manila to Bali, and twice weekly flights to Jakarta. By October, Manila to Bali flights will become seven times weekly.
Seoul, South Korea
Seoul has a lot of budget-friendly spots for visitors. The first thing they should check out are the wide selection of cheap, filling street food for snacks and meals to get them through the day. There are also many Instagram-worthy cafes around the city for a dose of coffee and boba.
There’s no shortage of cultural adventures either with museums charging affordable entrance fees, like the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art ($9 or around P500 for the permanent exhibition), which houses a collection of traditional and modern Korean art; and the Seoul Museum of Art (free entry).
CEB offers flights from Manila to Seoul seven times weekly, and from Cebu to Seoul up to three times weekly.
Singapore has a diverse cultural background that one can experience through tourist spots, food, and historical sites across the country. The city-state has a reputation for being pricey country but exploring it doesn’t have to cost an arm and leg as many popular scenic locations are open to the public, such as the Jewel Changi Airport Waterfall, Botanic Gardens, and Merlion Park.
For food, one can find plenty of hawker centers that serve delicious and affordable meals. Don’t forget to try local laksa, satay, and char kwayteow!
CEB flies from Manila to Singapore twice daily, while its Cebu to Singapore flights are at thrice weekly.
The bustling city of Bangkok is known for its vibrant street food culture, night markets, cultural sites, and a growing art scene. Tourists can avail of day tours to explore local markets (the Floating Market is a must-visit) and temples for around P1,500, depending on the package. They can also check out Bangkok Food Tours to immerse themselves into Thai cuisine.
CEB offers flights from Manila to Bangkok up to seven times weekly. By October, the Manila to Bangkok service will be 10 times weekly.
Let’s Fly Juans More and travel international for less with Cebu Pacific’s wide network coupled with guaranteed low fares. Passengers are advised to check travel requirements before boarding, and to ensure that their updated Covid-19 booster is reflected in their VaxCertPH certificates or BOQ yellow cards. Secure your trip with CEB TravelSure, and get rid of the anxiety over what might go wrong during your travels. For a minimal fee, get emergency medical treatment in case of an incident or sickness during travel and personal accident insurance coverage of up to P2.5 million. Book your flights now at cebupacificair.com.
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