Seat sales, safe destinations for summer getaways

Emirates Skywards extended the validity of its miles that members can redeem 11 months in advance. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF EMIRATES

The beginning of the vaccination program in the Philippines also marks the start of rebuilding the next normal hopefully without the need for masks and face shields. With much optimism brought by the Covid-19 vaccines, plans for overdue getaways can begin to be made.

Here are the things you should consider, from budget to accommodation, before you quench your travel thirst:


Since the tourism industry is in the process of recovery, flexible payment options were crafted by agencies and transportation services.

Cebu Pacific helms the seat sale with P25 fare to mark its 25th year anniversary. Until 31 March, travelers can buy these cheap fares valid until 31 December.

Twenty-five percent will also be slashed from its flight add-ons alongside its trademark piso (one peso) sale. Visit for more details.

Meanwhile, members of Emirates’ loyalty program Skywards also retain tier status for another 12 months to offset the unused perks during the travel bans.

Emirates Skywards also extended the validity of its miles that members can redeem 11 months in advance. Further, customers who purchase tickets for travel on or before 30 June can change travel dates and extend the ticket’s validity for two years.

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Safe destinations

These exciting deals might be enough to immediately hop on the plane pre-pandemic, but not now.

With the looming danger of the pandemic, it is best to ensure that the destination you’re traveling to is safe.

For Philippine tourists, do your research and ensure that your hotel or bed and breakfast has the World Travel and Tourism Council Safe Travels Stamp and Department of Tourism (DoT) Accreditation.

DoT has a comprehensive list of accommodation establishments to trust in your next travel. Check it out at

BORACAY is one of the top-rated destinations in the country.


World-class views

Visit the renowned island of Boracay or the pristine El Nido, Palawan that were recently included in TripAdvisor’s Top Beaches in Asia list.

Not only will you see world-class views from these top-rated destinations, you can also enjoy activities such as hiking and biking.

Do not let the long process of booking get in the way to make your dream travel come true. With discounts, safety and well-reviewed places, you can tick-off every bucket list you made before the deadly virus came into the picture.

Cebu Pacific’s Lance Gokongwei (left) and 150th million guest recently launched the P25-fare promo to mark its 25th anniversary.


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