Friday, October 20, 2017

AirAsia launches new flights from Manila to Bali, Jakarta, and Ho Chi Minh

AirAsia brings Asia closer together with new flight routes from Manila to Bali and Jakarta, Indonesia and Manila to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.  

AirAsia launches new flights from Manila to Indonesia and Vietnam

Taking pride in being a "truly ASEAN airline,"AirAsia announced their flight route expansion in celebration of the growing interconnectedness of ASEAN nations. Best of all, AirAsia's announcement was made with an irresistible promo with exciting discounts that are sure to encourage first time and returning travelers to visit Indonesia and Vietnam. 

AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador says, “It is an exciting time for all of us in the Philippines as we continue to bring the country closer to our neighbouring cities within the ASEAN region and beyond via AirAsia’s inter-ASEAN connectivity and massive network.”

AirAsia is the only airline that directly services all 10 ASEAN countries with established operations in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. The AirAsia Group carried 13.4 million people within ASEAN last year and we aim to continue delivering only the best service and widest connectivity," he continues. 

AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador announces
AirAsia's newest ASEAN flight routes

For those with Vietnam on their bucket list, note that Air Asia's all-in promo fares for a trip to Ho Chi Minh are available for as low as P2,590. This rate applies to a travel period beginning on November 17, 2017 to April 30, 2018. The promo is only going to run until October 22, so go on the AirAsia website or download the AirAsia mobile app book your tickets as soon as you can. (And as you plan your Vietnman itinerary, why not acquaint yourself with Ho Chi Minh's must-try food? This article sums up what you need to know). 

On the other hand, those that have been eyeing Indonesia as their next Asian holiday will be happy to know that AirAsia will start flying to Jakarta on January 9, and Bali on January 19, 2018. 

AirAsia’s Manila to Bali (IATA CODE: DPS) and Manila to Jakarta (IATA CODE: CGK) will operate daily beginning January 2018, while Manila to Ho Chi Minh (IATA CODE: SGN) flights will commence on November 17 with flights every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday. 



Thursday, October 19, 2017

Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong introduces the Handy Phone that lets guests call and connect to the world — for free

International roaming charges, connecting to the Internet during trips (and post that great picture from last night), how to stay connected with loved ones when you're oceans away from home — all of these are concerns every avid traveler hopes to address before an exciting holiday.

Lucky for those who love to travel, technology has gifted them with yet another handy gadget for traveling, especially when it comes to connectivity, and it's all beginning at the Kowloon Shangri-la, a five-star deluxe hotel in Hong Kong. 

Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong

Tink Labs Limited, one of Hong Kong’s most successful startups that has revolutionized travel and tourism, has partnered with award-winning Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong to give the hotel's guests the most technologically advanced way to stay connected with the world, by far. 

Introducing Handy Phone: a phone that lives up to its name for being so handy that it allows guests unlimited Internet connectivity, no matter where they are in the city. 


Users can also make free local calls within Hong Kong and international calls to the United States, Britain, Germany, Australia, China, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Korea

Additionally, the Handy Phone of the Kowloon Shangri-la comes with a tailored travel guide and hotel services.

A mock-up of the new Handy Phone 
of the Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong 


Aside from call services, the Handy Phone, that essentially functions like a smart phone, provides users with data sharing features, speed dial to hotel services, essential travel information, and short cut access to social media platforms. 

The Handy Phone has been made available in all 688 guest rooms of Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong since September. 

Oh and the Handy Phone offers all of these services, for free.

Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong General Manager Philip Dewar, 
Director of Communication Patsy Chan, 
and Director of Sales and Marketing Donny Ang 
with Travelife magazine Editor-in-chief Christine Cunanan


“We are delighted to make travel around Hong Kong hassle-free for our guests. Whether they travel on business or leisure, they will stay connected with their families, business associates, friends and travel companions anytime, anywhere in Hong Kong. The pulse of the world and the city is just right at their fingertips at no cost,” says by Philip Dewar, General Manager of Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong.



Ultimately, the Handy Phone provides guests with the conveniences to stay connected, and also let's them concentrate on exploring the best of Hong Kong

Mind and body are free to experience Hong Kong's top attractions with zero worry about ways to find information and communicate. 

Gourmet Flight Club Grab ‘n’ Go opens at the Hong Kong International Airport

When it comes to airport layovers and long connecting flights, a comfortable wait at the great dining options at the airport don't usually come to mind. We don't blame you. 

Plaza Premium GroupFlight Club Grab ‘n’ Go opens at the Hong Kong International Airport

Thankfully, the Hong Kong International Airport one of the busiest airports in Asia — has made it its personal mission to change all of that. 

With them behind the wheel, great travel experiences don't just start when you reach your destination, but define the journey, from checking in, to taking off, to landing.

At Flight Club Grab ‘n’ Go, healthy eating doesn't translate to bland food choices, especially with this tasty Smoked Salmon sandwich 

This begins with the with the first Flight Club Grab ‘n’ Go  to open at the Hong Kong International Airport. 

Conceptualized by the proudly Hong Kong-born Plaza Premium Group, Flight Club Grab ‘n’ Go is the airport's first one-stop wholesome gourmet food store

You don't have to plan a trip to Africa 
to enjoy this Moroccan-style chicken sandwich 
served at Flight Club Grab ‘n’ Go

The Gourmet Flight Club Grab 'n Go allows health-conscious travelers to continue their healthy lifestyle choices when departing from or arriving at the Hong Kong International Airport — a unique dining concept not yet present in most of the world's best airports. 



Flight Club Grab ‘n’ Go's Timeless smoothie 
formulated to fight jetlag thanks to 
natural properties from apple, orange, turmeric and ginger 

Flight Club Grab ‘n’ Go menu options include a variety of side dishes, hot plates, mains that can be split with a traveling companion, sandwiches, soups and salads, as well as an interesting selection of fresh slow-pressed juices whose mixtures combat different travelers' woes (like jetlag and difficulty falling asleep on the plane). 

The curry of the day prepared by chefs at 
Flight Club Grab ‘n’ Go 
and served with bread made fresh daily

Only seasonal and locally sourced ingredients are used for every drink, and every dish. This is to ensure the quality of every single item on the menu is true to Flight Club Grab ‘n’ Go's promise to deliver only the healthiest eats to customers. 

Avoid feeling down and out with Flight Club Grab ‘n’ Go's The C Booster 
made especially to give you that extra kick of vitamin C 
from pineapple, grapefruit, orange, ginger and chia seeds

Flight Club Grab ‘n’ Go is currently available in Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. 

At the Hong Kong International Airport, it is located on Level 5, Arrivals Hall B, Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport and is open daily from 7 AM to 11 PM.

Feeling more sweet than savory? 
Grab a Chocolate Hazelnut Cronut at the Flight Club Grab ‘n’ Go