There are a few ways to fulfill your summer holiday dreams on the cheap. One, you could book way in advance and try your darndest to forget about the agonising wait. Two, through a stroke of serendipity, you scroll through your Facebook feed and stumble upon some airline flash sale that suddenly springs up like a whack-a-mole. The latter may be that sweet cherry on top of the pie, but we managed to uncover eight travel deals that you could see as the cherry on top of the cherry on top of the pie.
Here’s a little caveat: they may stimulate spur of the moment booking.
Singapore Airlines mobile app
New statistics are showing that a significant number of travellers book their holidays through their smartphones. It would seem that in time to come, surfing the internet for travel deals would be passé.
The Singapore Airlines mobile app is a prime example bucking this trend; back in April, the Singapore Airlines app launched special 70th anniversary fares that started at S$70. Wanderlusters who love flying the Silver Kris, just download it already. Under the special offers tab, you can scroll through a great many attractive promo fares to nearby S.E.A destinations all the way to major European cities and the U.S.
Sheraton Grand Macau promotion
Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, Cotai Central is the world’s largest Sheraton and Macau’s biggest hotel with more than 4,000 rooms and suites. There is no gamble with this offer, because you would be sure to enjoy 20% off nightly rates if you book with a MasterCard. As part of the exclusive promotion, complimentary daily buffet breakfast for two persons and high speed internet access are thrown into the mix. If you book a Club room, you get to enjoy 20% off food and drinks.
This promotion is available until 31 December 2017.
Maybank hotel discount
If you have plans to shop till you drop in Bangkok, tuck into a dim sum feast in Hong Kong or unwind in Indonesia, Maybank is offering credit and debit card holders 8% discount for hotel bookings on Agoda. This offer is valid for booking until 30 June 2017. Travel must be made by 31 March 2018.
OCBC Cathay Pacific promo fares
Long-haul flights are usually not associated with cheap ticket prices, but OCBC could make it a little more worthwhile. Available for booking until 31 December 2017, OCBC credit and debit card holders enjoy exclusive all-in fares for economy and premium economy classes starting at S$363 and S$572 respectively. Travel must be made by 31 January 2018.
Chan Brothers Sydney promo
Are you harbouring any thoughts of checking out the land down under? Happening until 10 June 2017 only, sign up for Chan Brothers’ ‘4D Vivid Sydney Spectacular’ tour that includes a prestigious dinner cruise, three-night accommodation at Sydney City Center, daily breakfast, return airport transfer and a choice of Blue Mountain, Port Stephens or Canberra full-day tour.
The Sydney dinner cruise tour is priced at S$658.
HSBC Visa Be My Guest
Those holding a HSBC Visa credit card, you’re practically holding on to a key to a travel treasure chest. Under the ‘Be My Guest’ Visa exclusive, you get to book and check off bucket list worthy activities around the world (think ski tours at Jisan Resort in South Korea, Jet Pack adventures in Gold Coast, Australia and thrill rides at LEGOLAND in Florida, United States) at up to 59% off, available until 31 December 2017. The discount galore continues with the Expedia Visa exclusive, where you get S$60 off with minimum spend of S$500 on hotel bookings. This offer is valid until 30 June 2017.
UOB Hotels.com promo
As if the up to 40% discount on top hotels isn’t enough, UOB credit card members can enjoy an additional 10% off hotel bookings made on Hotels.com. Key in promo code ‘UOB10’ when prompted. Booking has to be made by 30 June 2017 and the stay has to be completed by 30 September 2017.
Citi Card Privileges: Rebates and hotel coupon codes
In conjunction with Citibank, Zuji is offering Citi card members the pleasure of a 12% discount code on hotel bookings and 5% rebate on flights and packages, all without minimum spending. There is also an additional S$50 rebate to be enjoyed, but minimum spending of S$500 applies. New Citi card members who make applications via Zuji will receive a S$70 travel voucher and up to S$120 cash back.
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