Travel shorts: Travel fair extended, NUWA debuts, AirAsia flies to Jakarta


Posted at Jan 11 2018 05:13 PM | Updated as of Jan 11 2018 05:28 PM

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

These are not endorsed by ABS-CBN News. 

1. AirAsia launches Manila-Jakarta flights

(From left) Rifai Taberi, commercial director AirAsia Indonesia; AirAsia Philippines CEO Capt. Dexter Comendador; and an AirAsia cabin crew member. Handout photo

AirAsia is now flying from Manila to the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. 

The low-cost carrier recently flew its maiden flight from Manila to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta with send-off ceremonies held at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3. AirAsia flight Z2 235 with pilot in command AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador was welcomed by a traditional water cannon salute upon arrival at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

“AirAsia is a product of Asean and we are so proud to be part of this region we call home. We are thrilled to add another ASEAN destination into our ever growing network. We do love ASEAN so much that today we are starting Manila-Jakarta and by next week or on January 19, we are to fly Manila-Bali next,” Comendador said.

2. Melco introduces new hotel brand NÜWA in Manila

The swimming pool of NÜWA Manila. Handout photo

 Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd. announced the launch of NÜWA, its new luxury hotel brand. NÜWA will debut in Macau and Manila on January 16, replacing the current Crown Towers Hotels in its flagship properties, City of Dreams. 
Inspired by the eponymous heroine from Chinese mythology, NÜWA represents classic Asian refinement. The new brand further exemplifies Melco’s core mission to continue providing a better guest experience. 
“We are excited to introduce NÜWA. The new hotel brand embodies the very essence of Melco’s pursuit to provide our guests the very best in sophistication, quality and innovation,” Lawrence Ho, chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts and Entertainment said.

3. Travel fair extended online

The BPI and AirAsia Travel Fair, which was held last January 5-7, has been extended online.

Discounted AirAsia tickets and accommodations will continue to be on sale online until January 21. This promo is exclusive to those with qualified cards such as BPI Express Credit, BPI Family Bank Mastercard and BPI Prepaid Cards.

BPI cardholders can buy discounted airfares to top local destinations such as Boracay, Bohol, and Palawan, and even international destinations such as Hong Kong, Korea, Taipei, and more. Also offered are discounted rates of up to 50% on accommodations at premium resorts.

4. New year staycation at Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino

The hotel is currently offering a Stay to Celebrate room promo, which includes of one-night room accommodation with breakfast buffet for two and a special set-up on your preferred occasion. 

Guests can also still enjoy Pavilion Treats room promo and room sale as it is extended until March 31.