Direct flight to Quanzhou
Zest Air had a successful inaugural flight of its Manila-Quanzhou, Jinjiang route recently. An important seaport located in Fujian province, Quanzhou is one of the most famous historical and cultural cities in China. The city is considered China’s marine door to exotic cultures since ancient times. Visiting the Southern Shaolin Temple as well as museums, monasteries, mosques and temples, parks and ancient buildings and watching an opera are just some of the recommended things to do for tourists. Zest Air will ply the new route every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday on the 180-seater Airbus 320 (A320). The two-and-a-half-hour flight leaves Manila at 9:10 a.m. and the return flight leaves Quanzhou, Jinjiang International Airport at 2 p.m. For flight bookings and inquiries, contact (632) 855-3333 or visit www.zestair.com.ph. “Like” the airline’s official fan page at www.facebook.com/ZestAir for the latest updates and promos.
Prepaid baggage allowance
Now, there is no need for travelers to pay more than what they need for their luggage with the introduction of Zest Air’s special passenger baggage fares —the Pre-Paid Baggage Allowance and Lite N’ Eazy Fares. The Pre-paid Baggage Allowance enables travelers to pay for their additional luggage in advance. Aside from Zest Air’s free baggage allowance (FBA) of 10 kgs. for adults and 5 kgs. for children (on MA600 and A320 flights), travelers may choose one from the following pre-paid baggage options per booking: Small (FBA + 5 kgs.) = P150, Standard (FBA + 10 kgs.) = P250, Medium (FBA + 15 kgs.) = P400, Large (FBA + 20 kgs.) = P700. For over 20 kgs. of additional baggage, an excess baggage rate of P150 per kilogram (VAT inclusive) will be applied. Purchase can be done up to four hours (24 hours for booking originating from Busuanga, Tablas and Marinduque) before the scheduled flight departure time. Available to those booked under any class and under Lite N’ Eazy service as well as Voyager Pass holders, this service is rebookable, non-transferable, non-refundable and, once purchased, cannot be downgraded. For inquiries and ticket reservations, call (632) 855-3333 or visit www.zestair.com.ph. For the latest updates and promos, like the airline’s official page at www.facebook.com/ZestAir.
Travel insurance by credit card
Citibank offers Travel Safe as an easy and affordable insurance for all its cardholders so they enjoy peace of mind whenever they travel. To enroll, all they need to do is call 633-2699 and charge the plan to any Citibank credit card. Cardholders can opt to insure a single trip (for as low as P120 per day) or avail of the annual coverage for P37 per day. Simply call the hotline 633-2699 and provide one’s details. The cardholder will receive an insurance policy. Once insured, the cardholder can also get a lump sum benefit in case of accidental death, and receive reimbursement of non-refundable payments or trip expenses if the trip is cancelled or cut short due to injury, sickness or death of the insured or of an immediate family member. To know more, call 633-2699 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.
Flavors of Hawaii
Travelers who appreciate Hawaiian Airlines’ dedication to sharing Hawaii’s unique culture and tradition of hospitality will enjoy the airline’s new onboard menu and homegrown snacks showcasing the diversity of foods and flavors in the islands. The new offerings are available on all of its domestic and international flights. Hawaiian’s variety of in-flight meals reflect the Hawaii-inspired flair that executive chef Chai Chaowasaree has brought to the new menus using ingredients found in the islands. For example, among the meals being enjoyed by economy class customers on domestic routes are a Hawaiian breakfast wrap of fried rice, Portuguese sausage, and edamame, and a chicken yellow curry with rice and pineapple. Vegetarians can enjoy the yellow curry penne pasta with vegetables.
Three decades of eco-friendly hospitality
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, El Nido Resorts is giving everyone the chance to experience a one-of-a-kind action-packed getaway at one of the most untouched leisure areas in Palawan — Miniloc Island. Any purchase made from Suunto, Tumi, or Victorinox, automatically earns you a voucher that entitles you (if for two, and a friend) to a free guided tour around Miniloc aboard a kayak and a lavish picnic lunch on a private beach. One of El Nido Resort’s four island resorts, Miniloc offers guests a wide variety of action-packed activities including scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking. In addition, guests of El Nido Resorts also have exclusive access to its beach clubs at Entalula Island and Dibuluan Island.