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The Lion, the Queen & the flag carrier

There’s no stopping the growing population of travelers across the nation, and where there is a demand to connect two points, the flag carrier fills the gap.

 

PAL aircraft in the air

PAL will soar fly to more internaitonal desitnations from Cebu soon

 

Cebu’s Mactan International Airport is turning into one busy hub with the airlines positioning the Visayan city as an alternative gateway between the PI and international destinations. A nice move, I must admit. It not only decongests the Mania airports it also cuts travel time and offers a more economical way of traveling for those in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.

 

Mactan International Airport

Cebu’s Mactan International Airport is turning into one busy hub.

 

Recently, PAL’s Ryan Uy, VP for Sales, and Harry Inoferio, SAVP for Sales Philippines, announced the addition of another point on the Asian map to fly to from the Queen City—Singapore, the 6th international route of PAL from Cebu, including LA, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Incheon, and its first flight to the Lion City taking off on December 16th.

 

Harry Inoferio announces PAL direct flight from Cebu to Singapore

Harry Inoferio, PAL SAVP PH Sales; Ryan Uy, PAL VP for Sales, shares the good news at the recent launching party of PAL’s Cebu-Singapore for the media and travel agents at Radisson Blu Cebu.

 

PAL will have four weekly flights to Singapore departing Cebu at 10PM and arrives in Singapore at 1:45AM. Return service departs Singapore at 2:45AM and touches down in Cebu at 6:40AM.

 

Sinulog dancing at the PAL announcement party

A reason to dance. Cebu adds another international destination to its roster. This time it’s Singapore

 

 

The good news for Davao travelers is zero fare applies to the domestic route when flying Davao-Cebu-Singapore on promo fare selling at $138++ until December 31 with travel period until March 2017. The same offer applies to the Visayas and Mindanao cities where PAL offers a flight to Cebu.

 

Chinese drummers in PAL affair

A glimpse of SIngapore culture at PAL’s Cebu-Singapore direct flight announcement

 

 

Along with the new international route, the new daily domestic flights from Cebu to Caticlan (promo fare at P488), then proceeds to Clark (promo fare at P988) will start on the 16th of this month as well.

 

PAL executives toast to the new Cebu-Singapore connection

A toast to PAL’s new route- Cebu-Singapore. Riyani Romano, PAL Area Manager-Visayas; DOT VII OIC Judy Gabato; Harry Inoferio, PAL SAVP PH Sales; Ryan Uy, PAL VP for Sales; Mayette Casanova,PAL AVP for Lyalty Program; & Cielo Villaluna, PAL Manager External Corporate Communications

 

These new routes make for a great reason to travel and earn more miles for the Mabuhay Miles members.

However, it is not only through flying that loyalty card members can earn miles. Another way is through spending nights in hotel partners, one of which is the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

 

Carlzon Radisson Hotel Group's Philippine executives

Carlzon Radisson Hotel Group partners with PAL Mabuhay Miles. Radisson Blu Cebu Area Director of Sales and Marketing, Ann Olalo, & Park Inn by Radisson Davao’s General Manager, Emelyne Mauhay-Rosales

 

Mabuhay Milers can earn miles while creating memorable experiences at any of the 1,400 Carlson Rezidor hotels across the globe: 500 miles for each eligible stay at the hotels under the Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED and Park Plaza; and 250 miles under the Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites by Carlson brands.

To celebrate the partnership, Club Carlson, the global rewards program of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, will reward Mabuhay Miles members with Double Mabuhay Miles on eligible stays at any of its hotels worldwide.

 

PAL, Carlson Redizon & University of Visayas Dance Troupe

A gathering to celebrate a new international route & a partnership: executives from PAL & the Carlson Rezidor Philippine hotels together with the talented performers from the University of Visayas.

 

Wanderlusters, if you’re taking the Cebu route to elsewhere or making it your destination, do stay at the 5-star Radisson Blu Cebu. You not only earn double Mabuhay Miles but also get to experience its impressive “Yes, I can!” service. Having stayed in this hotel and the Radisson Suites Sukhumvit in Bangkok, I can vouch for this superb hospitality trademark.

 

Radisson Blu Executive lounge

When in Cebu, stay at Radisson Blu & experience the “Yes, I can” service

 

Yes, Radisson Blu Cebu did welcome me with warm Southern hospitality, cocooned me comfortably in a cool, spacious well-appointed room, granted me access to the exclusive Club Lounge, offered a feast at Feria, and even saw me to the airport. These are the perks over the miles I can earn just by staying with them.

PAL’s “The Heart of the Filipino” plus Radisson Blu’s “Yes, I can” makes traveling so much better.

 

Cebu society guests at PAL Cebu-SIngapore Launching

Cebu guests Glenn Loop, Bingen & ANntette Medezona, Joy Onozowa, PAL’s Cielo Villaluna & Honey Loop

 

Selfie with PAL executives

With PAL’s Yoshio Yoshida & Cielo VIllaluna

 

Email me at jinggoysalvador@yahoo.com. For more lifestyle & travel stories, visit http://apples-and-lemons.blogspot.com and http://jeepneyjinggoy.blogspot.com.

Also published in SunStar Davao newspaper.

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