What's on your travel bucket list?
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Tourism’s (DOT) campaign seems to be working at persuading international audiences that it is, indeed, “more fun in the Philippines.”
Early this year, the New York Times posted a list of “46 Places To Go To In 2013.” The Philippines was numbered 17, touted as “a surfing and beach destination” with an emerging luxury niche.
46 may be a daunting number of countries to visit in a single year, but it’s not so impossible when you consider people who backpack or tour as a legitimate lifestyle. Getting around locally and internationally has never been easier, so it’s no wonder so many people include “see the world” at the very top of their bucket lists.
Of course, there’s the much longer story behind it: saving up, booking flights, finding a window of free time and so on. Between work, weekends and other preoccupations, planning your adventure can really be a challenge.
That’s why when we hear about travel-related contests, our ears perk up and we jump right in. These could mean coupons, discounted fares and other things. How do you save up for your own travels? How about going to the mall and winning a free trip?
On to the bucket list
If you’re keen to tick off some of those destinations from the Times’ list, check this out:
Ayala Malls has partnered with the Department of Tourism, Philippine Airlines, Visa and Bank of the Philippine Islands to bring us the “Travel Ayala Malls, See Asia” promo.
The mechanics are simple: every P500 worth of single or accumulated receipts (acquired from Ayala Malls purchases) gives you the chance to nab the following travel opportunities —
1. Monthly: a trip for two to 4 local destinations (Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Palawan)
2. September Grand Draw: a trip for two to 7 Asian destinations (Japan, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Phuket)
Ayala has also teamed up with premier hotels to provide you first-class accommodations during your trip:
- Seda Hotels
- El Nido Resorts
- Cebu City Marriott Hotel
- Intercontinental Hotels Group’s InterContinental Manila
- ANA InterContinental Tokyo
- Phuket Holiday Inn Resort
- Kuala Lumpur Holiday Inn
- Guangzhou Crowne Plaza
Expenses will be taken care of via BPI’s More Fun Visa Prepaid Card.
From July 1 to September 30, purchases from Ayala’s 11 premier establishments will qualify you for this promo. In lieu of raffle stubs, your points will be stored digitally via www.ayalamalls.com.ph. You can also visit the site to learn more about the promo.
Visit and shop at any of the following Ayala Malls today:
- Alabang Town Center
- Ayala Center Cebu
- Market! Market!
- Bonifacio High Street
- Marquee Mall
- Abreeza Mall
- Harbor Point
- Centrio Mall
What destinations are in your bucket list? Tell us by posting your comment below! – Rappler.com