TRAVEL BRIEFS

UnionBank Miles+ Visa Platinum Card introduced

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Visa and UnionBank have introduced the UnionBank Miles+ Visa Platinum Card, offering cardholders access to travel rewards, packages and discounts.

With the UnionBank Miles+ Visa Platinum Card, cardholders gain travel packages and are empowered to choose how to redeem their rewards points earned from every P25 spend on the card.

Earned points can be redeemed for anything related to travel, such as airline tickets from cardholders’ airline of choice, hotel/resort accommodations, travel packages, tours and land transfers. Special perks and discounts also await cardholders who book with UnionBank Travel Partners. Cardholders can also transfer Miles+ Points to Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay Miles Frequent Flyer Program.

Cardholders will be treated to other benefits, including insurance coverage of up to P10 million. Cardholders also have complimentary access to the Club Manila Airport Lounge located in Naia Terminal 1 and can enjoy discounts at the Business Center. The Platinum Concierge serviced by Visa is available around the clock to assist in planning their next travel adventure.

Visit www.unionbankph.com.

Caption: (photo T1020TRAVEL-VISA) UNIONBANK assistant vice president Mags V. Surtida, Visa country manager Iain Jamieson, UnionBank executive VP Genaro V. Lapez, and UnionBank senior VP Manuel G. Santiago Jr.

Cathay Pacific’s in-flight mag goes digital

Cathay’s Pacific Airways’ Discovery in-flight magazine is now available for download as a digital magazine, as an app for mobile devices, and for browsing on the Cathay Pacific website: cathaypacific.com/discovery, with the print version continuing to be available onboard all Cathay Pacific flights.

Custom-built for Cathay Pacific by the magazine’s publisher, ACP Magazines Asia Ltd, the Digital Discovery platform has been optimized for usability and functionality across all devices—from smartphones and iPads to non-iPad tablets and desktop computers—to bring a fresh, bilingual approach to quality travel editorial.

According to PAX, an independent readership survey of print media across Asia’s 10 most important markets, Discovery is the best-read of all regional in-flight magazines.

Digital Discovery offers a wide variety of interactive elements including embedded videos, high-resolution screenshots, and interactive features, as well as other exciting and exclusive content.  Moreover, while the magazine can be downloaded from the App Store, HTML 5 technology is employed to ensure that Discovery will be available app-free across almost all devices from just about anywhere.

Call Cathay Pacific Airways office (632) 757 0888, Cebu (6332) 231 3747, or Davao (6382) 222 8901; Jan Agoncillo, Assistant Marketing Manager, (32)757 1313; jan_te@cathaypacific.com; Joy Buensalido, (632) 817 4471; pr@buensalido.com.ph.

Visit www.cathaypacific.com

Discovery Shores Boracay has new hall

Discovery Shores Boracay, the country’s multiawarded luxury resort, announced the opening of its new Events Hall, a three-floor structure that includes two 65-square meter function rooms and a gym on the ground floor.

Spacious, Events Hall can accommodate a variety of seating arrangements according to the event’s requirements and the client’s needs.

Apart from these seating options, meeting packages are on offer for whole day and half day events, for a minimum of 20 persons. Both half-day (Php 2,000+++ per person) and whole day (Php 2,500+++ per person) packages include a choice of a roll-in buffet lunch in the meeting room or at the Sands Restaurant, butler service, a water station, flowing coffee, tea, candies and mints. Meeting stationeries and pens, and white board with markers are also provided.

Venue is equipped with LCD projector, a rostrum or platform. The whole facility is Wi-Fi enabled.

For inquiries, call tel. +6332-7198888 local 6692 to 6695 (Manila booking office); or +6336-2884500 / +632-7208888 (Boracay). Visitdiscoveryshoresboracay.com.  Follow Twitter posts at @DiscoveryShores and like the Facebook fan page @DiscoveryShoresBoracay for more updates.

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