Summer is in, and you should be too! V-cay in style while sticking to your budget with The Discovery Leisure Company’s latest deals for Discovery Shores Boracay, Club Paradise Palawan and Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay. For three days only on 15 to 17 April, Discovery’s resorts offers as much as 60% off on room rates at the World of Discovery Travel Mart at The Podium Ortigas. Enjoy an additional 10% off on food and beverage at Discovery Shores Boracay and Club Paradise Palawan when you book and buy at The Podium.
Can’t make it? Book online on the same dates using the promo code: Travelmart2016 via http://www.discoveryhotels-resorts.com/a-world-of-discovery.
Now that your hotel is covered, here are a few more tips on how to stretch your budget while still being très chic.
TIP#1: BOOK DIRECT IN ADVANCE
Airfare and accommodations make up most of a vacationer’s budget. While there’s no shortage of airline and hotel promotions that could help save you a buck, don’t be too quick to click, “BUY,”especially when browsing through a third party website.
The rule of thumb is to book direct to the hotel’s official website. Consider not just the price, but the value add-ons that come with booking direct like free breakfast, restaurant discounts, airport transfers or even loyalty points which you can use for future trips.
Case in point, a room in Discovery Shores in Boracay could easily hit PHP 30,000 per night. But don’t fret! The resort rewards those who plan in advance and book direct. This 2015 World Luxury Hotel Awardee offers stays at PHP 14,030 nett per night for bookings on 15-28 April and 3-31 May 2016 at the World of Discovery Travel Mart (or via online if you can’t make it). It gets even better if you plan to visit Boracay from June to October with rates starting at just PHP 12,810 nett. Rates are inclusive of breakfast and roundtrip airport transfers for two.
Looking to escape it all? Club Paradise Palawan is likewise rewarding early bookers. The only resort on Dimakya Island introduces special rates starting at PHP 8,540 nett for trips within 15 April and 31 May. Traveling within June to October drops it further to PHP 7,930 nett. Buffet breakfast for two included.
Special packages also await travelers looking for a vacation in November and December.
TIP#2: TAKE A DRIVE
Take advantage of your extra leave credits and v-cay during non-peak days. Sure, any tourist destination within a two-hour drive of Manila can get pretty congested during the weekends but they do stay relatively traffic-free on regular weekdays.
Enjoy a countryside vacation in Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay minus the plane ride. Listed as one of the first Bed and Breakfasts in Tagaytay, it offers weekday room nights for as low as PHP 6,260.25 nett for stays within 5 May to 30 November. Oh, and that includes breakfast at the award-winning Restaurant Verbena, wine and cheese pairings for two at sundown, and milk and cookies at bedtime. Now, that’s bang for your buck!
TIP#3: GO LOCAL
Don’t be shy! Ask the hotel staff about the latest haunts and hole-in-the-wall bars. Discover them even before they hit the travel blogs. Same goes for food. Make every meal Instagram-worthy and order local specialties when you can. You not only help the local economy but get to experience something new too.
Where are you headed this summer?