Changi Airport has launched a free Weekend
Escapades mobile app, which provides users with destination-based
content and maps, flight searches and the latest airline
promotions, all with a few finger taps.
Designed as a fast and convenient tool
with information on 30 cities across 11 countries located within a
five-hour flight radius of Singapore, the Weekend Escapades app is
designed to cater to the travel needs of time-strapped holiday
Besides information on the usual weekend
shopping and dining hotspots such as Hong Kong and Bangkok, the
app is a resource for travellers wishing to uncover the
less-trodden secondary cities of Southeast Asia.
Mr Kelvin Ng, Assistant Vice President of CAG’s
Marketing Communications Division said, “Increasingly, Singapore residents are on the lookout for new and interesting destinations
to travel to in their leisure time. Weekend Escapades provides
ideas including the region’s less explored cities. There is
content to give users a feel of the destination, and the types of
holiday activities that they can look forward to. Some of the
emerging getaway destinations such as Lombok, Danang and Vientienne are unique cities that offer a different experience for
travellers to explore and immerse themselves in.”
content has been prepared by the team behind the Lonely Planet
Asia and Escape! magazines. Information is presented in a
bite-sized format for easy digestion on-the-go. Users can search
for ideas on potential travel destinations through two main
options - by country and by event.
If users search by
country, a list of cities, and thereafter, information on their
top tourist spots, things to do, culinary and shopping ideas and
accommodation options – all sorted by price range – are presented.
A ready-to-use short itinerary is also offered for each city and
users can even check out accompanying maps to get a better
orientation of the sights suggested in the itinerary.
second search function, which searches by event, is handy for
travellers who take delight in soaking in the atmosphere of
festivals across the region. It features monthly calendars that
highlight festivals and events taking place across the region.
This allows the user to select travel destinations based on events
and travel dates, opening up even more options to leisure
destinations yet visited by the user.
Another feature of this
app that users could well find especially useful is the flight search
tab. It aids users in the search for the cheapest airfares to the
30 travel destinations listed in the app, including budget
flights. There is also a promotions tab, which includes
the latest airline promotions as well as regular contests
featuring travel-related prizes.
With the official
launch of Weekend Escapades, five lucky winners each stand to win
a pair of return Business Class tickets to a destination of
choice from among the 30 featured in the app. Participants simply
have to download the Weekend Escapades mobile app for details on
how to take part.
The Weekend Escapades app can be downloaded
free from the app stores of both the Apple and Android platforms.
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