Changi Launches Weekend Escapades App

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Friday, 22 February 2013

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 makers.

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 CAGs 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 regions 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.

The apps 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.

The 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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