10 Travel Deals You Must Check out Before You Book Your next Holiday

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Booking flights and hotels for your next holiday can be a confusing task. With so many deals doing the rounds, it becomes difficult to filter through the lot and decide which ones to take advantage of. Here are some offers you should keep your eyes peeled for when booking a holiday.

1. Marriot Advance Purchase Offer

Planning that trip to Europe? Become a Marriott Rewards Member if you aren’t already one, and watch your room rates reduce by up to 20%. This is how it works. All you have to do is select from 300 hotels across Europe and prepay for your stay. You will get up to 20% off on the best available rates for stays till 31 December 2017.

2. Starwood Preferred Guest Hot Escapes

Source: SPGhotescapes.com

If spontaneity is your forte and weekend trips your weakness, then this travel deal is just what the doctor ordered. SPG Hot Escapes works very conveniently for travellers with instant plans. Every Wednesday, SPG members are offered brand new deals on stays at hotels and resorts around the world over the next six weeks. You have to book by the following Saturday to get 15% or more off on hotels at popular destinations.

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3. OCBC with Starwood Hotels and Resorts

Planning to stay within the Asia Pacific region for a getaway? Stay for a minimum of two nights and pay for it with your OCBC MasterCard Card to get a 20% off at participating Starwood Hotels. In case you stay at a new hotel – one that opened in the last six months – you are also treated to a room upgrade and late checkout!

Booking period: Now till 13 July 2017

Stay period: Now till 14 July 2017

4. OCBC Gili Lankanfushi Maldives offer

Headed to the Maldives anytime soon? If not, you probably will, right after reading about this offer. Holders of Singapore issued OCBC credit and debit cards get a whopping 30% off on best available rates at any villa accommodation at Gili Lankanfushi Maldives. The offer also includes free breakfast and dinner as well as speedboat transfers for two people from Velana airport. And if you stay for a minimum of three nights, they throw in chocolate and wine tasting as well. Quite a sweet deal!

Booking period: Now till 30 November 2017

Stay period: Now till 20 December 2017

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5. HSBC Expedia offer

HSBC ties up with Expedia for that mid-year trip you have been planning. Book your stay with your HSBC credit card at hotels listed on Expedia and get up to 50% off on bookings. There is an additional 15% off hotel bookings offer also thrown in, for good measure!

Booking period: Now till 30 June 2017

Stay period: Now till 30 September 2017

6. HSBC Agoda offer

Source: HSBC

If you are planning a trip this year, book your hotel with Agoda using your HSBC credit card to get up to 75% off. Thinking of hopping across to Malaysia or taking a break within Singapore? You should book in the month of June, and you will get an additional 8% off over the up to 75% discount. For anywhere else in the world, booking through this Agoda-HSBC tie up will get you additional 7% savings but only if you use the HSBC Premier, Advance, Visa Infinite Cards, Advance Visa Platinum, Visa Platinum, and Visa Revolution credit cards.

Booking period: Now till 30 June 2017

Stay period: Now till 31 December 2017

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7. Last minute travel deals by Expedia

Source: Expedia

Here is another deals page you should keep on top of. True to its name, you have to wait till the last minute to get a hold of a great deal here. Cruise the page linked above and check out last minute hotel offers in major cities across the Asia Pacific region. In the ‘Travel This Week’ section, there are deals which save you up to 60% on 2-night hotel stays. There is a ‘Travel Next Week’ section with heavy discounts as well. So all your travel on short notice issues can be taken care of here.

8. Travel promotions by TripZilla

Much like a collection of deals from all sorts of providers, this is a comprehensive list of travel promotions to destinations around the world. This is how it works. You check out the Tripilla site and get a list of promotions offered by everyone from airline companies, flight booking sites, hotels, and hotel booking sites to credit card companies, package providers, and even entertainment activity companies. You can look for a specific offer by sorting the list by type or expiry date.

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9. Summer sale on Samsonite

When you’re packing your bags and getting ready to leave, make sure the bags are from the summer sale at Samsonite. With a generous offer of up to 50% off on Samsonite, Samsonite Red, American Tourister, and Lipault, this is where you should be picking up your luggage for your next trip from. There is an additional 5% off for American Express card members, and free delivery within Singapore for orders above S$200.

10. Zuji-Korean Air promotion

Talking about buying bags at half price brings you to the question about carrying them with you in times of stringent airlines rules. But not when you are flying to Korea on a direct flight through Zuji. You get to carry an additional piece of luggage, up to 23 kg! Perfect if you’re planning on spending time shopping for all that’s fashionable in K-land.

Smart tip: The Standard Chartered SingPost Platinum Visa Credit Card gives you 7% on your online purchases. Book your flights and hotels with this card! You can read our review of the card here.

Here’s to saving money and travelling more!

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