Planning a Trip to Singapore? You Can Get Exclusive Perks If You Fly Philippine Airlines
Singapore has also made it easier for Filipinos to visit in a campaign to kickstart its tourism industry.
Philippine Airlines is partnering with the Singapore Tourism Board to promote air travel between the two countries.
During a press briefing on Tuesday, PAL President Stanley K. Ng and STB Chief Executive Keith Tan signed a memorandum of understanding to provide PAL passengers with exclusive “boarding pass privileges” across Singapore’s tourist attractions. This includes special deals and perks at places like the Museum of Ice Cream, the Mandai Wildlife Reserve, and various shops and establishments on Sentosa Island.
“The Philippines is a key and important tourism market for Singapore and strong flight connectivity between both our countries is really important for us both for tourists and business travelers,” Tan said.
The Philippines is Singapore’s 7th tourism market. According to Tan, the city state recorded a record number of travelers from the Philippines in 2019—about 830,000 visitors. He hopes the partnership with PAL will reintroduce Singapore to Filipino travelers especially as restrictions have begun to ease and travel is slowly going back to normal.
“Philippine Airlines is thrilled to partner with Singapore, a destination known the world over,” Ng said. “With two daily PAL flights to Singapore and drawing from over eight decades of service in being part of the journeys of countless Filipinos, PAL is excited to explore and create unique opportunities for Filipino travelers to experience Singapore.”
Ng added that the partnership was also a way to bring the frequency of PAL flights back up. The airline currently has two flights daily to Singapore but Ng said they are hoping to push it up to three and possibly even back to four flights per day by the fourth quarter of 2022.
Singapore has reinstated leisure travel for Filipinos. According to current rules, fully vaccinated travelers can “enjoy a streamlined travel process, requiring only proof of vaccination, a pre-departure Covid-19 test, and a simple Singapore Arrival Card.”