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Changi Airport’s new Weekend Escapades mobile app gives more reasons to fly!
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 caters 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 great resource for travellers wishing to uncover the less-trodden secondary cities of Southeast Asia perfect for relaxing weekend getaways.
“With easy-to-read information, including where to visit, stay and eat, as well as regular travel deals, Singapore residents can now look to gain new experiences in the region?s most beautiful cities with the help of this mobile repository,” Mr Ng added.
The app?s 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 will 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. Users will also love the promotions tab, which includes the latest airline promotions as well as regular contests featuring attractive travel-related prizes.
With the official launch of Weekend Escapades, five lucky winners each stand to win a pair of return Business Class tickets1 to a destination of choice from among the 30 featured in the app. Participants2 simply have to download the Weekend Escapades mobile app for details on how to take part.
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