“Escape To Paradise with us and witness the unveiling of an industry game-changer!”
An invitation. Destination, the Queen Province of the South, Cebu.
How can I say no to this invitation coming from the country’s flag carrier, the Philippine Airlines? So I said yes. My excitement doubled as I read the itinerary. The invitation included a relaxing stay at Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa, a visit to the newly opened SM Seaside City Cebu and another comforting accommodation at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu.
Just as I thought that this was all about pleasant flights and friendly accommodation, the Philippine Airlines prepared and arranged more amazing surprises for their invited guests as they launched an industry game-changer, the Mabuhay Miles Travel Card, a universal prepaid Travel Card and the very first of its kind in the industry. And that’s mainly the reason why we were there. Every one of us who attended the event got our own Travel Card which can be used for the whole duration of our stay and even after the event.
Packed with exciting perks and surprises, the new Mabuhay Miles Travel Card comes with more exciting benefits and privileges perfect for any type of traveler. Being the first of its kind in the airline and travel industry, the travel card is designed to make one’s travel more convenient and allows the cardholder to indulge in its many possibilities.
Like the usual Mabuhay Miles Cards, the new Mabuhay Miles Travel Card is your access to earn points and miles each time you purchase tickets from the Philippines Airlines. In fact, it is the only Prepaid Card in the Philippines that lets consumers earn miles while spending.
As a prepaid card, it allows you to reload currencies to enjoy cashless in-store transactions when you travel anytime, anywhere – both local and international. It can be loaded with up to 10 currencies for a stress-free and convenient travel experience without worrying about the fluctuating rates. Philippine Peso (PHP), US Dollars (USD), Euro (EUR), British Pund (GBP), Canadian Dollar (CAD), Australian Dollar (AUD), Singaporean Dollar (SGD), Hongkong Dollar (HKD), Chinese Yuan (CNY) and Japanese Yen (JPY) are the 10 currencies that can be loaded with Mabuhay Miles Travel Card.
In case you run out of cash during your travels, worry not, your Mabuhay Miles Travel Card can be used for cash withdrawal from Bancnet ATMs and from overseas ATMs bearing UnionPay logo. Even shopping in your favorite malls, dining in your favorite restaurants and even shopping online, you can use your Mabuhay Miles Travel Card. In fact, there are also participating Mabuhay Miles Program Partners that allows you to enjoy the perks of being a cardholder. Some of these program partners give discount and special VIP treatment to valued cardholders. Using your earned miles loaded in your card, you can also stay at any of the partner hotels of Mabuhay Miles Program.
Privileged to be among the first cardholders of this industry’s game-changer, I did not leave Cebu without trying the world within Mabuhay Miles Travel Card. At SM Seaside City Cebu, a program partner, I personally tried shopping at one of the stores inside and I felt so proud owning such a Travel and Leisure Card. With the use of my card too, I was able to use, stay and relax at SM’s posh Prestige Lounge.
At the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, also a program partner hotel, I checked in there using the earned miles loaded in my Travel Card. Slowly I am indulging in its many possibilities not to mention the prestige I felt being a cardholder.
NOW, how to be cardholder?
The Mabuhay Miles Travel Card is issued to active, site-registered Mabuhay Miles Members who are at least 13 years old and above. For eligible members, cards will be sent to the addresses on their Mabuhay Miles profiles via courier. If you have not yet registered for an online account, you may do so here: https://www.mabuhaymiles.com/RegisterAccount. If you are not a member yet, you may enroll here: https://www.mabuhaymiles.com/Enrollment. You may visit Mabuhay Miles website (https://www.mabuhaymiles.com) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MabuhayMiles/) for more updates.
Indeed with Mabuhay Miles, life gets more rewarding. It brings you a world of possibilities! More than just miles. More than just flights.