INTRA-ASEAN TRAVEL GETS BOOST WITH 'HIP-HOP PASS'

Manila, August 14, 2003 (STAR) The ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) has announced the launch of a new promotion for the region the ASEAN Hip-Hop Pass.

The ASEAN Hip-Hop Pass promotion is ongoing until Oct. 31. The pass aims to promote intra-ASEAN tourism traffic, especially during the off-peak period from August to October.

The pass is valid for sale up to Oct. 25 and can only be purchased in ASEAN countries. Travel must be completed by Oct. 31.

The pass has two components: an Air Pass with flight coupons priced at $99 (excluding taxes) per flight sector, and a Hotel Pass which comprises of three-star, four-star and five-star participating ASEAN hotels priced at $35, $50 and $70 per room per night, respectively.

The ASEAN airlines participating in this promotion are Garuda Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, Thai Airways and Vietnam Airlines.

Various hotels in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand are also participating in this ASEAN Hip-Hop Pass promotion. Only holders of the ASEAN Air Pass can purchase the Hotel Pass.

The Air Pass can be bought at the participating ASEAN airlines and bona fide IATA travel agents, while the Hotel Pass can be booked at a bona fide IATA travel agent.

For more information or bookings, contact any of the participating ASEAN carriers or any local bona fide IATA travel agent.


Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi

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