As part of its grand plan of reviving the ailing tourism industry in the Philippines, commercial flyer AirAsia has introduced a new incentive program to boost tourist turnout in the country.

The new scheme comes in the form of the a-Access card, which will be available for both AirAsia and non-AirAsia passengers.

The card will grant exclusive offers to its users, specifically from establishments and businesses that have partnered with AirAsia.

The card is available in key destinations like Boracay, Bohol, and Cebu. Those who avail of the card will be given huge discounts from partner hotels, restaurants, and activities.

AirAsia’s a-Access cards will be available in check-in counters of partner establishments from June 14 and August 15, 2021. Non-AirAsia flyers can get theirs by registering as a BIG Member for free and claiming their card from an AirAsia representative.

Check-in Counter // Photo from AirAsia

Photo from AirAsia

According to AirAsia Spokesman Steve Dailisan, the introduction of the program will help establishments in tourist spots recover from the losses they incurred due to the pandemic.

“As we see the demand for air travel picking up once again, we are finding ways to provide more value for our guests by offering an experience beyond flying with us. We are painting Boracay, Bohol and Cebu red by partnering with establishments in high-traffic destinations, which will definitely boost their respective businesses and cushion the effects the pandemic may have brought them,” he said.

“The a-Access card is a great product innovation, with offerings not limited to our guests, but to locals from each destination. It is our aim to be able to provide more inclusive products and services as we continue our journey to becoming more than just an airline,” Dailisan added.

The a-Access card was created in collaboration with the Department of Tourism (DOT) Western and Central Visayas, Tourism Promotions Board, the Bohol Tourism Office, Bohol Association of Hotels, Resorts, and Restaurants (BAHRR), and Hotel Resort & Restaurant Association of Cebu Inc. (HRRACI).

AirAsia says this is just the beginning of their commitment to restarting the tourism industry in the Philippines.

“AirAsia remains committed to rebuilding confidence in air travel and rebooting the tourism industry. We will never cease to offer our guests with affordable fares as we encourage them to rediscover the Philippines.”

If you want to know more about a-Access cards exclusive deals, just visit AirAsia’s official website.

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