Author: Shane

Plaza Premium lounges part ways with Priority Pass from 1 July; launches own PPL Pass

Plaza Premium has announced that it will stop accepting Priority Pass entries at most of its lounges worldwide from 1 Jul 2021, and will be introducing its own PPL Pass Why this matters? Priority Pass is the world’s largest network of independent airport lounges, with over 1,300 lounges around the world. All kinds of premium credit cards offer a Priority Pass membership, which is a great way to get lounge access when traveling. Priority Pass doesn’t operate lounges as such, but rather has partner lounges that it pays when a member visits. Plaza Premium operates the world’s largest collection of independent airport lounges, with 180 locations across nearly 50 airports. You can’t directly buy a Plaza Premium lounge membership, but rather Plaza Premium acts as a contract lounge provider for premium airline passengers, and for other lounge access programs. Historically you’ve been able to visit virtually all Plaza Premium lounges with a Priority Pass membership, but that will soon be changing. There will be a handful of lounges that will continue to accept Priority Pass …

Offer: 1-for-1 nights at Sofitel City Centre, Oasia Downtown and more on sale at Klook this weekend, 8 & 9 May

Buy 1 night, get 1 night free offers on Klook this weekend (SRV eligible!), choose from selected Accor and Far East hotels Klook is running another round of SRV-eligible staycation offers just for this weekend, this time offering one-for-one offers at select hotels. Choose from various Accor and Far East properties like the Sofitel Sentosa, Fairmont Singapore and AMOY Hotel. If you spend at least S$50 of SRV vouchers, you will also receive a S$50 Klook voucher for a future staycation, valid with minimum spend of S$200. Klook Super Savers 1-for-1 Hotels The participating hotels in this offer are: Sofitel City Centre from $349 for 2 nights, with 1 set breakfast and 1 set dinner for 2 adults 1 child Fairmont Singapore from $469 for 2 nights, with daily breakfast for 2 adults 2 child Sofitel Sentosa Spa & Resort from $527 for 2 nights, with daily breakfast for 2. Village Hotel Bugis at $190 for 2 nights (room only) Oasia Hotel Downtown at $270 for 2 nights (room only), and AMOY Hotel at S$278 for 2 nights (room …

Singapore to restart travel bubble arrangement with Hong Kong from 26 May

Will it be a second time lucky? The long awaited Air Travel Bubble (ATB) between Singapore and Hong Kong is finally set to take off from 26 May 2021, announced by both Singapore and Hong Kong on 26 Apr. This comes almost six months after the plans for the quarantine-free all-purpose travel arrangement was delayed just hours before its launch in November, and subsequently scuppered in December last year, due to a reflux of local cases in Hong Kong as new infections occured. What are the new requirements? By and large, the requirements remain the same as what was proposed last year, including: Travellers must have stayed in Singapore or Hong Kong wholly for the preceding 14 days before travel. This excludes select groups of foreign workers (Holders of Work Permits or S Passes working in the construction, marine shipyard and process sectors), as requested by the Hong Kong government. Travellers must take mutually recognised COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and will need to have negative test results. Travellers will not be subject to any quarantine …