For weeks, I’ve been saying that the best deals in travel are yet to come. Airlines, hotels and countries have been on the defensive, waiting to learn just how bad things will get, and what a return to travel may look like – and most importantly “when” it may come.
But now that clearer pictures are emerging, and many of the worst doomsday scenarios have been avoided, travel brands can start pushing out offers to grab business now, for travel later. Banyan Tree, one of the best luxury hospitality brands in Asia is offering some stunning gift card purchases, with two night stays, massages for two and more, with prices up to 80% off.
Banyan Tree is one of the first brands to really tap into what customers want right now: discounts to help support their business, but without being locked into dates. There’s still much to be seen as to when countries will open, so flexibility as to when in 2020, or 2021 you’d like to travel is key.
That’s exactly what the luxury hospitality group is offering, with gift cards you can purchase now, to book travel for later. Yep, here’s how it works…
- you buy a non-refundable gift card now, but don’t need to book dates.
- each gift card covers a two night, three day stay and other perks.
- you can book at a later date, for stays up through December 20, 2021.
- the gift cards offer up to 80% off, with most between 50-75% off.
- you get extra perks like massage, daily breakfast and upgrades.
This makes so much sense. We want to support the travel industry, but want to perhaps wait a bit before locking in plans. This puts vital cash into Banyan Tree’s pockets to keep things moving, but gives customers amazing reason to return in the coming months, or into next year.
With very few blackout dates and the ability to use the vouchers for travel up to any date all the way to December 20th, 2021 it shouldn’t be hard to get amazing value.
Take the Banyan Tree Bintan, where $365 USD gets you two nights in a four star resort, just a short ferry ride from Singapore, with daily breakfast, a 60 minute massage for two, private car transfers from the ferry to the resort and 20% off water sports.
How about the Banyan Tree Bangkok, where $285 brings two nights in a Horizon Room, with club lounge access that brings free drinks and food every day?
Or, the Angsana Ihuru in the Maldives, where buying a $1299 gift certificate earns you a two night future stay in a beachfront villa, with all inclusive package, meaning meals, drinks and everything else is taken care, of and also includes complimentary speed boat transfers. That typically goes for nothing short of $2450.
Which credit card should you use? These purchases are done through Banyan Tree, so they should absolutely fall under the hotel category of travel. Be sure to use a credit card which offers max points on hotel bookings.
Anyone planning to take advantage of these awesome offers from Banyan Tree?