The impending holiday season is expected to see many locals plan for the perfect holiday vacation during July – August 2012, be it in country or overseas. Adding to the holiday sentiment, HSBC announced its epic holiday roll out for travellers seeking local and outbound travel with mega deals that are too good to be missed.
Themed ‘Blockbuster Holidays’ HSBC cardholders can come to enjoy a range of local travel benefits commencing 1 July to 31 July 2012 with up to 50% savings at leading properties that offer wonderful experiences namely, John Keells Hotels, Aitken Spence and Bavani, amongst others.
Cardholders who choose to soak up the sun or simply enjoy a beach paradise can make their way to a number of inviting hotels; Avani Bentota Resort & Spa, Club Hotel Dolphin, Negombo, Coral Rock, Hikkaduwa, Bentota Beach Bentota, ChaayaTranz Hikkaduwa, Citrus Leisure, Hikkaduwa, Roman Beach, Hikkaduwa or ChaayaBlu Trincomalee.
With breathtaking natural beauty and a wealth of ancient culture to indulge in, Sri Lanka is no doubt the perfect holiday destination. Cardholders who choose to relax in a cooling atmosphere can enjoy a comfortable stay at Thilanka Hotel, Kandy, Heritance Kandalama, Heritance Ahungalla or Thilanka Resort and Spa, Dambulla.
For the wild and adventurous traveller, Chaaya Village Habarana, Chaaya Wild Yala and Elephant Reach, Yala will make for an ideal get away, while Peacock Beach hotel, Hambantota will give travellers a chance to explore the ‘emerging hub’ of various sorts.
“Aitken Spence Hotels is delighted to have entered into a strategic partnership with HSBC. The fabulous offers in store at Heritance Ahungalla, Heritance Kandalama and Bandarawela Hotel will enable HSBC cardholders to experience our award winning properties in Sri Lanka,” said Renusha Gomis, Manager, Public Relations and Promotions, Aitken Spence Hotels.
Traveling overseas will entitle cardholders to further discounts and deals onboard the Bank’s top airline partners and travel agents with up to 50% savings on economy and business class airfares.
Tiger Airways the newest entrant to Sri Lanka for the first time will extend a buy 1 get 1 free offer exclusively for HSBC credit cardholders. Airline partners and travel agents include Sri Lankan Airlines, Gulf Air, Cathay Pacific, SriLankan Air taxi and travel agents- Sri Lankan Holidays, Mackinnons Travels, Classic Travel, Gabo Travels, Uniglobe Leisure World Travels, Hemas Travels and Hayleys Travels.
Nilantha Bastian, Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management stated: “HSBC believes in novelty and adding to customer experiences that are unforgettable. This, coupled with affordability is one of our main objectives in rolling out this seasonal campaign with a host of travel and hospitality partners. Our cardholders are ambitious and adventurous; hence we believe these benefits will help them plan for a memorable holiday with their family and friends.”
Cardholders can also opt for flexi payment plans giving them the option of repaying in six equal monthly installments, to make overseas travel more affordable without them having to compromise on the travel experience.
Nadeesha Senaratne, Head of Cards and Consumer Assets, stated: “We are happy to partner with the best in the travel and hospitality industry to bring value to our cardholders with blockbuster holiday privileges that go beyond their expectation. HSBC has always focused on enhancing customer lifestyles with seasonal privileges that target the needs of customers. Hence, we hope these unparalleled benefits will help them accomplish their holiday needs with affordability.”
Outbound travel destinations include, Bangalore, Cochin, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Trichy, Velankanni, Bangkok, Pattaya, Beijing, Canton, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Singapore, Maldives, Dubai, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Copenhagen, Isthanbul, Rome, Nairobi, Abu Dhabi, Addisababa, Aden, Amman, Jeddah, Bahrain, Beirut, Cairo, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Khartoum, Kuwait, Lanaca, Madinah, Muscat, Riyadh and many others.