Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Fly Emirates to Dubai together and save 25% on fares with brand-new offer

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has
launched a new offer for passengers visiting Dubai with friends and family, when booking by February 6, 2022.

Two or more passengers traveling to Dubai from January 24, 2022 to April 30, 2022 will have the opportunity to save 25% on fares when traveling together.

This special offer is valid for two or more travelers who book a return trip via to Dubai in Economy or Business Class, between January 24, 2022 and February 6, 2022 on the same booking reference. The offer is also available via travel and call center agents and Emirates Retail shops.

Experience Dubai with Emirates
In addition to this exclusive new offer, there are plenty more ways to save on your Dubai getaway with Emirates and take advantage of its incredible winter sun, beaches, outdoor dining, and events including:

  •  Free Emirates Expo Pass: It’s an amazing time to travel to Dubai with the much-anticipated Expo 2020 mega event taking place until March 31, 2022. Emirates customers visiting and traveling through Dubai anytime during the final two months of Expo 2020, will be eligible to receive a free Emirates Expo Pass for every flight ticket booked with the airline. For more information on this promotion, please visit the dedicated offer page.
  •  My Emirates Pass – Expo Edition: Customers traveling to or via Dubai anytime until March 31, 2022, get to explore the city for less with My Emirates Pass Expo 2020 Dubai. They can enjoy exclusive discounts and benefits at over 500 retail, dining, and recreational attractions by simply showing their Emirates boarding pass.
  • Earn a Mile a Minute in Dubai: Emirates customers can earn 1 Skywards Mile for every 1 minute spent in Dubai until March 31, 2022. Existing and new Emirates Skywards members who sign up for the program before March 31, 2022, can benefit from the offer Mile A Minute, and will earn up to 5,000 Skywards Miles. The offer is applicable on all Emirates flight tickets purchased until March 31, 2022, for travel during Expo 2020 Dubai. Emiratesmarketed, flydubaioperated flights with an Emirates (EK) flight number are also included in the offer.

Visiting Dubai with friends & family

Whether seeking a city break, a beach getaway, a relaxing retreat, or a unique desert experience, there is something for every traveler when visiting Dubai.

Dubai remains one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, especially during the winter season, and visitors can choose from an array of hotels to stay at, to suit all budgets, as well as exciting entertainment, dining and shopping options for all ages. From sun-soaked beaches a 
heritage activities to world class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai offers a variety of world-class experiences.
As international borders reopen and travel restrictions ease, Emirates has resumed passenger services to over 120 destinations and currently operates 10 weekly passenger flights from Manila to Dubai.

Explore Dubai with Emirates Holidays

Dubai safely re-opened for international business and leisure visitors in July 2020, and it remains one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations. From sun-soaked beaches and heritage activities to world class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai offers a variety of world-class experiences. It was one of the world's first cities to obtain Safe Travels stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) – which endorses Dubai's comprehensive and effective measures to ensure guest health and safety.

Customers can book their holiday to Dubai, including other Expo-themed packages through Emirates Holidays.

Emirates Holidays’ dedicated 24/7 On Holiday Service team will be there to support holidaymakers for every moment that they’re away.

Traveling with Emirates

Keeping the health and well-being of its passengers as top priority, Emirates has introduced a comprehensive set of safety measures at every step of the customer journey. The airline has also been building on its contactless technology offering and has scaled up its digital verification capabilities to provide its customers even more opportunities to utilize the IATA Travel Pass.

Emirates continues to lead the industry with innovative products and services that address traveler needs during a dynamic time. The airline has taken its customer care initiatives further with even more generous and flexible booking policies, its covid-19 medical travel insurance, and helping loyal customers retain their miles and tier status.

Customers are encouraged to check their latest government travel guidelines and ensure they meet the travel requirements of their final destination. For more information on entry requirements for international visitors and residents returning to Dubai visit:

Grand Videoke’s Bahay Entablado Continues Singing Community Aimed At Spreading Joy

Here’s one fun fact that anyone who loves to sing might find interesting: a research study conducted by the Royal College of Music in London in 2017 has proven that singing helps reduce stress by lowering the amount of cortisol–the stress hormone–in the body. In addition, the study also states that the effects of singing in boosting one's happiness are even more effective when the activity is performed by a group or shared within a community.

This is probably one of the most solid proofs that explain why we as Filipinos consider a good round of videoke as something synonymous with happy moments together. With the pandemic leaving us with no other choice but to adjust to the ‘new normal' and the most recent changes shifting us to the ‘next normal,’ simple bonding moments like this had to keep up with the times. The good news? We didn’t really have to let go of something as close to our hearts as singing even during these trying times. We simply needed it to evolve so that it could fit into our lives.

That’s the main rationale behind Bahay Entablado 2.0, a singing community started by leading home entertainment brand Grand Videoke, to spread good vibes across social media. Now on its second year of run, the interactive campaign once again invited talented members of the media to share some of their song numbers following the theme of LSS or Last Song Syndrome. Also doubling as a virtual singing contest, the campaign also invited renowned names in the world of theater and performance arts like Ava Santos (Freestyle), Reb Atadero (Ang Huling El Bimbo, the Musical), and OJ Mariano (The Company) to act as mentors to the participants.

More than just providing helpful tips on how to connect with their audience and how to choose the best song, however, the three also shared nuggets of life lessons that are very timely to the current climate the rest of us are facing.

“We can reinvent ourselves and begin again. You can unlearn, relearn, and learn more if you want to,” Ava said after sharing her initial struggles during the pandemic when she had to cope with the cancellation of live performances. From back when her life revolved around the stage, she managed to make a shift by entering the Sales and Marketing industry. Still, Ava grounded herself by finding other ways to express her love for singing–in her case, by performing regular FB lives.

“It pays to have a creative outlet," she continues. "For me, singing is an easy way of spreading the good vibes which we all needed during the pandemic.”

Mentors OJ and Reb, on the other hand, focused on other tips that could be easily applicable to singing as much as they could apply in everyday life. “Be genuine and enjoy the moment,” Reb says as a piece of quick advice. In a time when people are expected to keep their distance, finding other ways of connecting with each other is important. OJ adds, “Sing to express and not to impress.” Technique may be important, but at the end of the day, what really matters is whether you’re enjoying what you are doing or not.

All of these concepts are something that Grand Videoke has always fully supported as a brand, even more so during the pandemic. The company, which is under the management of Audio-Video Solutions Corporation, has provided more focus on spreading joy during the most trying times of the past few years by giving the market the channel and the means to enjoy something they’ve always held close to their heart.

Grand Videoke, in particular, provides the same enjoyment of singing at home with its products that includes top-of-the-line features like Perfect Pitch, a voice coach feature that helps anyone sing like a pro. Moreover, the videoke unit is also designed for easy virtual sharing and connecting with friends and family via the GV Smart App–where you can send fun messages or easily save your videos to share on social media–and robust compatibility that lets up to four smartphones connect to the main unit.

Through the use of Grand Videoke and the Bahay Entablado 2.0 campaign, the brand was able to bring together a community that is focused on spreading joy and inspiration to everyone. Similar to the tip of OJ when it comes to delivering the best performance–“It is important to find the best part of the song. It can be a verse or a chorus. Whatever it is, look for the hook"–the virtual campaign succeeded in its goal of helping people refocus their attention and love for things. Instead of finding the best hook in a song number, however, everyone is encouraged to look for the best part of life, despite all its challenges at the moment.

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