Philippine Airlines (PAL) said on Monday it has partnered with travel tech company Expedia Group to launch PAL Holidays, dubbed as a “one-stop travel website” that allows users to book flights, hotels, land transfers, and activities in one platform.
Bud Britanico, VP for Sales at Philippine Airlines, said PAL Holidays was developed using the Expedia Group’s White Label Template Technology, noting that it helps “passengers effortlessly plan and book their entire journey.”
“We are thrilled to introduce PAL Holidays, our new one-stop booking platform that simplifies and enhances the travel planning process for our passengers. By partnering with Expedia, we are confident that our customers will enjoy unparalleled access to a superior range of great offers for hotels, experiences, and transport that can go together with the Philippine Airlines flights that they book,” he said.
The new site is now live in the United States, Canada, Australia, and the Philippines.
“We are thrilled to team up with Philippine Airlines for PAL Holidays. We share the same vision of transforming and easing the way travelers plan and book their journeys. With our combined expertise and service, we are excited to offer a seamless travel platform that will be of great help to travelers,” said Expedia Group SVP for Strategic Travel Partners Greg Schulze.
The platform allows travelers to access a wide array of services in one transaction, encompassing PAL flights, hotel accommodations, transportation, and travel activities.
It also enables travelers to have access to over 900,000 properties across the globe—from budget-friendly options to luxurious resorts.
“PAL Holidays reflects our dedication to providing exceptional travel experiences, and we look forward to serving our customers in a more convenient and efficient way,” Britanico said.
Last March, the legacy carrier said it plans to double its capital expenditures (capex) for 2023 from the year prior, as it focuses on improving its brand image while increasing the number of operating jets this year.
The company said it is investing “significantly” in improving its assets, namely the Mabuhay Lounge, a new office, as well as the upgrades and maintenance of its existing fleet.
It is also reactivating seven of its parked aircraft to end 2023 with a fleet of 75 working jets. This requires a “huge investment,” but PAL said it is determined to increase its capacity, leveraging the increased demand for travel.
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