#JOM! GO: Time to snap up value-for-money flight + hotel combo deals

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SNAP by AirAsia is doing a not-to-be-missed sale only until this Sunday, and travellers can ‘snap’ up the best combo deals for as low as RM139!

The campaign is AirAsia’s efforts to revive the domestic tourism industry by partnering directly with local hotels.

“SNAP could be the ideal option as it provides bigger savings and cost-efficient experience for travellers to plan their trip,” said AirAsia.com chief executive officer, Karen Chan.

Instead of booking hotels only, she added, now guests can book everything in one place.

“No more checking 10 sites to compare prices because SNAP is a hassle-free, best-price guaranteed way of booking flight and hotel in just a few clicks,” she said.

This latest sale is available on airasia.com and the AirAsia mobile app from now until this Sunday for travel between July 15 and Nov 30 this year.

Some of the deals are fly and stay from as low as RM139* from Kuala Lumpur to Penang staying at Le Embassy Hotel, RM199* from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur staying at The Chow Kit – an Ormond Hotel, RM299* from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan staying at Sabah Hotel.

The hotels that are available as part of this SNAP sales campaign ranges between the 3-5 stars property, including The Chow Kit – An Ormond Hotel, MoMo’s Kuala Lumpur, Tune Hotels, Lexis Port Dickson, Vouk Hotel Suites and more.

According to Chan, this year focus will be on the domestic travel market and to continue working directly and closely with hotel partners to boost the travel industry.

“We also hope to capture the immediate travel market segment, hence the hassle-free booking process for SNAP will come in handy for anyone’s impromptu travel,” she said.

She also said domestic travel will definitely drive the travel industry before international borders are reopened.

“We look forward to the travel bubbles that are being negotiated across the regions at the moment and as we prepare to revive the travel market and demand, we continuously find new strategies to adapt.

“All the industry players will have to work hand in hand to resuscitate demand and work towards a positive outlook on the industry together,” she said.

A big shift in travellers’ behaviours and activities is expected when leisure travel reopens with social distancing taking the lead as an effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“Travel experts have been quoted to say that DIY travel with flights and hotel bundled bookings will be a prevalent choice in the foreseeable future in comparison with large travel groups of 20 to 30 people,” she said.

She also said that travellers would also prefer a staycation or a short holiday with a short 2-3 hours flight instead of cross-continental travel at least for the coming year.

A recent survey by Tourism Malaysia on domestic travel in Malaysia after MCO shows that the majority of respondents or 88.4% prefer to arrange their travel independently than tour packages. From that total (independent arrangement), 98.8% of them opt to purchase their holiday via Online Booking Sites.

In keeping with AirAsia’s priority on the health and wellbeing of its passengers, AirAsia has also implemented end-to-end contactless procedures and a series of new safety measures, as well as taking care of those most at risk to ensure the safety of all travelling guests.

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