May is pouring happy travel news for UAE residents! After Emirates and Etihad’s recent collaboration, it’s an international airline that has us reaching for our suitcases. Hong Kong’s national airline Cathay Pacific is handing out free round-trip tickets to 650 UAE residents next week, from May 22-28.
What’s the occasion, you wonder? Well, it’s part of Hong Kong Tourism’s massive campaign to welcome back tourists after COVID-19 restrictions. Now, the vibrant destination is ready to host back visitors. And they’re doing it with lots of fanfare and freebies.
The ‘World of Winners’ ticket campaign by Hong Kong International Airport is part of this initiative. They’re sponsoring 500,000 free Economy Class flight tickets from Cathay Pacific. While Phase 1 and Phase 2 saw Southeast Asia cities such as Singapore and mainland China snap up round trips, May kicked-off of the contest’s Phase 3. Along with Dubai, a host of international cities such as Johannesburg and Mumbai have also made the list.
How can I get free tickets?
If you aren’t already a member of Cathay Pacific, head to their website and sign up for a free membership. Then, starting May 22, 12pm UAE time until May 28, sign in to the World of Winners campaign website with your Cathay Pacific membership details, and participate in a quiz.
Only the first 650 participants to submit correct answers will win free Economy Class flight tickets. So, probably don’t wait until May 28 to register. Mind you, applicants have to be 18 years and above to enter this contest and only one entry per person can be submitted. Entrants also have to be a resident of the UAE.
The contest results will be announced on June 7, so sit tight and hold off on planning your vacation till then. Winners can redeem their free round trips any time between June 7 and March 6, 2024.
There’s more – free vouchers
Besides free flights, the Hong Kong Tourism Board is also handing out one million ‘Hong Kong Goodies’ visitor consumption vouchers. These amazing coupons can be redeemed for welcome drinks at participating restaurants, cashback and gifts at select retail outlets and attractions, or to claim a free transport ticket. You can pick up these vouchers from travel agents or at the airport visitor centre.
For more information, visit Cathay Pacific