We have been using Klook since 2015 even before they started their office in the Philippines. As a frequent DIY Traveler, Klook has been our go to app/site when we are looking for different activities to different countries we want to visit. They have variety of activities to choose from, from theme parks, tours, dine in experience, transportation up to WIFI connectivity and sim cards with huge discounts.
This weekend (March 9&10, 2019) Klook held their 2nd Travel Fest in Manila at SMX Convention Center at SM Aura in Taguig.The first one was back in September 29 & 30, 2018 which we also attended. Since it is Cherry Blossom season the theme and title of Klook’s travel fest is Klook Travel Fest Blossom Deals.
If you follow them in Facebook and Instagram you will see their invites a month or even earlier about this event, the tickets are free, you just need to book yours from their app. If you are one of the early birds in booking the tickets, they are giving away a loot bag, I am not that lucky this time but during the first Travel Fest I am lucky to get 4 loot bags for my whole family which has a universal adaptor, bottled water and other stuffs
The Travel Fest’s gate officially opens at 11:00AM but if your are a BDO card holder or PLDT Fiber subscriber you will have an early access, you may enter as early as 9AM. Based on our experience on the first travel fest you do not need to be that early so we only planned to be there at 11AM, however, Klook posted the itinerary of events for the day and it was announced that the Ocean Park HK tickets Buy1Take1 promo will be released at 10am -11am only and is exclusive for BDO card holders. Luckily my travel buddy – Homer is a BDO card holder and we were able to score this great deal for our upcoming Hongkong trip this June.
Entering the Fest venue is easy, there are a lot of Klook employees who will assist you, just show them your tickets from your app and you are good to go. Upon entering the venue, you will feel the ambiance of the Cherry Blossom, you will see cherry blossom trees, flowers and almost everything is pink.
They have different booths for the 4 countries that were on sale (activities are on sale) these are Hongkong, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. Each booth has games and other activities like travel planning, wearing of national dress and photo op on your favorite tourists spots.
We tried some games in Taiwan area which is a giant pick up sticks, unfortunately we weren’t able to win any prizes. We also played a game which I think is the best game that we had in Klook Travel Fest, it is similar to Eat Bulaga or other noon time show games wherein you need to go inside a glass room, then there are papers that will be blown by a blower and you need to get as much as you can, after that all the papers with Klook written on it will be counted, if you got 10-19 pcs you will get 250 travel voucher and 20 above will be 500 vouchers. Homer scored 18 and I got 10 so we both received a 250 voucher from Klook that we can use on our next booking.
Aside from the booths of 4 countries I mentioned, they also have GetGo where you can apply for the GetGo prepaid card which we did, you only need to pay for 150.00 pesos and 100.00 pesos load for activation. They also have Shopback which is already part of my travel and online shopping app, American Tourister Luggage which is giving huge discounts and Sweet Escape for Photography.
Klook also invited a great host for that day – Joyce Pring and several speakers to give some insights on how to travel one of them is the Agoncillo family, Richard Juan and writers of Where to Next.
They unveil different promo codes. After the the Buy1Take1 code for Ocean Park, they also have 50% off to HK Big Bus Tour, Lotte World and Taipei 101, Buy2Get1 promo for Universal Studios Japan, 50% off for Nami Island Tour, HK Disneyland, N Seoul Tower and 3 Day THSR and a lot more. We scored another deal with HK Disneyland. It was a productive and fun Saturday with Klook.
On the 2nd Day, I visited the Fest once again with my kids and husband. We only plan to take some photos since we are also in the area. We end up playing the game which is similar to the noon time shows and we scored more and were able to take home 2 500 Travel Vouchers.