‘Visa Epic Experiences’ Expands to More Local Destinations in PH


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Visa officially launched its “Visa Epic Experiences” dining and travel privileges program for 2019 in the Philippines to select media a few days ago in Metro Manila.

It was held at partner-restaurant Smith Butcher in Makati City where we had great steak over lunch (photos ahead) after the brief program by Visa.

Dan Wolbert
Visa Country Manager for Philippines and Guam Dan Wolbert and Chef Tom Hines host the official launch of Epic Experiences this 2019.
Visa Epic Experiences
Visa Epic Experiences @ Smith Butcher in Makati

Visa Epic Experiences 2019

Visa’s exclusive ‘Visa Epic Experiences‘ will include over 30 new dining and travel deals in favorite destinations such as Boracay, Palawan, Cebu, Batangas, and Baguio.

Now in its sixth year, both local and international Visa cardholders can enjoy bigger and more unforgeHable experiences across the Philippines.

One of the key focus this year is to increase new dining and travel deals in areas outside of Metro Manila. Some of the newly added restaurants on the platform include include Cichetti, Ani Restaurant, Dayun Lounge, and Uma Restaurant in Cebu, Fomo Osteria and Indigo in Boracay, and Santis Delicatessen in Cavite.

Baked Oyster Rockefeller
Baked Oyster Rockefeller
Smith Butcher & Grill Room
Cheers! (from Smith Butcher & Grill Room)

°Visa Epic Experiences has been a great way for our cardholders to enjoy life and experiences with their friends and family… Today, we see that dining and travel spend amongst Filipinos is increasing at close to 20 per cent year-on-year, and are confident that this growth will continue,“said Visa Country Manager for the Philippines & Guam, Dan Wolbert.

The countrys most popular destinations are also open for getaways. The Farm at San Benito, The Manor in Baguio City, The Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay, EI Nido Resorts Apulit Island, Misibis Bay, and Crimson in Boracay are some of the latest hotels and resorts opening their doors to join the Visa Epic Experiences platform.

Visa cardholders can enjoy these exclusive offers by presenting their Visa cards at any of the partner establishments. The offers are also available on Visa Digital concierge, where affluent Filipinos and International Visa cardholders can make travel and dining reservations through the chat app available on the app.

Butchers Block Steak Platter
Butchers Block Steak Platter

Here is a listing of Visa Merchant Partners:

DiningMetro Manila

22 Prime . Bar One . Bueno Tapas & Wine Restaurant . Bondi & Bourke . Canton Road . Dr. Wine Manila . Early Bird Breakfast Club . Gorda Fil-Mex Urban Cuisine . Hide Yamamoto
Kamameshi Town Honten . La Cabrera . La Mère Poulard . Ministry of Crab . NIU by Vikings . Okada Manila . Smith Butcher and Grill Room . Tomatito . Xylo . Yes Please

DiningCebu, Tagaytay, Boracay

Ani Restaurant, Cebu . Aozora Japanese Restaurant, Tagaytay . Dayun Lounge, Cebu . Forno Osteria, Boracay . Indigo Restaurant, Boracay . La Gondola, Cebu . The Lobby Lounge, Cebu . Mizu Japanese Restaurant, Cebu . Saffron Café, Cebu . Tin Gow, Cebu . Uma Restaurant, Cebu . Uno Restaurant, Cebu . Restaurant Verbena, Tagaytay

Travel

Anya Tagaytay . Crimson Resort & Spa, Mactan, Cebu . Crimson Resort & Spa, Boracay Island . Discovery Suites . Country Suites, Tagaytay . El Nido Resorts, Palawan . The Farm at San Benito . The Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay . Fridays Boracay . Hotel Elizabeth Cebu . Hotel Kimberly Manila, Tagaytay . L’sirene Boutique Resort, Baler . Maayo Hotel, Cebu . The Manor at Camp John Hay . Misibis Bay, Cagraray Island . Mount Costa, Baguio City . Nurture Wellness Village Tagaytay . Radisson Blu, Cebu . T House Tagaytay . Two Seasons Hotel & Resorts . Villa Caemilla Beach Botique Hotel . Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino

Clam Chowder
Soup: Roasted Tomato & Manila Clam Chowder
Chocolate Mousse
Menage of 3 Chocolate Mousse with Wild Berry Coulis

Businesses that are on this platform benefit greatly and have seen an Increase in revenues and customers. Travel partners have seen close to 50 per cent growth In transactions between 2017 and 2018 since they partnered with Visa,“added Dan.

In case you drop by Smith Butcher and Grill Room restaurant in Makati, make sure to pay with Visa and get a complimentary bottle of wine with every Php 6,000 spend.


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Jonel Uy

Jonel Uy is the Editor-In-Chief of Good News Manila (GNM). He is a Social Media Consultant and Digital Marketer at a social media marketing agency named "DigitalCircles", Jonel also teaches IT at a local college in the Philippines and is the founder of BloggerManila.com, GadgetGambit.com, and SeatsForTwo.com, among others.

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