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Buy Now, Stay Later: Asia's Best Hotel Voucher Deals


Enjoy your next dream vacation at a steep discount

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While most of us can’t even think about booking a holiday right now, we can all probably agree that we will travel again. It may be in two months or it may be in 12 months, but we will be back to the spa, the swim-up bar or simply enjoying our private overwater villa.

And because our hotel and resort friends are so eager to welcome us back, many of them are offering special bonuses for future stays. Read on for the best deals in Asia right now.

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Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas

Anantara Kihavah Maldives
Who wouldn’t want their first trip after lockdown to be to Anantara Kihavah Maldives? Image: Courtesy of Anantara

If you’re looking to treat yourself (or a loved one) to a dream vacation sometime within the next year, consider this eGift offer from Anantara. Until July 22, guests can receive up to 40% extra value on any eGift purchase. The eGift is valid for 12 months and can be applied to stays, dining, spas and experiences at Anantara resorts around the world. Here in Asia, you can use it to spend a night with elephants at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Northern Thailand or dine underwater at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Resort.

Purchase now at egiftcard.anantara.com

Avani Hotels & Resorts

Avani Hotels & Resorts
Avani+ Luang Prabang is situated within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Image: Courtesy to Avani Hotel

Sister brand to Anantara, Avani boasts 32 hotels and resorts around the world. It’s also offering guests an up to 45% bonus on any eGift purchase before July 22, for redemption within 12 months. Recommended experiences include an indulgent spa journey at Avani Kalutara Resort in Sri Lanka, a fresh Vietnamese seafood feast at Avani Quy Nhon Resort and a heritage adventure at Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel.

Purchase now at egiftcard.avanihotels.com

Six Senses Hotels, Resorts & Spas

Six Senses Hotels, Resorts & Spas
Enjoy the view from your deluxe oceanfront pool villa at Six Senses Con Dao. Image: Courtesy to Six Senses Hotel

As the world went into lockdown, this leading wellness brand jumped into action with #AtHomeWithSixSenses. But now that its properties are slowly opening up, Six Senses is looking to lure guests back with Plan Now, Play Later certificates. Each certificate offers a 20% bonus that can be used towards a room upgrade or dining, activities or spa treatments. They are available until December 30, 2020 and are valid for three years from the purchase date.

Purchase now at sixsenses.com

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Buy Now, Stay Later

Buy Now, Stay Later, Avani Hotel
Enjoy a secluded hillside getaway at Alila Ubud. Image: Courtesy to Alila Hotel

A new initiative created to support the hotel industry in the wake of Covid-19, Buy Now, Stay Later allows users to purchase hotel bonds in increments of US$100 that mature in 60 days to the value of US$150. The bond works like a gift certificate that can be redeemed 60 days after purchase (other terms and conditions vary by hotel). Participating hotels in Asia include Nihi Sumba, Alila Ubud, The Slate Phuket, Raya Heritage Chiang Mai, The Pavilions Himalayas and Diamonds Thudufushi.

Purchase now at buynowstaylater.com

Porter & Sail Hotel Credits

Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary- Porter & Sail Hotel
Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary is the only five-star, spa-inclusive resort in Bhutan. Image: Courtesy to Porter & Sail Hotel

Originally designed to connect hotels with their guests, Porter & Sail pivoted to supporting independent hotels and "leaning into the mood-lifting power of travel" in the wake of Covid-19. Its online portal features discounted Hotel Credits that are redeemable for future travel. In Asia, travellers can pay US$1,000 for a US$1,500 Hotel Credit at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary and Shinta Mani Wild, or pay US$200 for a US$300 credit at Aleenta Phuket, Bisma Eight and EAST Hong Kong, among others.

Purchase now at hotelcredits.porterandsail.com

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