It’s that time of the year when everyone’s just so busy with last-minute shopping, parties and of course, holiday vacations. This season, the holidays become especially more fun as a whole universe awaits to be discovered because of digital commerce and online shopping convenience. Get the best deals and one-of-a-kind finds with the most convenient way to shop – through your PayMaya mobile app, the all-in-one digital payments innovation that can give you an instant virtual Visa.
It was five in the morning when I snoozed off my alarm clock, hurriedly we went to fetch my cousin, and then we were on the road to GenSan Fish Port. This place is visited by tons of tourists and photographers mostly during Tuna Festival, and one of it is Kulas of Becoming Filipino where he carried a massive tuna out of a boat. Of course, it wasn’t my first time, but it was a first for me at least to observe in depth the things and people there.
The place at this hour is very chaotic and crowded. And well it smells awful but hey what fish has a fragrant smell? None of course. If you want to see the GenSan Fishport come to life, as early as 4AM to 6AM is the best time to visit.
The fishport is divided into different markets and the pictures above is the place where export quality tunas are found.
We roamed around and took lots of photos. Every boat that we pass by, fishermen would wave and greet us, they were very very friendly. A group even invited us for a mini tour at their boat and we gladly said yes.
It was quite a different feeling talking to the fishermen who risk their lives just to assure us that our country’s tuna industry would continue to prosper. They spend months in the middle of the sea, away from their loved ones, with unjust compensation just so we can enjoy delicious tuna products. And yet the big players in the industry would just respond with “Ganun talaga.” Sad but true.
Still completing your holiday shopping? Everyone’s looking for unique gifts they can buy for their loved ones, and there’s no better place to look than online shopping sites. Shopping online also allows you to access online-exclusive fashionable clothes from websites like ZALORA, various goods from Takatack.com and limited edition beauty products from Beauty MNL. The things you can buy will be unlike the things you’ll find going to the mall, and are guaranteed to make your loved ones smile.
For people looking for unique experiences, PayMaya partnered with Airbnb to give a promo to PayMaya users so they can book unique accommodations around the world. Up to, PayMaya users can enjoy P1,500 discount (for minimum P4,500 booking cost) on their first Airbnb stay by just using the promo code PAYMAYA + first 6 digits of PayMaya card upon checkout to enjoy the discount. With Airbnb, you can book beautiful and inspirational spaces that deviate from the regular hotel bookings that people usually resort to: from entire houses, to cozy lofts, even castles and villas.
Meanwhile, if you’re not going out for the holidays, you can use your PayMaya Visa card for exclusive dining discounts at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza. Visa often offers exclusive-only promos all year round, and as a partner of Visa, PayMaya users have the special privilege to avail of discounts at hotels and other restaurants just by using their PayMaya Visa.
You can spice up your salu-salos and order Japanese, Korean, Greek, Spanish, and plenty of other cuisines from over 1000+ restaurants by ordering from foodpanda. Customers get P200 off their order by using the code: NOCHEBUENA.
The holidays are a time for rest and celebration of thanksgiving with family and friends, and there’s no better way to do this than with music, movies, and books. To start off, you can get
get Spotify Premium with PayMaya so you can listen to your favorite artists offline non-stop, with no ads, just music. First time Spotify Premium users can get Spotify Premium for just P9.00 for 3 months.
Going out to watch a movie? If you don’t want to wait in line, especially for the new Star Wars movie, you can reserve tickets online with your PayMaya Visa at SM Cinema, Robinson’s Movie World, and SureSeats for Ayala malls.
Meanwhile, for all the book lovers who want to tuck themselves in with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate, they can use their PayMaya to purchase books for themselves or friends at Amazon with a 30% discount off the regular price, with a maximum discount being $10. To avail the offer, customers will simply have to type in the promo code HOLIDAY30 while checking out the item.
It’s a heavy call and text season, when we’re all busy sending well wishes to everyone. As a special treat, PayMaya is giving an 8% discount off Smart load packages. PayMaya users can either buy Smart load packages for themselves or better yet, send the load as a gift for loved ones this Christmas. Share the love!
Thinking of some last minute get-away for the holidays? You can easily book a flight around the world with Philippine Airlines using your PayMaya Visa. All the seat sales will be popping up this season so make sure to keep a watchful eye out!
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