Smart partners with travel search site Skyscanner

Dindo Marzan, AVP for Digital Products, Voyager. Andrew Cocker, CMO Skyscanner. Mitch Padua, VP for Digital Products, Voyager. Geoffrey del Rosario, Product Officer for Strategic Innovations, Smart. Lucille Tang, Product Manager for Music Business, Smart. Raymund Villanueva, Marketing Head, Voyager.

In a bid to help Pinoys everywhere have an easier time booking flights  all over the world, they have made a deal to partner with global travel search site Skyscanner. Smart, through its subsidiary, Voyager Innovations, Inc., is now Skyscanner’s exclusive mobile partner in the country, as part of the site’s goal to expand into the region and capture more of  the tech-savvy millennial traveler market. The partnership represents an opportunity to reach even more people, as it gives them a single place to visit in order to find the best flights to and from travel destinations all over the world.

Skyscanner’s unbiased, comprehensive and free search service meets those travelers’ needs, with features such as “search everywhere,” and price alters, making it one of the most powerful travel search sites available today.

“We’re happy to partner with Skyscanner here in the Philippines, which enables is to offer Filipino traveler the best travel deals along with our entire suite of innovative mobile services,” said Orlando B. Vea, Chief Wireless Advisor at Smart and President at Voyager. “This forms part of our continuing commitment to allow out subscribers to ‘live more’ as they travel more in and our of the country.”

“we know that Filipinos want an independent and free tool to help them find the right trip for them at the right price, without missing a deal. So we have partnered with the country’s largest mobile network to deliver them just that, as well as unique mobile experiences while they travel, said Andy Sleigh, General Manager, Skyscanner APAC.

To sweeten the deal, Smart has thrown in a little extra. Smart subscribers who search for flights using Skyscanner’s powerful search engine will have the opportunity to get a free one-month VIP music subscription to SPINNR, the country’s leading mobile music streaming app.

To get in on the action, users just have to access Skyscanner at, look for the article about the Skyscanner-Smart partnership, spot the “Word of the Day,” and text it to the number indicated in the article.

Those who subscribe to Smart’s postpaid Deezer deals also get a chance to travel to Bacolod City to enjoy the Masskara Festival courtesy of Skyscanner and Smart’s Fly-off Promo. Subscribers only hav eto subscribe to any of the various Deezer packs available to postpaid postpaid users (PHP25/day, PHP125/week or PHP250/month), or sign up for any Unlisurf Premium Plan.

A total of three subscribers will have the chance to win two VIP tickets to the Masskara Love Dance Party, or a trip for two to Bacolod, inclusive of Airfare, as well as tickets to the Masskara Love Dance Party, or an all-expense paid trip for two, including accommodations, airfare, and two VIP tickets to the Masskara Love Dance Party. Winners will be announced on October 3, 2014.

“This is just the first in a series of fruitful partnerships we are looking to pursue with Skyscanner, so users should watch out for more in the coming months,” Vea added.