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Consider credit cards as your ticket to see the world

Between choosing the destination, paying for the flight, booking accommodations, and plotting budgets, the price of vacationing can definitely add up. But if you’re budget-wise and responsible, you can easily find a way to make your jet-setting goals come true! 

For travelers, credit cards are a must-have. It helps you make all the necessary travel arrangements, while providing convenience and security. Plus, it opens up a host of other amazing deals and experiences, rewarding you with every swipe. 

To tickle your wanderlust, we’ve gathered some exotic escapes around the globe, which you can easily book using your credit card. 

St. Petersburg, Russia

Starting October 1, 2019, Filipinos can now apply for an e-visa to St. Petersburg, Russia and its surrounding regions. Marvel at the grand history and unique beauty of Russia’s imperial capital. Learn about Russian art and history at the State Hermitage Museum; take a cruise down the city’s many romantic waterways; get your picture taken behind the massive Peter and Paul fortress; and, of course, don’t forget to snap a pic by the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, one of St. Petersburg’s iconic sites.

Bordeaux, France

When traveling to France, Paris, undoubtedly, is the top choice. But as beautiful as it is, Paris is overcrowded by tourists and everything’s too expensive. To enjoy the same romantic vibe, but at a more laidback pace, consider going to Bordeaux instead, and be captivated by its rustic beauty. Discover spectacular architecture, a fitting backdrop to your travel photos.  


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Tromsø, Norway

Delight in the spectacular display of color that paints the Arctic Sky at Tromsø, Norway. This part of Norway—with its multiple islands, deep fjords, and steep mountains—is among the most sought-after places to see the Northern Lights. It’s best to travel between late September to late March, when the nights in Northern Norway are longer, allowing you to enjoy more hours of beautiful illumination. 

Aruba in the Caribbean

This renowned Caribbean destination is more than just its stunning beaches. Its surrounding waters are populated with colorful wildlife, while bright, pink flamingos roam freely around their national park. Aruba’s capital, Oranjestad, is also every shopper’s dream. With its colored facades and incredible architecture, it’s easy to forget the hours spent exploring this paradise. Aruba’s nighttime scene is equally exciting, looked forward to by tourists and locals alike. 


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Phuket, Thailand

Very close to home, Phuket, Thailand never ceases to amaze as it brings together everything jet-setters love—shopping, crystal clear waters and beaches, delicious cuisine, and an array of exciting experiences. Discover the white sands and lush tropical flora of the city’s many beaches like Patong, Karon, Kata, and Rawai. Explore all kinds of caves, and check out unique attractions such as Koh Pangyee, a fishing villa built on stilts, and the sacred beauty of Wat Chalong temple. 


From the powdered beaches of the northern atolls, to the earthy sea shacks and fishing hamlets of the southern isles, Maldives is, without contest, one of the most stunning tropical destinations in the world. Surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, this country is a favorite among adventure-seekers and water sports enthusiasts thanks to its lively marine life. 

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As they say, Investment in travel is an investment in yourself,” so reward yourself with memorable experiences that make life more exciting. From planning to going on your actual vacation, don’t forget to use your handy BDO Credit Card. Take advantage of exclusive travel perks and privileges, and enjoy instant discounts, freebies and rebates when you use it to book online or shop overseas. 

Not yet a BDO Credit Cardholder? Apply now and avail of exciting deals here and abroad!

For more information on BDO Credit Cards, click here. 


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