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Cebu Pacific kicks-off the Guam shopping season with extra baggage allowance

The yuletide holiday season is upon us once again. For most people, this means checking that annual Christmas list and shopping for gifts. In the Asia-Pacific region, arguably the best place to shop for those Christmas gifts, and then some, is Guam. And to make things easier for holiday shoppers venturing to Guam, Cebu Pacific has a special promo for all passengers travelling to and from the US territory.


Starting this September up until December 15, 2017, all passengers flying between Manila and Guam who pre-purchase baggage allowance of 40 kilograms will get an additional 25 kilograms, free-of-charge. That's a total of 65 kilograms of check-in baggage—equivalent to the weight of a 'balikbayan box.' The free baggage allowance will be added upon check-in at the airport.


"Guam offers one of the very best shopping experiences in the Asia-Pacific region, with its combination of luxury brands, American heritage labels and deeply-discounted outlet shops. We are excited to offer passengers travelling to and from Guam the free top-up of a maximum 25 kilograms on their 40 kilogram baggage allowance, to make room for the great deals they will find. There's less reason to worry about excess baggage, and more reason to complete the holiday shopping," said Candice Iyog, Vice President for Marketing and Distribution at Cebu Pacific.


Guam is set to hold the Shop Guam Festival (SGF) this November, one of the biggest shopping events in the Pacific region. SGF showcases Guam's tax-free shopping while offering incentives and other activities from the myriad of retail establishments on the island.


"We are pleased to once again partner with Cebu Pacific to offer visitors even more reason to come to Guam. The hospitality of our Chamorro people in welcoming visitors with their warm smiles and Håfa Adai spirit, is one of our unique qualities," Vice President of the Guam Visitors Bureau, Tony Muña, Jr. said. "Not only does Guam have great sightseeing and beaches, we also have many of the world's best retailers amidst relaxing shopping enclaves and malls that are safe and family-friendly."


Cebu Pacific started flying between Manila and Guam in March 2016. 18 months after its launch, tourism arrivals to Guam has surged dramatically, with the Guam Visitors Bureau reporting a total of 144,758 tourist arrivals in August 2017 alone, bringing the total number of tourists to over 1 million from January to August this year.


CEB currently flies up to three times weekly to and from Guam, offering seamless connections to a total of 37 domestic and 26 other international destinations across Asia, Australia, USA, and the Middle East.