Stay Connected while in Hong Kong with the Smart Traveler Hong Kong Tourist SIM Card

Did you know that AirAsia now has flights from Manila to Hong Kong? If you are planning to take advantage of the low fares offered by the leading low-cost carrier in the world, you can make it even more affordable by staying connected with the Smart Traveler Hong Kong Tourist SIM Card.

Hong Kong From The Peak
Hong Kong From The Peak

AirAsia Philippines announced that it would start offering four flights a week (Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday) between Manila and Hong Kong on May 8 this year. Chief Executive officer Joy Cañeba elucidated, “We are opening Manila – Hong Kong route as part of our commitment to give passengers especially our Filipino overseas workers and leisure travelers more choices, better value and only the best, quality service at super low fares.”

Low fares are currently available for these flights for travel dates until 23 October 2015. Those smart enough to get these low fares are smart enough to get the Smart Traveler Hong Kong Tourist SIM Card as well!

The SIM card allows unlimited browse from your SIM-capable mobile gadget for just HK$12 a day, equivalent to about PhP68—not bad considering unlimited browsing in the Philippines is about that much as well. You can stay connected the entire time you are in Hong Kong without breaking the bank! You can surf the Net, upload your photos to social networks such as Instagram and Facebook, or hashtag your experiences on Twitter.

Smart Traveler Hong Kong Tourist SIM Card
Smart Traveler Hong Kong Tourist SIM Card

The SIM goes for HK$100 or about PhP580, and comes with HK$80 airtime so you can stay in touch with your travel companions through text and calls. You can also use the load to call anyone in the world. If you call the Philippines, you will pay only HK$1.34 a minute, equivalent to PhP7.66.

You can buy the Smart Traveler Hong Kong Tourist SIM Card from the Smart Pinoy Store before heading out to Hong Kong. They will deliver it to you free of charge. And what’s more, they are currently offering it at 46% off so you only pay PhP299 (US$7) if you buy now.

You can also buy the SIM at participating Metro Manila Travel Pros branches. These include SM malls in Ortigas (Megamall), Fairview, North Avenue (North EDSA), BGC (Aura), and Pasay (Mall of Asia). Other participating branches are in Market Market and Anonas.

People who are on-the-go have no reason to slow down to book their flights on AirAsia. They can download the airline’s mobile app on their mobile gadgets running on iOS and Android to take advantage of promo fares. They can also go to

Passengers receiving their FREE PLDT sim cards before boarding
Passengers receiving their FREE PLDT sim cards before boarding

A recent development can make this travel experience even better. AirAsia has launched its AirAsia Mobile App, which allows guests with no check-in baggage to get their E-Boarding Pass on their mobile gadgets. “Take advantage of the summer break and AirAsia’s low fares by traveling to Hong Kong where food and shopping are not only major attractions but wonderful experiences,” Cañeba pointed out with a smile.
You can get more information on the how to get your very own Smart Traveler Hong Kong Tourist SIM Card at or on their Facebook Page.

Want to know more about your travel destination? Download AirAsia’s free travel guides at The guide offers important travel tips and advice about Hong Kong and other domestic destinations.

You can also be in the know about AirAsia promotions, contests, and other announcements by connecting with them through Twitter ( and Facebook (

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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