Buy Now, Stay Later: Asia’s Best Hotel Voucher Deals

Writer Tama Lung | June 18, 2020

While most of us can’t even think about booking a holiday right now, we can all probably agree that we will travel again. It may be in two months or it may be in 12 months, but we will be back to the spa, the swim-up bar or simply enjoying our private overwater villa. 

And because our hotel and resort friends are so eager to welcome us back, many of them are offering special bonuses for future stays. Read on for the best deals in Asia right now. 

Who wouldn’t want their first trip after lockdown to be to Anantara Kihavah Maldives?

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas
If you’re looking to treat yourself (or a loved one) to a dream vacation sometime within the next year, consider this eGift offer from Anantara. Until June 28, guests can receive 30% extra value on any eGift purchase. The eGift is valid for 12 months and can be applied to stays, dining, spas and experiences at Anantara resorts around the world. Here in Asia, you can use it to spend a night with elephants at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Northern Thailand or dine underwater at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Resort.

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Avani+ Luang Prabang is situated within a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Avani Hotels & Resorts
Sister brand to Anantara, Avani boasts 32 hotels and resorts around the world. It’s also offering guests a 30% bonus on any eGift purchase before June 28, for redemption within 12 months. Recommended experiences include an indulgent spa journey at Avani Kalutara Resort in Sri Lanka, a fresh Vietnamese seafood feast at Avani Quy Nhon Resort and a heritage adventure at Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel.

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Enjoy a secluded hillside getaway at Alila Ubud

Buy Now, Stay Later
A new initiative created to support the hotel industry in the wake of Covid-19, Buy Now, Stay Later allows users to purchase hotel bonds in increments of US$100 that mature in 60 days to the value of US$150. The bond works like a gift certificate that can be redeemed 60 days after purchase (other terms and conditions vary by hotel). Participating hotels in Asia include Nihi Sumba, Alila Ubud, The Slate Phuket, Raya Heritage Chiang Mai, The Pavilions Himalayas and Diamonds Thudufushi

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Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary is the only five-star, spa-inclusive resort in Bhutan

Porter & Sail Hotel Credits
Originally designed to connect hotels with their guests, Porter & Sail pivoted to supporting independent hotels and “leaning into the mood-lifting power of travel” in the wake of Covid-19. Its online portal features discounted Hotel Credits that are redeemable for future travel. In Asia, travellers can pay US$1,000 for a US$1,500 Hotel Credit at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary and Shinta Mani Wild, or pay US$200 for a US$300 credit at Aleenta Phuket, Bisma Eight and EAST Hong Kong, among others.

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