Tiger Airways is teaming up with online hostel booking company Hostelworld.com to offer passengers a wider range of accommodation choices.
“Tiger Airways is delighted to partner with Hostelworld.com to offer our customers a wider range of hostel and budget accommodations in the countries we fly to. It will complement the current hotel booking services we offer through Octopustravel.com as Hostelworld.com specializes in offering hostels and budget accommodation. This niche will cater nicely to a significant category of our passengers, namely youths and budget travelers,” said Tiger Airways CEO Tony Davis.
Hostelworld.com provides on-line confirmed bookings for independent hostels, youth hostels, budget accommodation centers and package tours as well as comprehensive content such as city and country guides. All bookings are made securely, in real-time and guaranteed by Hostelworld.com.
Hostelworld.com has a team of “Travel Gurus” comprising staff from all over the world who have many years of experience in the budget travel industry and who have traveled extensively throughout more than 75 countries around the world. These Travel Gurus can be consulted by Hostelworld.com users to find out useful tips and suggestions on what to do and where to go when they arrive at their chosen destination.
Hostelworld.com Managing Director Niamh Ni Mhir said: “We are excited at the potential of this partnership with Tiger Airways. The Asian market is our highest growth region at present and we offer fantastic deals for young people traveling throughout the region. Deals on offer include staying at a lodge in Krabi from SGD$27 per person per night to a hostel bed in Hanoi from SGD$4 per night. This partnership makes it easier for young people traveling on a budget, who can now combine a low cost flight with Tiger Airways with low-cost accommodation from Hostelworld.com in top destinations throughout Asia.”
Tiger Airways is Singapore’s largest and most popular low fare airline, serving seven countries across Asia-Pacific (Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, China, the Philippines, Australia and Indonesia). This was confirmed in May 2006 when Tiger Airways was the only Low Cost Carrier to win an award from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) as a top 10 airlines at Changi Airport by passenger carriage in 2005.
In April 2006 Tiger Airways increased its fleet to six Airbus A320 to serve the new destinations of Guangzhou, Haikou and Shenzhen. Tiger Airways is expected to take delivery of three brand new Airbus A320 aircraft at the end of this year and will have the largest fleet among Singapore-based low cost carriers.
Tiger Airways has carried the most number of passengers amongst budget airlines in Singapore (with more than 250,000 passengers through the Budget Terminal alone to date) and is well on target to hit its second millionth passenger by this year end or possibly sooner.