Armie Sayno has been working as a domestic helper in Hong Kong for over nine years now. She is a mom to three children, which made it a tough decision for her to work abroad. Armie said she wants to be by their side, especially in their growing years, but she had to make the difficult decision to provide for their needs.
Her dream is for her children to finish their studies in hopes of a better future.
Like many other Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), Armie has missed several important occasions back home.
She shares, “mahirap maging isang OFW pero kailangang tiisin lalo na kapag maraming mga okasyon, lalo na kapag may birthday ang mga anak, lalo na kapag Christmas. Malungkot kasi hindi ko sila nakakasama sa mga special occasions, inaabala ko na lang ang sarili ko sa loob ng bahay para hindi maalala ang mga anak ko.”
(Translation: “It’s difficult to be an OFW, but I need to endure and power through especially when I miss my children’s birthday and Christmas celebrations. It’s sad because I don’t get to be with them during these important milestones, so I just keep myself busy at work to deal with the sadness.”)
This is why Armie did not miss the chance to join airasia Super App’s SUPER Christmas Getaway contest.
airasia Super App called for entries from OFWs who want to celebrate Christmas back home with an all-expense paid vacation for a family of four.
After a series of screenings, Armie emerged as the winner of the SUPER Christmas Getaway contest.
It’s been three years since Armie last saw her children. She was hoping to take them on an out-of-town trip when she gets back, but had barely enough to make this possible. With airasia Super Christmas Getaway, Armie got more than what she had wished for.
AirAsia Philippines covered free roundtrip international tickets for Armie to return to the Philippines from Hong Kong and resume work abroad. Upon arrival, she was welcomed by airasia Super App Head of Travel Weng Rivera to award an all expense-paid vacation to Boracay.
AirAsia Philippines provided round-trip tickets to Caticlan for Armie and her three children. During their flight, airasia Travelmall surprised her family with in-flight gifts, while enjoying their Santan meals.
airasia Super App’s hotel partners, Savoy Hotel Boracay and Belmont Boracay ensured a free and comfortable 3 days and 2 nights accommodation for her family. airasia Transport’s partner, Southwest Travel and Tours took care of the seamless transfers from the airport to the island.
To make their vacation even more fun and memorable, airasia Holidays’ partners, Thousand Sunny Tourist Boat Rental treated them to an exciting island hopping experience, while White Sand and Clear Water Corp. took care of their banana boat rides and parasailing adventure.
Armie said this has been her most memorable vacation so far, “sobrang importante nito sa akin na para maiparamdam ko sa mga anak ko na super mahal na mahal ko sila… Maraming-maraming salamat po sa airasia Super App dahil natulungan nila akong makauwi ng Pilipinas, makasama ko ang aking mga anak, makasama ko ang aking pamilya at nai-tour din po nila kami sa Boracay at first time po naming mag-iina dito, napakasaya po talaga! Maraming-maraming salamat po sa airasia Super App dahil ito pinaka-best Christmas vacation experience na kasama ang mga anak ko. Ito na po ang pinakamasayang pasko ko!”
(Translation: “It’s important for me to make my children feel that I love them so much… Thank you very much to airasia Super App for making this vacation possible. It helped me come home to the Philippines and be with my children. They also toured us in Boracay. It’s our first time to be here and it’s really fun. Thank you to airasia Super App because this is the best Christmas vacation experience I had with my children. This is my happiest Christmas celebration”)
Expressing her joy at witnessing Armie’s reunion with her children, Weng Rivera, airasia Super App Philippines Head of Travel said: “We are very happy to see Armie get together with her family. The joy in their eyes and smiles is priceless. It gives more meaning to what we do here at airasia Super App. It has always been our vision to offer affordable travel packages and seamless experience, so families, friends and their loved ones can come together and make more meaningful memories.”
Rivera added, “We thank Armie and all the OFWs, our modern-day heroes for all their sacrifices. Being away from home is not easy, yet they do their best to provide a better life for their families. We hope that in our own little way, airasia Super App was able to make them feel appreciated and loved. We shall find more ways to make travel more affordable, so more people can travel with their loved ones.”
To share the joy of Christmas, airasia Super App is offering discounts up to PhP 1,500 on hotel bookings to VISA card holders using the promo code “VISA50” from December 15, 2022 to January 31, 2022. They will also get additional 1,500 airasia points on top of their discounts.
Still looking for Christmas gifts? Save 20% off on airasia TravelMall items upon check out using the promo code “20CHECKOUT20” with P999 minimum spend. Those who will avail of inflight orders will also get a limited edition Travelmall canvass bag until January 1, 2023.
Catch Armie’s story and SUPER Christmas getaway on airasia Super App Facebook Page.
Download the airasia Super App via Apple App Store or Google Play Store now. For updates, follow the @airasiasuperapp on Facebook and Instagram. With airasia Super App, Filipinos can now travel and shop more, for less.