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Singapore: Travel the World with Great Eastern's UPGREAT Virtual Vacay

| 22 Sep 2020

Source: Great Eastern

Great Eastern's new virtual travel and booking platform offers the comfort and safety of travelling from your own home.

UPGREAT Virtual Vacay is launched in collaboration with lifestyle and travel website The Travel Intern and shopping platform RebateMango.

Wistfully scrolling through your past Instagram travel photos and wondering when you can book your next holiday? UPGREAT Virtual Vacay brings your holiday to you!


Vacay from the Comfort of Your Couch

Teleport yourself to five exciting and well-loved destinations of interest - Japan, New Zealand, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam - through a series of immersive curated virtual tours with virtual guide Sam. Customise your travel experience and decide where to go, what to do, and even what to eat, in a snap.

Missing Japan? Now you can virtually Go-Kart through Shibuya, visit Tokyo’s craziest bar and train like a ninja at the Oshino Ninja Village.

Then, pop over to New Zealand and see nature at its most beautiful. Wander around the Hobbiton movie set, hike at Marokopa Falls and for the brave-hearted, conquer New Zealand’s tallest bungee or swing upside-down across the Nevis River!

Feeling hungry after all that adventure? Check out Taiwan’s famous night markets or take a food tour at Jiufen Old Street.  

The virtual tours for Japan, New Zealand and Taiwan are now available on the platform, and travellers can look forward to the Korea and Vietnam tours in the coming weeks. 

Go Local

Need a break from the WFH arrangements? Check out the customised staycation itineraries designed to help you uncover new sights and sounds in Singapore.

Explore iconic areas such as Chinatown, Kampong Glam and Downtown Core – simply book your accommodation, walking tours, restaurant reservations, and start exploring our fair isle on foot, and support Local!

UPGREAT Your Bookings for More Convenience & Rewards

The platform also offers attractive promotions, rewards, and bundles with travel partners such as, Hotels Combined and Agoda. Book your trips now conveniently through UPGREAT, Great Eastern’s lifestyle and rewards app, without worrying about cancellation fees.

To celebrate the launch of UPGREAT Virtual Vacay, earn Double UPGREAT points through the app’s “Shop & Earn” feature when making travel bookings through Agoda, Klook, Expedia and many more. With an extensive retailer access powered by RebateMango, the app offers users a seamless and rewarding online shopping experience. The UPGREAT app is free for anyone to join and is not restricted to Great Eastern customers.

Complimentary One-Year GREAT Value Protect Plan

To provide you with greater peace of mind, simply register on the platform and receive a complimentary one-year GREAT Value Protect plan, which provides a daily hospital cash benefit (up to 14 days) if one is hospitalised due to COVID-19, Dengue Fever, food poisoning, accidents, Yellow Fever or Zika, as well as death benefits due to accidents or COVID-19. UPGREAT also brings to consumers Travel E@sy, which allows you to “chope” (or reserve) your travel insurance plan for any future travel from 2021 at 60% off regular prices.

Why Vacay Virtually with UPGREAT

Ryan Cheong, Managing Director of Digital for Business, Great Eastern, said: “The love for travel is such a big part of our Singaporean DNA. With UPGREAT Virtual Vacay, we aim to bring customised experiences and travel benefits to our hundreds of thousands of UPGREAT members and all who can’t wait to get out and about. As the Life company, we aim to delight our followers on our digital channels in the areas most exciting to them, and UPGREAT Virtual Vacay is a great way to do this. Like most Singaporeans, we believe in planning ahead for later.”

UPGREAT rewards users with exclusive lifestyle dining and shopping privileges. It is a single mobile platform where users can enjoy their loyalty benefits and rewards digitally, transfer and share with their friends and family members. Users can accumulate reward points with no expiry date for these points.

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