Megatix, an event company in Thailand is continuing their promotion with various hotels and resorts in the Kingdom offering gift/stay certificates with major discounts with a new campaign called Digital Travel Sale through September 27, 2021.
While this time there are lots of other resorts including well known luxury brands, Megatix is continuing their promotion with Marriott certificates that come with up to 70% bonus (depending on the property).
Megatix has been around for quite some time now and grown into a major player in the Thai travel market, now offering deals not only in Bangkok but also all other popular destinations such as Phuket, Koh Samui, Hua Hin and Pattaya.
Here are some of my favorites from the current sale that goes through September 27th:
Many of these provide exceptional value, especially properties that are usually highly expensive. In many cases these packages also include a property credit. Nevertheless I always recommend to compare with the current rates on the respective hotels website to get a proper picture and comparison.
There are also various offers for packages related to the Phuket Sandbox that are worth taking a look at. Local Thai customers can also enjoy a 10% cashback with the KTC credit card. This won’t apply to 99.9% of foreigners even those living in the Kingdom as it’s notoriously difficult to get a credit card here and in most cases not worth the hassle.
I’ve purchased substantial amounts of vouchers for myself over the last 15 months but there was always one little problem, namely that the purchases always coded as “general” and sometimes “entertainment” on my U.S. issued credit cards. This caused me to lose out on a lot of points over time as my Chase Sapphire Reserve as well as Amex Green earn both 3X on travel purchases.
I decided to reach out to the founders of Megatix a few months ago and they just reported back to me that they managed to change the merchant designation to “Travel Agency” which should take care of this problem. I will see how it codes next week when I’m buying a new voucher for the Four Points Phuket.
We’ve also talked with the Megatix team about the propects of the company and the local market:
Mr. Onur Atasoy, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Megatix Thailand, commented, “During recent times, when the lives of so many have been impacted by Covid-19, our daily routines were transformed personally and professionally, where people had to become more digital savvy, by using digital tools for meetings, ordering food, or purchasing goods and services. This digitization is an unstoppable transformation and will remain in the post-Covid period. Early adopters of this fact have been the winners and continue to be the front runners.”
“Having worked in the hotel industry for many years and being all too familiar with the costs involved with offline voucher sales we wanted to provide some relief for our hotel clients by continuing the shift online for voucher sales. Travel fairs have proven to be useful for hotels but calculating costs of booth rental, staffing, printing, marketing really start to add up, and of course now there is also a concern about mass gatherings. With all of this in mind, our team are very proud to launch the 1st Megatix Digital Travel Fair,” commented Mr. Vinod Kumar, Director and Co-Founder of Megatix Thailand.
Indeed there have been constant travel fairs in Thailand, especially Bangkok shopping malls, throughout 2020 and early 2021. With this option now gone due to the partial shutdown in Thailand things have moved into the digital arena.
In any case, these vouchers all have certain condition and expiration dates attached. First and foremost they are targeted towards people who are currently in Thailand and are able to use them. Before purchasing any non-refundable travel instruments these days – no matter the destination – you should make sure that you can actually enter the country and use the vouchers in time.
Megatix continues to go strong and is currently running another campaign with interesting offers in the Thai Tourism market. Especially high end properties have some very interesting offers just like the Marriott vouchers that have been available consistently over the last year and a half.
Both John and myself have used the Phuket Sandbox within the last month and it’s a dire picture here on the island. Traffic is even slower than what it was prior to the peak of the pandemic that hit Thailand in April after they dodged the bullet for a good year. I don’t see much improvement happening which means we’ll probably be able to enjoy great deals for a long time to come.