2GO lures passengers with promo fares; hopes non-essential trips will be allowed by May 1

Sea travel provider 2GO is luring passengers with promo fares amid the ongoing restrictions being implemented in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, anticipating that non-essential travel will be allowed starting May 1.

In an e-mailed statement, the company said it expects the ban on non-essential travel to be lifted by next month.

The company said passengers can already book tickets and travel later from Batangas to Caticlan and Roxas for P299 one-way. Trips from Manila to Bacolod, Cebu, Coron, Iloilo, Dumaguete, Puerto Princesa are priced at P399, while Manila to Butuan, Iligan, Ozamiz, Zamboanga, and Cagayan De Oro are at P499 per ticket.

The promo fares are available until April 20 for May 1 to Dec. 15, 2021 trips, it said. For now, only health and emergency frontline services personnel, government officials and government frontline personnel, authorized humanitarian assistance actors, persons traveling for medical or humanitarian reasons, overseas Filipino workers leaving for work abroad, and overseas Filipinos, and anyone crossing zones for work or business or going back home are allowed in and out of Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal until April 30.

“In the event that there are changes in travel guidelines on May 1st onwards, 2GO Travel extends free unlimited rebooking of tickets; therefore, our passengers can rebook their tickets without penalties,” the company said. — Arjay L. Balinbin

Source: BusinessWorld