Celebrating a birthday while traveling can make the occasion extra special. From free drinks on the plane to desserts brought to your hotel room, some travel providers roll out the red carpet for birthdays more often than others.
Knowing where to find the best free gifts and discounts for your birthday can help you plan an epic and cost-effective vacation, writes Yahoo.
The airline is known for celebrating various holidays and events with free premium drinks for travelers. Those who fly on Thanksgiving, New Year's, and Valentine's Day also report receiving free alcoholic beverages during the flight.
Book flights with China Airlines during the month of your birthday and you can take advantage of their birthday discount. Sign up for this airline's free loyalty program and you'll be eligible for a 5% discount on economy class tickets or 10% discount on business class fares to routes in certain parts of Asia. The amount may seem small, but it's worth saving any amount on your birthday trip!
Long-haul flights with Singapore Airlines can be a fantastic place to spend a birthday thanks to their reputable onboard hospitality. Passengers who celebrate their birthday during the flight can expect premium complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as a birthday cake from the crew! Be sure to let Singapore Airlines know about your special day when you book so they can be prepared to roll out the red carpet.
As part of the Marriott Bonvoy Rewards program, some members have received a free night's stay to celebrate their birthday after meeting loyalty status requirements. Although this offer seems to be on hold for now, it's always a good idea to register your birthday so that you're eligible if and when similar promotions resume. Additionally, paid stays during your birthday will still count towards status, as only ten nights can earn you silver status privileges.
Disney has perfected the magic of birthday celebrations at their resorts around the world, offering all sorts of free extras as proof that it's your big day. Start your day at Disney World or Disneyland by picking up a birthday celebration tag. This gives Disney Cast Members a signal to cheerfully welcome you to each park. You can unlock special birthday promotions at certain Disney hotels and restaurants when you show your tag. Keep your receipt and booking information handy, as some offers require proof of a valid ticket for that birthday. From a free pretzel at Wetzel's Pretzels in Disneyland to a free Icee at Epcot, the "happiest place on Earth" makes birthdays magical.