First Filipina doctor to win Emirates Skywards competition

Melanie Estolas, a Filipina doctor is the first lucky winner of the “Meet Me There” competition of Emirates Skywards, the award-winning frequent flyer program of Emirates.
Melanie’s prize includes six return flights to the destination of her choice anywhere on Emirates’ global network, via its hub at Dubai International Airport.  
She has chosen to meet five close relatives for a family reunion in Barcelona, Spain, in October, including her mother and younger sister who also lives in Manila, her sister who lives in Dubai, her brother-in-law who lives in Delhi, India and her cousin who lives in Birmingham, UK.
Melanie chose Barcelona out of all of the 130 destinations on Emirates’ global network because it is a city she has always wanted to visit and experience the interesting architecture and delicious local cuisine. It will be Melanie’s first trip to Europe and she is hoping to fit in a stopover in Dubai on the way to Barcelona.   This is the first time Melanie has entered a competition so it is truly a case of beginner’s luck!
Emirates Skywards is offering aspiring globetrotters the opportunity to win the trip of a lifetime for themselves and five friends or family members. 
The prize includes six return flights to the destination of the winner’s choice anywhere on Emirates’ global network, via its hub at Dubai International Airport. 
One lucky winner will be announced every week for the next three weeks.  To enter the competition, go to Emirates’ Facebook page at   
“Emirates Skywards is all about rewarding our loyal customers and enhancing their travel experiences.  Now we are offering members the ultimate reward – flights to the destination of their choice anywhere on the Emirates network with their friends or family members,” said Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ Executive Vice President, Passenger Sales Worldwide. 
“It is said that a journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.  With the chance to take five friends to one of 132 destinations in 77 countries on the Emirates’ network, the winners of our Meet Me There competition can look forward to experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.”
“It is free to join Emirates Skywards and members receive benefits every time they fly.  There are four membership tiers – Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum – a new tier which has been introduced to offer additional benefits to reward the most frequent travellers.”
Benefits for Skywards members include travel and lifestyle rewards, priority check-in, lounge access, extra baggage allowance and bonus Miles, depending on the membership tier. Members earn Skywards Miles when they fly on Emirates and partner airlines and through a wide range of leisure and lifestyle partners.
Skywards Miles can be redeemed for a range of rewards such as flights on Emirates and other partner airlines including easyJet, TAP, JetBlue and Alaska Airlines, and for flight upgrades, hotel accommodation, excursions with Arabian Adventures, car rentals and shopping on The Emirates High Street.