A room at Joy Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila ( Photo thanks to HSMA)

MANILA— The hotel sector’s most significant online travel sale is returning on September 15 to help restore the hard-hit tourism market impacted by the continuous pandemic.

In a virtual presser on Tuesday, the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA) said SOS or the September Online Sale will run from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, 2021 with “larger promos and discounts” in a minimum of 80 hotels nationwide.

This year’s SOS will use various hotel trip and food & drink plans at as much as 70 percent off and can be accessed by checking out the HSMA website on the main launch.

The reduced bundles are offered in the form of e-vouchers that can be used in a period of a year from the date of purchase and may be extended upon request.

In 2020, the inaugural SOS created about PHP14 million in validated reservations and HSMA is anticipating double it this year.

” From a 15- day occasion, we have actually prepared a month-long travel mart. We are also consisting of the secondary services of the residential or commercial properties such as restaurants, bars, banquet plans, medical spa, health club and swimming pool, and other facilities of the hotel, making this year’s project more thrilling and inviting,” stated Benjie Martinez, HSMA President and Area Director of Sales & Marketing for Bayleaf Hotels.

The inaugural SOS held in 2015 was one of the many jobs started by the regional hotel association in action to the coronavirus crisis.

The occasion sold practically 2,000 vouchers, which brought in much-needed income for the getting involved hotels and resorts’ operations and maintenance, keeping millions of Filipinos employed in the sector.

The getting involved hotels for 2021 SOS are as follow:

– The Bayleaf Intramuros
– Bayview Park Hotel Manila
– Kingsford Hotel Manila
– Conrad Manila
– Diamond Hotel
– Hotel Jen Manila
– Okada Manila
– Winford Manila Resort & Gambling Establishment
– Hotel Lucky Chinatown
– Manila Marriott Hotel
– Sheraton Manila Bay
– Microtel Wyndham MOA

– Ace Hotel & Suites
– Astoria Plaza Ortigas
– B Hotel QC
– The Linden Suites
– Discovery Suites
– Eastwood Richmonde Hotel
– Edsa Shangri-La, Manila
– Delight Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila
– Park Inn by Radisson North EDSA
– Richmonde Hotel Ortigas

– The Peninsula Manila
– Dusit Thani Manila
– The Bellevue Manila
– Crimson Hotel Filinvest
– Discovery Primea
– Seda BGC
– Grand Hyatt Manila
– Acacia Hotel Manila
– Seda Residences Makati
– Shangri-La at the Fort
– Oxford Suite Makati
– Valero Grand Suites by Holiday Inn & Suites Makati
– New World Makati Hotel

– Quest PlusConference Center Clark
– Clark Marriott Hotel
– Grand Sierra Pines Baguio
– Rancho Bernardo High-end Villas
– Vitalis Villas
– Banaue Hotel

– Acuatico Beach Resort
– Acuaverde Beach Resort
– The Bayleaf Cavite
– Twin Lakes Hotel
– Top Ridge Tagaytay
– Seda Nuvali
– Quest Hotel Tagaytay

– Belmont Hotel Boracay
– Crimson Resort & Medical Spa Boracay
– Discovery Shores Boracay
– Le Soleil de Boracay Hotel
– Paradise Garden Boracay Resort & Convention Center
– Alta Vista de Boracay
– Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Health Club
– Felize Hotel Boracay
– Richmonde Hotel Iloilo
– Movenpick Resort and Medical Spa Boracay
– Shade Hotel and Resorts Boracay
– Patio Pacific Boracay
– Astoria Current

– Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort
– Crimson Resort & Medical Spa Mactan
– Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu
– Marco Polo Plaza Cebu
– Waterside Cebu City Hotel and Gambling Establishment
– Waterfront Airport Hotel and Gambling Establishment
– Mithi Resort and Health Spa
– Be Resort Mactan
– Savoy Hotel Mactan
– Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Medspa
– The Bellevue Resort
– Best Wester Plus The Ivywall Resort-Panglao

– Astoria Palawan
– Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao
– Club Paradise Palawan
– Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort
– DusitD2 Davao
– Miniloc Island Resort
– Bacau Resort Coron

HSMA stated among the hotels even include a plan that permits visitors to check-in at 6 am and check out the next day as late as 10 pm for the rate of an overnight stay.

Staycation hotels in locations under basic neighborhood quarantine might technically currently bypass screening requirements, except for minors and elderly people who need to send an unfavorable RT-PCR, however HSMA clarified that the choice would still depend upon the local government system where the establishment is located.

Providing assurances that the taking part hotels will strictly implement health procedures and precautionary measures set by the federal government and the World Health Company, HSMA is hoping this initiative could help promote safe domestic travel among Filipinos.

” It needs to begin with us, this domestic travel needs to start from us, we need to show them from the hotel market. There needs to be a point wherein we have to open,” HSMA Director for Ways & Way Cristina Carreon said in the presser.

Board Chair Margie Munsayac, on the other hand, said a minimum of 98 percent of the overall staff members in HSMA’s member hotels/resorts have actually currently been immunized with the aid of the Department of Tourist (DOT) and local government systems.

” The HSMA will ideally be 100 percent two days from now,” she said.

HSMA’s SOS is presented in collaboration with the DOT, the Tourism Advertising Board (TPB), Atlantis, and Isentia, with Cebu Pacific as the airline company partner.

” HSMA has constantly been at the leading edge of helping the hotel market and with SOS, we will continue to make every effort and make sure that marketing efforts for our hotels are still happening despite the existing very challenging circumstance. We hope the SOS will be that trigger to bring the hotel industry back to life,” stated Carmela Bocanegra, HSMA Director of Public Relations and Vice President for Sales. ( PNA)


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