Team Out of Town Blog Hub (Outoftownblog.com) – Travel bugs can “Eat. Stay. Love” even this rainy season with the much-awaited September Online Sale (SOS) of the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association of the Philippines (HSMA).
Now on its third year, the online travel mart will run for the whole month of September and will showcase an array of hospitality packages, such as staycations, rejuvenating spa experiences, group tours, and food and beverage deals.
“From a 15-day event in our first year, we’ve planned a month-long travel mart. We are also including the ancillary services of the properties such as restaurants, bars, banquet packages, spa, gym and pool, and other hotel facilities to make this year’s campaign more thrilling and inviting,” says HSMA president Benjie Martinez, who is also area director of sales and Marketing for Bayleaf Hotels.
Last year’s SOS sold over 5,100 vouchers, or equivalent to P29.2 million in gross sales. The first SOS was held in 2020 at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic to prepare for the eventual reopening of the tourism industry later on.
The 42-year old HSMA Philippines is the country’s leading group of hotel sales and marketing executives, with members from some 140 hotel and resort properties.
The exciting deals can be booked through www.hsma.org.ph/sos so you can discover the charm of the countryside and avail of discount offers on restaurants, meetings and conferences packages, and banquets.
The month-long online fair showcases 78 resorts and hotels from Metro Manila, the Calabarzon Region, Boracay, Palawan, Bohol, Cebu, and Davao.
Vouchers bought during the sale will have no expiry date, and packages may be availed of through secured online payment platforms, including its official partner, Maya.
Participating establishments in Manila are Bayview Park Hotel, Diamond Hotel, Hotel Lucky Chinatown, The Bayleaf Intramuros, Winford Resort and Casino.
Other participating hotels are Ace Hotel and Suites, Astoria Plaza, Discovery Suites, Joy Nostalg Hotel & Suites, Marco Polo Ortigas, Richmonde Hotel Ortigas, The Linden Suites; B Hotel Quezon City, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Park Inn by Radisson North EDSA, and Seda Vertis North.
Rediscover southern Metro’s gems at Acacia Hotel, Dusit Thani, F1 Hotel, New World Makati Hotel, Seda BGC, Seda Residences Makati, Bellevue Hotel, Belmont Hotel, Conrad Hotel, Golden Phoenix Hotel, Holiday Inn Express Newport City, Kingsford Hotel, Midas Hotel and Casino, Okada, Savoy Hotel, and The Heritage Hotel.
Relish the cuisine and culture of Pampanga at Marriott Hotel and Quest Plus Conference Center, both located at Clark Freeport.
Cool off in tropical Calabarzon’s Acuatico Beach Resort and Hotel, Acuaverde Beach Resort and Hotel, Anya Resort Tagaytay, Pico Sands Hotel, Quest Hotel Tagaytay, Seda Nuvali, Summit Ridge Tagaytay, Taal Vista Hotel, The Bayleaf Cavite, and Twin Lakes Hotel.
Bask in one of the world’s best beach islands and stay at Astoria Current, Belmont Hotel, Crimson Resort and Spa, Discovery Shores, Feliz Hotel, Le Soleil, Savoy Hotel, and The Lind in Boracay.
Live like royalty in the Queen City of the South at bai Hotel Cebu, Best Western Plus, The Ivywall Resort Panglao, Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort, Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort, El Mar Resort, Marco Polo Plaza, Savoy Hotel Mactan, Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino, and Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.
Laze in the central archipelago at Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort, Mithi Resort and Spa, Modala Beach Resort, Richmonde Iloilo, The Bellevue Resort, The Oriental Leyte, or at Astoria Palawan, Bacau Bay, Club Paradise Palawan, Seda Lio, and El Nido Resorts—Pangulasian Island, Huni Lio, and Miniloc Island Resort.
Explore exotic Davao at Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort, Dusit Thani Residence Davao, dusitD2 Davao, or Waterfront Insular Hotel.
SOS is supported by the Department of Tourism, Tourism Promotions Board, Atlantis, and Media Meter, and powered by Maya and Megaworld International. Follow HSMA on Facebook HSMAPH and Instagram @HSMAPhilippines for updates.