The kick-off for the 2nd Virtus Awards was held recently at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila with Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority CEO Attorney Guiller Asido delivering the keynote address while Ms Peggy Angeles, SVP for Operations of the SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation gave the inspirational message.
The Virtus Awards is held annually and are given to three individual winners and one team winner. The candidates will be evaluated by a stellar cast of industry leaders and influencers.
“We believe excellence should be recognized, that is why we established the Virtus Awards in 2015,” imparts Ms Margie Munsayac, HSMA President.
“It provides a multi-category initiative that shines a light on hotel sales and marketing professionals with a track record of success in turning strategy into action and continuously sharing to the robust bottom line of their properties,” she adds.
For her part, Ms. Rose Libongco. Chair of the 2nd Virtus Awards, stated that “The Virtus Awards is essential to the Filipino sales and marketing professional’s continued journey towards excellence. As global boundaries blur, competition across economies will result in upward pressure on sales and marketing professionals to lead with vision, harness creativity and innovation in retaining and creating new markets.”
Deadline for the submission of nomination forms is on September 15, 2016 while judging of short listed entries will be in October 2016. The awards night is set for November 2016 with an expected attendance of 500 stalwarts of the travel industry’s tourism and hospitality sectors.