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Party in style for the NY’s Eve Countdown to 2018 at Diamond Hotel

Christmas and New Year celebration with champagne. Pair of flute and bottle of Champagne for festive occasions against a dark background with gold shimmering light and bokeh

 

Celebrate the year that was and welcome 2018 with open arms. There is no better place to start the year than at Diamond Hotel Philippines. Party in style for the arrival of the New Year at Corniche, Lobby Lounge or Bar 27. It’s a glam and VIP end to 2017 that you should not miss on December 31.

 

Kick off the New Year with a bang with an elegant feast of gastronomic delights. Have your New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Corniche Buffet at Php3,580 nett per person from 6.30pm to 12.30am and celebrate new beginnings with a glass of Cava, party favors and access to the New Year Countdown Party with live entertainment by the Infinite Band and Yellow Lane Band. Plus, you will get a chance to win roundtrip airline tickets for two to Davao!

 

Yurakuen features a savory Japanese Dinner Set Menu to welcome the New Year which includes Cava and acoustic duo for entertainment at Php2,980 nett per person from 6pm to 10pm.

 

Ring in the New Year at the Lobby Lounge with Jamon and Wine Pairing Dinner at Php1,180 nett per person from 6pm to 9pm and a midnight buffet spread with access to the New Year’s Countdown party.

 

Don’t miss out the midnight buffet spread at the Mezzanine Area for only Php880 nett per person from 10pm to 2am and party the night away at the countdown bash.

 

Enjoy cocktails and barbecue with a festive al fresco vibe at the Poolside Bar at Php750 nett per person from 6pm to 11pm. Party the night away with great music and hearty snacks plus refreshing drinks.

 

Pop the champagne as you count down to midnight at Bar 27! Bid 2017 adieu with cocktails in hand and a spectacular view of the Manila Bay and fireworks. Have your fill of antipasti and tapas with a glass of standard drink priced at Php2,800 nett per person from 6pm to 2am. Of course, with live entertainment by Maria’s Project. Buy your tickets to the Bar 27 New Year’s Eve party at onlineshopping.diamondhotel.com at 50% off until December 29.

 

These New Year’s Eve Countdown offers are also available for purchase at onlineshopping.diamondhotel.com.

 

For queries and reservations, please call Diamond Hotel at (632) 528-3000 ext. 1121.

Pan Pacific Manila Countdown Party 2018

 

Start off the New Year celebration at Pan Pacific Manila on December 31, 2017. Jazz-the-night-away at the hotel’s panoramic top floor restaurant, Pacific Lounge as our team of seasoned culinary experts serve sumptuous buffet spread of holiday favorites from 7:00 PM to midnight. The popular PureSound Band will play dance music from from 8:00 PM to 12:00 MN. Exciting raffle prizes awaits attendees where they stand to win 9,000 worth of Mabuhay Miles from Philippine Airlines and hotel accommodations at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar (Bataan), Taal Vista Hotel (Tagaytay), Pan Pacific Suzhou (China), and Pan Pacific Hanoi (Vietnam). Don your best Roaring 20s or Gatsby-inspired outfit and win “Best Dressed of the Night”.

 

From Pacific Lounge, guests will be ushered for a rooftop countdown to watch the fabulous fireworks display while toasting a glass of sparkling wine for the turning of the year. Party charge is at Php 4,000 net per adult and Php 2,000 net per child aged 12 years and below inclusive of dinner buffet and rooftop countdown access. Rooftop countdown access is at Php 1,000 net per person.

 

For a more extravagant celebration guests may book our Sparkles and Fireworks Escapade starting at Php 10,888 net per night and enjoy complimentary access to our New Year’s Eve Dinner Party ticket for two persons, daily buffet breakfast, 15% savings on Food and Beverage purchases, late check-out up to 3:00pm (subject to availability), welcome drinks upon arrival, complimentary internet access, complimentary local calls, and complimentary use of swimming pool and fitness center facilities. Stay period is from December 31, 2017 to January 1, 2018.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations at City of Dreams Manila

 

The holiday season is truly the most wonderful time of the year with enthralling Christmas and New Year’s Eve dining experiences and other exciting festivities at City of Dreams Manila.

 

Santa Meet and Greet

During all weekends of December and on Christmas day, kids and kids-at-heart can meet and greet Santa at his log cabin for a photo op and receive a holiday goodie bag with Snickers chocolate bars at the main entrance.

 

The Tasting Room

Foodies and gourmands can delight in the reopening of The Tasting Room and the introduction of its new chef de cuisine Frederic Thevenet from Michelin star restaurants in Europe and United States. Chef Thevenet together with Maitre D’ Stephen Moroney will captivate guests with a Michelin-dining experience. A holiday five-course dinner degustation menu is available from December 24 to 31: appetizer of Foie Gras Terrine with sangria jelly, papaya chutney, coco bean puree, and brioche; followed by Pollock with pomelos, mango, pear / Mâche (salad green), water cress, and Emmental. The Spinach Ravioli with egg yolk, black truffle, Bordelaise, green beans salad, and Parma ham is a fitting introduction to the evening’s entrée Beef Tenderloin with kohlrabi (cabbage turnip), lentils, and bone marrow. The Chestnut Parfait infused with clementine (a variation of mandarin) brings the dinner to a spectacular conclusion.

 

The Christmas and New Year Tasting Menu is priced at P5,588++ per cover.

 

 

Nobu Manila

An exclusive seven-course Omakase menu will be on offer for New Year’s Eve on December 31. Brunch fare will be available for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve celebration on December 24 and 31, respectively from 11:30 am to 3 pm.

 

At the brunch buffet to be held a day before Christmas, a carving station will include Roasted Wagyu Leg and Baked Salmon with Honey Truffle, a buffet selection of Roasted Kabotcha with Maple Miso ButterScallop Okonomiyaki, and Nobu-Style Uni Palabok. Pass-around items Baked Mussels in Truffle ButterChicken Lollipop with Sweet Soy Anticucho, and Rock Shrimp Tempura Creamy Spicy Sauce are paired well with the season’s freshest catch of sushi and special sashimi. A Christmas-themed dessert spread will aptly conclude the hearty feast.

 

For the December 31 brunch buffet, the Rosemary Miso Crusted Prime Rib and Baked Whole Ham Leg along with an assortment of grilled Kushiyaki skewers will be highlighted. In addition, diners can sample hot buffet items such as the restaurant’s signature Black Cod Miso, as well as Braised Shortrib SlidersYaki Udon, and Roasted Sweet Potato with Truffle Quinoa, among others. Soft Shell Crab with Truffle AioliWashu Beef, and Baked Mussels with Uni Butter will be passed around for guests to enjoy.

 

 

Likewise, the New Year’s Eve Omakase dinner lets guests relish seven of Nobu Manila’s scrumptious courses: a “Zensai” of Senbei Chip And Quinoa Poke followed by Toro Tartar, Ossetra Caviar, Wasabi Soy Kumamoto Oyster New York Salsa Duo; a Nigiri platter of Toro, Japanese Saba, Shrimp, Uni, and Japanese Hirame; a sashimi trio comprising Hamachi Jalapeno, Unagi Harumaki and Hotate RatatouilleNorway Salmon Sashimi Salad with Ikura and Spicy Lemon DressingPan-Seared Sea Bass with Truffle Dashi Broth and Seasonal MushroomsWagyu Beef Croquette with Foie Gras Ganache and Smoked Cauliflower Puree; and Valrhona Mint Lava Cake with Rosé Granita and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

 

The December 24 and December 31 brunch buffet offers are at P3,880++ per cover. An additional P990++ includes the standard alcohol beverage line-up while P1,990++ provides the premium champagne package.

 

Crystal Dragon

Families and friends can celebrate Christmas at City of Dreams Manila’s premium Cantonese-style fine dining restaurant – Crystal Dragon. For the festive season, the restaurant offers a choice between a seven-course or eight-course Christmas set menu at P1,988++ and P2,388++, respectively, during lunch at 12nn to 3pm and dinner at 6pm to 11pm.

 

Set Menu A features dishes such as Pan Fried Fragrant Glutinous Rice served in Abalone Sauce, Steamed Cod Fish with Black Garlic Sauce and Garden Greens, and Chilled Sweetened Mango Sphere with Pan Fried Soft Skin Ube.

 

Set Menu B showcases Minced Turkey in Golden Cup with Seafood Platter; Braised E Fu Noodle with Chinese cabbage, Mushrooms and Lobster Tails and Creamy Custard Croquette with Kumquat Compote.

 

 

Red Ginger

Aside from the venue’s best-sellers, a limited-time holiday a la carte selection will be available at Red Ginger from December 16 to 31. The Red Ginger Sampler of Malaysian Style “Otak Otak”, Lemon Grass Chicken Skewers, Tuna Salad Roll, and Sesame Crispy Prawn Toast offers a feast for the senses, along with the Wagyu Beef Phad Thai, Ayam Kodok (Indonesian Style Slow-Roasted Chicken).

 

Wave

A sumptuous barbecue buffet spread featuring grilled dishes and a variety of Eastern and Western dishes are served by the poolside during the weekly Sunday barbecue dinner at Wave restaurant. Available on all Sundays of November and December, not-to-be-missed staples are the lemongrass-stuffed lechon carving station, the grill with bratwurst, pork barbecue skewers, chicken inasal, and lemon garlic prawns, the risotto cheese wheel, cold cuts station, breads station, salads station, and delectable desserts.

 

 

Café Society

Ideal presents for loved ones and friends this holiday season can be found at Café Society with treats such as holiday cakes, breads, cookies and chocolates – including adorable chocolate Santa Claus confections in small or large sizes and colorful gingerbread cookie houses – on display until January 1.

 

A delightful array of delicacies will be available exclusively during the Christmas and New Year promotion, such as cakes and stollen perfect for festive gatherings comprising traditional minced pie, traditional stollen, traditional English fruitcake loaf, chocolate loaf signature cake, Christmas loaf banana rum pecan cake, and Dundee cake loaf.

 

Giant gingerbread houses together with the display of premium chocolates shaped like Santa Claus, a snowman, a reindeer, or a penguin make for both charming yuletide décor and yummy treats, complementing the holiday macaroons in boxes of 6 and 12, Christmas cookies in a variety of designs, chocolate balls, pralines, as well as nut and fruit bars in mango & cashew, and dark, milk, or chocolate variants.

 

For inquiries and reservations, guests can call 800 8080, e-mail guestservices@cod-manila.com, or visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com.

ITB China 2018 partners with China Tourism Academy  

David Axiotis, ITB China General Manager

 

Shanghai/Berlin, 14 December 2017 – Riding on the success of this year’s show, ITB China, taking place from 16 – 18 May 2018, has partnered with China Tourism Academy (CTA) to mutually promote each other as well as to enhance business opportunities and raise global awareness for the Chinese tourism industry. The China Tourism Academy is a research institution directly under the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) with a focus on studies in the tourism industry, such as tourism research, data analysis and tourism promotion. The institute is promoting China tourism industry development and international exchanges.

The research conducted by China Tourism Academy focusing on China’s outbound travel will be presented at ITB China 2018. The research analyses the overall situation of the development of outbound tourism by the market environment, industry operation and consumption characteristics, forecasts developmental trends and puts forward suggestions to the respective organizations. A talk on this topic will also be given by the institute.

Dai Bin, President of China Tourism Academy said: “The promotion of Chinese travel brands need to work together with marketing platforms with more expertise and broader international visions, while global exhibition firms also need to participate in the world’s largest travel market. China Tourism Academy is pleased to work together with ITB China and forge higher-level international tourism communication and collaboration on business insights, data sharing, technological application and talent cultivation.

“The Chinese market is eager to acquire new destinations and products. Exhibitors and buyers at ITB China as well the travel industry across China will benefit from our strategic partnership with China Tourism Academy. We expect to draw even more Chinese buyers to ITB China. Our show is the best platform for new entrants into the Chinese outbound market and is also eager to focus upon segments that are driving the business today in China”, said David Axiotis, General Manager ITB China.

ITB China is a three-day B2B travel trade show focusing on the Chinese travel industry and will annually take place in Shanghai at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre in hall 1. Its co-organiser is TravelDaily China, a leading online news portal and organiser of travel industry conferences in Asia’s largest country.

International DJ Steve Aoki to open Cove Manila

Grammy-nominated International DJ Steve Aoki will grace the opening tonight of Cove Manila, the premier 9,000 square meters indoor beach club and nightclub situated inside the Okada Manila.

 

Steve Aoki, an electro house and electronic dance music DJ will be the first major artist to hit the decks of Cove Manila. Following him is a line-up of some of the world’s hottest artists, ready to perform and provide sensational soundtracks.

 

“We envision Cove Manila to be the most exciting entertainment and nightlife destination in Southeast Asia. From the careful selection of celebrated music artists to the use of highly advanced technologies, all elements ensure that each party turns into a remarkable and show-stopping experience for all,” said  Okada Manila Vice President for Entertainment Maxwell Zetlin.

 

Guests can expect the biggest events of the year set against a backdrop of impressive architecture, panoramic bayside views, luxurious amenities, and vibrant atmosphere. Enclosed in a 30-meter-tall, UV-protected glass dome, Cove Manila seamlessly incorporates advanced sound and lighting equipment such as Tony Andrews’ Funktion-One high resolution sound system and a six-ring kinetic chandelier which can produce up to 10,000 special effects and choreographed LED video mapping, allowing guests to enjoy a multi-sensory and immersive experience.

 

 

Celebrating with lights, sounds and arts

 

 

December 10, 2017 — Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan kicked off the Christmas season with a formal lighting ceremony held at the resort’s main plaza. More than 300 guests from leading corporations, government community, media, online influencers and industry friends have joined and witnessed for the first time Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar’s art installation lighting ceremony last December 1. The said art installation entitled “Home” was headed by Bellas Artes Foundation’s Project Manager, RJ Camacho. The resort highlighted local talented performing group such as Bataan Chamber Singers, Bataan Childrens Choir, Koro Bangkal and Jose de Piro Kabataang Orchestra as part of the momentous event.

 

Director of Marketing Erwin Dona welcomed the guests with his opening remarks and the first Filipina to be crowned as Reina HispanoAmericana Teresita “WynWyn” Marquez arrived to grace the night’s affair and led the lighting ceremony. Bellas Artes Founder and Director Jam Acuzar took the lead on the ceremonial toast to officially kick-off the Christmas mood at the Resort.

 

The night was a celebration in honor of the community of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar’s in house artisans, RJ Camacho, and team leader of the Christmas’ art installation. He wanted to create a common Christmas space for everyone where they can walk, sit down, contemplate and relax. According to RJ it is his reflection of his experience when he see the stars in Bagac and bring it to the audience or guests of the resort. His reflection turned into an idea has been made into a huge art installation of “home”.

 

 

In photo, during the event were (from left) 2017 Reina HispanoAmericana Teresita Marquez, 2017 Lakambini ng Las Casas Bb. Diana Velasco, Bellas Artes art installation team leader RJ Camacho, Bellas Artes Foundation Director and Founder Jam Acuzar, Chairman of NSJBI/Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Jerry Acuzar, Chairperson of Bataan Peninsula Tourism Council Foundation Victoria S. Garcia, Dinalupihan Mayor Maria Angela Garcia, AFAB Chairman Emmanuel Pineda, Bagac, Councilor Noel Dela Rosa and Bataan Tourism Officer Arch. Christina Banzon-Enriquez.

 

The yuletide offerings of Las Casas starts from December 01 to 31 from 10am to 9pm at La Parilla. December 1 to 15, weekends at Del Rio and December 16 to 31 daily at Café del Rio. Noche Buena at Plaza Mayor de Tobias starts at P1,600 nett per person, dinner buffet. Hotel de Oriente’s Christmas lunch and dinner on December 25 is at P1,200 nett per person. Jose Mari Chan will have a concert on December 9, Saturday at Plaza Belmonte entitled: Ang Musika Natin: Puso ng Pasko. He will once again warm our hearts with Christmas songs from the heart. There is also a weekend market bazaar where local sellers from Bataan will showcase their crafts and holiday gift items.

 

To end the year with good cheers, Las Casas will have its December 31 countdown with a musical band to dance the night away and spectacular fireworks to welcome the new year. Dinner buffet at the beach area is at P1,600 nett per person from 6pm to 10pm.

Travel Depot and its 1,500 TA affiliates celebrate 8th Annual Christmas Homecoming!

MANILA — There is nothing so good with travelling the world and working at the same time! With a growing market for travelers and people always want or need to go to places, a travel agency is a viable and cost-effective venture don’t you think?

But as you are about to enter the exciting travel and tourism industry, you may want to be equipped with necessary skills and knowledge from a certified training institute to get you started.

The Travel Depot, a full service travel agency and travel business consultancy firm that pioneered formal education on travel agency entrepreneurship since 2008. Founded by two travel aficionados, award-winning travel business experts, consultants, and speakers, Mr. William Paul Amorsolo II and Ms. Sharon Perez, continue to empower and inspire aspiring travel entrepreneurs through their copyrighted How To Put Up Your Own Travel Agency Seminar.

Travel Depot provides their affiliates a direct link to travel suppliers both locally and internationally, an extensive and intensive training about travel agency operations making them well-rounded and competent in their respective travel agency businesses.

Not only just their goal to help achieve people’s travel dreams but changing their lives as well by turning their travel business dreams into reality has been their very success. Fast forward today, they have the largest network of 1,500 independent travel agency affiliates all over the nation.

Last year, their homecoming event in Marco Polo was a success but they are making this year to be their best yet in gathering their all their affiliates, travel suppliers and tour operators in a one grand event to celebrate their 8th Annual Christmas Homecoming with their theme: Let Your Gypsy Soul Wander this coming December 9 at the Solaire Resort and Casino.

For more details of this free-spirited event, and to learn more on how to turn your passion into a business, feel free to contact Travel Depot at  0917-6800968, 0922-8116912, 0908-8913880 and their landline 631-0018, 503-9585, 267-2895. You can also visit their office at 2803 Jollibee Plaza, F. Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Or visit their website www.the traveldepot.ph.

The feast goes on at Madrid Fusion Manila 2018

 

MANILA – Madrid Fusion Manila sets its 4th staging at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia grounds on April 19-21 with another Michelin star-studded list of participating chefs from all over the world.

 

Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo signed the Memorandum of Understanding together with Undersecretary Benito Bengzon, JrMadrid Fusion director Lourdes Plana, and business director Iñigo Iribarnegaray yesterday at Manila Peninsula Hotel.

 

In her speech, Secretary Teo thanked all their sponsors and partners, including media, in making the MFM, the most awaited culinary event in the region for the past years. Again, she enjoined all players to work together once more to ensure another banner year.

 

“DOT and travel industry partners hope to develop and promote culinary tourism and spur tourism arrivals. DA and entrepreneurs and farmers hope to create an awareness and demand for agriculture in the provinces, the DTI and the business sector hope to promote trade and business partnership in the food industry and tourism, the academe wishes to expose their students to the latest gastronomic trends and learn from the knowledge imparted by the great chefs in the world, and our media partners are chronicling all these exciting developments in food gastronomy and tourism. This project will bond all these sectors together, we are rallying behind one common goal of establishing the Philippines as the center of gastronomy in this part of the world. We ask for you to continue your support MFM 2018, International Gastronomy Congress, The Fusion Manila International Gastronomy Expo, and the expanded Flavors of the Philippines festival that will run the whole month of April and possibly expand to June countrywide, “she declared.

 

With the theme Innovating Traditions, the confirmed participating chefs for MFM 2018 are: Javier Estévez (La Tasqueria Madrid); Iñigo Lavado (Singular Irun); Roberto Ruiz (Punto MX, Madrid); Pepe Solla (Casa Solla, Pontevedra); Diego Gallegos (Sollo, Málaga); Paul Qui (Kuneho, Austin Texas); Matt Abergel (Ronin, Hong Kong); Mingoo Kang (Mingles, Seoul); LG Han (Labyrinth, Singapore); Aitor Jerónimo Orive (Iggy’s, Singapore); Hajime Yoneda, (Hajime, Osaka); and Curtis Duffy (Grace, Chicago).

Hotel Suppliers Show goes all out for its 8th year

 

Annual three-day trade expo brings in international speakers and presents opportunities for hospitality stakeholders

 

Hotel Suppliers Show, considered the Philippines’ biggest hospitality trade fair, will take place on September 21 to 23, 2017 at the SMX Convention Centre Manila, Mall of Asia Complex. The show is now on its 8th year and is set to feature even more of the industry’s leading manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers looking to meet buyers and distributors in the Philippines’ growing market of hotels, restaurants, and resorts.

 

“We’re very excited to hold the eight year of the show,” says Patrick-Lawrence Tan, Chief Executive Officer, Global-Link Exhibitions Specialist. Inc. “Since we launched it in 2010, this has slowly but surely gained a reputation as an ideal platform for hospitality operators to source quality products from leading suppliers and network with some of the top industry players in the country. Building on the success of previous years, we are looking forward to presenting fresh programming and new developments from the product and service sectors for hospitality.”

 

The Hotel Suppliers Show is organized by Global-Link Exhibitions Specialist, Inc. in partnership with the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP) and is a must for hotel and restaurant operators, property developers, specialists in retail, F&B and spa, as well as architects and designers seeking a dynamic showcase of the highest quality hospitality products, technology, and services.

 

Last year’s show gained outstanding feedback from both exhibitors and visitors. Over 7,755 square meters of exhibition space was packed with more than 250 participating companies. The show was attended by 7,500 trade buyers and visitors, breaking its own records in the previous years.

 

Five engaging symposiums will also be happening alongside the trade fair. This year, the highly influential trend forecaster Cécile Poignant, editor of Trend Tablet, will be presenting The Future of Travel and Hospitality exclusively to participants of the show. The report highlights major lifestyle trends that will shape travel for years to come. As a trend forecaster, Poignant has worked and consulted with many international brands including Nissan, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, Philips, Estée Lauder, L’oréal, and Jacobs Douwe Egberts for market studies that have influenced their strategic product developments and innovation processes. When she is not travelling the world to speak at international conferences in front of experienced professionals, Poignant teaches Innovation at Parsons Paris, and Trend Forecasting at ESCP Europe and Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) Paris.

 

Happening at the same time will be the National Building and Property Management Summit, a conference for business and trade professionals from the property and construction sector; the World Hospitality Market featuring Mr. Matteo Grigolini, an Italian hospitality market expert, will tackle the latest trends in the furniture and furnishing aspect of the industry; Management Essentials for Hotels and Resorts: Purchasing, Labor, and Finance by Y&S 1847 Hotel Investment and Development; and a Continuing Professional Development conference by the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers.

 

From the front desk to back of the house services, F&B to housekeeping, design and décor to technology, the all-encompassing event will feature a comprehensive showcase segmented into the three areas including Design & Décor Philippines, Food & Beverage Suppliers Show and Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment Philippines. This event is sponsored by Hafele Philippines, Inc. and Harle Philippines, Inc. For more information on the Hotels Suppliers Show 2017, follow us on Facebook and Instagram: @HotelSuppliersShow or register at http://gesi.com.ph/hotelshow to get your visitor pass to the show.

HSMA Virtus Awards

VIRTUS Awards 2016. Margie Munsayac, HSMA President (leftmost) and Rose Libongco, Virtus Awards Chair (rightmost) flank the 2016 Virtus Awards winners (left to right) Marivic Recio of The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts (Leader category), Ma. Trixie Ong of Best Western Hotel La Corona Manila (Associate category), June Kelly Ichinomiya of The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts (Manager category), and Ann Olalo of Radisson Blu Cebu (Marketing Campaign category). –  (Photo by www.hsmph.com)

 

The Hotel Sales and Marketing Association’s (HSMA) quest to award its 80-strong member-properties for creativity, innovation, and excellence continues with the 3rd Virtus Awards to be held in November this year.

The multi- category competition offers a unique platform among hotel sales and marketing professionals in the country to tell their stories of excellence and success that resonate well beyond the hotel and resort industry. It acknowledges customer and business-focused strategies as well as innovative and creative programs that bring about measurable results and return on investments to their properties.

Launched in 2015, the Virtus Awards grants three individual awards and one corporate award annually. The individual awards for Associate, Manager, and Leader are in the categories of room sales, events management, catering, reservation, public relations and communications, and revenue management.

“The Virtus Awards has propelled the HSMA into another level of advocacy and raised the bar in the delivery of its objective of motivating and encouraging excellence among its ranks,” declares Rose Libongco, Chairperson of the Virtus Awards.

“We hope to ignite the passion and drive of hotels and resorts through their all-important sales and marketing team to excite the market, deliver vigorous business, make hearts beat a little faster, and yes, shake our world,” she adds.

According to HSMA President Margie Munsayac, the steadfast support of the Department of Tourism as well as a stellar cast of industry leaders and influencers as judges will enable HSMA to continue its celebration of excellence in hotel sales and marketing.

“The HSMA will continue to forge ahead to make the Virtus Awards leave a mark and the winners will be true exemplars of the tourism and hospitality industry, she states.

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