The Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA) will launch its highly anticipated online marketing promotions this month, the September Online Sale or SOS.
SOS 2021 brings back the online sales of various hotel vacation and food and beverages packages that had a successful run when it was launched last year. The public can access by visiting the HSMA website via the link hsma.org.ph/sos from September 15 to October15, 2021. Buyers will get e-vouchers that will be valid for a year from date of purchase, and may be extended upon request, depending on the hotels and their options on black-out dates.
“We are also including the ancillary services of the properties such as restaurants, bars, banquet packages, spa, gym and pool, and other facilities of each hotel,” said Benjie Martinez, HSMA President and Area Director of Sales and Marketing for Bayleaf Hotels.
Eighty hotels and resorts nationwide will be participating in this year’s SOS offering discounts as much as 70%. Last year’s event sold a total of 2,000 vouchers in a 15-day selling period, a testament of the public’s enthusiasm in travel and tourism despite restrictions brought by the Covid-19 pandemic for the past 18 months.
The HSMA believes that SOS will empower Filipinos to make an investment of hope — not just in their future travels, but in the future of the industry and the country as well.
“This is our chance to extend a helping hand to the travel sector, so that they may regain their footing and continue serving the Filipino people through essential quarantine accommodations and leisure services.This is also a kind of victory over the pandemic, that we are seizing the opportunity to rediscover and reconnect with the beauty of our country,” said Margie Munsayac, HSMA Board Chair and Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Bluewater Resorts.
Available during the SOS travel sale are more than a hundred packages and up to 70% off in discounts from key destinations through out the country, including NCR, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Bataan, Clark, Ilocos, Baguio, Ifugao province, Boracay, Iloilo, Cebu, Bohol, Palawan, and Davao.
Participating NCR properties with staycation deals, F&B credits and added offers include Acacia Hotel Manila, Astoria Plaza, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Discovery Primea, Dusit Thani Manila, Holiday Inn and Suites Makati, New World Makati, Oxford Suites Makati, Seda Residences Makati, Grand Hyatt BGC, Seda BGC, Shangri-La at the Fort, the Bellevue Manila, Bayview Park Hotel, Diamond Hotel Philippines, Hotel Lucky Chinatown, Sheraton Manila Bay, The Bayleaf Intramuros, Winford Manila Resort and Casino, Jen Manila by Shangri-La, Manila Marriott Hotel, Okada Manila, Kingsford Hotel Manila, Microtel Wyndham Mall of Asia, EDSA Shangri-La, Joy-Nostalg Hotel and Suites Manila, Richmonde Hotel Ortigas, Discovery Suites, Ace Hotel and Suites, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, B Hotel Quezon City, and Park Inn by Radisson North Edsa.
The rest of Luzon will include Quest Plus Conference Center Clark, Grand Sierra Pines Hotel in Baguio, Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel, Vitalis Villas in Ilocos Sur, Rancho Bernardo Luxury resort in Bagac Bataan, Acuatico Beach Resort and Hotel, Acuaverde Beach Resort in Batangas, Seda Nuvali, Summit Ridge Tagaytay, and Twin Lakes Tagaytay.
Sun, sand, and sea fanatics will find irresistible packages across the Visayas region at Cebu’s Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan, Bluewater Maribago, Shangri-La Mactan, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, BE Resort Mactan, Quest Hotel and Conference Center Cebu, Savoy Hotel Mactan, Waterfront Cebu City, and Waterfront Airport Hotel Mactan while in Panglao, Bohol are Bellevue Resort, Best Western Plus Ivy Wall Resort, and Mithi Resort and Spa.
Those who would want to discover or rediscover last year’s Best Island in the World, Palawan, will find enticing packages from Astoria Palawan, Club Paradise, Bacau Bay Resort Palawan, and Miniloc Island Resort.
Perennial top 5 Best Islands In The World, Boracay, has exciting discounts as well in Crimson Boracay, Astoria Current, Hue Hotels and Resorts, Movenpick Resort and Spa, Alta Vista de Boracay, Belmont Hotel Boracay, Feliz Hotel, Le Soleil de Boracay, Paradise Garden Hotel and Convention Center, Patio Pacific, Discovery Shores, and Shangri-La Boracay Resort and Spa. For those who want to visit the mainland, Richmonde Hotel in Iloilo also has discounted packages.
Not to be outdone, Davao also invites with the packages of Dusit D2 Davao, Dusit Lubi Plantation, and Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao.
HSMA’s SOS partners—the Department of Tourism, Tourism Promotions Board, Atlantis, Isentia, and Cebu Pacific— reflect a public-private sector partnership that endeavor to move the travel and tourism industry by making travel possible again at a cost that will not cut deep into the pockets of Filipinos who have suffered from the effects of the pandemic, physically, financially, and mentally, as well as to provide an avenue for resorts and hotels across the country to survive the challenging months to come.
“HSMA has always been at the forefront of helping the hotel industry and with SOS, we will continue to strive and ensure that marketing efforts for our hotels are still happening despite the current very challenging situation. We hope the SOS will be that spark to bring the hotel industry back to life,” said Carmela Bocanegra, HSMA Director of Public Relations and Vice President for Sales and Marketing of Chroma Hospitality.
Be a part of the resurgence of the travel industry and book your much-deserved vacation now. Visit the HSMA website at www.hsma.org.ph/sos for the full list of participating hotels and resorts, and their available offers and packages. Follow HSMA’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HSMAPH and Instagram account at @HSMAPhilippines.