High hotel occupancy expected this Holy Week

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(Photo credit: Diamond Hotel Philippines)

Hotels and resorts are expected to enjoy high occupancy as travelers move all around the country in the coming days. Holy Week has historically been a peak period for domestic travel in the Philippines. 

According to Philippine Hotel Owners Association (PHOA) President Arthur M. Lopez, hotels have been reporting very good bookings. 

“I have been receiving feedback from our members that bookings are rising, which is very encouraging,” Lopez said.

With the easing of inter-zonal travel requirements, Filipinos can take advantage of the long days off from work during the Holy Week by traveling to different destinations in the country. This has created strong demand both for city hotels and resorts.

“The high demand is a welcome development for the accommodation sector, which has been severely impacted by the pandemic in the last two years. The return to pre-pandemic levels will take a while but at least we are seeing stronger demand across different traveler segments,” Lopez added.

With greater mobility among travelers and higher operating capacity in hotels, PHOA will continue to strictly implement health and safety protocols among its members.

“We are committed to ensuring a safe and enjoyable stay for all our guests. We will therefore ensure adherence to public health standards in the entire customer journey,” Lopez said.


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