Travel sale promotes ‘safe trips’

HUE Hotels and Resorts in Boracay. / PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF IG/HUEBORACAY

To help revive tourism and encourage Filipinos to rediscover local destinations, the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA) is bringing back the 2020 big travel sale hit: The S.O.S. or September Online Sale.

SOS 2021 is an online sale of various hotel vacation and food & beverage packages that the public can access by visiting the HSMA website hsma.org.ph/sos from 15 September to 15 October.

The discounted packages are sold in the form of e-vouchers that can be used within a year from the date of purchase and may be extended upon request.

Eighty hotels and resorts across the country are participating in this year’s SOS, putting up deals and discounts at as much as 70 percent off.

Have a safe trip, Pinas!

True to the call of the Department of Tourism’s (DoT) new campaign, “Have a Safe Trip, Pinas,” SOS hopes to contribute to the momentum of local tourism recovery by boosting public confidence and driving anticipation for travel. Inoculation of Filipino workers from the country’s key tourism destinations is the first step to strengthen this drive.

At least 14 million Filipinos have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Vaccine doses are also being sent to areas identified by the government as highly dense tourist destinations such as the National Capital Region (NCR), Boracay, Bohol, Metro Cebu and Palawan.

In the interest of every Filipino’s health and safety, the DoT is working with hotels and resorts to implement strict protocols and precautionary measures set by the World Health Organization (WHO) to make travel safe for both guests and employees.

Rediscovering the Philippines

Available during the SOS travel sale are more than a hundred packages and up to 70 percent off in discounts from key destinations within Metro Manila and throughout the country, including: Manila, Pasay, Parañaque, Ortigas, Pasig, Quezon City, Makati, BGC, Alabang, Cavite, Laguna, Bataan, Clark, Ilocos, Baguio, Boracay, Iloilo, Cebu, Bohol, Palawan and Davao.

For a quick weekend getaway without having to venture far, hotels within the greater Metro Manila area have come together to offer an urban sanctuary in the middle of the metro.

Other participating NCR properties with staycation deals, F&B credits and other exciting offers include: Acacia Hotel Manila, Astoria Plaza, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Discovery Primea, Dusit Thani Manila, Holiday Inn and Suites Makati, New World Makati Hotel, Oxford Suites Makati, Seda Residences Makati, Grand Hyatt, 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 & 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.

HSMA’s SOS is presented in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), Atlantis, Isentia, with Cebu Pacific as airline partner.

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.

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