Beijing Tourism Attaché Dr. Erwin Balane, Philippine Embassy in Beijing Minister and Consul Rodillo Catalan, Hotel101 Group head of sales Jamaica Puti and senior sales manager Philip Olimpiada, acting head of North Asia Division International Promotions Department of Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Micka Anjella Calzado, and Philippine Embassy Beijing Third Secretary and Vice Consul Mark Hanzel Lao.

Hotel101 Group participates in key tourism int’l expos

Beijing Tourism Attaché Dr. Erwin Balane, Philippine Embassy in Beijing Minister and Consul Rodillo Catalan, Hotel101 Group head of sales Jamaica Puti and senior sales manager Philip Olimpiada, acting head of North Asia Division International Promotions Department of Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Micka Anjella Calzado, and Philippine Embassy Beijing Third Secretary and Vice Consul Mark Hanzel Lao.

Hotel101 Group, the hospitality arm of DoubleDragon Corp., participated in international expos initiated by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) throughout Q4 of 2023. These events serve as a testament to Hotel101 Group’s commitment to expanding its global footprint while welcoming international and local tourists to its hotels.

We remain strategic and steadfast in our efforts to promote Hotel101 to our top international markets by joining sales expos and opportunities from the DOT and TPB,” says Hotel101 Group head of sales Jamaica Puti.

The series of international expos kicked off with the first Philippine MICE Roadshow 2023, held from Oct. 11 to 18, 2023, strategically targeted four key cities in South Korea—Busan, Yeosu, Suwon, and Seoul.

DOT Korea Director Ma. Corazon Jorda-Apo with Hotel101 Group senior sales manager Philip Olimpiada.

Maria Margarita M. Nograles, TPB Chief Operating Officer, highlighted the Philippines as an ideal “Bleisure” destination—“a place where tourists can seamlessly blend business and leisure travel.” The MICE Roadshow facilitated essential networking opportunities between Filipino sellers and Korean buyers, further positioning the Philippines as an attractive destination for various MICE groups.

Following this success, Hotel101 Group further showcased its hotels at the Tourism Expo Japan in Osaka from Oct. 26 to 29, 2023. The journey continued with Hotel101 Group’s participation in the China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market in Beijing from Nov. 15 to 17, 2023.

We have managed to exceed our entire target for this year, as we are now at 4,860,000 international arrivals,” says DOT Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco sharing that the country has breached its target of 4.8 million international visitor arrivals before the year ends. “As of October 2023, tourism has already contributed P404 billion to our economy,” she adds.

Hotel101 Group head of sales Jamaica Puti and sales manager Tere Liscano together with Hokkaido Tourism Organization’s Taichirou Satou.

In line with Hotel101 Group’s global expansion strategy, the company aims to increase awareness and conversion for its operational hotels in the Philippines, including Hotel101-Manila, Jinjiang Inn-Ortigas, Jinjiang Inn-Makati, Jinjiang Inn-Boracay Station 1, Injap Tower Hotel-Iloilo, and the newly opened Hotel101-Fort.

We also started to introduce our newly soft-opened Hotel101-Fort to these markets, who continue not only to look for value for money, but also the convenience of location and the comfort of the rooms when they stay and book their accommodations,” shares Puti.

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