Bluewater Resorts in Sumilon Island

Discover the charm of the countryside as the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association of the Philippines (HSMA) holds the third edition of the much-awaited the September Online Sale (SOS).

With theme “Eat. Stay. Love,” the online travel mart runs from September 1 to 30 and will showcase an array of hospitality packages, such as staycations, rejuvenating spa experiences, group tours, and food and beverage deals.

“From a 15-day event in our first year, we’ve planned a month-long travel mart. We are also including the ancillary services of the properties such as restaurants, bars, banquet packages, spa, gym and pool, and other hotel facilities to make this year’s campaign more thrilling and inviting,” says HSMA president Benjie Martinez, who is also area director of sales and marketing for Bayleaf Hotels.

HSMA Philippines is the country’s premier organization of hotel sales and marketing leaders established in 1979, and has members from some 140 hotel and resort properties nationwide.

Travelers can book through www.hsma.org.ph/sos, and plan more life milestones with discount offers on restaurants, meetings and conferences packages, and banquets.

Anya Resort Tagaytay

There’s a deal for everyone in this month-long online fair which showcases 78 resorts and hotels from Metro Manila, the Calabarzon Region, Boracay, Palawan, Bohol, Cebu, and Davao.

Vouchers bought during the sale will have no expiry date, and packages may be availed of through secured online payment platforms including Maya.

Last year’s SOS sold over 5,100 vouchers, or equivalent to P29.2 million in gross sales. The first SOS was held in 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to prepare for the eventual reopening of the tourism industry later on.

Participating establishments in Manila are Bayview Park Hotel, Diamond Hotel, Hotel Lucky Chinatown, The Bayleaf Intramuros, and Winford Resort and Casino.

In northern and central metro: Ace Hotel and Suites, Astoria Plaza, Discovery Suites, Joy Nostalg Hotel & Suites, Marco Polo Ortigas, Richmonde Hotel Ortigas, The Linden Suites; B Hotel Quezon City, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel, Park Inn by Radisson North EDSA, and Seda Vertis North.

Rediscover southern metro’s gems at Acacia Hotel, Dusit Thani Manila, F1 Hotel Manila, New World Makati Hotel, Seda BGC, Seda Residences Makati, Bellevue Hotel, Belmont Hotel, Conrad Manila, Golden Phoenix Hotel, Holiday Inn Express Newport City, Kingsford Hotel, Midas Hotel and Casino, Okada Manila, Savoy Hotel, and The Heritage Hotel.

Enjoy Pampanga’s cuisine and culture at Marriott Hotel and Quest Plus Conference Center, both located at Clark Freeport.

Cool off in tropical Calabarzon’s Acuatico Beach Resort and Hotel, Acuaverde Beach Resort and Hotel, Anya Resort Tagaytay, Pico Sands Hotel, Quest Hotel Tagaytay, Seda Nuvali, Summit Ridge Tagaytay, Taal Vista Hotel, The Bayleaf Cavite, and Twin Lakes Hotel.

Best Western Plus The Ivywall Hotel in Panglao, Bohol

Bask in one of the world’s best beach islands and stay at Astoria Current, Belmont Hotel, Crimson Resort and Spa, Discovery Shores, Feliz Hotel, Le Soleil, Savoy Hotel, and The Lind in Boracay.

Live like royalty in the Queen City of the South at bai Hotel Cebu, Best Western Plus The Ivywall Resort Panglao, Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort, Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort, El Mar Resort, Marco Polo Plaza, Savoy Hotel Mactan, Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino, and Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.

Elsewhere in the central archipelago, laze at Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort, Mithi Resort and Spa, Modala Beach Resort, Richmonde Hotel Iloilo, The Bellevue Resort, The Oriental Leyte, or at Astoria Palawan, Bacau Bay, Club Paradise Palawan, Seda Lio, and El Nido Resorts-Pangulasian Island, Huni Lio, and Miniloc Island Resort.

Lastly, explore exotic Davao at Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation Resort, Dusit Thani Residence Davao, dusitD2 Davao, or Waterfront Insular Hotel.

“The HSMA sends its deepest appreciation to all member hotels for their participation. The variety of packages on offer are compelling which will definitely attract more buyers who are eager to rediscover the joys of travel,” Martinez says.

The September Online Sale is supported by the Department of Tourism (DOT), Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), Atlantis, and Media Meter, and powered by Maya and Megaworld International. 

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