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Plan Your Holidays and Get Travel Discounts at the Country’s Biggest Tourism Sale

Up to 70% off on discounts in 80 hotels across the country!
by | September 10, 2021


The tourism and travel industry are one of the hardest-hit industries when borders closed and lockdowns were imposed due to the pandemic in 2020. Billions were lost and thousands of workers under these industries were laid off. But as vaccines are being rolled out globally, we’ve been seeing the gradual return of tourism; restrictions are easing and borders are opening for vaccinated tourists.

The same goes for domestic travel. More Filipinos are keen to traveling again, whether it is quick beach getaways, staycations, or outdoor activities. We’re already in the ber months and if you’ve begun planning your holiday getaways already, the country’s biggest travel sale happening this month is a bang for the buck event you shouldn’t miss. Now in its second year, the Hotel Sales and Management Association is bringing back the country’s biggest travel sale, September Online Sale (S.O.S), with more discounted travel packages for your best holiday plans yet. Who doesn’t love discounts when traveling?

 

Make your travel plans with S.O.S

September Online Sale 2021 is an online sale of various discounted hotel vacation and food & beverages packages sold in the form of e-vouchers, which the public can access at the HSMA website. Last year’s sale was only up for two weeks and with its success, the biggest tourism sale is now a month-long travel mart, from September 15 to October 15, 2021. These vouchers can be used in a span of a year from the date of purchase, some even with lifetime validity, which is perfect for the ever-changing protocols and restrictions on travel.

 

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“We are also including the ancillary service of the properties such as restaurants, bars, banquet packages, spa, gym and pool, and other facilities of the hotel, making this year’s campaign more thrilling and inviting, said Benjie Martinez, HSMA President and Area Director of Sales & Marketing for Bayleaf Hotels.

This year, 80 hotels and resorts across the country will be participating in SOS with more than a hundred packages and up to 70% 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, Iloilo, Cebu, Bohol, Palawan, and Davao.

 

Travel packages and discounts for every mood

With 80 participating hotels across the country, there will be a destination offering great discounts for your every mood. If you want a quick weekend breather without driving too far, hotels within the greater Metro Manila area offer an urban sanctuary in the middle of the Metro. The Peninsula Manila is welcoming back families and couples with an overnight package inclusive of breakfast and complimentary late check-out starting at P6,000 net. Travelers can also enjoy a complimentary room upgrade and buffet breakfast on an overnight stay at Conrad Manila or get up to P3,000 off on an overnight stay at a 3-bedroom suite at The Linden Suites.

 

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If you’re craving some sand and sea, you might want to fly to see the crystal waters and white beaches in Palawan, Cebu, and Boracay. Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan offers luxury at great prices, which comes with complimentary P2,000 in F&B credits and 40% off AUM Spa Services.

Astoria Palawan will let you experience Palawan’s islands and rock formations with their room promotion of three nights for the price of two.

Resorts in the newly-rehabilitated Boracay also offers the same promotion and more; a three-night accommodation package for the price of two at Crimson Boracay and Astoria Current.

Visit the HSMA website for the full list of participating hotels and resorts, and their available offers and packages.

 

Create new memories and help provide jobs

The September Online Sale isn’t just here to give you the best deals for your travel plans. As you make new and fond memories with family or friends when you avail of these packages and discounts, you’ll also provide jobs to thousands of Filipinos in the tourism and travel industry.

“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 Salers and Marketing of Chroma Hospitality.

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

 

How do I book and pay for the packages?

The September Online Sale will run from September 15 to October 15, 2021. E-vouchers are valid for one year from the date of purchase and can be extended depending on the hotel or resort. Packages may be availed through secured online payment platforms including GCash, PayMaya, and GrabPay.

 

What are the travel requirements?

It will depend on the travel destination. Testing and other documents may vary depending on the Local Government Unit, so make sure to be updated through the LGU’s official pages.

 

Be a part of the resurgence of the travel industry and book your much-deserved vacation now. To stay updated on all things SOS, follow HSMA’s Facebook and Instagram.

When she's not writing, Ina is busy collecting stationery, making very specific playlists, listening to a podcast, or thinking of her next meal.