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June 2013
SkyMyx.com – The Cheapest Way to Fly Mix, match and book cheap flights in just one site
                             Makati, June 27, 2013 – It’s time to book a flight --- but to get the best rates, you have to open every single website known to man just so you can compare the promos! And you think, there has got to be an easier way… there is now!
Philippine Hotel Reservations Service Inc. (PHRS) has launched their new product www.skymyx.com, a flight booking engine which makes it possible to search for cheap flights from all airlines comprehensively. Users can do price comparisons, find all online promo fares and easily book their preferred flights without opening multiple airline websites at the same time. Skymyx.com is not the same as other meta-search flight sites like kayak.com and skycanner.com, as they only compare the fares of all the airlines.  Skymyx.com takes this flight searching task to a higher level!  “With Skymyx, users can experience the freedom of mixing and matching the cheapest flights from multiple airlines and book last minute availability with instant flight confirmation in just one website”, said Lila Rosenberger, PHRS President & CEO.
Valuable key points of Skymyx.com:
MYX. With skymyx.com, users can mix any flight combination on their favorite destinations by selecting the flight they want based on their preferred time and budget. Mixing airline carriers can be done seamlessly without having to purchase the entire roundtrip ticket from just one airline.  
FLY. Skymyx.com offers hundreds of flights daily.  So you may choose to fly multi-point destinations by purchasing one way tickets (for domestic only) without sacrificing price or convenience.
SAVE. Users can take advantage of the online promo fares from many airlines in just one search which helps them save time and money. 
Skymyx.com is powered by PHRS Philippine Hotel Reservations Service Inc., a company founded since 2006 with a proven track record in the travel industry. With PHRS at the helm of skymyx.com, travelers will surely benefit from their expertise and technological know-how prevalent in all their products.  
As part of this new product launch, skymyx.com will be giving away PHP 500 PHRS worth of Gift Certificates which can be redeemed towards any hotel booking accommodations during the first week. Users of skymyx.com can also ensure a guaranteed discount as much as 80% off on hotels, transfers and tour packages right on PHRS website at www.philippinehotelreservations.com
There is no other site like Skymyx.com that offers you the smartest way to book flights online! Visit www.skymyx.com where mixing skies has no limits!
March 2013
5K & Below, Let's Go!

MAKATI CITY – March 2013 – While browsing thru your page, you saw this -"ALL IN TRAVEL PACKAGE FOR ONLY 3000!"- Cheap right, you start to get excited and you'll call the contact number stated on the page right away, you'll inquire and will be dismayed to find out the price given to you is way higher than the one being published. Each one of us experienced this scenario. All of us had fallen victims to false travel promos.

Break-free from hoax travel promos and bogus travel deal sites with PHRS' Travel Sale. Our first mind-blowing, incredible, and dynamic ALL-IN travel package promo.

Every month we will feature destinations that you will surely enjoy, for March we have Boracay and Puerto Princesa, perfect for summer getaways.

Prices and seats are guaranteed. And the best part is, its all below Php 5000. All you have to do is pack your stuffs and prepare yourself for an awesome vacation.

The prices that are seen on the website are as is, no hidden charges, no mark-ups, no surprise fees. Whatever price you will see is the exact price that you will pay. The All-In travel package includes:

  • * 3 Days/ 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • * Daily Breakfast
  • * Roundtrip Airfare
  • * Roundtrip Airport Transfers
  • * Taxes and Service Charge

Simply go to the website, search for your preferred destination, travel date, hotel and pay. It's that easy!

So what are you waiting for, visit http://www.philippinehotelreservations.com/travel-madness/destination or you may call our hotline at 812-7477 for our super discounted travel packages promos!

Traveling has never been this fun and easy with PHRS, Your Local Travel Expert.

March 2013
PHRS featured in Travelife Magazine
January 25, 2013
Once again, we made it! The Philippines awarded as one of the Best Tourist Destination

MAKATI CITY – January 25, 2013 – Philippine Hotel Reservations Service (PHRS), the local expert with low cost travel package encourages more travelers to visit the Philippines.

Despite of the ongoing tension between China and The Philippines, the Chinese government awarded The Philippines as one of the best tourist destinations in the world.

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, the award was based on a consumer survey made by one of the top news dailies in Shanghai. Finland, Korea, Singapore and Dubai also won the said award.

The awarding ceremony was held at Hengshan Picardie Hotel in Shanghai Last January 9, 2013. Consul General Charles Jose accepted the award for the Philippines.

It is clear why tourists all over the world are coming in to the Philippines. Unique destinations are spread throughout the 7,107 islands, from the world renowned beaches and underwater treasures, spectacular flora and fauna, to the cuisines that reflect every Filipino culture.

Many people put too much time and effort into planning their dream vacation, why go into trouble of fixing your travel when Philippine Hotel Reservations Service is just a click and call away..

Many people put too much time and effort into planning their vacation on their own, why go into trouble of organizing your dream getaway when Philippine Hotel Reservations Service is just a click and call away.

At Philippine Hotel Reservation Service (PHRS) you get more than what you asked for.

All you have to do is relax as you browse thru our interactive website and pay for their reservation online, or grab your phone and let our expert and friendly travel consultants give the best rate and help you personalize your dream vacation that you will never forget.

For reservation, other promotions and more information, please call our dedicated call center hotline, at 02- 812 PHRS (7477), which is open daily (including all major holidays) or visit the website at www.philippinehotelreservations.com and discover why it truly is more fun in the Philippines.

November 21, 2012
Team Cebu Wins the 2nd PHRS Boracay Beach Volleyball Open Championship

MAKATI CITY – November 21, 2012 – Edward Ybanez and Jonrey Sasing of Team Cebu grabbed the very first Philippine Beach Volleyball National Championship title with a 15-12 match point score against Team ARMM Warriors from Tawi-Tawi at the second Philippine Hotel Reservations Service's (PHRS) Boracay Beach Volleyball Open (BBVO) held in Boracay from November 16-19, 2012.

Proudly endorsed by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Progressive Volleyball Center (PVC), Philippine Beach Volleyball Association (PBVA) and the Province of Aklan, the PHRS Boracay Beach Volleyball Open has been labeled to be the largest beach volleyball event in the country as the best players in the country gathered to play beach volleyball at its highest level and with fun division, everyone had a chance to play and be part of the event. The tournament consisted three (3) Divisions namely the Philippine Beach Volleyball Association (PBVA) National Championship (competitive), the San Miguel Fun Cup and the Mixed Quattro Fun Division making it open to both recreational and competitive volleyball aficionados.

"The 2nd PHRS Boracay Beach Volleyball Open became a catalyst for our next national team and a possible national beach volleyball tour. With the caliber of players who went this year, the spectators were able to witness Philippine beach volleyball played at its highest level," according to PSC Beach Volleyball consultant Eric Lecain. More than a thousand spectators and supporters converged to celebrate fitness and sustainable tourism on the beautiful island of Boracay.

Mikhail Marchenko and Ralph Kenneth Felices of Team Footzeez won the San Miguel Fun Cup Championship title while Team Top Gun settled for second place and Team Palassa ranked third. Team All About Sisig, composed of Mikhail Marchenko, Ralph Kenneth Felices, Hanz Alvarez and Sheena Mae Felices fought hard for the Mixed Quattro Fun Division Championship award as Team Palassa and Team Pasig placed second and third place respectively. Players from different parts of the nation, locals from Boracay and fun-loving tourists from as far as Germany, Russia, Spain and Canada participated in the fun divisions.

The PBVA Championship final game made spectators and fans sit at the edge of their chairs as Team Cebu and Team ARMM Warriors from Tawi-Tawi struggled ferociously for the PBVA title. Team Cebu winning the first set with a score of 21-16 and Team ARMM Warriors from Tawi-Tawi tried to get ahead of the game prevailing on the second set of the match. The exhilaration went on as the match point ended with a 15-12 score in favor of Team Cebu.

"Most of our players traveled far and wide to come to this exciting vent to covet the most prestigious award of becoming the National Champion of the largest open beach volleyball tournament in the Philippines. ARMM Warriors (Tawi-Tawi) and Team Cebu did not disappoint their coaches, fans and fellow players by showing us one of the best games ever played in the history of Philippine Beach Volleyball," said Lila Marquez-Rosenberger, co-founder and CEO of the Philippine Hotel Reservations Service.

Travel vouchers, goodies and up to Php 100,000 worth of cash were given away as prizes to winners and participants. Team Cebu received Php 40,000-worth of cash prize while Halim Khan and Gabshar Tahilludin of Team Tawi-Tawi were given Php 15,000 as PBVA second placers. Parley Tupaz and Arnel Amadeo from Team Iloilo ranked third place and received a cash prize of Php 5,000. The rest of the runners up for the PBVA championship open were given Php 1,000 cash as consolation prize.

The San Miguel Fun Cup champions on the other hand received a total of Php 12,000 worth of prizes while second and third placers were given Php 6,000 and Php 3,000 worth of prizes respectively. Mixed Quattro Fun Cup champions obtained a total of Php 5,000 in cash aside from goodies and travel vouchers.

"Congratulations to all the winners and champions of the PBVA Open, San Miguel Fun Cup and the Mixed Quattro Divisions! Likewise, thank you to all the players who exhibited true sportsmanship and team spirit; to all our fans who came three straight days braving the sun, wind and sand; to all our generous sponsors and media partners who made all this possible," Rosenberger added.

 
Happiest Place On Earth Year 2 - Promo Mechanics

1. Open to all fans and followers of Choose Philippines and PHRS residing in the Philippines ONLY.

2. Contestants must be between 18 – 65 years of age upon submission of entry.

3. Promo duration: Nov. 12 – Dec. 17, 2012 (PH Time)

4. Each contestant can upload an original photograph taken in the Philippines in time for Christmas season. The photo must have a brief, written description that answers the phrase: "Makabuluhan ang Pasko ng Pilipino dahil………".

5. Interested participants need to do the ff:

  • Upload your entry on www.choosephils.com on the products page of the website w/ your:
    • Name:
    • Age:
    • Email address:
  • Post it and tag (e.g. @ChoosePhilippines and @Philippine Hotel Reservations Service) on Facebook and Twitter* of Choose Philippines and Philippine Hotel Reservations Service (PHRS).
    • *Optional if one is having a hard time tagging their entry on FB.

6. Only one Photo Entry per contestant is allowed.

7. Contestants must have full ownership of the entry (photo) they posted.

8. Cut off for posting of entries is every Thursday 12nn

Determination Of Winners

1. Winners will be determined by the following criteria:

  • Originality: 50%
  • Content: 30%
  • Judges Decision: 20%

2. Three weekly winners will be announced every Friday 12:00NN on Choose Philippines and PHRS Facebook websites. 15 winners ( 5 weeks)

3. Winners declared by Choose Philippines and PHRS will be final.

4. Grand Winner will be announced on Dec. 17, 2012 on the following sites:

Claiming Of Prizes

1. Redemption period for prizes shall be within 30 days from the receipt of notification. After the given30 days, unclaimed prizes will be forfeited.

2. Prizes can be claimed at PHRS with office at Room 308 Cattleya Bldg. Legazpi Village, Makati City OR at Choose Philippines with office located at ABS-CBN Sgt. E.A. Esguerra cor. Mother Ignacia St., Quezon City

3. The following must be presented by the winners for verification for claiming the prizes.

  • a. valid ID with picture
  • b. printed copy of electronic mail notification
Disclaimer

By entering this contest, contestants are giving Choose Philippines and PHRS the right to repost or use the photo entries in any of its promotional efforts.

PHRS and Choose Philippines reserve the right to remove and disqualify entries which contain any of the following: a. Visual or verbal profanities b. Complete or partial nudity and sexually explicit or suggestive images c. Display of violence or abuse (graphic or written) d. Demeaning comments or images on race, religion, sexual orientation, culture, ethnicity, nationality, or gender.

PHRS and Choose Philippines will not be held liable for any technical errors that may arise within the duration of this contest.

 
PHRS Boracay Beach Volleyball Players to Wear Shirts Out of Recycled Bottles

MAKATI CITY – October 16, 2012 – The Philippine Hotel Reservations Service (PHRS) who organized the much-awaited second season of the PHRS Boracay Beach Volleyball Open (BBVO) ties up with Revolve, the country's first and only manufacturer of sports apparel made from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. Players and participants of the event will be wearing Revolve shirts in promotion of sustainable tourism.

According to top mountaineer Regidor "Regie" Pablo, founder of Revolve, the country's first and only apparel company that use environment-friendly material for its clothing line, recycled PET shirts are now very popular in many countries, and even well-known apparel brands are now using materials made out of recycled PET bottles. The plastic bottles grinded into flakes and will undergo a procedure called "polymerization" where the flakes become chips and turned into filament yarn. Once turned into filament yarn, they are then weaved to achieve the desired fabric texture and dyed according to color requirements.

The largest beach volleyball event in the country which will take place in the world-famous beach of Boracay on November 16 – 18, 2012 is being endorsed by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Progressive Volleyball Center (PVC), Philippine Beach Volleyball Association (PBVA) and the Province of Aklan. PHRS wishes to invite everyone to support their aim to promote a healthy way of life through beach sports with the least environmental impact on the island.

The tournament will consist of three (3) Divisions namely the Philippine Beach Volleyball Association (PBVA) National Championship (competitive), the San Miguel Fun Cup and the Mixed Quattro Fun Division making it open to both recreational and competitive volleyball aficionados. Experience this exciting volleyball competition together with the hippest music, yoga sessions, fun games, freebies and invigorating refreshments for both BBVO players and spectators in the pristine white sand beach paradise.

Travel vouchers, goodies and up to Php 100,000 worth of cash will be given away as prizes to winners and participants. The teams playing for the PBVA championship will vie for the title and Php 40,000-worth cash prize. Second placers will be receiving Php 15,000 in cash and the team who will settle for third place will be receiving a cash prize of Php 5,000. The San Miguel Fun Cup champions on the other hand will get a total of Php 12,000 worth of prizes while second and third placers will be given Php 6,000 and Php 3,000 worth of prizes respectively. Mixed Quattro Fun Cup champions will obtain a total of Php 5,000 in cash aside from goodies. No one will go home empty handed as all registered players will be receiving loot bags packed with generous gifts from the event sponsors.

Registration Fee for each player is Php 500 which aside from tournament entry includes one player's shirt, one free dinner and cocktail drinks for the party. Live telecast of the games will be aired through Kalibo Cable while delayed telecast of the game will be aired in Solar Sports after the tournament so expect to be at the edge of your seats as you watch each team hit hard to take on the championship title of the most thrilling sporting event of the season!

For exclusive travel arrangements, PHRS is offering, very affordable All-In packages combining flights from our official BBVO Airline Partner, Airphil Express, and various BBVO partner-hotels to fit all budgets.

For the complete list of travel packages, call +632 812 7477 to make your reservations or view them online along with the complete BBVO tournament rules, modes of play, event sponsors and other important information at www.boracaybeachvolleyball.com . Spread the word and make sure you and your friends don't miss out on the most exciting beach volleyball games in Boracay!

List of Sponsors:

Major Sponsors

San Miguel Corporation
Le Soleil De Boracay
Airphil Express
Summerplace Boracay

Secondary Sponsors

Revolve Eco-logical Green Lifestyle
Polychem Industries
P&G Philippines
Southwest Tours
Boracay Tropics
Deja Vu Boracay
Boracay Holiday Resort
The Lazy Dog Bed and Breakfast
Marzon Hotel Kalibo
Marzon Beach Resort
La Carmela de Boracay
Patio Pacific Boracay
Sol Marina Resorts Boracay
Arwana Hotel and Restaurant
Casa Pilar
flyZest
Chris Sports
Triconti Elements
UNO Marketing
Zestful Getaways
APX AdvenTours


Media Sponsors:

Choose Philippines
ABS CBN Regional Network Group
Solar Sports
One Sport Magazine
Travel Life Magazine
Kalibo Cable
Leisure + Adventure Travel
Asian Traveler Magazine
Women's Health Magazine
Men's Health Magazine


October 8, 2012
Spike for Fitness and Sustainable Tourism in the 2nd PHRS Boracay Beach Volleyball Open!

MAKATI CITY – October 8, 2012 – In promotion of fitness and sustainable tourism, the Philippine Hotel Reservations Service (PHRS) organized the largest beach volleyball event in the country bringing together sport enthusiasts from different parts of the nation. The much-awaited second season of the PHRS Boracay Beach Volleyball Open (BBVO) will take place in the world-famous beach of Boracay on November 16 – 18, 2012.

Endorsed by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Progressive Volleyball Center (PVC), Philippine Beach Volleyball Association (PBVA) and the Province of Aklan, PHRS wishes to invite everyone to support their aim to promote a healthy way of life through beach sports with the least environmental impact on the island. The tournament will consist of three (3) Divisions namely the Philippine Beach Volleyball Association (PBVA) National Championship (competitive), the San Miguel Fun Cup and the Mixed Quattro Fun Division making it open to both recreational and competitive volleyball aficionados. Experience this exciting volleyball competition together with the hippest music, yoga sessions, fun games, freebies and invigorating refreshments for both BBVO players and spectators in the pristine white sand beach paradise.

Travel vouchers, goodies and up to Php 100,000 worth of cash will be given away as prizes to winners and participants. The teams playing for the PBVA championship will vie for the title and Php 40,000-worth cash prize. Second placers will be receiving Php 15,000 in cash and the team who will settle for third place will be receiving a cash prize of Php 5,000. The San Miguel Fun Cup champions on the other hand will get a total of Php 12,000 worth of prizes while second and third placers will be given Php 6,000 and Php 3,000 worth of prizes respectively. Mixed Quattro Fun Cup champions will obtain a total of Php 5,000 in cash aside from goodies. No one will go home empty handed as all registered players will be receiving loot bags packed with generous gifts from the event sponsors.

"The PBVA Championship looks to be the largest open men's beach volleyball event ever held in the Philippines. It has attracted the best players in the country and looks to be a catalyst for our next national team and a possibly national Beach Volleyball tour. With the caliber of players coming this year the spectators will be able to see beach volleyball played at its highest level and with the Fun divisions everyone has a chance to play and be a part of this great event," according to PSC Beach Volleyball consultant Eric Lecain.

Registration Fee for each player is Php 500 which aside from tournament entry includes one player's shirt, one free dinner and cocktail drinks for the party. Live telecast of the games will be aired through Kalibo Cable while delayed telecast of the game will be aired in Solar Sports after the tournament so expect to be at the edge of your seats as you watch each team hit hard to take on the championship title of the most thrilling sporting event of the season!

For exclusive travel arrangements, PHRS is offering, very affordable All-In packages combining flights from our official BBVO Airline Partner, Airphil Express, and various BBVO partner-hotels to fit all budgets.

For the complete list of travel packages, call +632 812 7477 to make your reservations or view them online along with the complete BBVO tournament rules, modes of play, event sponsors and other important information at www.boracaybeachvolleyball.com . Spread the word and make sure you and your friends don't miss out on the most exciting beach volleyball games in Boracay!

October 3, 2012
Travel in a BOX: Experience a Unique Gift of Discovery

MAKATI CITY – October 3, 2012 – Philippine Hotel Reservations Service (PHRS), the company that specializes in creating exclusive and exciting means of discovering the Philippines and Asia through travel goes retail!

On October 1, 2012, Travel in a BOX, a unique travel gift was launched at Hobbes and Landes stores in the metro. This exciting new product allows customers to express how much they appreciate loved-ones by giving them a unique gift of travel experience.

Each Travel in a BOX is an artistically-crafted gift box that contains a Gift Certificate for two (2) persons to various picturesque destinations like Siargao, Bohol, Boracay, Palawan, Ilocos, Davao, Singapore, Hongkong, etc., starting at just PHP 4,930!

To make your gift-giving a breeze, PHRS developed six (6) travel themes which will surely unearth the magic of each destination and enhance the overall travel experience -- Celebrate Romance, Escape to Paradise, Family Fun, Weekend Getaways, Explore Nature and Go Extreme. Each Travel in a BOX includes 3 days/2 nights hotel accommodations, daily breakfasts, roundtrip airport transfers, and breathtaking adventures.

Celebrate Romance destinations include romantic island retreats to El Nido Palawan, Siargao, Surigao del Norte or a romantic date in Manila Bay with a relaxing spa experience. Escape to Paradise entails relaxing tours to Pangalo, Bohol, Boracay and Puerto Princesa. Family Fun makes bonding with family extra special with hotel and tour packages arranged for Universal Studios, Singapore and Genting Highland, Malaysia or a Historical Tour in Vigan, Ilocos Sur. Weekend Getaways have never been more convenient as you take a relaxing stay in Manila, Subic or Ilocos Norte. For nature lovers, travelers may opt for the Bohol Countryside Tour, Coron Town Tour in Palawan or the Tree Top Adventure in Baguio through the Explore Nature themed boxes. Better yet, Go Extreme with the Sky Walk Adventure in Cebu, Wild Water Tubing in Davao and the Zip Line and Drop Zone facilities in Dahilayan Park, Bukidnon.

"Travel in a BOX is a wonderful and unique way to express love, thanks, congratulations, bon voyage or a simple way to say you care. Your loved ones will be able to share their trip with you once they return as each Travel in a BOX is the perfect place to hold the memories and souvenirs they picked up along the way", said Lila Marquez-Rosenberger, CEO and Co-founder of PHRS.

Travel in a BOX stands are available now at Hobbes and Landes specialty stores located in Bonifacio High Street, Rockwell Power Plant, Greenbelt 5 and Greenhills Promenade. Travel in a BOX is also available through www.travelbox.ph and can be shipped for FREE to any address in Metro Manila.

For more details or inquiries, you may contact PHRS Marketing at +632 659-3611.

September 7, 2012
Get ready for the hippest event of the season as PHRS brings you the 2nd Boracay Beach Volleyball Open!

MAKATI CITY – September 7, 2012 Philippine Hotel Reservations Service is thrilled to present the 2nd PHRS Boracay Beach Volleyball Open on November 16-18, 2012. It is the largest beach volleyball event in the Philippines and is open to anyone who loves to play volleyball under the sun.

In association with Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Progressive Volleyball Center (PVC), Philippine Beach Volleyball Association (PBVA) and the Province of Aklan, the tournament is open to both recreational and competitive volleyball enthusiasts and will feature the Philippine Beach Volleyball Association (PBVA) National Championship. Experience this fun and exciting game and celebrate the pristine white sand beach that Boracay offers.

PHRS fully supports sustainable tourism efforts in Boracay and therefore, it is their aim to promote a healthy lifestyle through friendly and competitive games with the least environmental impact on the island.

According to Lila Rosenberger, CEO and co-founder of PHRS, "Promoting an active lifestyle would bring us a more positive outlook in life. Tourism on the other hand should not be considered merely as a business venture and a job-generating industry, it must be an instrument in promoting the importance of environmental awareness."

The tournament will be in front of Summerplace and Le Soleil at Station 2 with fun-filled activities and games lined up for visitors throughout the 3-day event. Play hard by day and party even harder at night during the Players' Party at the famous Summerplace Boracay. Registration Fee for each player is Php 500 which aside from tournament entry includes one player's shirt, one free dinner and cocktail drinks for the party. Cash prizes, travel vouchers and other goodies are in store for the winners and participants.

If you wish to know more details, you may visit www.boracaybeachvolleyball.com or call +632 904 3682/ +63916 301 3366 Players may register for the PBVA National Championship/Men's A Division (competitive), Men's Fun Division or Mixed Fun Division (at least one woman team member required). For BBVO flight and accommodation needs, you may call PHRS from 9am-9pm, Monday to Friday at +632 812 PHRS (7477) to take advantage of the latest deals.

List of Sponsors:
  • San Miguel Corporation
  • Le Soleil De Boracay Hotel
  • Summerplace Boracay
  • Airphil Express
  • Boracay Holiday Resort
  • Best Western Boracay Tropics
  • Marzon Beach Resort Boracay
  • La Carmela de Boracay
  • Patio Pacific Boracay
  • Polychem Industries, Inc.
  • Southwest Tours
  • Sol Marina Resorts
  • Casa Pilar
  • Arwana Hotel Boracay
Media Partners:
  • asianTraveler
  • Travelife
  • ABS-CBN Regional Network Group
  • Choose Philippines
  • Leisure + Adventure Travel
  • ONESPORT Magazine
  • One Mega Group Inc.




August 10, 2012
PHRS aids flood victims through Phil Travel Mart

MAKATI CITY – August 10, 2012 The Philippine Hotel Reservations Service (PHRS) encourages participants of the 23rd Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) to donate a portion of their earnings to emergency humanitarian assistance programs in order to play a part in helping our kababayans who are in distraught caused by the recent calamity that hit our nation.

As the annual event is organized to improve the Philippines' tourism prowess, the spirit of bayanihan which is inherently Filipino must be present in local travel trade shows such as the PTM, said PHRS CEO and co-founder Lila Marquez-Rosenberger. In line with this, PHRS has launched their Book and Help+ campaign where Php 50 of the proceeds for each travel booking will be donated to ABS-CBN's Sagip Kapamilya in order to provide food and non-food relief to affected communities of the flood.

This would enable to encourage and inspire people to participate in helping those who are in need in their own little or big way as individuals, groups or private companies, Rosenberger added. PHRS wishes to provide an opportunity for our PTM attendees to give assistance to flood victims while uplifting our local tourism industry by discovering more of the Philippines. PHRS will be providing accommodation packages with add-on tours as they tie up with the country's leading airlines in bringing big discounts on All-in Domestic Travel Packages throughout the PTM.

The Philippine Travel Mart is going to be held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City from August 10 to 12 with around 250 exhibitors presenting their tour products in the event. Like most trade shows, the PTM will still feature classic destinations such as Bohol, Boracay, Cebu and Palawan. Individual tour packages are also available along with informative seminars and educational activities being part of the three-day activity. You may visit the PHRS website at http://www.philippinehotelreservations.com/ for more information or visit them at Hall 4 Booth L and M, SMX Center during the PTM exhibition.

May 9, 2012
Mother's Day Treat

MAKATI CITY – May 9, 2012 – The Philippine Hotel Reservations Service (PHRS) arranged life-enriching packages to celebrate Mother's Day , which is celebrated in the Philippines every second Monday of May. Travelers need not to travel far since the deals are packages from hotels based in Metro Manila, Batangas and Tagaytay for as low as Php 2,500 per night. Some of the hotels even arranged additional perks such as complimentary fruit baskets, bouquet of flowers, chocolates, coffee and tea making facilities to make the occasion memorable to mothers and children.

"One of the features that stand out from Filipino culture is how we value family and most importantly, our mothers. Although the celebration and the way we practice it at present originated from the West, Filipinos have perpetually shown how much they respect and appreciate their mothers," said Fudge Tajar, Public Relations Officer of PHRS. She added that every company especially those which are involved in tourism and leisure must adapt and cater to promote positive Filipino values such as being family-oriented to be able to contribute in strengthening the nation. This would include making an extra effort in providing reasonable rates, benefits and perks for families to enjoy an event such as Mother's Day.

The special offer is valid from May 8-14, 2012.For more information on how to surprise mothers on their special day, PHRS travel consultants are more than willing to assist you, just dial Hotline 812-PHRS (7477) or visit www.philippinehotelreservations.com for more updates.

April 27, 2012
Cagayan de Oro Continues to Shine!

MAKATI CITY – April 27, 2012 – The Philippine Hotel Reservation Service (PHRS) organized an inexpensive way for tourists to experience the perfect balance of breathtaking scenery and spine-tingling adventures in Cagayan de Oro. Travelers can experience three days of accommodations inclusive of breakfasts and airport transfers for as low as Php 1,687. In additional, optional tours have been arranged which would consist of CDO's signature adventure activity, white water rafting along the city's famous river, supreme ziplining 4,700 feet above Dahilayan Adventure Park in Bukidnon and eat all you can buffet. Aside from these tempting offers, there are museums and cultural heritage sites in the area which are all set to be discovered.

Cagayan de Oro captured the world's attention when it became one of the areas which were devastated by Typhoon Sendong last year. "With the gaining popularity of Voluntourism, Cagayan de Oro has been a battleground for philanthropists and charitable institutions which are responsible for sustaining the area's tourism industry during the tragedy. This would be an eye-opener for everyone that it is more fun to help our countrymen while discovering the wonders of nature, great people and rich culture," according to Fudge Tajar, Public Relations Officer of PHRS. The company would like to be an agent of change in boosting the City of Golden Friendship's tourism prowess. While fellow countrymen and people from different parts of the world are extending compassion, the city has proven its strength amidst a calamity and until its continuing reconstruction.

This great offer is available until May 2, 2012 and for reservations, you may call at (02) 812-PHRS (7477) or visit their website http://www.philippinehotelreservations.com for more information and great offers.

April 4, 2012
PHRS Now Offers Airphil Express Flights!

MAKATI CITY, April 4, 2012 – The Philippine Hotel Reservations Service, the first and biggest central hotel reservations service in the Philippines is thrilled to announce that they can now offer Airphil Express flights to their valued clients. "This partnership creates a better opportunity for tourists to explore the Philippines with low-cost travel package rates. These promos would include roundtrip flights with airport transfers, 3 days/2 nights hotel accommodations with breakfasts and other tour offers and perks!", said PHRS CEO and co-founder Lila Marquez-Rosenberger.

PHRS has a listing of more than 700 hotels and resorts all over the Philippines while Airphil Express flies to 31 domestic destinations which would result to a myriad of places travelers can visit and choose from. This collaboration wishes to support the Department of Tourism's promotion of the "More Fun in the Philippines" campaign since this would offer a chance for Filipinos and even foreigners to unravel the beauty of our country while advocating for sustainable tourism at the same time. In addition, the merging of PHRS and Airphil Express would consist of providing for the cheapest and best possible rates both for flights and accommodations.

For inquiries, the PHRS call center hotline, 812- (PHRS) 7477 is available daily from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm including all major holidays. And for more information, customers may also check and book accommodation rates online by visiting www.philippinehotelreservations.com.

January 30, 2012
PHRS and Choose Philippines Unite for Philippine Tourism

MAKATI CITY, January 30, 2012 – Two of the country's staunch crusaders for Philippine tourism join forces as they launch a special project in order to heighten travel in the Philippines. The Philippine Hotel Reservations Service (PHRS) and Choose Philippines introduced a hotel booking portal embedded on different articles which showcase the beauty and rich culture of our country through their website www.choosephils.com. This endeavor aims to provide a convenient means for tourists to book accommodations and travel around the homeland as they become more familiar with various festivities and updates on tourism.

As the number of netizens continuously increase, this event seeks to reach out to various travelers mainly Filipinos here and abroad to appreciate the grandeur and of the Philippines with just a click away. "Choosing the Philippines contributes to a higher level of appreciation for your own country, a deeper understanding of your identity and eventually, a keen sense of unity and nationalism", said Lila Marquez-Rosenberger, CEO and co-founder of PHRS. Notwithstanding this aspiration, PHRS and Choose Philippines vow to continue their partnership to promote sustainable tourism to be able to generate more jobs for our countrymen and protect our natural resources.

The tie up of these two outfits wishes to complement with the Department of Tourism's newly-commenced campaign "More Fun in the Philippines". These determining events will positively influence the present and succeeding generations of Filipinos as we unite not only for fun but most importantly to perpetuate our culture and heritage as we strive for greatness as one nation.

January 18, 2012
Share the love and fun this Valentine's Day!

MAKATI CITY, January 18, 2012 – Valentine's Day is fast approaching and what we need to realize is that this event is not exclusive to couples. Whether you're currently unattached or still looking for "the one", Heart's Day is for everyone to celebrate. Philippine Hotel Reservations Service or PHRS encourages everyone to celebrate and share the love this upcoming Valentine's Day through their special pre-Valentine travel accommodation package.

You may escape from the hustle and bustle of the Metro or stay in the comfort of Manila's best hotels for as low as Php 1,630. In addition to this, international romantic tours around Singapore and Hong Kong are being offered as well for Php 4,900 only. The Singapore travel package is inclusive of a 360-degree view of Singapore's Marina Bay via Singapore Flyer wheel while the Hong Kong deal includes a tour in Macau. Wherever and with whomever you choose to be with for the love month, travel and share the fun!

The offer is valid from January 19 to 23, 2012. Avoid the rush and do away with the hassle. For more information regarding these love deals, PHRS travel consultants are more than willing to assist travelers just dial Hotline 812-PHRS (7477) or visit www.philippinehotelreservations.com for more updates.

January 10, 2012
Boholawan---Intensified Fun and Offer this Summer

MAKATI CITY, January 10, 2012 – With the popularity of tourism memes and the Department of Tourism's new slogan "It's more fun in the Philippines", the Philippine Hotel Reservations Service (PHRS) offers a new promotional hotel package to celebrate intensified fun and adventure this upcoming summer. The promo offers low-cost rates for two of the Philippines' majestic tourist destinations namely Bohol and Palawan. "We provide you with the best travel package rates whether you wish to go diving and spelunking in Palawan or experience dolphin and whale watching in Bohol. You may actually benefit from both with our low-cost rates!" said Lila Marquez Rosenberger, CEO and co-founder of PHRS.

A 3-day room accommodation with breakfast and inclusive of roundtrip airport transfers, taxes and service charge has been arranged to suit the needs of travelers and make travelling more fun and hassle-free for as low as Php 1,500. This package will be available from January 10 to 16, 2012. For more details, PHRS travel consultants are more than willing to assist travelers just dial Hotline 812-PHRS (7477) or visit www.philippinehotelreservations.com for more updates.

For more details, PHRS travel consultants are more than willing to assist travelers just dial Hotline 812-PHRS (7477) or visit the abovementioned website for more updates.

January 3, 2012
PHRS Gives You an Amazing Offer for 2012

MAKATI CITY, January 3, 2012 – The Philippine Hotel Reservations Service (PHRS) arranged a special offer to start the New Year with a blast. An international package tour called Amazing 50% Discount to Thailand has been launched as a sign of the company's appreciation to all avid travelers in the country. The deal is in a form of a 50% discount voucher for a 2-night accommodation at First House Hotel inclusive of breakfast, half day city tour, airport transfers and free massage. "For as low as Php 3,600 per person, traveling around Thailand and other ASEAN countries need not to be expensive considering that tourism in the region paves the way to a better cultural awareness among ASEAN nations.", according to Lila Marquez Rosenberger, CEO and co-founder of PHRS.

The vouchers may be obtained through the PHRS website www.philippinehotelreservations.com and the offer will end on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 or until vouchers last. Travel period for Bangkok, Thailand must be from January 04, 2012 until September 30, 2012, package will begin on June 15 2012 until October 15 of next year.

For more details, PHRS travel consultants are more than willing to assist travelers just dial Hotline 812-PHRS (7477) or visit the abovementioned website for more updates.