August 25, 2010

Hotel-booking cancellations start

AN official of The Peninsula Manila confirmed that the hotel has already received a number of booking cancellations from Hong Kong residents.

Joseph Arias, Peninsula PR manager, said the cancellations were “immediate. For most hotels in Manila, most of the business within Asia comes from Hong Kong because we’re very near them. We’ve been selling Manila to them [Hong Kong residents] as a weekend destination.”

While he declined to give an exact number of cancellations, he expressed optimism that the Hong Kong travel advisory would be “temporary. This is not the first time we’ve experienced a crisis. So we hope this problem will not linger.”

At the Mandarin Oriental Manila, four guests from Hong Kong had canceled their travel plans to the country. (Click BusinessMirror for the rest.)

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