MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The Philippines’ hospitality and tourism industry is experiencing a huge wave of both local and international visitors. Travelers are flocking to domestic travel destinations such as Boracay, Baguio, Palawan, and Siargao which are the top 4 places of choice according to a survey in June 2022. This same survey revealed that 76% of participants would rather stay in a hotel; 41% would choose to stay at a relative’s house; 28% would book an AirBnB; and 17% would pick a motel or inn for their overnight stays.
This influx in the travel industry means an increase in demand for hotels. And for small and large-scale hotels alike, every booking counts. A glitch in the system can cause over-bookings, leading to problems in the management of the rooms and guests, or even losing potential guests altogether. To aid hotel partners in their business, internet provider Converge ICT Solutions, Inc., along with Comise Solutions, Inc., is introducing the new Workplace hotel management solution.
Workplace hotel management solution is a cloud-based hotel management software that allows establishments to automate bookings, synchronize real-time bookings and reservations among multiple applications with inventory, and report hotel revenue and booking activities among other functions. Apart from helping with the hotel’s management on the digital back-end, Workplace also opens new opportunities to expand the hotel’s reach through social media, direct marketing, and new channels like affiliate marketing. The system works best with high-speed, pure fiber connectivity such as Converge flexiBiz. Together, Workplace and Converge FlexiBiz offer maximum productivity and expansion for hotel establishments.
To demonstrate and further elaborate on how Workplace can benefit partner hotels, Converge is holding an online event entitled, “Into the Cloud: Converge Boosts the Hospitality Industry with New Hotel Management Solution” on Thursday, August 31, 2023 live via adobo Magazine’s Facebook from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM. The event will feature panelists from the industries of hospitality, telco, and technology:
Blue Aldridge is the National Head of Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Enterprise of Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. Blue looks after the day-to-day operations for SME and out-of-Manila business acquisition through organic and channel, client handling, opportunity development, and business community activity participation. He has been selling technology to businesses for the past 25 years in the form of hardware, software, and connectivity. He has extensive experience in the telco industry and was formerly with Pointwest Technologies and Nestle Philippines.
Jojo Abundancia is the Managing Director and one of the co-founders of Comise Solutions, Inc. — a company dedicated to formulate solutions for hospitality and other verticals. He is currently the CEO and oversees the daily operations of the company to ensure quality delivery of service to their customers. One of his main roles is to develop relationships with partners that will complement the Comise line of products and services; thus, bringing quality and reliable end-to-end solutions to the market.
Elpidio Beloso Jr.
Elpidio “Boy” Beloso Jr. is the General Manager of Holiday Inn Express Manila Newport City, and IHG Hotel, and concurrently the Senior Director for Hotel Operations of Newport World Resorts Manila. He began his career in the hotel industry as a steward and housekeeper. Because of his passion for world-class service, he has risen to the top of the ranks as Vice President for Hotel Operations at Resorts World Manila. Today, he is now one of the most renowned and well-respected personalities in the country’s hospitality industry.