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Visit Samal Island 2012 Launched

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Category: Davao Tourism Posted: Sunday, April 29th, 2012

The Island Garden City of Samal Government recently launched “Visit Samal Island 2012”. This is the second time the island unveils such marketing campaign. This year’s event is expected to be bigger and grander with the active participation of the private sector. Read the rest of this entry »

Davao City Unveils New Tourism Brand

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Category: Davao Tourism Posted: Sunday, September 25th, 2011

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Davao tourism logo


Davao City has just formally unveiled its new tourism brand with a tagline “Life is here”. The new tourism brand primarily talks about what life is in Davao City. The event was held at the Grand Men Seng Hotel and was attended by the tourism stakeholders, business sectors, local government officials and as well as the media.

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Davao to launch New Tourism Brand

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Category: Davao Tourism Posted: Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Davao City is set to launch a new tourism brand and logo this August. This move is expected to create a more positive brand for the tourism industry of Davao. The launching will be held at Grand Men Seng Hotel on September 21, 2011.

The new Davao tourism brand aims to encourage more tourists to come to Davao. Last year, Davao City ranked sixth among Philippine tourist destinations, with more than 300,000 visitors. Read the rest of this entry »

Marco Polo Davao Named as One of the Top-Ranked Hotels

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Category: Davao Tourism Posted: Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Marco Polo Davao

Marco Polo Hotel Davao


The Marco Polo Hotel Davao has been included in the list of best hotels in Southeast Asia according to the 2011 Insiders’ Select™ by Expedia. The Insiders’ Select list gives recognition to hotels that constantly deliver excellent service, best experience and outstanding value to customers.

Expedia is the largest online travel company in the world. It gives a picture of the world’s best hotels based on Expedia customer reviews and Expedia experts. This year’s list was streamlined down from 1,000 to the top 500 best hotels in the world.

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SM-Carlson to Build Park Inn by Radisson Hotel in Davao City

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Category: Davao Tourism Posted: Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

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Park Inn, SM, Carlson logos


SM Group has again forged partnership with Carlson as the company plans to expands its hotel business, this time in Davao. The company will be constructing a 200-room hotel worth Php 750 million and will feature amenities like restaurant, meeting rooms, swimming pool and a gym.

SM Hotels and Conventions Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary SM Investments Corp. had signed a contract with Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company for the establishment of a Park Inn by Radisson hotel in Davao. Radisson will be handling the management and operations of the hotel. One completed, the hotel will be the very first hotel by Radisson in the Asia Pacific region that will carry the Park Inn brand name. Read the rest of this entry »

Island Garden City of Samal Launches “Visit Samal Island” Campaign

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Category: Davao Tourism Posted: Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Visit Samal Island logo

Visit Samal Island campaign logo


To attract more tourists to visit Island Garden City of Samal, tourism stakeholders in Samal launch a new and aggressive marketing campaign dubbed as “Visit Samal Island”. The campaign is expected to draw more than 100,000 visitors by giving away free passports. These passports entitled visitors to avail discounts and freebies to tourism establishments in Samal Island.

The free passports will be given out to strategic areas like shopping malls and public terminals like the Davao International Airport Terminal and Ecoland Overland Transport Terminal. The free passports include information about hotel and resort accommodations and the different activities in Samal Island scheduled from March to May this year. The exciting activities include Miss Tourism Samal Island 2011, search for Miss Body Beautiful, kite-flying contests, culinary, frisbee and beach-volleyball competitions.

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Davao Travel Agencies to hold Travel Expo

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Category: Davao Tourism Posted: Friday, February 11th, 2011

Davao tour packages

Davao tourist spots


The Davao Travel Agencies Association or DTAA will be having a Mega Travel Sale Expo on March 4 to 6, 2011 at the Gaisano Mall Atrium. This is the second travel expo conducted by the association after the successful expo held last year. The expo is expected to gather at least 30 participating companies.

The Davao Travel Agencies Association is actively promoting Davao as a viable tourism destination. The event will feature different tourism destinations for travelers. Promotional and special tour packages are available during event. The association is expecting an increase of visitors during the expo.

The second Mega Travel Sale Expo will definitely help visitors to acquire more insights on the different tourist sites in the country including Davao City.