Tag Archive | "Davao tourism"

Blog Contest for Araw ng Dabaw 2012

In a laudable effort to promote the city’s foundation day this March, Duaw Davao Festivals Foundation is running a writing contest among local bloggers. The theme is based on the tagline launched by the City Tourism Operations Office last year — Davao: Life Is Here! Davao City will be celebrating her 75th Araw ng Dabaw […]

Community, Events   3

Why the new Kadayawan logo?

The Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival logo shown here is a let-down — to say the least — for about 300 respondents who answered a survey I ran via the Kadayawan Festival facebook page from last week. (Click here to see the poll — and feel free to chime in.) I held off writing about it […]

Community   21

High hopes for Davao tourism

Carlos Celdran provided valuable input to the local tourism industry when he visited Davao City from 6 to 9 July 2011. On the 8th, the Department of Tourism – Region 11 arranged a powwow for Carlos and a new batch of graduates of DOT-11’s tour guiding program. In his usual effervescent self, Carlos related to […]

Travel & Tours   3

Walking tour of Davao

Carlos Celdran is in town to get to know the cities of Davao and Samal, with the aim of (hopefully) tailoring a new kind of tour. Carlos is well-known in the capital for his unique walking tours of Old Manila. Those tours have gained popularity, not only because of their uniqueness, but also thanks to […]

Travel & Tours   3

Davao’s upcoming tour destinations

Thanks to the Department of Tourism-Region 11 (DOT-11), led by energetic and forward-thinking regional director Art Boncato, I was able to see and experience several upcoming tourist destinations in the province of Davao del Sur recently. Davao del Sur lies directly south of Davao City and its capital is Digos City. (There are four places […]

Travel & Tours   10

1st Davao Summerfest

[Media Release] The City Government of Davao, in cooperation with the Davao Association of Tour Operators and the Davao Tourism Association, will be holding the 1st Davao Summerfest from April 29 to May 29, 2011. In full support of this endeavor are the Davao Travel Agency Association, GUIDE-Davao, Small Hotels Association of Davao, Davao Airline […]

Events   1

In memoriam, Roger G. Layson

In 1992, after four years in Manila, I returned to Davao with a renewed appreciation for my hometown. One of the first things I got myself into was an outdoors club that was also a forum for instilling in young people’s minds a love for everything Davao. In the Sandawa Apo Mountaineering Club I met […]

Community, Personalities   2

Davao tourism gears up for RA 9593

We do have tourist attractions in Davao City (and in other parts of the Davao Region) that are worth promoting. We have various festivals and activities to offer our visitors. We have fine hotels and excellent restaurants. We have travel agencies and tour operators whose services are at par with their Manila counterparts’. And Davao […]

Travel & Tours   5

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