DAVAO’s travel trade has come up with attractive rates and new products to better leverage on Cebu Pacific’s recently launched twice-weekly direct flights from the city to Singapore, the second carrier to do so after SilkAir.
Assistant tourism secretary Art Boncato notes that currently, passenger traffic mainly consists of travellers heading to Singapore and not the other way around.
Jennifer Caneda, tour coordinator, House of Travel, said the Visit Davao Fun Sale, which will run from March 25 to May 21 this year, will have more participating tour operators, hotels and shops offering bigger discounts of up to 50 per cent off their products.
Hotels are also offering special rates for groups booking a minimum of 15 rooms, on top of the contracted rates for the whole year.
Michael Walohan, supervisor, Blooms Travel and Tours, said that for adventure seekers, a tour of Talikud Island was soft launched recently at reduced rates and as part of new itineraries.
Walohan added that other tours will also be offered this year in cooperation with the Philippines Department of Tourism, including a pub crawl, food market visit and one which features Muslim-friendly tourism products.