All posts tagged: tourism

The Mount Apo Boulder Face Challenge 2016

Mount Apo, Philippines’ tallest and most majestic stratovolcano, stands proudly at an elevation of 2,954m above sea level. Regarded as the Grandfather of Philippine Mountains (in etymology, although apo means grandchild, it is also a term used in respect for old people), the view at the peak overlooking Davao region is simply breathtaking.

Samal: Tripping with Tridacna

Four species of giant clams were transplanted in the 14-hectare Marine Reserve in Barangay Adecor, Kaputian District of Samal Island, one among the program’s successful sites. The site is a marine protected area recovering from illegal and overfishing practices. The DNSC Marine Reserve Park has now become part of the tourism package of Visit Samal Tours.

Singapore offers Golden Jubilee Lifestyle Deals for tourists

Singapore celebrates its significant 50th anniversary by rolling out a series of incredible deals through promotions and special experiences in this Golden Jubilee celebration. Unbeatable offers range from airfares, accommodations, shopping spree perks and other privileges that truly show Singapore as a must visit destination in 2015.

Pomelo Fete & Culinary Delights at SM Lanang Premier

The first ever Davao Pomelo Festival came to a wrap last weekend coinciding with the conclusion of the Visit Davao Fun Sale (VDFS). The five-week feast enticed throngs of tourists and locals to celebrate the city’s favorite fruit at The Fountain Court grounds of the metro’s premier shopping and lifestyle destination – SM Lanang Premier.

8 Ways to Get into the Kadayawan Vibe at SM Lanang Premier

Brace yourself as Davao’s premier shopping and lifestyle destination joins the city’s celebration of Kadayawan Festival. From August 8 to September 5, enjoy a feast of arts, eats, beats and shopping deals at SM Lanang Premier. Here are 8 awesome ways to get into the vibe.

The Big Davao Fun Sale

“The Big Davao Fun Sale” is the first ever 4-week long shopping frenzy in the Philippines with the retail industry of the City offering fantastic deals like unique activities, discounts, freebies, awards and prizes.

DOT intensifies Campaign for Chinese tourists to visit Davao

Photos supplied by DOT XI Despite political concerns, the Department of Tourism wants the Chinese tourists to come visit the Philippines. Trading and tourism are definitely over and above the present concerns, according to the national government. The Chinese authorities expect the number of Chinese outbound tourists to grow to 100 million by 2020. They spend some $45 billion to $50 billion on travel. This big market of tourists is what Davao tourism would like to target. Boracay, Cebu, Manila and Palawan are the destinations already introduced to the Chinese market, according to the Philippine Tourism Office in Beijing. Davao with its world class beach resorts, shopping places, cultural attractions and rich Chinese ties, is now the new foreign destination for the Chinese. With the growing wedding tourism, Davao can provide the Chinese market the island wedding destination in Samal. Other interests of the Chinese market are the beaches, shopping , golf, historical sites or culture, and taste of local food, buffet or lauriat. Basic of the Chinese travelers are on incentive trip of companies …

Koreans on voluntourism in Davao

A buzz word in the tourism industry, voluntourism has captured the interest of many travelers. It is the benefit of traveling which includes volunteering for a charitable cause. In recent years, volunteer vacations have grown in popularity. As many students, professionals and companies come and visit communities for social work, they also visit tourist destinations, as encouraged and promoted by the Department of Tourism. Sta. Cruz’s badjao community at the Apo beach recently benefitted from this program when Korean school Directors from Sunmoon University, Sooncheonhyang Univeristy and Ansan University came to visit the area. With partnership with I-way Global Partner Mr. Richard Lee, their main objective is to conduct community service by building school structures for Badjao children. The Badjao kids expressed difficulty in interacting with Visayan students and requested to have their own classroom. With the help of the Korean group, the gradeschoolers now have a classroom on stilts. The community of 600 residents received food packs and towels from the Korean group handed by Korean singer Actress Soy. Mr. Richard Lee, organizer of …