I had the pleasure of meeting Marco Polo Davao’s new Food & Beverage Manager, Ms. Ma. Consuelo Galang-Yabut, during a media luncheon at the Polo Bistro.
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.
Pomelo Festival at Vikings SM Lanang fully supports the local fruit industry with its famous sweet Davao pomelo as prime source of culinary concoctions from April 11 to May 17, 2015.
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 …
A Glimpse of Canada: A Journey to Canadian cuisine Indulge in Canada’s flavorful fusion of cultures as Café Marco brings you the best of their Cuisine this September. Guest Chef Sharwin Tee, who is certified by the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver, cooks up Canadian specialties from French haute cuisine, to hearty British and Irish fare, and Chinese culinary traditions. Special limited offer available daily for dinner from September 14 to 30, 2012. For reservations and inquiries, please call (082) 221 0888 local 7222.