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Foreign Tour Operators and Buyers Visit Davao

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Foreign Tour operators and buyers from different parts of the world are looking at Davao's potential as a tourist destination in the Philippines. The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), hosted the Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX) 2016, the country’s largest and most important annual travel trade event. It was participated by 220 international buyers from 40 countries and  220 local sellers from 145 companies doing business-to-business sessions on tourism, travel and trade opportunities and post tour events from September 6-10,2016. A group of 16 buyers are currently in the city as part of the post event tours of PHITEX. These buyers are looking at promoting Davao in their countries as a destination to visit in the Philippines. They will experience Davao region's beach holiday, adventure, culture,nature, food and the various tourist facilities within the city and in Samal and Tagum cities. DOT Mindanao OIC Eden David presents

Smart backs 31st Kadayawan, Davao’s grand festival of bounty and harvest

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Mobile leader Smart Communications (Smart) led private sector support for the 31st Kadayawan Festival, which came at the heels of the PLDT wireless unit’s announcement of its plans to accelerate its LTE deployment and other network improvement initiatives in Davao City. Visitors who flocked to Davao were among the first to enjoy the treats prepared by Smart to celebrate the festival, as Smart booths at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport gave out Philippine eagle plush toys and Kadayawan map-postcards to tourists who purchased Smart pocket wifi devices and prepaid credit packages. Seeing the city’s need to accommodate higher tourist arrivals, Smart ensured its mobile data network was fortified in the home of the country's president, as it offered prepaid and postpaid subscribers a generous data package so that they could share their Kadayawan experiences online. GigaSurf50, the country’s first 1GB data offer at only P50, gave local and foreign tourists a

Why Davao Needs More #DigitalInfluencers

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Davao City has been getting a lot of attention lately both in the local and international scene. A lot of people have shown interest in either visiting or investing in Davao. This is where the Digital Influencers are needed to convert these plans and attention into actions.  Davao Digital Influencers, Inc ., a newly formed organization here in Davao City was formed to basically utilize its members' influence to create a positive impact in the  Davao region community through digital media. DDI is committed to  promote the region’s socio-cultural agenda. The group aims to showcase what Davao has to offer in terms of tourism, culture and business opportunities. The city needs more digital influencers to attract more visitors and investors. Digital Influencers who are responsible and credible, not just any digital savvy. Together, we will make Davao City a better and more progressive place to live. Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting Davao Digital Inf