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Airlines not feeling the pinch of foreign travel advisories
of the airlines flying to and from Davao City are not affected by the different
foreign travel advisories issued by their governments against the cities of
Davao, Zamboanga and Cotabato.
Photo courtesy of Rudolph Alama
the countries that have issued the travel advisory separately are big tourism
markets including Australia, Canada and the United States of America.
had informal discussions with the airlines but we are still gathering data for
possible cancellations as a result of the travel advisories,” City Tourism
Officer Lisette Marques said during Thursday’s iSpeak Forum at the Davao City
said Silkair is a regional airline and these countries are their market so it
is of course affected by the travel advisory. However, she said, most of the
airlines in the city are focused on the domestic market so they are in no way
affected by the advisories.
said they have not also seen cancellations in relation to the Kadayawan as a
result of the advisories. “The Ad Congress cancellation is another matter since
it was a result of internal problems,” she added.
said there are many indications that Davao City is growing as a destination.
She said she has just received information that a medical association has
already scheduled a convention in the city for May 2014 with a delegation of
asked about the preparedness of the city when it comes to accommodation, she
said “this is a happy problem” because it is an indication that many people are
visiting the city.
she said that this is also a problem for businesses who build more rooms which
are fully booked only during peak seasons.
She said the city would be better prepared if the visitors reserve their
There's a new kid in town and it's going to help change the landscape of J.P. Laurel Avenue.
A P1-billion 18-storey condominium development with a hotel component, owned by homegrown real estate developer Santos Land Development Corporation, broke ground at J.P Laurel Avenue Friday.
"This is our first foray into the vertical development and hotel industry business," Santos Land Development Corporation President Antonio Santos Domingo said in an interview after the groundbreaking rites.
The Corporation's new investment is in line with the exponential growth of the city and the advent of national and international players and investors in Davao's real estate market.
"This is our biggest project since our corporation used to focus on housing development projects," he said.
The Ivory Residences is an 18-storey condominium tower with 330 units of various sizes. It boasts of 120 parking units spread over three floors. Among its amenities are a swimming p…
Waterfront Insular Hotel is one of Davao City's oldest hotels but while it has been renovated it still has that old charm that has made it a favorite among those who want to stay in a place far from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Any true-blue Dabawenyo can attest to the luxuries offered by the resort-hotel even before the new high-rises came in. It offers the amenities of a classy hotel and yet it provides you with that perfect countryside atmosphere.
If you want to experience Waterfront Insular Hotel then the best time to do that is now as the hotel offers mind-boggling deals that are true good to be true.
Celebrity sisters Vina and Shaina Magdayao, popular nowadays for her role as Camille in the afternoon television series "The Better Half", were in Davao City Sunday to grace the opening of Ystilo Salon at Abreeza Mall.
This is the 28th company-owned Ystilo Salon in the country and the only one in Mindanao. Vina said there are several more Ystilo Salons in the country under franchise. Shaina, however, hinted there will be another Ystilo Salon in Mindanao soon but they declined to reveal more details as it is still under negotiation.
"The reason why we have grown over the years is because we offer quality services," Vina said.
Fans of the celebrity sisters crowded in front of the Ystilo Salon early so as not to miss their idol. Both Vina and Shaina took some time to accommodate their fans' requests for selfies and group pictures.