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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.
Information Technology professionals need not go to Cebu or Manila anymore to get their CCNA Certification thanks to the establishment of the Concentrix Institute right in Davao City.
“This is a pioneering institute here in Davao City and depending on its success, we will be offering it next in our Manila office,” Concentrix Davao Site Director Gerardo Dumael said during the launch of the Institute this morning. Concentrix Institute, a wholly-owned subsidiary of leading Fortune 500 company SYNNEX, is located at the Damosa IT Park in Davao City.
The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification Training Course is being offered for a very affordable fee of only P26 thousand, way below the prevailing rates in Metro Manila. Dumael said the four-month CCNA Training is very friendly even to those who have to work during weekdays since the training is being held from 9am to 6pm every Saturdays and Sundays.
Graduates of the CCNA Training can get the Training with Certification Exam Pack…