Davao, Jinjiang vow to intensify tourism promotions

Published December 3, 2019, 10:26 AM

by AJ Siytangco

By Antonio Colina IV

DAVAO CITY – The City Government of Davao will partner with its sister city Jinjiang to strengthen the tourism promotion of key tourist attractions of both sides, a development that will welcome an unprecedented number of Chinese tourists here.

Matias Regis, technical adviser for Special Concerns of the Davao City Investment and Promotions Center (DCIPC), said talks on strengthening tourism promotions between the two cities were held during the visit of City Vice-Mayor Sebastian Duterte to China from November 17 to 20.

The official said the local government of Jinjiang also vowed to intensify the promotion of premier tourist destinations not only in Davao City but also in other neighboring provinces in the Davao Region.

“This partnership is expected to herald an unprecedented influx of Chinese tourists to Davao City which will greatly benefit local tourism and the hospitality industry,” Regis said.

Regis said efforts to intensify the tourism campaign are expected to increase the number of passengers flying to China via Davao-Jinjiang-Davao, launched on December 18, 2018 by Fujian-based airline Xiamen Air.

From January to May this year, tourists who visited Davao City has reached 1,037, or an increase of 6.14% from 977,714 tourists reported in the same period of 2018, data released by the City Tourism Office showed.

Of the total arrivals, data showed 78,254 were foreign visitors and 20,444 were visiting overseas Filipinos.

The CTO data showed that Americans remain the top foreign visitors to the city with 8,963 for the first five months of the year. Chinese tourists came in second with 6,867, followed by the Japanese (5,262), Koreans (3,365), Australians (2,889), Indians (2,772), Singaporeans (1,924), Canadians (1,738), British (1,420), and Arabs (2,428)

 
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Davao, Jinjiang vow to intensify tourism promotions

Published December 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Antonio Colina IV

DAVAO CITY – The City Government of Davao will partner with its sister city Jinjiang to strengthen the tourism promotion of key tourist attractions of both sides, a development that will welcome an unprecedented number of Chinese tourists here.

Matias Regis, technical adviser for Special Concerns of the Davao City Investment and Promotions Center (DCIPC), said talks on strengthening tourism promotions between the two cities were held during the visit of City Vice-Mayor Sebastian Duterte to China from November 17 to 20.

The official said the local government of Jinjiang also vowed to intensify the promotion of premier tourist destinations not only in Davao City but also in other neighboring provinces in the Davao Region.

“This partnership is expected to herald an unprecedented influx of Chinese tourists to Davao City which will greatly benefit local tourism and the hospitality industry,” Regis said.

Regis said efforts to intensify the tourism campaign are expected to increase the number of passengers flying to China via Davao-Jinjiang-Davao, launched on December 18, 2018 by Fujian-based airline Xiamen Air.

From January to May this year, tourists who visited Davao City has reached 1,037, or an increase of 6.14% from 977,714 tourists reported in the same period of 2018, data released by the City Tourism Office showed.

Of the total arrivals, data showed 78,254 were foreign visitors and 20,444 were visiting overseas Filipinos.

The CTO data showed that Americans remain the top foreign visitors to the city with 8,963 for the first five months of the year. Chinese tourists came in second with 6,867, followed by the Japanese (5,262), Koreans (3,365), Australians (2,889), Indians (2,772), Singaporeans (1,924), Canadians (1,738), British (1,420), and Arabs (2,428)

 
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