Davao expects over 160,000 tourists this Christmas

Published on : Friday, December 22, 2017

davaoDavao City is hoping to see a record growth in its visitor number of about 160,000 to 170,000 during the time of Christmas holidays as reported by City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO).



CTOO head Generose Tecson said that the Christmas preparations are for everybody, the Davaoenos and its visitors. Even the hotels are ready for the promo.



Davao Event Suppliers Association (Desa) president Elinor Marcelino said as early as the first week of December, the hotels and events venue in the city are already 80 percent booked especially because of family and company Christmas parties. Aside from tourists coming here to spend the Christmas season, Marcelino also said December is wedding season which means some of the booked hotels and events venue are for wedding receptions.



One of the main attractions of this year’s Pasko Fiesta includes Kan-anan sa Tribo which is the food market at Magsaysay Park. It will showcase the cuisines and delicacies of the tribal food in the city.



The Lamdag Parada is also a major attraction for the tourists which are a parade with the lighted Christmas lanterns along with a band competition. Davao City Police Office (DCPO) director Police Senior Superintendent Alexander Tagum said that they will deploy 1800 personnel during the holiday season.

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