Local, int'l missions slated in Q2, Q3
TO further promote investment and tourism of the city, the Davao City Investment and Promotions Center (DCIPC) and the City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) have international missions and local roadshows in the pipeline for the 2nd quarter and 3rd quarter of the year.
DCIPC head Lemuel Ortonio said they initially plan to pattern their future visits to Malaysia and Singapore after their Japan investment and tourism roadshow October of last year wherein the Dabawenyo delegates were able to sit down in a business forum with the country’s investment and tourism representatives to discuss and provide information about Davao City.
Ortonio said the roadshow to Malaysia and Singapore is targeted to be by the 3rd quarter of 2018 and will be a part of the support for the two international direct flights that Davao City has in able to help further sustain the said flights.
On the 2nd quarter of the year, local roadshows will be done in different cities in the country with direct flights to and from Davao City. As this will be done with CTOO, Ortonio said they are to come with the tourism sector to chosen cities only especially those who are with potential investment partners.
They also are currently working out on visits to different embassies based in Manila in order to inform them of the investment and tourism opportunities that Davao City has to offer.
“Since 2016, it has always been them, the ambassadors, who are coming here in the city to visit. I think it’s time also that Davao City will be the one to reach out to them so that they can feel our aggressiveness on wanting them to come here in the city. Also part of that plan is to also meet the foreign chambers that we have yet to meet before,” said Ortonio.
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CTOO’s visit to Japan October of last year, said CTOO head Generose Tecson in an earlier interview, served as a benchmarking for the two local government sectors in assessing their own ways of promoting the city’s investment and tourism offers.