Davao Goes To Hongkong

HARBOUR CITY, HONG KONG (October 12, 2018) — It is high time for Hong Kong to explore Davao Region and discover why it is the main commercial and industrial hub of Southern Philippines, with the opening of the direct flight courtesy of Cathay Pacific’s regional airline – Cathay Dragon.

Starting October 28, Cathay Dragon will fly from Hong Kong to Davao four times a week providing passengers the easy access to the region and its neighboring areas.

A delegation from Davao presented its bounty from islands to highlands in a product presentation on October 12, 2018 at the Marco Polo Hong Kong. Simultaneous to this activity is a Davao culinary launch, entitled “Taste of Davao” featuring the indigenous delicacies of the tribes of Davao and other cuisines of the Southern Philippines at the Gateway Hotel (Marco Polo Hotels).

The delegation includes Davao tour operators who met with Hong Kong Tourism sector and the local media in hopes to build and increase the arrival of Hong Kong tourists in the region.

“We are very glad to have another direct flight that will bring visitors straight to Davao and be able to enjoy what locals have – clean water, unique spots, and good food. We are also excited for Hong Kong nationals to experience the culture in Davao City, explore the dive sites of Samal Island, enjoy trekking in Mt. Apo, and relish the bountiful harvests all over Davao region,” Department of Tourism, Region XI Officer- in-Charge Zuhairah A. Abas said.

Networking activities with Hong Kong private stakeholders and business sector were also conducted in this trip.

The region also has Davao City, one of the safest cities in the country and in the world, is the largest city in the Philippines in terms of land area. It is the only city in the country where a centralized disaster and emergency rescue service called Central 911 is available. Aside from other notable achievements, Davao is known as the hometown of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

(Media Release, October 12, 2018)

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