SCENE CITY| Visit Davao Fun Sale 2017 Launches as AirAsia expands Davao network

VISIT Davao Fun Sale, the biggest tourism event in Davao region, celebrates its 4th year with a huge selection of events and activities this summer.

The event runs from April 16-May 31, 2017 and it features discounted offerings in airfare, accommodations, tours, dining, shopping, beauty and wellness, as well as fun events in sports, arts, and nightlife. Highlights of the event include sports and leisure events in Mati, Davao Oriental, Mt. Apo, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte and Davao City, as well as different art exhibitions, cultural performances, music and nightlife events in Davao city.

PHOTOGRAPHY: BING GONZALES

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PHOTO opportunity with DOT XI and AirAsia at launch of new direct flights from Davao

“Every year, we aim to go bigger. There is just so much to see, do, and appreciate in Davao, and we put together a unique set of events and activities to reflect that,” shares Mr. Robby Alabado III, Regional Director for DOT XI.

Visit Davao Fun Sale went from mainly featuring sale events in Davao city, to expanding to a wider range of activities in the entire region year after year. This year, other tourism campaigns joining this celebration include Davao Life is Here, Experience Davao Oriental, Spectacular Sta. Cruz, Visit Samal Islands, I Love Mati, and Basta Davnor, The Best.

“Whether you’re into shopping, sports, arts, or even if you just want a quiet relaxing evening at a nice local restaurant and then go for a road trip in the region, we have something for you. There are, indeed, so many reasons, why NOW is the best time to Visit Davao,” says Mr. Benjie Lizada, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Davao Fun Sale Execom.

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CAPT. Dexter Comendador – AirAsia CEO signs MOA with DOT XI Regional Director Roberto P. Alabado III and VDFS Chair Benjie Lizada

VDFS, as it is fondly called, uses the social media hash tag #RockSummer to catapult an organic social media campaign featuring the VDFS flagship events.

The Visit Davao Fun Sale is organized by the Davao Fun Sale Execom in partnership with the Department of Tourism. It is co-presented by the City Government of Davao, AirAsia, Bonamine, BPI Cards, Cebu Pacific, and Tanduay.

VDFS was launched at Park Inn Hotel with lunch served at RBG.

Air Asia ushers in the summer season as it adds new flights across the Philippines. The World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for eight consecutive years formally opened its newest flights from Davao to Clark, Cebu, Palawan and Boracay via Caticlan Airport with promotional seats now on sale from as low as P398.

Philippines AirAsia CEO Captain Dexter Comendador said “Davao is an important gateway to Mindanao and we are thrilled to bring Davao much closer to Northern Luzon via Clark, to Visayas via Cebu and to the best island destinations Boracay and Palawan”

AirAsia is offering all-in promo fares from as low as P398 available now until promo seats last at www.airasia.com, for travel period from April 22 to August 31, 2017.

Starting April 22, AirAsia will fly from Davao to Cebu two times daily; to Boracay daily; to Palawan three times weekly and to Clark four times weekly using Airbus 320 or jets which can accommodate up to 180 guests per flight. AirAsia also maintains three times daily flights between Manila and Davao.

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