Visitors can now enjoy the authentic beauty of Davao del Norte with budget-friendly tour packages that showcase the best resorts and attractions in the Banana Capital of the country
Governor Rodolfo del Rosario led the launch of the ‘lets touR DavnoR’ Tourism Circuit Packages to offer bundled trips to the top destinations in the province, as part of the extensive promotions and marketing campaign of the provincial government.
The event was one of the highlights of the opening salvo of the week-long Kadagayaan Festival 2013, in celebration of the 46th Araw ng Davao del Norte on July 1, 2013.
With affordable day tour packages ranging from P800 to P1,500 per individual, foreign and local visitors can choose to bask in the allure of pristine white sand beaches or enjoy the equally-satisfying agriculture, culture and ecology (ACE) destinations in the province.
Aside from the world-class beaches in the Island Garden City of Samal, the vast banana plantations in the mainland and the highland journey in nature and culture which will include waterfalls, springs, and lakes, as well as the Ata-Manobo Cultural Village will complete the 'Island-to-Highland' tourism brand of the province.
Provincial Tourism Council President Araceli Ayuste said some of the tourism packages feature destinations in two or more local government units which were clustered to ensure that nobody is left out as far as tourism development is concerned.
She revealed the bundles were identified by the respective local tourism officers with the concurrence of the various tour operators and travel agencies in the region.
With the 'lets touR DavnoR' packages, Provincial Tourism Officer Noel Daquioag said it is now easier to introduce products and services available in the different cities and municipalities of the province.
He added the project also aims to instill among the Dabaonons greater pride and interest on the best things that their own province has to offer.
In order to stir the local tourism industry, Daquioag’s office has since initiated the “Kilalanin Ang Sariling Atin (Know Your Own)” tagline to invite Davao del Norte residents to be inbound tourists and co-travellers, as well, and sharing the experiences and having fun with the visitors.
To avail of the 'lets touR DavnoR' packages, interested tourists may visit the Provincial Tourism Office or call the Davao Tour Operators (DATO), care of Alex Divinagracia at 0932-884-8198. They can also get in touch with Tagum City Travel Agencies Association (TACITA) President Ms. Jam Baronda at 0922-850-5027. (Jeanevive D. Abangan/Noel Baguio-DavNor Info Office)