AirAsia inks MOA with Davao tourism sector to push city as top destination

February 20, 2018 - 4:31 PM
(L-R) AirAsia Philippines Head of Marketing Pim Del Rosario, DOT Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo, AirAsia Philippines Flight Operations Director Capt. Gomer Monreal and VDSF Chairman Benjamin Lizada. HANDOUT PHOTO

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – AirAsia, the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for nine consecutive years, has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Davao tourism in a common goal to establish Davao as a premiere tourist destination with abundant resources for eco-tourism and available facilities for sports, conventions and outdoor competitions.

Davao tourism was represented by Visit Davao Summer Festival (VDSF) Execom Chairman Benjamin Lizada and Department of Tourism (DOT) Region XI Director Antonio Blanco.

The airline announced that celebratory all-in-fares from PHP866 one-way are available for booking online from now for the travel period between now until 31 July 2018. The promotional fares are also available on AirAsia’s mobile app.

Scheduled from April to June, the Visit Davao Summer Sale is a city-wide sale and events extravaganza that offer affordable tour packages and big discounts to over 250 participating stores and restaurants. Meanwhile, triathlon fans were encouraged to visit Davao in April for the official start of AirAsia DURIANMAN Triathlon competition.

AirAsia Philippines Director of Flight Operations Captain Gomer Monreal and the airline’s marketing head Pimdel Rosario attended the signing ceremony representing AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador with Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo as keynote speaker.

AirAsia Philippines Marketing Head Pim del Rosario said, “Davao is an important gateway to Mindanao and we are thrilled to be partnering with tourism on this project that has been running for three years now. AirAsia is committed to provide only the best quality service, affordable and reliable air connectivity that every Dabaweño truly deserves.”

AirAsia offers several flights daily from Davao to Manila, Cebu, Clark, Caticlan/Boracay and Puerto Princesa with international flights to Kuala Lumpur every Monday,Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.