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Davao tourist arrivals up 20%

TOURIST ARRIVALS in the city from January to May this year went up by 20% to 975,000 from 806,000 during the same period last year.
“During the previous years it’s always during the Kadayawan when tourism arrival peaks but now there is a spike in arrivals even at the start of the year,” City Tourism Office Chief Gene Rose D. Tecson said in an interview.

Ms. Tecson said the increase is mainly attributed to the conventions and events held in the city. “After last year’s martial law declaration, we had cancellations, but after that maybe they saw how good it was in Davao, and no one can feel the martial law here, they all came back,” she said.

The target tourist arrivals for 2018 is 2.3 million, up from about two million in 2017. — Carmencita A. Carillo

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