New budget hotel to open soon in Davao

Subscribe Now January 11, 2016 at 08:32am

DAVAO City’s hotel rooms will reach over 8,000 with the opening of the Go Hotel Davao, a budget hotel by next month.

Go Hotel-Davao, an eight-storey accommodation facility located Km 7 JP Laurel Avenue, Lanang, Davao City has a capacity of 183 rooms.

“When it will be open this February, Davao City as a whole will have more than 8,000 hotel and accommodation rooms,” Davao City Investment Promotions Center (DCIPC), Ivan C. Cortez said.

Based on the Board of Investments’ (BOI)-Davao Extension Office data, Go Hotel Davao branch invested some P338.7 million for the project and generating 25 employment opportunities.

The Davao branch is a joint project of Robinson Land and Davao City-based Udenna Development Corp. (Phoenix Petroleum).

“Go Hotel–Davao will be given local fiscal incentives after its applications was approved by Davao City Investment Incentive Board last year,” Cortez said.

Meanwhile, tourist arrivals in Davao Region reached a total of 1,874,587 from January to September 2015, or an increase of 4.10 percent as compared to 1,800,726 during the same period in 2014.

Of the figure, domestic travelers totaled 1,763,173 while foreign visitors recorded 107,421.

“Most of the tourists were reported in Davao City with 411,124,” Department of Tourism (DOT) Davao regional director, Roberto Alabado III earlier said.

This is followed by Davao del Norte (147,848), Davao Oriental (21,273), Davao Del Sur (2,817), and Compostela Valley (4,092).

Tourism players and official attributed the increase of tourist arrivals to the success in the various tourism promotions that position the region as one of the key areas to visit in the country.

This year's staging of the Visit Davao Fun Sale (VDFS) during summer months is seen to further bring the tourism arrivals up a notch higher through big discounts on accommodations, food, mall-wide sale, and tour packages, among others.


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