Davao City mulls amending Tourism Code


The Davao City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) is planning to amend the City Tourism Code for stricter provisions on tour and travel operation.

CTOO head Gene Rose Tecson said she will push for the changes in the Tourism Code amid the city government’s continuous apprehension of tour operators who do not have the necessary permits from the city government.

Tecson said her office has been receiving at least five reports on unlicensed tour operators on a daily basis. Some names keep on surfacing, she added.

Authorities recently apprehended JT Tours and Adventures for allegedly having no permits and for allegedly using colorum van.

Tecson said she will convene the Tourism Board anytime this month to discuss the possible amendment on the Tourism Code.