Davao City preparing for gradual reopening of tourism sector – official


The Davao City Tourism Operations Office (DCTOO) has been coordinating with the local tourism industry on setting tourism guidelines in anticipation of the lifting of the general community quarantine status in the city, an official said.

DCTOO head Generose Tecson expressed hope that the gradual reopening of tourism-related business would help the tourism industry recover from its slump due to coronavirus pandemic.

“Right now, the city is focused not just on vaccination but also for recovery. For the tourism sector, we have been meeting with the private sector of the various industries under tourism,” Tecson said.

During the strict lockdown periods last year, several industries connected to tourism like aviation, restaurants, hotels, convention, and events, and tourist spots were forced to either lay off employees or totally close shop.

Tecson urged everyone to strictly follow minimum public health protocols for the continuous downtrend of Covid-19 cases in the city and ensure the gradual reopening of the tourism industry amid the pandemic.