Davao Bloggers’ Meet-Up With Travel Agents

Written by Ria Jose

Image courtesy of Christian Te.

This afternoon, several bloggers met up with travel agents at Coffee Spot for some chit-chat about blogging, promoting Davao City, and travel in general. The meet-up was organized by Blogie Robillo. On the bloggers’ side of the room, there was Ria Jose and Andrew dela Serna of the My Davao City Team, Christian Te of Just Didn’t Make the News, and Dominic Cimafranca of Village Idiot Savant.

On the other side of the room were several travel agents from the Davao Association of Tour Operators (DATO): Edmund Israel Mayormita of Travel Advantage, Alex Divinagracia of Pacific Royal Wings, Ruben A. Neri of Surelite Travel and Tours, Pia Lourdes Paroza-Montano of ParTravel and Tours, and Dizon P. Namuag of Dizerlin Travel and Tours. (Contact information available at the end of the entry.)

Together, the group discussed the possibilities of working together to promote travel and tourism in Davao City. The bloggers gave a brief overview of blogging and their blogs, and how they can help out the tourism industry. They also answered some questions about creating, maintaining, and developing blogs. This led to a plan to have a blogging workshop by the bloggers for the travel agents.

The discussion also tackled potential x-deals, advertisement deals, and other online marketing strategies for the tour operators, and other businesses in the travel and tourism industry. There was also talk of classifying tour operators into different categories to help interested clients in choosing the appropriate operator for their needs. We also shared ideas on how to better promote Davao City and the Davao Region (and Mindanao as well) through blogs, and the internet as a whole. The meet-up also led to plans of holding similar meet-ups with other groups such as hotel operators.

Hopefully, our plans will bear fruit not just for our personal and business interests, but more so for our beloved Davao City.

The meet-up was sponsored by Ria Chaves of Coffee Spot! located at the EC Business Center, along CM Recto Avenue, Davao City. Thanks for the wonderful Penne with Olive Oil and Basil, and White and Dark Ice Blended Mocha Drink!!! I loved it!

Contact information:
Edmund Israel Mayormita
General Manager
Travel Advantage Tours Davao Co
29 J. Rizal Street, Habana Compound, 8000 Davao City, Philippines

Alex Divinagracia
Pacific Royal Wings

Ruben A. Neri
Surelite Travel and Tours
115 A. Pichon Sr. corner Bolton Street, 8000 Davao City, Philippines

Dizon P. Namuag
Dizerlin Travel and Tours
Block 23 Stall 48, Central Market, New Pandan, National Highway, Panabo City,
8000 Davao del Norte, Philippines

Pia Lourdes Partoza-Montano
ParTravel and Tours
Santos Building, Gov. Vicente Duterte Sr. Street, 8000 Davao City, Philippines

The complete directory of the DATO may be downloaded at our Tours Operators and Travel Agents Page.

This post was written by Ria Jose

8 thoughts on “Davao Bloggers’ Meet-Up With Travel Agents

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  3. Anithel Villarta

    hi guys! how are you?

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  5. Reegan Imperial

    Hi! I guess I am in the right page. haha

    I am an owner of a learning center here in China. I am planning to have a Summer Camp for my students. I will bring 30 of them to Davao City. They will learn English for three weeks while enjoying the any beach in Davao. Summer here will be from July to August.

    With that, I need a travel agency; and I am now scouting for some favorable rates. I hope anybody here can help me.

    Thanks! By the way, I am a native of Davao City.

  6. Philippines City

    Hello , i was looking for websites similar to mine on about asia travel and i was directed to your post Meet-Up With Travel Agents , i must say that your post is informative – I shall bookmark and link back to you


    Hi guys,
    Im Rod, owner of RODSWAY TOURIST TRANSPORT here in Davao City. I am also involved in tourism business here in Mindanao. I provide the hotels the necessary vehicles they need in transporting their guests to different tourist spots here in Davao. Feel free to contact me just in case you need cars or vans for your guest as well.
    082 2992041/ 3016115/ 09177017615

  8. kathy


    Anybody can quote for me ASAP. Sept 8-10, any suites or stnadard type of hotel in the city of Davao.

    BUDGET : Php 5, 300. 00 /pax ( min 5pax)

    Needed: 2 nights 3 days accomodation
    Daily breakfast
    Pearl farm Tour and Malipanao Tour with Lunch
    Zippline anf water rafting.

    Departure Sept 10, 7PM.

    Please reply asap!

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