August 5, 2022
Two well-known personalities in the mainstream media recently visited Davao de Oro’s highland adventure as part of the province’s tourism wellness loop, and featured the province’s rich tourism destinations on Metro Channel’s travel show “Beached” Episode.
Marc Nelson and Christi McGarry visited the highland adventures in the province accompanied by the team from the Tourism Division of PLGU-DdO headed by Senior Tourism Officer Christine Dompor, in collaboration with the local government units, and private individuals who manage top tourist sites in the province.
Marc Nelson is a television host and model credited for being one of the most visible and prominent personality in Philippine television, while Christi McGarry is a former beauty queen, part of the Batch of Binibining Pilipinas 2015 led by Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, and won first runner-up in Miss Intercontinental 2015.
The duo visited and featured Dusit Thani Lubi Plantation in Mabini, Bilawa Mainit Hot Waterfalls, New Barili Heights and Sights, Lake Leonard in Maco, Tagbibinta Falls, and Ayuste Nature Park in Maragusan and Salvosa Falls in Pantukan. Metro’s “Beached” episode is streamed on Metro’s Youtube Channel, Skycable channel, Cignal Channel and GSAT channel.
In a statement, Dompor thanked the partners of PLGU-Davao de Oro headed by Governor Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga for the successful conduct and accommodation of the well-known personalities, “Daghan kaayong salamat sa tanan namong partners. Above all, thankful to God and the universe for the safe travel, good weather and the mystifying experience with the natural world. Truly we have captured golden memories,” said Dompor.
Marc Nelson on his official Instagram account posted that he was hooked with Davao de Oro’s therapeutic and steaming Bilawa Hot Waterfalls, and was amazed with the spectacular view of the Sea of Clouds in Maragusan, “Such a pleasant surprise here in Davao de Oro,” Nelson said.
Data from the tourism office of DdO reveals that the province’s tourism returns are still high even in the midst of the pandemic. This is due to the collaborative efforts of the province with the LGUs and private partners who prioritized the vaccination roll-out of the tourism workforce.
Davao de Oro has a total number of 3.4 million tourists visits from January 2020 to June this year. (JA, PAO-IPRD, photos by PAO-Tourism)
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