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Resorts World Singapore keen on Davao Market

SINGAPORE-BASED company Resorts World Sentosa sees potential in the Davao market, an executive of the company said.

“This is the first time Resorts World Sentosa visited Davao. The Davao market has a lot of potential and is very untapped,” said Anna Ico, Resorts World Sentosa Singapore assistant director for travel and leisure, during the joint product update of the Singapore Tourism Board, Resorts World Sentosa, and SilkAir at the Marco Polo Hotel on January 18.

She said they are working closely with the Singapore Tourism Board and SilkAir, Singapore Airlines’ regional wing, in promoting Davao.

“Resorts World has always had a good partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board. Also, what better way to promote in Davao with a partnership with SilkAir since they provide direct flights between Davao City and Singapore. We really wanted to partner with an airline since it is strategic,” Ico said.

Among the attractions Resorts World Sentosa has to offer include the Southeast Asia Aquarium, Adventure Cove Waterpark, Universal Studios Singapore, six uniquely themed hotels, and more than 60 food and beverage outlets.

Aside from the new destination Dabawenyos can look forward to, SilkAir, during the joint product update, also announced that they have increased their flights for Davao to Singapore to 10 weekly flights from the usual seven weekly flights.

“It is just after the holidays so those who were for the Christmas and New Year are going back to their home country. Generally, the flights are [performing] well because we have also added sone new flights in our Davao-Singapore route,” SilkAir Davao Sales and Reservation officer Reya Yap said at the sidelines of the event.

The airline added evening flights on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. The flights began last October 31, 2017 and will tentatively run up until March 31. Yap said they still cannot confirm if the additional flights will be extended or not.
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