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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Affordable accommodations

ONE major question when the family or the barkada decides to go on a trip somewhere out of town is, “Where do we stay that’s affordable and convenient?”

With Davao City already hitting the 2-million mark for tourist arrivals, it is inevitable that there will be a greater demand for tourism and accommodation facilities as well.

However, the traveling capacities and preference of tourists vary. While others may still opt for lush hotels, other groups also opt to be in good-quality short-term accommodation facilities as well.

Businessmen in the tourism industry have seen this dilemma and are determined to help by providing accommodation solutions. By keeping in mind the high hospitality standards, these new short-term accommodation facilities in the city will soon be a vital part of tourism.

Red Doorz

A Singapore-based hotel chain, Red Doorz is a tech-enabled company that has since changed the game for hotel accommodations. And now they are also here in Davao City. Through their online platforms, Red Doorz partners with affordable hotels, inns, and the like to be showcased according to the customers’ needs and preference. Aside from accommodation facilities, Red Doorz also provide training and workshops to help improve the staff skills and also to ensure quality in their services.

In Davao City, one can find RedDoorz in Aljem’s Inn rebranded as RedDoorz Plus.

“Lucille Mijares, operations manager of RedDoorz Plus near San Pedro Cathedral, identified that one of the most difficult parts of their daily operations before the partnership was having to hit a high number of occupants, and now that is not only patched but remedied through amplified channels and a reliable partner with expertise and care in the business,” RedDoorz said in a statement.

The Davao City Tourism Operations Office (CTOO) supports these AirBnB types of accommodations knowing that it could be a good solution to the ever-growing demand for hotels and inns.

“For those who would want to use their houses, apartments, or condominium units as AirBnB units, we encourage them to get business permits and to follow proper procedures as we, ourselves, are actually very strict with our hotels here,” said Tecson. She added ensuring business permits can help CTOO better promote these facilities and this would also be vital to the security of the tourists as well.

Tourism is constantly changing with the upsurge of tourist arrivals in Davao City. Tourism stakeholders do their best by keeping up with the trend and with what the clients currently prefer. It is no surprise that whatever tourism-related dilemma thrown at Davao City, it can keep up because of the innovation and the good partnership between the government and private stakeholders.


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