A Shanghai – Davao flight is now being considered by China Southern ( a China based airline). Tourism Secretary Joseph Durano announced this during the opening of the Second Mindanao Travel and Tour Expo (One of the events in Kadayawan Festival) at the SM City Davao Entertainment Plaza on August 10, 2007.
Durano said the talks for the new air connection with the Chinese city are part of the continuous efforts of DOT in promoting Davao globally.
He told the reporters that DOT will bank on the gains of the ASEAN TOURISM FORUM in 2005 which was held in Davao City. Davao City was launched as among the key players in the global tourism industry scene.
“To make sure that we build the momentum, we are currently working with tour operators to expand their product offerings. This year, we have arrangement to open flights from Shanghai to Davao,” Durano said, adding that tour operators are very receptive with such move.