Davao City Hailed as Sports Tourism Hub; Receives 3rd PSTA Awards Trophy

THE REGION
December 9, 2019

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DAVAO CITY – The 3rd Philippine Sports Tourism Awards recently concluded with its roster of movers and shakers of sports tourism. Davao City, together with Sunrise Events Inc., was among the awardees—bagging the Destination Marketing of the Year Award for hosting the 70.3 Ironman triathlon of 2018.

Organized by Selrahco PR and Primetime Plan Bravo, the Philippine Sports Tourism Awards, now in its 3rd year, seeks to recognize and celebrate the movers and shakers of sports as a major pillar of Philippine tourism. 

Among those awarded the prestigious PSTA trophies were local governments, private companies, venues, conventions, and more. A total of 14 awards were presented in the Grand Bar & Lounge of Resorts World Manila, Pasay City. 

Davao City Tourism Officer Generose Tecson along with Sunrise Events Inc. GM Princess Galura received the award.

Highlighting the LGUs thrust in tourism last 2018 despite the dire aftermath of the Marawi siege, the 70.3 Ironman underpinned Mindanao as a safe and happy place for sports and tourism. Notwithstanding the apprehensions, slots filled the same day they opened and the event garnered local and international triathletes to the undeniable charm of Davao City.

Other winners of PSTA 2018 were Sunrise Events, Inc. (Event Organizer of the Year – Private), City of Dumaguete (Event Organizer of the Year – Government), Subic Bay – Ironman (Event of the Year – International), Ceres – Negros FC (Sports Association of the Year), Resorts World Manila (Charity Event of the Year), Sunlife Financial (Event Sponsorship of the Year), Philippine Airlines (Airline of the Year), AA Philippines (MICE Event of the Year), Marco Polo Plaza Hotel (Hotel of the Year), Cebu Pacific – Juan for Fun (Adventure Event of the Year), Philippine Sports Commission/Philippine National Games (Event of the Year – Domestic), Panaad Park & Sports Complex, Bacolod City (Sports Venue of the Year) & Clark Freeport (Sports Destination of the Year).


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