The Provincial Tourism Office shall be the primary planning, programming, coordinating and implementing department in the development and promotion of the local tourism industry, in close coordination with the Department of Tourism, and other related agencies and private entities that support tourism programs, projects and activities of the province of Davao del Sur.


The Provincial Tourism Development and Promotions Office shall be the forefront tourism and investment department that leads INNOVATION in the development and promotion of the local tourism industry for inclusive socio-economic growth, environmental preservation and sustainability, and employment generation, sharing fair contribution in the economy of the Province of Davao del Sur.


• To develop and promote a competitive tourism and investment portfolio of assets and services that will provide an exemplary tourism experience to travelers
• To support, protect and sustain local tourism economy and its value chain through formulation and alignment of policies and guidelines to globally-recognized standards for development
• To train and develop a tourism industry manpower, equipped with advanced skills and expertise in delivering hospitality services
• To leverage on local resources as a premium brand to showcase cultural identity and natural bounty of the province
• To spread the benefits of tourism to local communities for local economic sustainability through community- based tourism entrepreneurship

Featured PTDPO Projects, Programs, and Activities

PTDPO attended the Joint Municipal Development Council and Local Zoning Review Committee Meeting

The Provincial Tourism Development and Promotions Office was invited to participate the Joint Municipal Development Council (MDC) and Local Zoning Review Committee (LZRC) meeting on November 29, 2021. The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Hagonoy hosted the event. Representatives from national and provincial government agencies, and other relevant stakeholders attended the event.

 The meeting started with the reading of the LZRC minutes and then it proceeded to the adoption of LCRZ Resolution No.1, series of 2021.  Furthermore, the Supervising Tourism Operations Officer Kervin Elijay was one of the speakers during the Open Forum. His talk revolves around the idea that the tourism and investment sector go hand-in-hand. He also said that tourism starts with promoting the place, thus the PTDPO can help the municipality in terms of image building.

 Lastly, part of the speakers are representatives from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Investment and Promotions Office, and Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).


Invitation of the activity

PTDPO assisted the Ambassador of Switzerland to the Philippines during his courtesy visit

The Provincial Tourism Development and Promotions Office welcomed the Ambassador of Switzerland to the Philippines, His Excellency Alain Gaschen and His Commercial Attaché, Kent Primor, during their courtesy visit to the Province of Davao del Sur on November 24, 2021.

The itinerary covers dropping by at Mer’s Cogon branch to check out the native delicacies. His Excellency then proceeded to the Bagobo-Tagabawa Cultural Village at Barangay Tibolo in Sta. Cruz to explore the tribe’s culture. The next site was in Mt. Apo Agri Ecotourism Park at Barangay Kapatagan, Digos City, a project initiated by Congw. Mercedes Cagas. The group had their lunch at Twin Mountain Resort, where Filipino cuisines were served. The final destination was in the Provincial Capitol, where Gov. Marc Cagas warmly received the entourage.

 This event aims to create a network and partnership between the Provincial Government of Davao del Sur and the Embassy of Switzerland in all possible project assistance to develop the tourism industry in the province.

His Excellency Alain Gaschen visited the Provincial Government of Davao Del Sur
Basic Tourism Statistics Training last October 11-13, 2021
Seminar-Workshop on Updating the Local Road Network Development Plan (LRNDP)
Orientation on the Rules and Regulations Governing the Accreditation of Farm Tourism Camps – Visayas and Mindanao Cluster
Official Tiktok Account of DavSur Tourism