Singapore Tourism Board is banking on Universal Studios Singapore on Sentosa Island as well as additional direct flights to lure more tourists from this city.
"It now depends on airlines how to use the extra air capacity. Davao City is a good market," Lynelle Snow, area director of the Singapore Tourism Board for Philippines and Brunei, told journalists here on Wednesday.
Last year, travelers from this city comprised less than 3% of the 430,000 Filipinos who went to Singapore.
Although Ms. Snow said that’s already a sizeable number, more promotion is needed for locals to know a lot more about Singapore.
The Davao-Singapore route is served four times weekly by SilkAir, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines.
Filipinos ranked eighth in the top 10 foreign visitors to the port city-state, Ms. Snow said, and a favorite destination has been Universal Studios Singapore.