(New) Duty Free Philippines back in Davao with 2 shops
Sorry for an indiscretion. I realized an earlier post on the subject was inaccurate. I hope I could give better information from this.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/27 June) — Duty Free Philippines opened today
its shops at the Davao International Airport, one of two stores it is
opening here after it pulled out in the late 1990s. It returned to
Davao due to the city’s rising tourist arrivals and a growing
remittance of returning overseas Filipino workers.
Michael Christian Kho, DFP general manager, said they have opened at the Davao
airport for the first time because of the bright prospects of the
local tourism industry.
He said Davao City’s tourism has notably increased and DFP considered
the comeback after careful feasibility studies. DFP opened two small
shops within the airport, at the departure and arrival areas selling
liquor, tobacco, confectioneries and chocolates, fashion and
accessories, and perfumes.He said they also planned to open another shop outside the airport
come August to offer additional products for electronics and a
supermarket such as groceries.
He said they saw a lot of development in the city aside from the
thriving tourism industry. He cited the notable arrival of three
flights of Korean tourists as they were preparing for the opening.
Kho said DFP pulled out its shop here twice, in 1998 and 2000, over
reasons he did not disclose to reporters in an interview after the
blessing and opening ceremonies Wednesday at the airport.