'It is time to push tourism down to the provinces,' Blanco said, as the VDSF is now region-wide activity.
'Tourists arrivals are expected to increase especially with the help of the private sector like the conduct of VDSF,' Tecson said.
In line with the conduct of VDSF, tour operators would offer 10% discount on different tour packages while the hotels and resorts would provide discounts up to 60%.
VDSF chairman Benjamin Lizada along with the different Department of Tourism (DOT) regional officials and organizers graced its formal launching at the Seda Abreeza Hotel in an aim to highlight the region's finest tourism destinations for sports and adventure activities.
The VDSF 2nd Amihan National Skimboarding Competition reels off on April 26 to 29 at the Amihan Beach Resort in Mati City, Davao Oriental with some 120 entries expected.