The picturesque landscapes of the Davao Region provided a breathtaking backdrop for the dynamic fusion of creativity and adventure during the GoPro Creator Summit Asia Pacific (APAC) held from Nov. 20 to 25.
Hosted by the Department of Tourism – Davao Region (under the auspices of Tourism Philippines), the GoPro Creator Summit APAC sought to capture the magic of Davao through the GoPro lenses of 13 dynamic content creators from Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Korea.
All 13 creators were hosted on an exclusive six-day escapade to explore the gorgeous and diverse Davao region while fueling and spreading the Love For Fun and adventure with GoPro’s latest flagship – the Hero12 Black, also dubbed as the “Official Camera of Fun” not just by thrill-seekers, but also those looking to capture life’s extraordinary moments.
Through this experience, GoPro sought to inspire its squad of content creators to capture the most extraordinary audio-visual content in a natural setting, showcasing Davao and the Philippines to the world. The creators underwent a series of adventurous pursuits in a quest to create exceptional content with the GoPro Hero12 Black while promoting Davao Region across all GoPro-owned-and-operated marketing channels in the region.
“The GoPro Creator Summit APAC was a journey like no other, transcending the boundaries of adventure and creativity. Our 13 creators, armed with an array of resources which included the Hero12 Black, explored Davao’s diverse natural wonders and cultural gems,” said Rick Loughery, Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications at GoPro.
“From navigating tropical rainforests and meandering through pristine river systems to discovering hidden caves, cascading waterfalls, and Davao’s vibrant culinary and cultural heritage, the Hero12 Black was the perfect companion to capture every thrilling moment,” Loughery added.
The executive’s heartfelt appreciation was extended to the Department of Tourism – Davao Region for its unmatched hospitality and for providing the perfect venue for their creators’ fun adventures.
Besides showcasing Davao as a destination, the GoPro Creator Summit APAC also sets the stage for Davao Adventure Challenge, a year-long campaign hosted by the Department of Tourism – Davao Region, which will take place in 2024. It is designed to shine a spotlight on Davao’s diversity of natural attractions while satiating the cravings of thrill-seekers and the wanderlust of nature enthusiasts.
Throughout 2024, participants of the Davao Adventure Challenge will accumulate points as they traverse through designated sites and complete adventure challenges. Each site is assigned specific points, contributing to the participant’s overall adventure score.
“The GoPro Creator Summit APAC has served as an opportune prelude to a new chapter of adventure with the upcoming Davao Adventure Challenge in 2024. Designed to cater to the innate spirit of adventure within us, this challenge will unfold against the breathtaking backdrop of Davao’s diverse natural wonders,” said Tanya Rabat-Tan, Regional Director of Department of Tourism – Regional Office XI.
“We extend a warm invitation to all fun-lovers and thrill-seekers to partake in this exciting journey, to not only experience the beauty of Davao, but also to witness our commitment to conserve and protect a land where rich culture, vibrant festivals, and delectable cuisine stand as testaments to the harmonious coexistence of urban life and pristine landscapes,” Rabat-Tan went on.
“Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to the fun-loving team at GoPro for their invaluable partnership and for choosing Davao as the stage for the GoPro Creator Summit APAC. This collaboration has not only showcased the incredible potential of Davao but has also reinforced its status as a must-experience destination for travelers worldwide. We look forward to welcoming participants from around the globe to take part in the Davao Adventure Challenge, where the spirit of adventure converges with the beauty of nature in a truly unforgettable experience,” Rabat-Tan added.
Known for its warm hospitality, diverse landscapes, and vibrant culture, Davao beckons visitors to explore its wonders, from the stunning seascape of Davao Gulf to its bustling markets. As the sun sets over Mount Apo, the highest peak in the Philippines, one cannot help but feel enamored by the beguiling charm of Davao, which offers a host of exhilarating moments, as witnessed through the GoPro APAC Creators Summit and immortalized by the Hero12 Black.
The event not only celebrated adventure and creativity but also showcased the limitless possibilities when a group of talented creators is paired with the ultimate tool for capturing the essence of life’s most thrilling, beautiful, and Fun moments.
For more updates and information about the GoPro Creator Summit APAC, visit GoPro’s Instagram and Facebook (@goproph).
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