Furama Resort Danang was honored to welcome H.E President of India Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady during a state visit to the central city of Danang on November 11th 2018. On the same evening, the Indian president and his delegation held talks with Secretary of the Party Committee of Da Nang city Truong Quang Nghia at the Danang Grand Ballroom. This is his first State visit to Vietnam since he took office in July 2017, with the aim of forging and developing the Vietnam-India comprehensive strategic partnership.
With the successful welcome to the Indian President, Furama Resort Danang once again affirms our capability of meeting the rigorous standards to serve the Heads of States in the world.
Data released by the Da Nang Department of Tourism showed tourist arrivals hit over 6.8 million over the past 10 months, an increase of 21.5% posted in the same period last year.
In detail, foreign arrivals rose by 31% to reach more than 2.5 million, whilst domestic arrivals went up by 16.7% to hit over 4.3 million.
As a result, the city’s tourism sector earned an estimated 23.661 trillion VND in revenue, a rise of 43.1% against the same period of last year.
In October alone, the Department organised numerous interesting events in order to attract even more visitors to the city. Included were a photo competition entitled ‘Da Nang FantastiCity’, and a roadshow to promote tourism of Thua Thien-Hue, Da Nang, and Quang Nam at the Trade Show for the Asian Travel Mart (ITB Asia Singapore).
In addition, focus was on attending the Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China, and receiving a famtrip delegation from South Korea’s Daegu.
Source: Bao Da Nang
In the middle of October 2018, in conjunction with Danang Center for Tourism Promotion, Ariyana Tourism Complex helped welcome the Korean FAM-Trip for a visit to Furama Resort, Furama Villas and Ariyana Convention Centre and explored other local M.I.C.E products. The 15 delegates were management members of leading Korean travel enterprises including Hanatour, Lotte Tour, Interpark Tour, Mode Tour, Very Good Tour who boarded a direct flight by Vietjet Air from Daegu, Korea to Danang for this FAM-Trip.
Together with China and Japan, Korea is amongst the key markets for Da Nang tourism. According to a survey from NEO Marketing Plus (Korea), Da Nang city with diversified accommodation and water sports offerings has recently become a popular and ideal destination for Korean MICE. The FAM-Trip Korea opened up new business opportunities between the 2 nations.
Furama Resort Danang, the five-star culinary beach resort in Vietnam, has just been granted the “Green Lotus – The Ultimate in Luxury in Danang” certificate under the prestigious The Guide Awards 2017-2018, conducted by The Guide magazine (Vietnam Economic Times).
The Guide Awards is a prestigious/notable tourism award in Vietnam that promotes and promotes Vietnam’s tourism image as well as honors individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to improving the quality of tourism service.
The “Green Lotus” certificate aims to honor outstanding tourism enterprises for their significant contribution towards the development of Vietnam’s non-smoke industry as well as for their active involvement in environmental protection.
In 2015, the Danang Furama Resort was awarded the “For the Green Environment” award by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to recognize the resort’s positive efforts towards the ecological environment of the city as well as in the local tourism business. In addition, this “Green Oasis” has also been honored as the Asian-ASEAN Forum voted as one of the “Green Hotels” typical. “Go Green @Fabulous Furama” – a green tree for the resort’s loyal customers, is a significant event in the chain of connecting customers with nature, enhancing the cohesion of traveler.
According to Matthias Wiesmann, General Manager of Furama Resort Danang: “This year, under the theme of Tourism and Digital Transformation, Furama and the tourism industry thoroughly understands the impact of digital technology on the development of modern tourism. Tourism development, coupled with digital technology is an indispensable trend, however sustainable tourism development and environmental protection are always a key factor that enterprises should pay attention to.”
“Furama Resort is proud to be once again recognised as a 5-star luxury resort keeping up with technology as well as being a “green oasis” of Central Vietnam tourism.”, added Matthias.
Reputed as the best culinary beach resort in Vietnam and overlooking one of the six most gorgeous beaches in the world, Furama Danang comprises of 198 resort rooms and 56 two-to-four bedroom pool villas, featuring tasteful décor designed in a traditional Vietnamese style and a touch of French colonial architecture and Champa artefacts. Furama Resort Danang is part of the Ariyana Tourism Complex, including Furama Resort, Furama Villas, and the new Ariyana Beach Resort & Suites project, with more than 1,000 apartments, and the Ariyana Convention Centre, where a week-long series of APEC Danang meetings and related events were held in November, 2017.
Ariyana Convention Centre Danang will host the Techfest Viet Nam 2018 from 29 November – 1 December. Themed “From here to Global”, this year’s event is expected to attract over 4500 attendants, a large number of foreign investors, overseas Vietnamese, and 200 startup business people from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, and China.
The event will feature many fascinating activities. Included will be a scientific workshop on incentive policies for the development of a creative and innovative startup ecosystem, a dialogue between Prime Minister and young startup business people, a thematic seminar on how to develop creative and innovative startup businesses in the aspects of agricultural and healthcare technologies, tourism and finance, and a final round of a startup contest.
Startups participating will be divided into 8 startup technology villages: Edtech, Fintech, Agritech, Tourism, Industry 4.0, Impact and Startup supporting community.
Furama Resort Danang And Ariyana Convention Centre Proudly Attend “Hue, Danang, Quang Nam Tourism Products Introduction To Singapore”
Representatives from the Culinary Beach Resort – Furama Da Nang and Ariyana Convention Centre participated in the tourism product introduction for Hue, Danang and Quang Nam to Singapore held at Pan Pacific Singapore, to connect domestic tourism companies with international travel agents. The event welcomed 31 members from 19 tour operators and distinctive tourism enterprises from these cities and provinces.
The Hue, Danang and Quang Nam tourism product introduction event took place on October 16th 2018, prior to ITB Asia – Singapore 2018 which was scheduled for October 17th, 18th and 19th, 2018. Singapore is one of the prime markets with high purchasing demands for Southeast Asian tourism.
“This [program] is expected to evolve into an annual event, aims to connect Singapore to these 3 destinations; not only for demonstrating the products but also showing the willingness of domestic enterprises. We believe that the central Vietnam region will offer a variety of choices for customers. Moreover, our partners will make use of this opportunity to showcase the destination to other potential markets,” said Mr. Tran Chi Cuong, Deputy Director of Danang Tourism Department.
According to Mr. Shankar Daniel, representative of Furama Resort Danang and Ariyana Convention Centre office in Singapore: “The Singapore market recognises that Furama Resort Danang and Ariyana Convention Centre have all the right ingredients for a successful conference, meeting and gala dinner, with the right infrastructure, space and size to accommodate all kind of events. MICE planners and companies want their qualifiers to bring back unforgettable memories and experiences, to share with their colleagues, family and friends to build their business opportunities. Furama Resort Danang and Ariyana Convention Centre has set the pace to become clients’ preferred choice.”
Mr. Nguyen Duc Quynh, Vice Chairman of Danang Hotel Association, Deputy General Director of Furama Resort Danang, opined: “The frequency of 4 direct flights/day from Singapore serves as a good premise for Danang to promote and attract tourists from Singapore market. With the existing expertise in organising MICE events and the only one-hour by flight distance, Da Nang and the Central Region are well-qualified to become an attractive destination for the Singaporean market. What we have to do now is creating connections and providing tourism products and services which meet the needs of Singapore clients. For the first 3 quarters of 2018, the number of Singapore visitors to Da Nang has reached 16,286; tourism researches have not seen Singapore being in the top ten international tourism markets for Danang. The number of Singaporean visitors to the Central Region is still modest, it is undoubtedly an important market as Singapore is the central hub of more than just Asia, gathering and connecting worldwide event planners. Singapore is a crucially prime market that we need to target.”
The ITB Asia 2018 with the “Travel Reimagined” theme will discuss MICE tourism topics and technological issues in modern tourism industry. Within the framework of the fair, the Culinary Beach Resort Furama Danang and Ariyana Convention Centre hosted a gala dinner party, creating a platform to connect key partners with potential buyers at the event.