On 29 December afternoon, a cyclo parade took place in some of Da Nang’s major streets to promote the ongoing ‘Da Nang Welcomes in New Year 2021’ Festival. The event is free and runs until 2 January 2021.
As part of a series of the festival’s events, the parade featured 40 cyclos in total that all had colourful yet environmentally-friendly decorations.
In each was sitting a beautiful lady wearing ‘ao dai’ (Vietnamese traditional long dress) and carrying a hand-held board introducing vibrant and exciting activities promised at the ‘Da Nang Welcomes in New Year 2021’ Festival. Included are street music programmes, Noodle Festival, a countdown party to ring in New Year 2021, and photo exhibition entitled ‘Da Nang, New Vitality’.
At 3pm today, 30 December, the parade will take the route: the eastern end of the Dragon Bridge – Ngo Quyen – Tran Thi Ly Bridge – Tran Hung Dao – Vincom Supermarket – Ngo Quyen Street – Vo Van Kiet – the eastern end of the Dragon Bridge.
The event will start at 3pm and 7pm on 31 December 2020, and at 3pm on 1 January 2021. It will take the route: Asia Park – Phan Dang Luu – Nui Thanh – Phan Thanh Tai – 2 September – Novotel Hotel – Da Nang Administration Centre – Tran Phu – Le Duan – Phan Chau Trinh – Nguyen Van Linh – Trung Nu Vuong – Nui Thanh – Phan Dang Luu – Asia Park.
Highly-impressive floral decorations along the Bach Dang Flower Street which is expected to schedule to open to the public on 28th day of the 12th lunar month will be very attractive to visitors who want to record memorable moments with their family members and friends over the biggest festival in a year for the Vietnamese.
The focal point of Da Nang’s most crowded Tet celebrations will be fireworks shows on Lunar New Year’s Eve at the Nguyen Van Troi Bridge, the Phuong Trang vacant land area in front of the Lien Chieu District Administrative Centre, and a vacant site in front of the Hoa Vang District Administrative Centre.
Both locals and visitors can immerse themselves in festive atmosphere with their friends and beloved ones at the ‘Tet of the Buffalo 2021’ Festival that will be organised at the Hoa Vang District Administrative Centre from 5-7 February.
The Annual Year End and New Year party for all employees of the Furama Resort Danang, Furama Villas Danang and Ariyana Convention Centre Danang in the evening of January 5, 2020 with the theme “Always in start-up spirit” took place in a cozy atmosphere and created a deep motivating meaning for all employees. The party welcomed Mr. Nguyen Duy Minh – Member of the Presidium of Vietnam General Confederation of Labor, Member of the Commissioner, Chairman of Danang Labour Confederation; Mr. Hoang Huu Nghi – Vice Chairman of Danang Labour Confederation; Directors of long-time partners; Directors/ Deputy Directors of SOVICO Group’s members; Former Leaders, Senior leaders of Indochina Beach Hotel JSC with more than 300 members of Furama Resort Danang, Furama Villas Danang and International Convention Center Ariyana Danang.
In the party, the invited guests and all employees enjoyed two special dance performances that were meticulously arranged, by members from different departments; diverse performances of cultural exchanges from impressive singles, duets and rock bands performed by members, … The lucky draw took place excitedly with many valuable gifts to the members.
The Year-end Party created a deep impression on the guests and all members. The Board of Directors and all staff of Furama Resort Danang, Furama Villas Danang and Ariyana Convention Center Danang would like to thank Dr. Nguyen Thanh Hung and SOVICO Group, Madame Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, HDBank, SG Luxe Collection Pte Ltd. – Singapore, Mr. Nguyen Duc Quynh – General Director of the Company, Mr. Le Dinh Nam – Deputy General Director cum Executive Assistant Manager, Mr. Le Van Tung – Chief Accountant of the Company and Financial Controller, the Anh Hoang Ngoc Event Company and many other sponsors.
Cultural tourism has become increasingly attractive to both domestic and international tourists over recent years and contributed to the tourism sector’s sustainable development.
Vietnam was recently named a Leading Heritage Destination, a Leading Cultural Destination, and a Leading Culinary Destination of Asia at the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) 2020.
It was the second consecutive year Vietnam was honoured in the three categories, confirming that culture, heritage, and cuisine are key factors bringing international titles to local tourism.
The project will be developed by VNAT’s Tourism Market Department based on planning and international experience in national brand building and development, with a focus on the two strongest fields of heritage and cuisine.
Cultural tourism is set to account for 15-20 percent of the 40 billion USD in tourism revenue earned annually by 2030. By 2025 and with a vision to 2030, Vietnam will boast many special, high-quality cultural tourism products that appeal to domestic and international tourists.
The tourism sector will concentrate on promoting the national brand for cultural tourism, supporting the development of heritage and culinary tourism products, and revamping policies encouraging heritage and culinary tourism./.
The central city of Da Nang offered 2,000 tickets free of charge on the first two days of the year for locals and tourists to take part in a travel tour held in the city’s iconic Han River at night.
The program was designed to celebrate the 2021 New Year and restart waterway tourism activities at night, after a halt triggered by COVID-19, creating momentum for domestic tourism development, said Deputy Director of the city’s Department of Tourism Nguyen Xuan Binh.
Fifteen boats sailed simultaneously at 8 pm and the tour lasted for more than one hour. Musical performance was staged before departure.
Nearly 1,000 people joined the tour on the first evening of the year.
A host of cultural activities were also held across the central city’s public locations to mark the New Year holiday./.