From the 5th – 7th of September 2019, Mr. Tran Huu Huy – Barman of Furama Resort Danang was the representative of Danang Hotel Association to attend the Bartender Competition at the International Travel Expo in Ho Chi Minh City. This is the first nationwide bartender competition hosted by Vietnam National Administration of Tourism in collaboration with Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, Vietnam Hotel Association, Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association and a number of hospitality training premises to pick out the excellent bartenders, improve the professionalism, honour the civilised beauty of the bartender, create good impression on domestic and international visitors.
The three-day competition involved 03 categories: basic bartending (cocktail, mocktail), flair bartending and making espresso (barista). This is a valuable opportunity for the staff of Furama Resort Danang and other hotels, resorts, restaurants across the country to interact with each other, update up-to-date knowledge and improve their performance skills and creativity in preparing drinks, thereby improve the quality of service to domestic and foreign tourists.
On August 24th 2019, “Brave Tour – Journey to search for the Brave Heart” has ended with the final stop at Furama Resort Danang. This is a series of events on the sidelines of Miss Universe Vietnam 2019, which was successfully held in Dak Lak, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi before.
The event welcomed 2 special guests: Miss Universe Vietnam 2017 H’Hen Nie and the second runner-up of Miss Universe Vietnam 2015 Le Hang. Especially, Ms. Le Hang was also the guest speaker at the talkshow “Futurista” taken within the framework of Miss Universe Vietnam 2017, held at Furama Resort Danang 2 years ago.
Through this event, potential candidates had the chance to directly interact with Ms. H’Hen Nie, Ms. Le Hang and other guest speakers hence got the chance to listen to useful advice and better prepare themselves for the tough competition ahead.
Furama Resort Danang is proud to continue to be the sponsored venue for accommodation and registration in Danang for this year’s beauty contest.
Get started with this introductory course to cook traditional Vietnamese cuisine. You will learn some simple but popular Vietnamese dishes that you can easily prepare at your own home in minutes, such as fresh hand rolls with pork and prawns, deep-fried meat and prawns spring rolls as well as “My Quang” noodle soup, a delicacy of this fabulous destination.
Attendants of this class will be provided such items as a Chef’s hat, an apron, a set of cooking recipes, a pen, a bottle of mineral water, a cold towel and of course a certificate for having successfully participated in this cooking class.
Our Vietnamese Chef will greet you personally in our Danaksara Restaurant at 11.30 am and introduce all necessary ingredients, herbs and vegetables that Danang people often choose for their daily meals. You will taste all dishes that have prepared, and practiced during the class by yourself.
If you want to experience a sight tour to Han Market – the most popular local market in Danang, our Chef will accompany you together with a photographer to take pictures of the lovely moments. The tour starts at 10.00 am and lasts for 01 hour. When we come back to Furama, you can have a half hour break in your room before starting the cooking class. An additional fee of VND 499,000++ per person will be added for an additional market trip.
For more information, please contact the resort’s F&B hotline at: +84 236 651 9999
Price: VND 499,000++ per person
(Available for or groups of minimum 5 persons and maximum of 20 persons)
Time: 11.30 am – 2.30 pm
During the two days of 12th and 13th July, 2019, nearly 600 guests including senior management, company members and distinguished guests of The Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade Of Vietnam (Vietcombank) attended the Half-year Business Summary Conference 2019.
This event took place at International Convention Palace (ICP) – Furama Resort Danang. Besides the conference meetings, the guests also enjoyed 5-star services and culinary experiences, highlighting the Gala Dinner at our iconic oceanfront Courtyard and Café Indochine restaurant.
Vietcombank is currently one of the largest commercial banks in Vietnam with 101 branches and 395 offices nationwide. Their banking operations are also supported by a network of over 1,726 correspondent banks in 158 countries and territories around the world. Vietcombank is continuously voted as the “Best Bank in Vietnam” by prestigious organizations in the world and is the first and only bank in Vietnam to be in the Top 500 World Banks according to The Banker Magazine.
On July 24th and 25th, 2019, the Potatoes USA Organization in cooperation with the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) organised a training program on American potatoes and red meat at Furama Resort Danang. This training course was organised with the participation of nearly 50 chefs from prestigious restaurants and hotels in Da Nang, Hoi An and Can Tho, under the guidance of Ms. Sabrina Yin – USMEF ASEAN Director, Ms. Phuong Dang – representative of Potatoes USA in Vietnam and renowned chefs of the two associations. The content of the training mainly focused on the introduction and demonstration of creative recipes for American potatoes and red meat, helping these cooks to learn new skills and innovative ways to enrich their own menu.
It was our honour to welcome young talented Japanese singer Meik to Furama Resort Danang to visit Furama Resort Danang!
In June 2018, Meik released her music video “Feeling Good”- a happy song about the love of youth, with beautiful shootings done in Danang city, which is considered a symbol of the friendly relationship between Vietnam and Japan. Especially, Meik participated in Vietnam–Japan Culture Exchange Festival in Danang this July and in the Vietnam Festival in Japan in May 2018
From a young top kid dancer at the age of 5, Meik has become a phenomenon among Japan artists. In 2013, she was known as a member of J-Dee’Z. In order to continue her singing passion, Meik began to work as a solo artist in 2017, with her songs reaching thousands of views on Youtube.
On August 09th 2019, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a meeting at Furama Resort Danang to praise the outstanding religious dignitaries who have made significant contributions to national development.
The event was attended by Politburo Member, Secretary of Party Central Committee, Head of the Mass Mobilization Commission Truong Thi Mai; Politburo Member, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh; Secretary of the Party Central Committee, President of Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man, Head of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Vu Chien Thang, Secretary of the Danang Municipal Party Committee Truong Quang Nghia and nearly 150 delegates representing 43 religious organisations of 16 religions.
Addressing the event, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recognised and highly appreciated the positively national constructive and defensive spirit as well as the solidarity of religious organisations.
By August 2019, Vietnam is home to more than 26 million religious followers with nearly 56.000 dignitaries; 29,396 worshiping facilities; about 45,000 religious faith facilities and 3,000 relics related to religious facilities, especially some of them were recognised by UNESCO as the World Heritage Sites.
On July 25th 2019, at St. Regis Mumbai Hotel, Danang Tourism Department in cooperation with Bangkok Airways organised Danang Tourism Presentation to promote Danang tourism products and services to the Indian market as well as connect tourism enterprises and wedding planners in Danang and India. The program was conducted as part of a plan to diversify the city’s international tourism market mix that the local authority has approved for the 2019-2020 period.
The event welcomed the attendance of Mr. Tran Xuan Thuy – the Vietnamese Consul General in Mumbai, India; Mr. SudhirPatil – Founder and Director of Veena World, one of the top Indian travel agencies and President of Maharashtra Tour Organisers’ Association (MTOA); together with MTOA members and 72 distinguished guests. Speaking at the event, Mr. Tran Xuan Thuy emphasised the considerable potential of Danang tourism, the most worth-living city in Vietnam to Indian market.
In recent years, Danang has seen an unbalanced market mix in tourism sector and has been seeking for new potential markets. Danang Tourism Presentation program in Mumbai was an opportunity for the city to diversify its reach and expand into this huge market. With 4.5-hour Mumbai – Bangkok direct flight and 2-hour flight from Bangkok to Danang, Bangkok Airways offers great convenience to connect the largest city of India to Danang. The participants highly appreciated Danang and expressed their desire to bring events from other popular destinations such as Phuket and Bali to Danang. For the Indian market, leisure guests make up 40% of the total visitors, 40% being M.I.C.E tourists and the rest 20% being wedding tourists. Most participants have never been to Danang and this is an opportunity for them to gain an in-depth look into the destination and facilities and services of this coastal city.
Mr. Cong Nghia Nam, Director of Sales of Ariyana Tourism Complex, which comprises of Furama Resort Danang, Furama Villas Danang, Ariyana Convention Centre and the 1,450-key Ariyana Beach Resort and Suites Danang scheduled to open in late 2020 addressed: “Recognising the potential of Indian market, we have been making business plans to approach this market after the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week 2017 which took place at Ariyana Convention Centre in November 2017. We have established an official representative office in India and taken part in key activities to promote Vietnam and Danang tourism to Indian market, including hosting FAM Trips from India, organising Indian Cuisine Week and Vietnamese culinary exchange in India as well as employing Indian chefs to ensure the Indian dishes preserve the traditional tastes.”
”We also received special attention from Indian wedding organisers and M.I.C.E companies considering the fact that Indian people often travel in big groups from 500 to 1,000 guests. In addition, Indian firms in the pharmaceutical, technology, finance and banking industries – the major Indian industry sectors also expressed their interest in organising their events in Danang.”, Cong added.
Mr. Minnat Lalpuria – Founder and CEO of Vachan, a leading Indian event agency opined: “We are really impressed by Danang’s unique landscapes and diverse accommodation system. We will definitely consider moving events from familiar destinations such as Thailand and Indonesia to Danang.”
According to Mr. Nguyen Duc Quynh – Deputy Chairman for the steering committee of Danang Hotel Association, “In regards to the tourism market mix of Danang in particular and Vietnam in general, we strongly depend on only 1 or 2 markets. Expanding into India would be the inevitable solution in order to balance the market mix. With a large number of potential customers from India, I believe that we will be able to solve this thorny problem of Danang tourism industry”.
World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has predicted that approximate 50 million Indian tourists travel overseas and Vietnam definitely is an unskippable country. Having recognised the huge potential from this market, Danang is promoting its image to Indian customers through major activities such as welcoming H.E President of India Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady during a state visit to the central city of Danang in November 2018, hosted by the Vietnamese government at the Furama International Convention Palace; organising culinary exchanges between 2 countries and hosting Indian FAM trips to get to know the city’s tourism products. It is also expected that direct flights between Danang and India will be executed in the upcoming time. Besides, the city will also develop and improve its facilities in order to attract more Indian visitors. Promoting Danang to the second most populous country in the world with 1.31 billion people will be the solution to balance the international tourism market mix for the most worth-living city in Vietnam.
Over the years, Furama Resort Danang has always chosen environmentally-friendly investment solutions, with energy power lighting, advanced technology in air-conditioning, solar water heating, and the reuse of bio-fuels.
In keeping with that commitment on maintaining a clean and healthy environment, Furama Resort Danang continued its Go Green campaign with the Tree Planting Ceremony for Mr. Nguyen Van Nam – the resort’s loyal guest on July 6th 2019.
At the ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Van Nam has planted a Purple Queen’s Flowers Tree by himself in the lush garden of Furama Villas Danang and expressed his happiness towards this meaningful campaign.
“We are fully aware of the importance of environmental protection at the resort as well as a sustainable development of the whole city,” said Mr. Matthias Wiesmann, General Manager of Furama Resort Danang. “The resort aims to create more practical activities associated with environmental protection for more customer awareness.”
“Go Green @ Fabulous Furama” is aimed at encouraging guests to contribute more to a green living, better environment as well as increase guests’ loyalty through tree planting activity at the resort. The tree will be a connection between Furama’s loyal guests and the resort, a meaningful gift for loyal guests each time they come back to see how much their trees has grown.
With the aim of developing tourism to broader and diversified international tourist markets, Danang is convinced that India is a potential market that needs to be promoted more. Accordingly, Danang Department of Tourism will organise a roadshow to introduce Danang tourism in Mumbai on July 25th, 2019.
The leaders of Danang Department of Tourism, Travel Agency Management Section, Danang Center for Tourism Promotion and many tourism enterprises in the city will attend the program, with the presence of General Consulate of Vietnam in Mumbai, Indian Association of Travel Agencies in Mumbai, Indian tour operators and event organizations.
The road-show will include the introduction of new tourism products, promotion programs, and the exchange program in Danang travel industry. Danang Center for Tourism Promotion, additionally, will cooperate with Bangkok Airways to introduce new air routes, discuss the promotion of direct flights from Mumbai – Danang, and facilitate tourism cooperation between the two cities in particular and between Vietnam and India in general.
Mr. Cong Nghia Nam – Director of Sales of Ariyana Convention Centre and Furama Resort Danang will participate in this roadshow.