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.
Considered as the largest financial conference in the country, the 6th Vietnam International Conference in Finance (VICIF) brought together the most prestigious domestic and foreign scholars from universities around the world. This year, VICIF was held at Furama Resort Danang in 04th and 05th of July, 2019. The seminar was hosted by Danang University of Economics, Vietnam Finance Association International (VFAI), Foreign Trade University, Ho Chi Minh city University of Economics, University of Economics – Law and the Open University.
VICIF 2019 attracted the participation of 35 scholars from the universities of the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Singapore, Australia, Korea, Hong Kong and China besides the presence of 45 scientists from leading universities in Vietnam. The highlight of this year’s conference is the attendance and presentation of keynote speakers: Professor Sumit Agarwal – Professor of Finance, Economics and Real Estate at National University of Singapore. With in-depth studies in variety fields of finance, Professor Sumit Agarwal has brought up at VICIF attractive and intensive essays for the conference participants.
With world-class caliber, VICIF 2019 is an important event in the academic community in finance and banking, becoming the leading forum for outstanding global financial discussions, as well as in Asian and Vietnamese markets, in the current period.
Furama Resort Danang, with the support of Casa Rinaldi and New Viet Diary company, organized its “Italian Cuisine Week: A Taste of Italy” from May 22nd -25th, 2019 at the Italian restaurant Don Cipriani’s. The dishes were prepared by the Italian Chef: Simone Bianchi.
This guest chef from the “spaghetti country” – Simone Bianchi, with his 20 years of working experience at famous global hotels and restaurants; such as: Park Hyatt Milano (Italy), Casa Rinaldi (Hong Kong), Ciao Chow (Hong Kong) joined his hands with Furama Resort Danang team to introduce to local people a unique culinary journey, including typical Italian dishes, with fresh ingredient imported from his country.
“Taking place right before the Danang International Food Festival and Danang International Fireworks Festival, this program is expected to diversify the city’s tourism products during this summer. We hope this program will enrich the culinary and cultural experiences of international and local tourists”, said Mr. Matthias Wiesmann – General Manager of Furama Resort Danang.
During 4 nights of the Italian Cuisine Week, the chef presented a 4-course menu for lunch and 5-course menu for dinner, featuring Beef tartare with crispy radish and truffle paste, Spaghetti with fresh lobster and lobster bisque, Sautéed lamb loins served with couscous, grapes and red wine sauce or Gnocchi with tuna, citrus fruits and shaved Pecorino, Manicotti alla carbonara di mare – creamy seafood pasta, etc. Lunch and dinner parties priced at 666,000 VND ++ / person (original price: 805,000 ++) and 999,000 ++ / person (original price: 1,265,000 VND ++).
This event was organized in conjunction with the fabulous new Italian Menu which will delight all guests who love this tantalizing cuisine. Cher Alessio and his team worked these past weeks with endless efforts to create superb new and improved dishes for our ever more demanding guests coming from all corners of the world. With his excellent experience in 2* Michelin Restaurants, Chef Alessio has created an amazing array of great Italin dishes from North to South!
Furama Resort Danang has a long tradition of culinary and cultural events: Thai, Indian, Hong Kong, Korean, Mexico Cuisine Week; Vietnam Folk Night, Oktoberfest German Beer Festival, TET Village, Exhibitions of Da Nang Old photos, paintings and photos of nature and people.
On 12th June 2019, at The Cityview Hong Kong Hotel, Danang Center for Tourism Promotion (Danang Department of Tourism) organizes Danang Tourism Presentation to promote tourism products and services in Danang, connect tourism firms in Hong Kong and Danang as well as promoting the direct flight Hong Kong – Danang, operated by Jetstar Pacific Airlines.
The event welcomes the attendance of Mr. Tran Thanh Huan – Consul General, Vietnam Consulate General in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents, more than 60 representatives of tourism businesses in Hong Kong as well as local journalists and reporters. The leader of Danang group is Mrs. Huynh Thi Huong Lan – Deputy Director of Danang Center for Tourism Promotion, and the representatives of Danang Tourism Association, airlines, together with hotels, and golf courses in Danang.
“Danang Tourism Presentation in Hong Kong is organized with the effort to develop and reinforce business relationships between tourism firms in Hong Kong and Danang. This beautiful beach city is an ideal leisure destination, which is also a gateway thanks to its proximity and accessibility to many UNESCO Heritage sites in central Vietnam such as Hoi An Ancient Town, Hue Citadels and My Son Holy Land. Honored as Asia’s Leading Festival and Event Destination 2016, Danang also offers various events and cultural festivals year-round to attract international tourists. We do believe the central coast of Vietnam will bring about great product potentials for the tour operators”, states Mrs. Huynh Thi Huong Lan.
Mr. Truong Ngoc Thanh – PR Manager of Furama Resort and Ariyana Convention Centre Danang, added: “Within only 2 hours flight, Hong Kong is recently the potential market for Danang. Danang City, endowed with beautiful beaches, peaceful atmosphere and spacious resorts, hotels, will soon become an attractive destination to Hong Kong people.”
Hong Kong is regarded as one of the potential international markets to Danang. In 2018, there are more than 17,700 tourists from Hong Kong to visit Danang. Within the first 4 months of 2019, Danang welcomed over 6,582 Hong Kong travelers. Hong Kong – Danang direct route is currently operated by Jetstar Pacific (4 flights/week), Cathay Dragon (9 flights/week) and Hong Kong Express (14 flights/week).
At the end of 2018, Danang has 785 accommodation providers with 35,615 standard rooms. There are 79 four or five-star hotels, with 15,400 rooms. Total tour operators number is 331 companies, in which there are 220 international tour operators.
From May 27th- 30th 2019, Furama Resort Danang, in cooperation with the Surf Life Saving Australia, organised once more the four-day Lifeguard Training Course for lifeguards from major resorts and hotels in Danang and Hoian under the direct guidance of Mr. David Field – an Australian volunteer lifesaver with 40 years of experience.
This is an annual joint program between Furama Resort Danang and the Surf Life Saving Australia which aims to give professional lifeguards’ world’s best practice standards in aquatic management, rescue, first aid, spinal injury management and CPR techniques.
The program is organised in an apparent bid to improve knowledge and skills for lifeguards as well as to lower drowning rates. The Certificate Presentation Ceremony took place at Furama Resort Danang on May 30th 2019.
Father’s Day is fast approaching! Celebrate your Dad this June 16th 2019 with our lavish BBQ seafood buffet promotion at the signature Cafe Indochine Restaurant at only VND 766,000 net/dad (including 2-hour free flow of beer) for the first 50 dads.
Have a beer on us and enjoy from our spectacular range of “cooked to your taste” seafood dishes featuring half of a lobster, unlimited prawns, squids, clams and octopus, Danang special sea snails, etc…
Indulge in various kinds of delicious and healthy cold cuts and cheeses, all imported, such as “Brie au poivre”, “Gorgonzola”; Asian favourites such as sushi, maki, BBQ pork Char Siu; Chef’s choices of carvings; Vietnamese hotpots and decadent desserts including cheese cakes, macarons, tarts, homemade ice creams and many more delicacies!
Discounted price: VND 766,000 net/dad; including 2-hour free flow of beer. (Original price: VND 1,234,000 net)
VND 1,234,000 net/adult; including 2-hour free flow of beer, soft drinks, mineral water
VND 1,026,000 net/adult; VND 679,000 net/ child (4-12 years old), exclusive of drinks.
Date & Time: Sunday, 16th of June, From 6.30 pm to 10.00 pm.
Only applies to advance bookings through Hotline: +84-236 651 9999 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Furama Resort Danang
103-105 Vo Nguyen Giap, Khue My Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang City
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Furama Resort Danang’s Lifeguard Team was been honored to receive the Overall winner at the 2nd National Beach Rescue Competition, taking place on May 5th, 2019 on the coast of the April 2 Square, Nha Trang city. The program was held within the framework of Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa Sea Festival 2019, organized by the People’s Committee of Nha Trang city.
According to the organizers, this year’s Ocean Rescue Competition attracted 9 units and was divided into 13 teams with the participation of more than 50 athletes. Professional lifeguards competed in various rescue categories including: Swimming relay, relay board, buoy rescue, surfboard rescue, first-aid and triathlon races.
Besides demonstrating professional lifesaving skills, the National Beach Rescue Competition is also an opportunity for professional lifeguards to gain up-to-date knowledge as well as to exchange experiences in maritime rescue activities.
Previously, Furama Resort Danang’s Lifeguard team was also awarded Overall Winner of Danang International Lifeguard Competition 2017; and was also honored with 2 individual First Prizes and 1 Third Prizes.
Da Nang has introduced new tourism products, including a night market and entertainment services to meet the increasing demands of tourists.
The number of visitors to Da Nang in the first quarter of 2019 is estimated at 1.8 million, with arrivals by air increasing 56.5% on-year, Dan Sinh Newspaper reported, citing the municipal Department of Tourism.
Accordingly, Da Nang has upgraded much of its infrastructure and beautified its renowned beaches in preparation to welcome visitors as the year’s peak tourist season approaches.
In addition, Da Nang has provided additional facilities and equipment such as canoes and walkie-talkies to rescue workers at the beaches. It has also published travel information on the city through leaflets in English, South Korean, and Chinese as well as informing accommodation establishments and travel companies on rescue activities, VOV reported.
Aside from improving infrastructure, the city is about to launch the annual firework festival and an international balloon display between April and June.
Earlier, Da Nang has introduced new tourism products, including a night market and entertainment services to meet the increasing demands of tourists.
The number of visitors to Da Nang in 2018 increased 15.5% on-year to an estimated 7.6 million, including 2.8 million foreigners, a 23.3% increase from a year earlier, according to the municipal Department of Tourism. The city welcomed 4.7 million domestic holidaymakers, an 11.2% increase from 2017.
Arrivals by sea and air in the reviewed period recorded annual increases of 66% and 48.7%, respectively. Da Nang’s revenue from travel in 2018 was estimated at VN24 trillion (US$1.03 billion), representing an on-year jump of 23.3%.
Da Nang aims to welcome 8.19 million visitors throughout 2019, up 6.9% year-on-year. the figure includes 3.19 million foreigners, an increase of 11%. The tourism sector aims to gross VND27.4 trillion (US$1.18 billion) in revenue, up 13.9% against the previous year.
Source: The Hanoitimes