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.
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.
Central Vietnam was recently named among the top 10 leading destinations in the Asia-Pacific region to visit this year by Lonely Planet, the well-known global travel site.
The vast region of the Asia-Pacific has its food delights, its forests, its seas teeming with life, and its cities fizzing with culture and creativity. Lonely Planet’s travel experts explored its highlands, islands, and everything in between to find the best places to visit this year.
Book-ended by the kinetic energy of Ho Chi Minh City and the (slightly) more relaxed historic ambience of Hanoi, central Vietnam is one of the country’s most diverse regions, the site wrote.
It praised Hue’s vibrant cuisine showcasing the city’s imperial legacy, while further south, in Hoi An ancient town’s storied laneways, local dishes include fragrant “cao lau” noodles. Seafood is the star in nearby Da Nang, and the city on the banks of the Han River is becoming one of Vietnam’s most exciting urban destinations.
Lonely Planet also appreciated the international air links with many Asian cities providing easy access to attractions like the recently famous Golden Bridge in Ba Na Hills near Da Nang and the world-beating caves and rugged river and jungle wilderness of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh province, Vietnam’s “Kingdom of Caves”, including the world’s largest cave, Son Doong.
The first sightseeing tour by seaplane between Hue and Da Nang was launched recently by Hai Au Aviation, with 30-minute, 40-minute, and 80-minute flights, providing tourists with a bird’s eye view of the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the two cities as well as the country’s most beautiful coastal scenery. Hai Au Aviation plans to open a similar service between Da Nang and Dong Hoi city in Quang Binh, which will shorten the travel time from six to seven hours by road to only 70 minutes by air and give passengers an impressive view over the central region.
Other places on the Lonely Planet list include Margaret River and southern Western Australia in Australia, Shikoku in Japan, the Bay of Islands and Northland in New Zealand, Singapore, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Palawan in the Philippines, Beijing in China, and Cambodia.
Vietnam hosted 45.5 million domestic tourists and 8.5 million foreign tourists in the first half of this year, up 6 per cent and 7.5 per cent year-on-year, respectively, according to the General Statistics Office.
Source: Vietnam Economic Times
Summer Destination is an annual tourism event organized with the aim to create a beach tourism brand for Danang.
It is that time again! Danang Summer Destination 2019 will be from 14-19/6/2019 at Bien Dong Park and Danang beaches with many exciting, colourful events to involve tourists and locals to experience the freshness of summer.
In addition to cultural, art, sports and culinary activities such as Food Festival, Photo Exhibition, Bikini Flashmob, Electronic Dance Music Festival, Danang Summer Destination this year will showcase new activities such as exhibitions of products made from recycled materials to raise the awareness of environmental protection. There will be also team building activities for locals and tourists.
Danang Summer Destination 2019 is an ideal entertainment playground for locals and visitors alike, as well as an opportunity to promote tourism products of the city, contributing to the brand of Danang as an event and festival destination.
Source: Danang Fantasticity
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.
Eight world-class teams from Italy, Russia, Brazil, Belgium, Finland, China, the United Kingdom and Vietnam will come together in the central city of Da Nang for a pyrotechnic competition that will light up the night skies like never before. This year’s competition is themed ‘Stories by the Rivers’.
This is the 10th time Da Nang organizes this event, and it is expected to attract more people to visit this beautiful city.
With story-telling rivers as the theme, fireworks display this year will feature cultural and historical stories of participating countries through the metaphor of rivers.
The festival will be taken place in five nights with five performances and the two most outstanding teams will compete in the final on July 6th:
Match 1: June 01st 2019: Team Vietnam – Team Russia
Match 2: June 08th 2019: Team Brazil – Team Belgium
Match 3: June 15th 2019: Team Finland – Team Italy
Match 4: June 22nd 2019: Team China – Team UK
On June 01st 2019, more than 400 children of Furama Resort Danang, Furama Villas Danang and Ariyana Convention Centre’s executives attended an exciting Children’s Day celebration at the Ariyana Convention Centre. At the ceremony, children with good academic achievements in the 2018-2019 school year were awarded and received incentives from the Board and Trade Union of Furama Resort Danang.
Additionally, all children also participated in various thrilling games such as fishing, statue painting and also many interesting gifts were distributed to all the children from and elaborate Lucky Draw.
This annual activity, with the support from the Management and Trade Union of Furama Resort Danang supports the social and spiritual life of all their staff members.
The 1st Danang International Food Festival (DNIFF 2019), one of the most expected cuisine events in the city this summer, has been organised on the East Side of Dragon Bridge, Tran Hung Dao Street, Son Tra District from June 02nd to June 06th 2019.
Under the theme of “Taste of homeland”, this year’s Festival was upgraded with lots of activities and sub-programs, connecting the local and international gastronomy. At the event, tourists had the chance to enjoy various kind of international food preparing by famous international chefs at the International Food Corner.
The festival welcomed the attendance of chefs from 13 countries, namely the USA, Germany, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Australia, Mexico, Sweden, Lebanon, India, Greece, China and Turkey who are the world-class chefs and the honour members of the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WORLDCHEFS) as well as the head chefs at the top restaurants in their home countries. In particular, the DNIFF 2019 greeted Mr. Thomas Andreas Gugler – President of the WORLDCHEFS. The highlight of the five-day festival was the “Big Dish” prepared by one famous chef each night who had been chosen by the President of World Asscociation of Chefs’ Societies.
Before the event’s Closing Ceremony, a cosy farewell dinner took place at Danaksara’s Restaurant, Furama Villas Danang on June 06th 2019. The feast was attended by Mr. Nguyen Xuan Binh – Deputy Director of Danang Department of Tourism, Chairman of the DNIFF Organizing Committee; Ms. Huynh Thi Huong Lan – Deputy Director of the Danang Center for Tourism Promotion, Vice Chairwoman of the DNIFF Organizing Committee; Mr. Thomas Andreas Gugler – President of the WORLDCHEFS; Mr. Keerthi Hapugasdeniya – Representative from Happy K Solution, Member of the World Chef Association, Founder of DNIFF and 13 famous chefs. The world-class chefs had the chance to enjoy authentic Central Vietnamese cuisine prepared by our Executive Chef Doan Van Tuan and his culinary team, which created a long-lasting impression for the chefs to cherish for the days to come.