The Da Nang Airport in the central coastal city of the same name on January 1 welcomed the first international flight of this year which carried 180 visitors from Hong Kong (China).
The tourists on Flight UO550 of the Hong Kong Express arrived at the airport at 7:50 am to a welcome ceremony consisting of art performances, and flower and gift presentation.
Meanwhile, more than 2,000 Chinese tourists arrived at Tien Sa port in the afternoon the same day on board of the Italian-registered Costa Atlantica cruiser as the first foreign visitors coming to Da Nang this year on a sea route.
Leading officials of the municipal tourism authority said the arrival of the first foreign visitors on the first day of the new year marks the fine start of the city’s tourism industry in 2019. They said they hope the tour will leave deep imprints on the mind of the visitors about the friendly and hospitable locals and scenic sites in the city.
Over the recent years, Da Nang has emerged as an attractive destination for both foreign and Vietnamese tourists. At the end of last year, the city had 23 direct air routes with 328 flights per week, or 86 flights more than the figure in 2017, and welcomed 7,660,000 tourist arrivals, including 2,875,000 foreign.
Also last year, Da Nang welcomed 100 arrivals of cruisers to Tien Sa port with 145,000 visitors, a surge of 66% in the number of cruise tourists registered a year earlier.
From December 27th – 29th 2018, Furama Resort Danang in cooperation with Danang College of Tourism and BaekSeok Culture University (Korea) organized the “Hansik Night” Korean Food Promotion at the signature Café Indochine restaurant.
Gourmets were treated to a wide range of Korean cuisine, featuring Bulgogi, Chungmu – Gimbap, Bibimbap, etc… In addition, the buffet also introduced to guests more than 70 delicious dishes including half a lobster, unlimited scallop, squid, octopus , etc…which are cooked to your taste accompanied with 20 different kinds of homemade sauces.
The event was held under the supervisor and guidance of professors Seo Kang-tae and Cho Jeong-yoong from the BaekSeok Culture University and Furama Resort Danang’s Executive Chef Doan Van Tuan.
“Through this meaningful event, we would like to introduce delicious traditional Korean dishes with the aim of popularizing Korean cuisine culture to Vietnamese people”, opined professor Seo Kang-tae.
Ms. Truong Thi Hong Hanh, Vice Director of Danang Tourism Department: “With the significant growth of more than 60% in 2017, the Korean market still expects positive growth in the upcoming years. The Hansik Night does not only create a chance for culinary exchange between two countries but also help chefs enhance their professional skills to better satisfy international diners.
According to Mr. Matthias Wiesmann – Furama Resort Danang’s General Manager: “It’s our honour to welcome professors and culinary students from Korea to conduct this Korean Food Festival at the Furama Resort. We hope that this event has brought hands-on Korean cuisine experiences to local people and international visitors staying at Furama Resort. In 2018, Korean guests made up approximately 50% of the total resident guests. This program would also help to enhance Furama chefs’ skills, creating distinctive flavors for Korean food at Furama Resort Danang.”
Being one of the most best culinary resorts in Vietnam, Furama Resort Danang is famous for its diverse food festivals year round, attracting a number of local and international guests, namely Indian Food Fesival, Hongkong Culinary Week, Vietnam Folklore Night, Tet Village Market or Oktoberfest Beer Festival.
The Fourth Pan Asian Biomedical Science Conference which was organized under the aegis of the University of Danang and the Asia International Science Consortium has taken place from December 5th to December 7th, 2018 at the International Convention Palace (ICP) of the Furama Resort Danang, gathering some 200 delegates from Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Biomedicine in the 21st Century: Asia-Pacific Insights” which features six tracks that are relevant to clinicians, basic scientists, and health care professionals: Clinical translation, Traditional medicine, Personalized medicine, Risk assessment, Medical devices, High thorough data and bioinformatics.
Taking place from November 29th until December 1st 2018 at Ariyana Convention Centre Danang, Techfest Vietnam 2018 has attracted nearly 5,500 attendants, 250 booths, 250 investors, investment funds, domestic and international speakers from 20 countries within the region and the world, together with representatives of creative start-up organizations, investors, typical innovative start-up businesses in ASEAN, who were representing the Global Startup Network (GEN).
During the event, the seminars and workshops were organized in 8 areas: agricultural technology, education technology, medical technology, tourism technology, technology 4.0, financial technology, Social influence and start-up support with practical content as well as the participation and discussion of successful managers, investors, successful start-ups, and experienced domestic and international experts.
Investment connection activity was one of the most important parts during the event. This activity attracted the attention of many investors and start-ups. The total number of connections was registered as 160; the amount of investment interest reached USD 7, 86 million.
In addition, the Innovative Technoentrepreneur Contest, ITC held within the framework of Techfest 2018 attracted more than 600 startups from the context of technology villages and contestants of Techfest region. The top 10 startup businesses were selected to participate in the final round.
The leading South Korean star Song Seung Heon has arrived in the coastal city of Danang, Vietnam for a magazine photo shooting in late November 2018. Furama Resort Danang was honored to be the chosen venue for his photo shooting and relaxation during his trip to Vietnam. He has taken photos at the resort’s renowned courtyard, staying at the Presidential Suite room and enjoying a scrumptious Central Vietnamese cuisine dinner at the Danaksara restaurant, located in the heart of Furama Villas Danang.
Born in 1976, the actor has been noted for his roles in “Autumn in my heart”, “East of Eden” and “Summer Scent”, etc. In 2012, Song Seung Heon and Kim Tae Hee used to come to Vietnam to introduce Vietnamese audiences to their famous drama “My princess”.
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.
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.