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.
The 16th Vietnam National Congress of Cardiology entitled “Cardiology in the New Era: Personalized Approaches for Complex Issues” took place at the Ariyana Convention Centre from October 5th-7th 2018.
Organised by the Vietnam National Heart Association, the event attracted the participation of 2,000 domestic and foreign professors, doctors, pharmacists, and cardiologists with nearly 600 reports and research projects by leading heart experts on updated issues related to cardiology, along with nearly 200 satellite symposiums and exhibition from international pharmaceutical companies.
Once again, Ariyana Convention Centre takes pride in having had the honor to be the ideal venue for such a grand-scale health and research event.
Qatar Airways will launch direct flights to Danang starting this December 19 as the third Vietnamese destination on the award-winning airline’s rapidly expanding global network. The flights will operate on a four times weekly basis, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Equipment of choice will be the Boeing 787-8 aircraft, featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class.
The inaugural flight will depart Doha at 02:30 local, arriving in Da Nang at 13:20 local, with the return departing at 19:15 local, arriving back in Doha for 23:45 local.
Regular flight schedule:
→ Doha-Da Nang
- Mondays and Saturdays
Departs 07:15 local.
Arrives 18:05 local.
- Tuesdays and Thursdays
Departs 20:10 local.
Arrives 07:01 local next day.
→ Da Nang-Doha
- Mondays and Saturdays
Departs 19:35 local.
Arrives 00:05 local next day.
- Wednesdays and Fridays
Departs 08:30 local.
Arrives 13:00 local.
Besides Doha- Danang route, the first non-stop flights from Da Nang to Japan executed by Vietnam Airlines will begin on 28 October. The airline will use an Airbus A321 with services meeting 4-star standards to cover the 2,114 miles (3,403 kilometres) from Da Nang to Japan’s Osaka City, with flights taking around four and a half-hours. The airline will operate 7 return flights each week. The non-stop flights will depart from Da Nang at 00:20am and from Osaka at 09:30am local time.This will be the 11th air route to Japan operated by the Vietnam Airlines after those from Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang to Japanese cities of Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka.
Vietnam Airlines is currently Viet Nam’s biggest carrier amongst those operating routes between Viet Nam and Japan, with an average of 70 flights per week.