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.
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.
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
Furama Resort Danang has just received the 9th Golden Dragon award for its achievements and contributions to the development and image of the Tourism Industry in Veitnam.
The award is held annually by the Vietnam Economic Times (VET) in collaboration with Foreign Investment Agency (under the Ministry of Planning and Investment), and Furama Resort Danang has received this for the 8th time in a row.
The Golden Dragon award is one of the largest events held by VET, aimed at recognising foreign-invested enterprises that have achieved outstanding business performance and made significant contributions to the development of Vietnam’s economy.
The award criteria focuses on businesses’ efforts to maintain sustainable development, promote environmental protection and fulfil the corporate social responsibility.
Over 22 years of development, Furama Resort Danang has always tried its utmost to maintain its leading role status within Vietnam’s luxurious beach resort market. It is the result of the resort’s efforts to improve management and diversify services, especially culinary services in order to meet various demands and changes within the of Tourism Industry. Since its establishment in October 2017, our second convention centre – Ariyana Convention Centre & the International Convention Palace, have gained immense recognition when being selected as the venue for more than 80% of APEC 2017 events. This first and only oceanfront convention centre in Vietnam was then since become a trusted location for numerous large-scaled domestic and international events such as Techfest Vietnam 2018 with more than 4,500 people; The 6th Global Environment Facility Assembly and Associated Meetings 2018 (GEF 6) with 1,500 delegates from 183 member countries; The 7th International Conference and Exhibition on Water Resources and Renewable Energy Development in Asia (ASIA 2018), etc.”
The Golden Dragon award came on the heels of the resort being granted “Most popular M.I.C.E resort” award by Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA), “Luxury Beach Front Villa” by World Luxury Hotel Awards 2018, “Certificate of Merit 2018” by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, “Most Favoured Hotel in 2017” by JALPAK Award (Japan), and “The Guide Awards 2017-2018” by Vietnam Economic Times and Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Along the contribution to the national budget as well as supporting the economic growth, Furama Resort Danang is well known for its great events to society through a number of programs such as Tet traditional culinary events, support programs for children at Danang’s SOS village, a program of “Go Green @ Fabulous Furama”, aimed at encouraging guests to contribute more to a green living and better environment.
“Hanoi Night” At The Furama Resort Da Nang Welcomes Hundreds Of Guests During The Reunification Day And Labor Day Holidays
The “Hanoi Night” themed dinner buffet to celebrate the Reunification Day and Labor Day has welcomed over 300 visitors to the Furama Resort Danang. With a sumptuous menu of more than 80 dishes including seafood “cooked to your taste” and traditional Vietnamese delicacies, diners had the opportunity to enjoy premium lobster and unlimited scallops, prawns, clams, octopus, New Zealand mussels and sea snails processed at the open kitchen of Café Indochine restaurant. Besides, diners also immersed in melodies from the interesting combination of 16-chord traditional zither and the enchanting piano melodies performed by the Furama Danang artists.
We are truly honoured to share with you that Furama Resort Danang has just been granted “Rakuten Travel Bronze Award 2018” by the Japanese online travel agency- Rakuten Travel. Mr. Matthias Wiesmann – General Manager was invited to receive the award.
This is the first time Furama Resort Danang has received this prestigious award. The Bronze Award recognition is based on five criteria which include: Gross Revenue, Room Nights Sold, Share Ratio, Year on Year Performance and Customer Satisfaction. Rakuten Travel Award winners represent the best of their kinds, hotels that gained high rate of customers’ satisfaction and achieved remarkable success through their hard work and the Japanese “spirit of omotenashi (hospitality)”.
Established in 2002, Rakuten Travel is Japan’s largest online travel agency (OTA) with over 1.2 billion members. With access to more than 290,000 domestic and 60,000 international hotels, Rakuten Travel provides both, the leisure and business travellers a variety of accommodation choices to meet all of their travel needs. Rakuten Travel Awards are held annually and are presented to about 29,000 hotels in Japan and over 60,000 hotels worldwide who have demonstrated outstanding performance during the past year worldwide.
“This reward is the result for the commitment of our resort to service excellence and our constant efforts in providing guests with unforgettable experiences. The award is a great motivation for us to keep delivering our service and product at the highest levels, considering the tough competition in Vietnam’s hospitality sector”, Mr. Wiesmann emphasised.
Last year, Furama Resort Danang was also proud to receive the 2017 JALPAK Award in the “Most Favoured Hotel” category. Being introduced in 2014 by JALPAK – a renowned Japanese travel agency on the occasion of the company’s 50th anniversary, this award honours excellent business partners including domestic and international hotels, leisure facilities and restaurants.
More than 30 members from Lexmark company gathered to attend a gorgeous Gala Dinner on April 05th 2019. The feast was organised at the Ocean Ballroom, Furama Resort Danang where guests were treated to delectable dishes from the sumptuous Vietnamese Set Dinner.
Founded in 1991, Lexmark International, Inc. is a privately held American company that manufactures laser printers and imaging products. Since 2016 it has been jointly owned by a consortium of three Chinese companies: Apex Technology, PAG Asia Capital, and Legend Capital.
Vietnam News journalist from KBS in Seoul cited that South Korea is going to open a new Consulate in Danang, Vietnam and an Embassy in Latvia.
These are the two new details on the bill passed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea on 19 March.
Danang is a popular attraction for South Koreans, welcoming 1 million tourists every year. The opening of Consulate General office in Danang will enable the development of tourism, as well as ensure the safety and benefits of Korean travellers.
At the same time, South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs will increase 13 officers to assist with consulate matters in 13 offices in countries like Laos and UK.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs will also assign human resources to assist in “Korea’s New Southern Policy”, diplomatic relationships in MIKTA countries (South Korea, Mexico, Indonesia, Turkey and Australia), and India.
The Ministry evaluates that this is an opportunity to reform and reinforce consulate services and security for Korean citizens
Source: Danang Fantasticity
Famous monthly magazine “Marie Claire” has just revealed its April issue, showcasing the latest fashion photo collection of leading Korean actor Lee Sun Kyun, which was conducted at Furama Danang from March 3rd -7th 2019.
During his stay in Danang, he has chosen the beachfront Diamond villa of the fabulous Furama Villas Danang where he has conducted the photo shooting for a famous magazine and resided here thanks to its pure atmosphere and romantic landscape and enjoyed a scrumptious Seafood Market Dinner Buffet at the renowned Café Indochine restaurant.
Lee Sun Kyun, born 1975, began his career in musical theatre. Coffee Prince TV series (2007), along with medical drama White Tower (2007) which brought Lee to mainstream popularity and which was then followed with Pasta (2010) and Miss Korea (2013). Meanwhile, on the big screen, he received a Best Actor award from the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival for his role in Paju (2009), followed by critical acclaim in the mystery thriller Helpless (2012), romantic comedy All About My Wife (2012), and crime/black comedy A Hard Day (2014).
Previously, another famous Korean actor Song Seung Heon has also chosen Furama Resort Danang for his photo shooting for the Korean magazine “1st Look”.