On December 24th 2018, more than 400 guests have attended the Christmas Eve celebration at Ariyana Convention Centre.
Guests were treated to a sumptuous Buffet Dinner with more than 60 delightful dishes, featuring “Smoked salmon”, “Lasagna”, “Char-siu style young pork ribs”, “Spaghetti Bolognese” etc. The X-mas buffet also highlighted traditional Vietnamese cuisine such as “Fresh Noodle Soup with River Crabs”, “Cao Lau Noodle Soup” and mouth-watering desserts such as “White Forest Cream Cake”, “Hazelnut and Raspberry Gateau”, “Tofu and Lychee Soup”.
In this festive night, our beloved guests had a chance to indulge in melodious Christmas songs performed by Furama Resort’s Filipino band “Myles and Friends” and singer Hong Minh – The Voice Kids as well as exciting dance performances from children. The event was then followed by the surprising appearance of Santa Claus, providing children with many lavish gifts.
Guests and their families also participated in the Lucky Draw and had the chance to win one of great number of valuable prizes including 01 Complimentary Room Night at the luxury Presidential Suite – Furama Resort Danang; vouchers for Food and Beverage services and many more.
On December 20th – 21st 2018, Furama Resort Danang was honoured to welcome His Majesty the King of Cambodia Norodom Sihamoni as part of his vacation visit in Danang city.
The King arrived in Hanoi capital city on December 19th, as he embarked on a three-day “friendship building” official visit to Vietnam. His visit to Hanoi and Danang followed an invitation from the government.
The visit’s objective was to boost bilateral ties between both countries, which was the purpose the King met with Vietnamese president Nguyen Phu Trong.
King Norodom Sihamoni, 67, was officially crowned on October 29th, 2004. During his adolescence, he studied music, drama and dance and graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts (AMU) in Prague. He also graduated with a Master’s degree on filmmaking in North Korea; taught classical dance at numerous academies in France and later became president of the Khmer Dance Association in France. In 1993 the prince was appointed Cambodia’s delegate to UNESCO in Paris, where he became known for his hard work and his devotion to Cambodian culture.
Danang was his final destination in Vietnam after the King’s meeting with Party General Secretary – President Nguyen Phu Trong in Hanoi. He also spent time visiting the Cham museum, Ling Ung pagoda and stayed at the Furama Resort Danang, where he was treated to popular local dishes sophisticatedly prepared by the resort’s professional culinary team.
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.