Da Nang become a most popular destination for domestic and foreign tourists
Updated at Thursday, 19 Oct 2017, 16:30
The Hanoitimes - Da Nang has become a popular destination for both domestic and foreign tourists in recent years.
In 2016, Da Nang was honored as “Asia’s Leading Festival and Event Destination” at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony.
Da Nang City.
According to Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Ho Ky Minh, Da Nang hopes to forge tourism links with the central and Central Highland regions, prioritizing sea-based tourism, MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions) tourism, culture-history tourism, and ecological tourism. It will regularly host tourism, sport, culture, and festival events at national, regional and international levels to promote Da Nang as a friendly destination, he added.
In addition, Da Nang hopes to welcome 9 million visitors by 2020, with 30% being international holidaymakers, and rake in VND31.5 trillion (US$1.38 billion) in revenue.
In the fourth quarter of 2017, the city has been completing the amendments to a master plan for tourism development by 2025, with a vision toward 2030, and a project on preferential policies to develop Thua Thien Hue-Da Nang-Quang Nam tourism, and promote tourism in key markets in Asia.
Da Nang is famous for its beautiful destinations, especially beaches. Visitors can admire the natural wonders in Ba Na Hills, explore the jungle in Son Tra Peninsula, and pray at Linh Ung Pagoda with Vietnam’s highest Bodhisattva Statue at 67 meters.
This year, Da Nang is expected to greet 6.5 million visitors, including more than 2 million foreigners. The city is now home to 83 investment projects in tourism and services worth around US$7.3 billion.
Meanwhile, to host the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in November 2017 Da Nang has worked to promote the event and the beauty of its landscape and people. The city’s streets were decorated with banners with information and the logo of APEC 2017.
The Department of Tourism has worked with travel agencies to organize a programme to promote Da Nang’s tourism, providing information on the city’s events and new tourism products. Accordinly, Da Nang has designed a wide range of tours to serve 10,000 delegates to the APEC Summit 2017 set to transpire on November 6 to 11. In which, Da Nang City has attached importance to sideline activities including six tours to serve APEC delegates, reporters and guests attending the APEC Summit.
Six tours including Ngu Hanh Son tourist site which is linked to other destinations such as Museum of Cham Sculpture, Son Tra peninsula, and the ancient town of Hoi An. Other tours include Ba Na Hills, Danang-Imperial City of Hue, Than Tai Mountain hot spring, and Han River Cruise.
During the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week 2017, the leaders of Da Nang city will meet with the leaders of APEC member economies and major businesses. The city will also hold field trips for guests and investors, along with exhibitions at the city’s Press Centre and the venues for the CEO Summit and the meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council.