APEC delegates have a chance to enjoy free admission to Da Nang attractions
Updated at Thursday, 02 Nov 2017, 13:23
The Hanoitimes - All tourist destinations in Da Nang will offer free admission to delegates attending the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week 2017.
The APEC meeting next week, which is expected to draw 10,000 delegates, will provide opportunities for Da Nang city to introduce the image of Vietnamese people and landscapes, especially attractions in the central region.
APEC delegates have a chance to enjoy free admission to Da Nang attractions.
Da Nang has designed a variety of tours for the APEC guests including the Marble Mountains, the Museum of Cham Sculpture, the Son Tra peninsula, the ancient town of Hoi An, the Ba Na Hills, the Imperial City of Hue, the Than Tai Mountain hot spring, and the Han River.
According to Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Huynh Vinh Ai, APEC 2017 is an opportunity to promote Vietnam’s image. We will organize numerous activities to boost interaction between APEC delegates and local communities such as art performances and exhibitions.
In addition, according to Huynh Tan Vinh, City’s tourism association, the 2017 APEC Summit was a “diamond” chance for Da Nang’s tourism industry in hosting the world’s top economic leaders and CEOs, as well as officials from 21 member economies and partners. Vinh said the city received an award for Asia’s Leading Festival and Event at the World Travel Awards ceremony for tourism last year. He said that hosting the APEC Summit would confirm the city’s tourism prowess.
He said Da Nang was also the first city in Vietnam and the South-east Asian region to host a leg of the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race last year. Because of that event, the symbol of the Ngu Hanh Son Mountain (Marble Mountain) and the city’s tourism logo, Fantastic City, travelled around the globe. “The APEC Summit is a great promotional opportunity for the city’s tourism industry,” Vinh said. “We’ll be able to offer international observers an introduction to the city through the first-hand experiences of 10,000 delegates, 2,000 CEOs and 3,000 journalists at the APEC Summit.”
According to Huynh Tan Vinh, City’s tourism association, the city had received huge investment from the central Government and private sectors in infrastructure projects, including airport expansion—a new terminal could host about 14 million tourists per year—convention halls, accommodations, human resource training and decoration projects. “The city has developed 600 hotels and resorts to provide 26,000 rooms for hosting 15 million tourists per year in 2030,” Vinh said.