Da Nang and Vietnam Airlines signed cooperation agreement in tourism
Updated at Thursday, 11 Jan 2018, 10:08
The Hanoitimes - Da Nang City and Vietnam Airlines will strengthen advertisement of each other while working together to build tourism products of coastal city in central Vietnam.
The coastal city of Da Nang and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines signed an agreement on cooperation in tourism, trade and investment promotion on January 9. According to the deal, Da Nang City will give support policies to Vietnam Airlines’ flights to the locality, while coordinating with the carrier and travel agencies to promote ticket sales.
Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, Vice Chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee(left) and Vietnam Airlines Deputy General Director Trinh Ngoc Thanh (right) at the signing ceremony.
In addition, Vietnam Airlines will assist Da Nang City in hosting national and international cultural, sport and tourism events by giving special preferential policies to passengers flying to Da Nang for tourism and trade promotion activities.
Speaking at the signing ceremony in the city, Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, Vice Chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee said that the deal opens new chances for the city to bolster its tourism as well as external relations, helping the city call for investment and strengthen cultural exchanges with localities in other regions and countries.
For his part, Vietnam Airlines Deputy General Director Trinh Ngoc Thanh said that the agreement is a giant step in promoting Da Nang’s tourism and trade development. The image and role of Vietnam Airlines in localities nationwide and other countries will also be strengthened. In the coming time, Vietnam Airlines plans to operate new international routes to Da Nang, he revealed.
Vietnam Airlines was exploited 10 domestic and international direct routes to Da Nang City with frequency more 400 flights per week. Meanwhile, Da Nang, the tourism hub of the central and Central Highlands regions, welcomed 6.6 million visitors in 2017, up nearly 20 per cent compared to 2016. Tourists flew to Da Nang in the year was nearly 1.6 million, a surge of 74.4 per cent year on year. Da Nang has launched its T2 terminal with a capacity of serving 6 million passengers per year.
During the New Year holiday, Vietnam Airlines has offered promotional tickets of USD29 for local tourists to destinations in the Southeast Asia and East Asia, while flights to Europe, Australia and the US are just USD249.