Đà Nẵng and Quảng Nam organize events to revive tourism

VIETNAM, June 2 –

Visitors are welcomed at Da Nang International Airport. The city will host the Routes Asia Development Forum from June 4-9. Photo VNA/VNS

CENTRAL REGION — The Asia Routes Development Forum will be held in the city of Đà Nẵng from June 4 to 9, with the participation of airlines from Asia and Europe, including British Airways, Lufthansa Group, Qantas Airways Limited, Air New Zealand, Air India, Indigo, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Malaysia Airlines.

More than 200 airports and airline companies will participate in the event.

The event, which will be co-organized for the first time by the city, IPP Travel Retail and Informa Routes, will prelude a series of construction of investment, tourism and aviation networks, linking Đà Nẵng to transport routes. regional and global airlines post-COVID -19.

The vice chairman of the city’s people’s committee, Hồ Kỳ Minh, said Routes Asia would mark the revival of tourism in the city and the central region and discussions of new investment opportunities in Đà Nẵng.

Minh said the event will highlight the Invest Đà Nẵng Forum – an annual investment promotion and introduction of possible investment projects in the city on June 25.

The banks of the Hàn River in Đà Nẵng are decorated to host street festivals during weekends and summer holidays. Major airlines and airport services will flock to the city during Routes Asia in early June. VNS Photo Le Lam

He said the city will be busy with a series of inaugurations and the launch of crucial investment projects such as the university village, Long Thành plastic manufacturing plant, logistics and IT projects in the computer park of Đà Nẵng and the expanded industrial park of Hoà Khánh.

The vice president also said that the Da Nang-Mikazuki Japanese Spa & Resort project – the first Japanese-style five-star resort and entertainment resort in Đà Nẵng Bay – was officially put into operation in early June.

The 22-storey project, which covers 12.3 ha, was built by Japanese Mikazuki Group with a total investment of over US$100 million, providing a 294-room resort, a hot spring and water park, and a ecological garden.

Minh said Routes Asia will act as a platform for airlines, airports and tourism authorities to exchange plans and discussions in seeking positive tourism cooperation for recovery and new routes services. airlines in the post-pandemic period with 19 business-to-business meetings at Routes Asia. .

An air services, aviation and aerospace industries exhibition and Việt Nam case study seminar will be held at the city’s Exhibition and Event Center from June 6 to 8.

Da Nang was booming with 48 international air routes with 462 flights per week, while 11 domestic routes operated with 665 flights per week before COVID-19 disrupted or suspended most travel routes.

Nine airlines have planned to re-operate their scheduled flights on 10 air routes connecting Da Nang to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and India.

Singapore Airlines and Thai VietJet were the first two airlines to operate post-COVID-19 flights from Da Nang to Singapore and Bangkok from March.

Đà Nẵng International Airport is designed to handle 28 million passengers and 200,000 tonnes of cargo by 2030.

A green design decorates a seaside resort in Quảng Nam Province. The central province has launched its promotional programs to attract tourists to summer destinations. Photo courtesy of Silk Sense Complex

Increase in tourism

Meanwhile, the neighboring province of Quảng Nam – the host of the National Year of Tourism 2022, has started its promotion programs for summer holidays and year-end events.

The province has signed cooperation agreements with two budget airlines – VietJet Air and Bamboo Airways – for 2022-26 while strengthening promotion programs with 17 local travel agencies to attract tourists to destinations in Quảng Nam between June and september.

Director of the Provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Nguyễn Thanh Hồng, said the province had welcomed 1.5 million tourists since the start of this year and room reservations at major hotels and resorts resorts had reached 80%.

Đà Nẵng’s accommodation service also hit 75-80% – the highest percentage in the two-year COVID-19 stalemate – on weekends, while the hotels and resorts segment four and five stars reached 30-35%.

A view of the Cẩm Thanh nipa palm forest in Hội An. The site, part of the Hội An-Chàm Islands World Biosphere Reserve, has for decades been a favorite destination for tourists visiting Hội An. Photo published with the Courtesy of Quảng Nam Tourism Promotion Center

The city center has become a favorite destination for MICE and golf events with its pristine beaches and resort system.

Two sporting events – the Manulife Đà Nẵng International Marathon and the VNG Ironman 70.3 Viet Nam – attracted 8,500 participants.

More than 4,000 visitors flocked to the city for conferences and meetings between January and May. —VNS

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