Central localities on joint tourism drive

December 01, 2020 - 08:57

Thừa Thiên-Huế, Quảng Nam and Đà Nẵng have agreed to develop a joint tourism promotion programme to boost travel demand to the central region.


LIFE'S A BEACH: Kids and tourists take part in sporting activities on the beach in Đà Nẵng. Đà Nẵng, Thừa Thiên Huế and Quảng Nam have built a tourism promotion programme to boost travel demand among domestic tourists.

ĐÀ NẴNG — Thừa Thiên-Huế, Quảng Nam and Đà Nẵng have agreed to develop a joint tourism promotion programme to boost travel demand to the central region.

Different tour promotions are being offered by travel agencies, resorts and airlines to lure people to the world heritage sites in central Việt Nam as well as MICE (Meeting, Incentives, Conference, Exhibitions) tourism and golf tours from this December through 2021.

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and Bamboo Airways in co-operation resort developers Vinpearl, Furama and Sheraton are jointly offering special package tours and accommodation till February 2021.

Destinations, museums and popular sites in Đà Nẵng, Huế and Hội An are also offering discounts from 50-100 per cent on entrance tickets for tourists from this December to June 2021.


QUIET GETAWAY: Tourists exploring the ancient streets of Hội An on foot. Many promotions are on offer to tourists visiting destinations in Quảng Nam and central Việt Nam from December 2020 through 2021.

About 200 resorts, hotels and restaurants in the three localities have agreed to offer promotions from 20-40 per cent for tours in December of 2020.

Local travellers have a chance to stay at luxury resorts and hotels in the region from VNĐ690,000 (US$30) to VNĐ1.1 million ($48) per night, while spa and cuisine services are ranging from VNĐ90,000 ($4) to VNĐ200,000 ($8.7).

“The promotion aims to offer local travellers the chance to explore new destinations and the hospitality of the three localities in central Việt Nam. It will help refresh services and draw interest from tourists as well,” said the director of Đà Nẵng's Tourism Department, Trương Thị Hồng Hạnh.

“We are committed to offering the best quality, while ensuring we control the COVID-19 pandemic for every tourist visiting the region.”

Đà Nẵng, Quảng Nam, Quảng Bình and Thừa Thiên-Huế also announced promotion programmes at the Việt Nam International Tourism Mart in Hà Nội last week.


RIVER FUN: A rural festival held in Thanh Toàn Village, Thừa Thiên Huế Province. Tourists can find cheap travel tickets in Huế and other destinations in Đà Nẵng and Quảng Nam. VNS Photos Công Thành

More than 100 representatives of caravan tour operators and travel agencies from Hà Nội have been building links with destinations in the region to set up heritage routes from the North to central coastal Việt Nam.

Đà Nẵng is seen as a smooth logistics site for tourism in central Việt Nam as the city hosts 23 daily direct flights with 2.35 million tourists, while more than 100 cruises including the Costa Atlantica and Seabourn Ovation have docked at Tiên Sa Port to connect Hội An and Huế.

In 2019, Joseph C. Lewis, a British businessman and investor, docked his yacht the Aviva at Tiên Sa Port for a short visit to Đà Nẵng and Hội An, seeking permission to develop an international marina on the Hàn River in the future.

Last week, the Ariyana Convention Centre in Đà Nẵng was honoured as the best convention centre in Southeast Asia.

“The award is a testament to our efforts, capacity and ability to provide leading services to the MICE industry in Southeast Asia with our Ariyana Convention Centre,” said Brett Burton, area general manager of Furama Resort & Villa Danang, Ariyana Convention Centre.

Road and train trips are available from Đà Nẵng to two UNESCO-recognised world heritage sites – Hội An and the Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary – and the world biosphere reserve Chàm Island-Hội An in Quảng Nam, as well as the Huế Monuments complex within one or two hours.

The unique cultural relics, festivals, folk songs, games and cuisine are another draw to the region. — VNS