Da Nang (VNA) – The Westerdam cruise ship, carrying 1,250 foreign passengers, docked at Tien Sa port, the central city of Da Nang on January 26 (the second day of the Lunar New Year 2020). It was also the first cruise liner arriving in Da Nang in the Year of the Rat. At the welcome ceremony, visitors were treated to lion dances and drum performances. Deputy Director of the municipal Tourism Department Nguyen Xuan Binh said the welcome ceremony for the year’s first visitors is meant to popularise Da Nang as a friendly destination to international friends. According to the department, Da Nang welcomed 101 cruise ships last year, up 6.2 percent year-on-year. The total tourist arrivals to the central beach city in 2019 hit 8.69 million, 3.52 million of them were foreigners, up 22.5 percent annually. This year, the city targets 9.8 million tourists, as part of efforts to turn tourism into a pillar of the local economy./. … [Read more...] about Da Nang welcomes first 1,250 foreign cruise visitors
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Tiên Sa Port is a popular port for cruises thanks to its international-standard shopping centres and entertainment, duty-free shops and unique souvenirs, as well as close links to other ports in Asia such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Japan, Taipei, Singapore and Malaysia, with a range of 550 to 2,300 nautical miles. … [Read more...] about Tiên Sa Port hosts first cruise of the New Year
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Quynh added that accelerating the development of the Vo Nguyen Giap coastal route, along with a pipeline of resort properties, has created an architectural highlight for Danang. This development as a whole is praiseworthy, yet also brings Danang multiple challenges in ensuring harmonious overall development. “To meet 5-star standards for resorts along the coast, Danang needs to provide adequate support in terms of trade, services, and also at an intellectual level,” said Quynh. … [Read more...] about Shaping tourism chains of the coast