Da Nang, Guangdong forge tourism co-operation

Wednesday, 2013-12-11 18:36:08
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Nhan Dan/ VNA - The central city of Da Nang and China’s Guangdong province have agreed to enhance tourism co-operation under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed in Da Nang on December 11.

The MoU was reached by the tourism associations of the two regions during a visit to Vietnam by Guangdong province Vice Governor Zhao Yu Fang.

Seventeen Guangdong travel companies and 50 Vietnamese businesses witnessed the signing.

A seminar on tourism promotion between the two localities was also held today, highlighting each side’s tourism potential and policies, as well as measures to enhance their links in this field.

In the past, the co-operation and friendship between Vietnam and China have developed extensively in all areas, bringing practical benefits to both.

Notably, through a range of activities like tourism promotion, the opening of direct flights and the creation of favourable conditions for enterprises, tourism ties between Da Nang and Guangdong have contributed to each side’s socio-economic development.

Along with a range of tourism promotion activities, Da Nang city has poured more investment into new products, such as the Ba Na-Suoi Mo ecotourism complex - with the longest and highest cable system recognised by Guinness World Records, Fantasy Park- an entertainment indoor amusement park, Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountain) and Son Tra peninsula.

As a result, more and more international and Chinese visitors are flocking to Da Nang. The city served more than 3.1 million people this year, up 17.2% against 2012, with nearly 745,000 of them foreigners.

In the past three years, China ranked first among the city’s tourism markets, with 105,000 holiday-makers recorded in 2013, a year-on-year increase of 14%.

Da Nang was selected by Smart Travel Asia magazine last September as one of the most ten attractive destinations in Asia.