Danang and Sacheon meet to discuss tourism collaboration opportunities

Danang Tourism Association's Huynh Tan Vinh (left) with mayor of Sacheon, Song Do Gun

Delegations from Danang, Vietnam, and Sacheon in South Korea last week at the Furama Resort Danang to discuss tourism opportunities between the two cities.

Sacheon’s mayor Song Do Gun suggested that an MoU be signed between the two departments of tourism, as both cities have many similarities in terms of water and ocean recreational activities, ferries and cable cars as well as environment-friendly city lifestyle.

Danang Tourism Association’s Huynh Tan Vinh (left) with mayor of Sacheon, Song Do Gun

Arrivals from South Korea to Danang have grown to almost 60 per cent of total international arrivals, with more than 100 chartered and scheduled flights per week. There are also many South Koreans living and working in Danang, but the number of repeated tourists are still modest.

To develop Sacheon as an outbound destination for visitors from Central Vietnam, Huynh Tan Vinh, chairman of the Danang Tourism Association will put forth a suggestion to the leaders of Danang City to organise a Sacheon fam trip for tour operators, hoteliers and other investors at the start of 2019.

“In order to strengthen the travelling trend to Danang from Korea, we need more markets from Korea such as Sacheon City besides the existing ones, more market segments such as MICE, as to have better mix from these markets of (South) Korea,” executive vice chairman of Danang Hotel Association, and deputy general director of Furama Resort & Ariyana Convention Centre Danang, emphasised.

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