(TITC) - On 21st September 2022, the Da Nang tourism introduction programme took place in Ryugujo Spa Hotel Mikazuki, Kisarazu City, Chiba Province, Japan. The event was organised by the Da Nang City Department of Tourism, in coordination with Mikazuki Group, Japan. This aims to promote Da Nang’s tourist destinations, exchange on open-door policy, implement cooperation agreements and introduce new tourism products.
Japanese business partners attending the event
Annual promotion and connection with Japan was organised after 2 years of hiatus due to Covid-19 pandemic to “reheat” the market, soon re-establish the exchange of tourists between Da Nang and cities in Japan.
The event welcomed the attend of Mr. Nguyen Duc Minh, Deputy Ambassador of Vietnam to Japan, Mr. Yoshikuni Watanabe, Mayor of Kisarazu City, Chiba Province and more than 65 distinguished guests.
Giving a remark at the event, Mr. Nguyen Duc Minh, Deputy Ambassador of Vietnam to Japan highly praised the efforts in coordination of Da Nang City and other relevant units in organising the Da Nang tourism introduction programme.
At the event, Mr. Yoshikuni Watanabe, Mayor of Kisarazu City, Chiba Province shared the hope to further foster and deepen the cooperation relationship between Da Nang city and Kisarazu city. He also congratulated the opening of Da Nang Mikazuki, Japanese Resort and Spa in Da Nang and considers this establishment as the bridge connecting the two countries, representing the Vietnam - Japan exchange.
The Da Nang tourism introduction programme is the initial tourism seminar that Da Nang organises in Kisarazu city after a contract signing to establish friendly and cooperative relations between the two cities in July 2019.
Mr. Yoshikuni Watanabe, Mayor of Kisarazu City, Chiba Province sending a warm welcome to the Da Nang delegation
Ms. Truong Thi Hong Hanh, Director of Da Nang City Department of Tourism with Japanese business partner at the event
“Japan is one of the top five international tourist markets of Da Nang, tourism exchange means cultural and economic exchange and further fosters cooperation and friendship between Da Nang and localities in Japan. With organising the Da Nang tourism introduction programme in Japan, we hope there will be a reconnection with Japanese business partners and promptly provide positive information about the opening of Da Nang tourism in 2022”, said Ms. Truong Thi Hong Hanh, Director of Da Nang City Department of Tourism.
Vietnam has issued a number of important policies to attract international tourists back to the country and recover the industry, restoring the visa and travel policies, at the same time, unilaterally exempting visas until 2025 for 13 countries including Japan. With 100% vaccination coverage in the city, Ms. Truong Thi Hong Hanh raises the hope to level up the tourism of the two countries. Japanese is one of the favourite destinations of Vietnamese people and the demand for travelling of Vietnamese is humongous due to being suppressed after 2 years of COVID-19, she said.
Mr. Odaka Yoshimune, Chairman of Mikazuki Group has a high hope that after Japan's economic situation is stable with the restoration of direct flights from Japan to Da Nang, the number of Japanese tourists to Da Nang will be higher than before the Covid-19 outbreak. He further added, recently, celebrities, influencers and famous people prefer resorts in new destinations instead of Hawaii and creating a fever on social networks, Da Nang and Vietnam are more well known by Japanese after the flights to visit and exchange diplomatic relations, especially Da Nang has always been a destination with strengths in leisure tourism and heritage discovery.
The number of Japanese visitors to Da Nang remains stable, in 2019, the total number of Japanese visitors to Da Nang reached over 183 thousand arrivals (an increase of 198.9% compared to 2015 (which was 92,021 arrivals). In which, the number of people going to Japan through Da Nang International Airport was also remarkable, reaching more than 127,000 visitor departures in 2019.
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