A delegation of the Da Nang Tourism Department will attend Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific, scheduled to take place from October 23-25 in Shanghai, China, to introduce the city’s cruise tourism.
A cruise ships docks at Tien Sa Port in Da Nang. (Photo: Da Nang Port)
Within the framework of the event, the city’s tourism leaders plan to work with Costa Cruises, Genting Cruise Lines, Shanghai China Youth Travel Services and Shanghai Jingjiang in order to establish partnerships with the cruise lines and cruise travel agents.
Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific is expected to see the attendance of more than 1,000 guests, from 34 countries, in the field of cruise ships as well as 193 representatives from over 20 cruise lines.
Vietnam’s Indochina Unique Tourist will attend the conference with a booth introducing the port of Da Nang and cruise tour packages.
Indochina Unique Tourist Director Nguyen Son Thuy stated that Da Nang has great potential for cruise tourism development, especially when the central government has approved to separate Tien Sa Port into a dedicated tourism port in the future, which is an opportunity for Da Nang to welcome many large cruise ships.
In the first nine months of 2018, Da Nang received 75 cruise ships docking at Tien Sa Port, bringing nearly 94,000 tourists to Da Nang and Quang Nam.
The city is expected to welcome 120 ships and 165,000 tourists in 2019.
In November this year, Da Nang will organise a conference on cruise tourism development to introduce Da Nang Port’s potential and infrastructure as well as the city’s development orientations in the future.