Recently, the number of cruise tourists visiting Da Nang increased significantly. Therefore, the city should set up best solutions to maintain this cruise segment.
Positive signals from cruise tourists segment
On the first days of 2016, Tien Sa Port welcomed thousands of arrivals including 70% – 80% tourists booking city-tours.
With the large number of tourists to the City, tour operators in Da Nang have developed suitable programs to meet fully demand of tourists.Da Nang
According to a representative of Destination Asia (Da Nang Branch), European tourists often chose cyclo-tour to explore the City. In addition, int’l tourists were also interested in such tours as visiting Linh Ung Pagoda, the Marble Mountains or Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture….
The current condition
This year, Saigontourist’s customers are mostly Chinese, with some 15 cruiseships arriving at Tien Sa Port a month. Some big cruiseships docked at Chan May Port (Thua Thien Hue Province) bringing 2,500 – 3,000 tourists, with 90% of whom choosing Da Nang and Hoi An as their destinations.Da Nang
Saigontourist’s representative in Da Nang Branch said the City has become a favorite destination of int’l tourists because of its good service, special cuisine and the dynamic of young city. More important, there are no vendors harassing and overcharging tourists at Con and Han markets. Parking-lots are always available. It is also one of the advantages to promote the image of the City.
More and more int’l cruise tourists arrived and stayed overnight in Da Nang, therefore the City should develop more facilities, shopping centers, nightlife entertainment areas, and new tourist products such as homestay tourism to stimulate tourist expense. “It’s also time for Da Nang to develop its own unique products to attract this cruise tourists segment” Deputy Director of Saigontourist’s Da Nang Branch, Mr. Tran Luc said.