Golf tourism is emerging as a potential new tourism product in the central coastal city of Danang and central Vietnam to attract visitors from Europe, according to Deputy Director of the municipal Tourism Department Nguyen Xuan Binh.
A fam trip delegation from Sweden visits Hoi An Ancient Town
Last weekend, Binh welcomed a fam trip delegation from Sweden that planned to go sightseeing and research the city’s golf service suppliers’ facilities as well as review tourism products in Danang City and Quang Nam and ThuaThien-Hue provinces.
“In recent years, Europe has increasingly been considered a potential international source market for the city,” Binh remarked after meeting with the delegation.
He added that the launch of the Doha-Danang direct air route, which was put into service by Qatar Airways last December, has opened the door for Danang City to connect with 160 destinations, especially in Western and Northern Europe, including Sweden, to which Qatar has an established air route network.
Statistics from Qatar Airways show that the number of tourists from Northern Europe, including Sweden, has risen sharply and is expected to continue its upward trend in the coming period.
As such, through the fam trip, the city expected to attract more visitors, mainly golf tourists, from the market.
“Golf tourism is a potential segment that the city will focus on to further develop the municipal tourism sector,” Binh said.
A source from the Danang Tourism Promotion Center stated that following the fam trip, many travel firms realized the potential of golf tourism in central Vietnam, especially in Hue, Danang and Quang Nam.
Anders Petterson, a representative from Sweden’s Golf Plasir, noted that Danang City has enough potential to develop golf tourism, adding that the city is already a destination that welcomes golfers from Sweden and Scandinavia.
In addition, Nina Astor, a representative from Qatar Airways in Sweden, remarked that the carrier would act as a bridge connecting Danang-based travel firms with tour operators serving golfers in Sweden to bring more tourists to central Vietnam.
During the fam trip, the delegation visited and checked a number of golf courses in the region, such as Laguna Lang Co, Montgomerie Links and Ba Na Hills, apart from surveying high-end hotel infrastructure and going on tours to Linh Ung Pagoda, the Marble Mountains, My Khe Beach and Ba Na Hills.
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