Da Nang to host Asian Route Development Forum 2022 hinh anh 1Da Nang to host Routes Asia 2022(Photo: baodanang.vn)

Da Nang (VNA) – The Asian route development forum 2020 (Routes Asia 2022) will be held in the central city of Da Nang, with the municipal People’s Committee and Department of Tourism, and IPP Travel Retail being selected as the hosts of the event. 

The information was announced at World Routes held in Milan, Italy, on October 11, which brought together more than 1,000 delegates from aviation and tourism sectors and communications agencies, according to the Da Nang Department of Tourism.

Speaking at the event, Steven Small, Director of World Routes said World Routes are excited to be working with the Da Nang People’s Committee and their strategic partners to bring Routes Asia to the Vietnamese city in 2022.

The 16th annual route development forum will play an important contribution, connecting Da Nang with the aviation - tourism business community and international air route network in Asia and around the world, he stressed.

Routes Asia 2022 is scheduled to take place from June 6-8 next year with the participation of reperesentatives from airlines, airports and travel agencies. It aims to promote cooperation relationships in developing and expanding flight routes and airline business networks, contributing to promoting international tourism aviation activities. 

It will offer a chance for Da Nang to introduce its dynamic, friendly and hospitable image, and promote international flights to Da Nang, contributing to accelerating economic recovery, especially tourism.

By hosting the event, Da Nang continues to affirm its position as Asia's leading event and festival destination, a hub for aviation and tourism development in Vietnam and the region, said Vice Director of the municipal Department of Tourism Nguyen Xuan Binh.

Nguyen Phi Long, Chairman of IPP Travel Retail said Da Nang is a rapidly developing city, possessing extremely strong community strength.

According to him, the forum is an opportunity to connect not only Da Nang but also its neighboring localities to the world. 

Aviation and tourism are two industries that have been making great contributions to the city's development, so the planning and development of routes is one of the most important tasks for resuming its economy after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Routes Asia forum was held for the first time in 2003. It connected the air transport industry and the only flight network in the Asia-Pacific region. Routes Asia hosts in recent years include: State of Sarawak, Malaysia (2012); Kunming, China (2015); Manila, Philippines (2016); Okinawa, Japan (2017); Brisbane, Australia (2018). In 2019 alone, more than 1,000 delegates, 25 speakers from more than 60 countries and 113 international airlines came to Cebu, Philippines to attend Routes Asia 2019.

Da Nang to host Asian Route Development Forum 2022 hinh anh 2 Steven Small, Director of World Routes  (Photo: baodanang.vn)

Despite facing outbreaks of COVID-19, the Da Nang Tourism Promotion Center has collaborated with a number of KOLs in culinary channels to conduct a livestream programme "Mam mam Da Nang," to demonstrate the preparation of some typical dishes of Da Nang and Da Thanh.

The complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam and around the world have made it impossible for tourists to travel and explore the cuisine. This programme is aimed at introducing tourists to destinations in Da Nang as well as its cuisine, according to Huynh Thi Huong Lan, Deputy Director of the Da Nang Tourism Promotion Centre.

The broadcasts have brought viewers interesting perspectives about the typical cuisine of the coastal city such as banh xeo, fish vermicelli, Quang noodles, seafood dishes, etc. These dishes are popular among locals and tourists in Da Nang. Through the programme, viewers can easily find the answer to the question "what should I eat in Da Nang?"

“The 'Mam mam Da Nang' livestreams want to remind the audience that cooking is not just about ingredients and recipes. It's also about the love, passion and traditional values of the family to eat delicious meals together and implement the 5K message to prevent and fight against COVID-19,” Lan said./.