Overview of the signing ceremony (Source: baodautu.vn)

Da Nang (VNA) – The central city of Da Nang and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines signed an agreement on cooperation in tourism, trade and investment promotion on January 9.

Under the deal, Da Nang will give support policies to Vietnam Airlines’ flights to the locality, while coordinating with the carrier and travel agencies to promote ticket sales.

Meanwhile, Vietnam Airlines will assist Da Nang in hosting national and international cultural, sport and tourism events by giving special preferential policies to passengers flying to Da Nang for tourism and trade promotion activities.

Both sides will strengthen advertisement of each other, while working together to build tourism products for Da Nang.

Addressing the signing ceremony in the city, Nguyen Ngoc Tuan, Vice Chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee said that the deal opens new chances for the city to bolster its tourism as well as external relations, helping the city call for investment and strengthen cultural exchanges with localities in other regions and countries.

For his part, Vietnam Airlines Deputy General Director Trinh Ngoc Thanh said that the agreement is a giant step in promoting Da Nang’s tourism and trade development. The image and role of Vietnam Airlines in localities nationwide and other countries will also be strengthened, he said.

In the coming time, Vietnam Airlines plans to operate new international routes to Da Nang, he revealed.

Da Nang, the tourism hub of the central and Central Highlands regions, welcomed 6.6 million visitors in 2017, up nearly 20 percent compared to 2016. Tourists flew to Da Nang in the year was nearly 1.6 million, a surge of 74.4 percent year on year. Da Nang has launched its T2 terminal with a capacity of serving 6 million passengers per year.-VNA