Representatives of travel agents from Hyderabad, India will begin a series of Familiarisation trips (FAM) to Hoi An, My Son and Da Nang, the first of which will take place from January 30 to February 2.

It's the first FAM trip from India's tourism sector this year and will survey world heritage sites in the central region, golf courses and sport activities.

The trips, organised by Singapore's SilkAir and Central Coast Vietnam Destination Marketing Organisation, aim to boost tourism connections between Hyderabad and Vietnam‘s central region.

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, has opened direct flights from Da Nang to new destinations in Solo, Jogyakarta, Semarang, Makasar and Bandung of Indonesia and daily flights to Singapore via Siem Reap.

The Singapore-based airline also has an air route that operates from Da Nang to Hyderabad via Singapore, hence increasing their interest in pushing FAM trips this year.-VNA