No shortage of accommodations for tourists expected during Da Nang fireworks festival

By DA NANG Today / DA NANG Today
June 01, 2023, 17:12 [GMT+7]

With a diverse accommodation system, hospitality service providers forecast that there will be no shortage of rooms to serve tourists arriving in Da Nang during Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) 2023.

Hotels along the Han River are much preferred by many tourists during fireworks display nights. Photo: THU HA
Hotels along the Han River are much preferred by many tourists during fireworks display nights. Photo: THU HA

Through the survey, in June, the room capacity of some 4-5 star coastal hotels is quite good. For example, at the Furama Resort Da Nang, the average occupancy rate is about 75%, mainly family and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) groups. The Altara Suites Da Nang hotel on the opening night of the fireworks event also recorded a rise in the number of bookings as compared to weekdays.

According to this occasion, in order to facilitate the viewing of fireworks, hotels along both banks of the Han River are chosen by many tourists. Located in a prime location, right behind the stage to watch fireworks, up to now, the Glamor Da Nang Hotel has reached about 60% of its room occupancy. With a room rate of about VND1,999,000/room/night, when staying at this hotel, visitors can both relax and watch fireworks in a comfortable setting.

Similarly, Mr. David Coyle, the General Manager of the Grand Mercure Da Nang Hotel, said that so as to meet the needs of tourists, on the opening night of the firework on June 2, the hotel’s rooms are full, whilst the room capacity is quite high during the remaining four nights.

This hotel also organises a fireworks watching programme for only VND329,000 /ticket during which guests can choose from a 9-course Vietnamese cuisine or a European-style appetizer tray served with drinks. It is a relaxing vibe to comfortably enjoy favourite drinks and watch the fireworks at the same time.

According to Chairman of the Da Nang Hotel Association Nguyen Duc Quynh, hotel room occupancy in May was at a range of 40 - 60%. June marks the beginning of the peak summer season, and families are starting to plan to take trips.

Summer vacation, combined with the fireworks event in Da Nang, is expected to help the city attract more tourists and the hotel's room capacity is forecasted to reach about 70 - 75%.

According to a recent report released by the Organising Committee of DIFF 2023, the city currently has about 1,180/1,280 tourist accommodation establishments that have been back into operation, accounting for 92% of the total accommodation establishments, with a combined total of 42,000 (accounting for more than 90%), an increase of 27% in the number of rooms from the same period in 2022.

The private room occupation rate on June 2 is expected to hover at about 53 - 55%.

As reported by Director of the Department of Tourism Truong Thi Hong Hanh, according to updated data, there will be about 130 flights to the Da Nang International Airport on June 2, equal to 90% of the total recorded in the same period in 2019, an increase of nearly 30% from 2022, comprising of about 84 domestic (equal to the number of flights in 2019) and 46 international flights.

The average room booking capacity is expected to reach about 60 - 62%. This year, there is no hike in room rates as compared to the same period of DIFF 2019. The Da Nang Department of Tourism is closely coordinated with the sectors to inspect accommodation facilities and tourist attractions for the safety of service quality.

All local accommodation establishments shall declare their accommodation service prices at the city’s online price declaration system at https://kekhaigia.danang.gov.vn, and widely publicise service usage policies.

Lots of interesting sideline activities during Da Nang

On the occasion of DIFF 2023, the city is expected to hot many interesting sideline activities such as street music shows at a park near the western end of the Rong (Dragon) Bridge from 7:30 p.m to 9:00p.m on June 3 and 23; a street magic show at the same location 7:30 p.mto 9:30 p.m on June 3, June 17 and July 1); ethnic music and ‘bai choi’ performances at a park near the eastern end of the Dragon Bridge on Saturday and Sunday evenings in both June and July; a street dance show in the eastern end of the Dragon Bridge at 7:00 p.m on June 25; a yoga concert programme at the Bien Dong (East Sea) Park on June 3; the  Nang Electronic Carnival music festival at East Sea Park on July 7; Chill with DIFF 2023 competition; a wide range of interesting activities at the Sun World Ba Na Hills tourist area and the Asia Park.

Reporting by THU HA -  Translating by A.THU