Da Nang to host golf-tourism convention

VietNamNet Bridge – The central city of Da Nang will host the 6th Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC) – the premier golf travel event in the Asia-Pacific region – combining a golf tour with tourism meetings from May 7 to 13, 2017.

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Rooftops: The old quarter of Hoi An City is a favourite tourist site. Photo Cafe Faifo

 

Vice director of the city’s Tourism Department, Nguyen Xuan Binh, said over 600 tour operators, golf course managers, travel agency and air line representatives, and tourism managers from 39 countries and territories in Asia and the Pacific would take part in the event.

The event will also be an opportunity for buyers and sellers exchanging information about tourism services, destinations, hospitality and conferences relating to the tourism industry.  

The golf tourism event is a prelude to the 2017 APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation) Summit and the annual Da Nang International Fireworks Competition to be held in the city next year.

Da Nang and neighbouring provinces of Quang Nam and Thua Thien-Hue are popular sites in central Viet Nam, with beautiful golf courses designed by Nick Faldo, Greg Norman, Collin Montgomerie and Luke Donald including Da Nang Golf Club, Ba Na Hills Golf Club, Montgomerie Links, and Laguna Lang Co Golf Club.

Last week, Ba Na Hills Golf Club in Da Nang was awarded the title of Best New Golf Course in Asia and the Pacific and the first runner up of Best Golf Course in Viet Nam at the 2016 Asian Golf Awards.

Da Nang also received an award for hosting Asia’s Leading Festival and Event at the World Travel Awards ceremony for tourism last month.

Over 4.6 million tourists visited the city in 2015.

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Golden sands: A pristine beach in Da Nang. The city will host a tourism promotion conference and sport activities in 2017. VNS Photo Cong Thanh

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Hole in one: Golfers play at Laguna Lang Co Golf Club in Hue. The 6th Asia Golf Tourism Convention - a golf tour combined with tourism meetings, will be held in central Viet Nam on May 7-13, 2017. Photo Laguna Lang Co Golf club

        
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