The Vietnam-focused e-commerce travel site formed strategic partnership with the Da Nang Tourism Promotion Center and the Tourism Department of Thua Thien-Hue Province.
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam -- Fayfay.com, an e-commerce company dedicated to authentic Vietnam travel experiences, announced it has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with the Da Nang Tourism Promotion Center and the Tourism Department of Thua Thien-Hue Province respectively to promote Vietnam tourism, with a special focus in Central Vietnam. The MOUs come at a strategic time, as international visitors to Vietnam hit a record high of over 15.5 million in 2018.
The two MOUs were signed by Kelvin Wu, the Co-founder of Fayfay.com, alongside Ms. Huynh Thi Huong Lan, the Deputy Director of the Da Nang Tourism Promotion Center and Mr. Le Huu Minh, the Acting Director of the Tourism Department of Thua Thien-Hue Province respectively, where industry experts and members of the media joined the ceremony.
"Da Nang and Hue are popular destinations for international travelers. According to the municipal tourism department, Da Nang attracted more than 7.6 million visitors in 2018, rising 23% year-on-year, earning total revenue of nearly US$1.2 billion. Meanwhile, Thua Thien-Hue Province served over 4.3 million visitors in 2018, increase up to 14% year-on-year and grossed US$192.4 million from tourism revenue. With the combined effort of Fayfay.com, we are confident that both tourism revenue and visitor arrivals will hit record highs. We will leverage our online platforms to showcase the vibrant history and the magnificent natural wonders of central Vietnam which includes popular cities such as Da Nang, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Quang Binh, as well as promoting the region as the destination of choice for travelers from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia," said Wu.
"Da Nang and Hue are the spotlight cities on Fayfay.com in 2019. Working closely with the two tourism authorities, we will augment our marketing effort and roll out more initiatives, including digital campaigns, industry partnerships, media familiarization trips and trade shows. We believe the strategic joint promotional activities will enable us to connect central Vietnam with the international audience on a deeper level," added Wu.
As an e-commerce platform dedicated to authentic Vietnam travel experiences, Fayfay.com not only focuses on curated on-the-ground packages, but also provides all the must-have travel essentials in one convenient place. Travelers can even purchase quality souvenirs and products from local brands on the platform and bring home a piece of Vietnam. For those looking for Vietnam travel inspiration, the blog and social media platforms of Fayfay.com is the info hub for everything related to Vietnam travel, with curated recommendations and insider tips, travel guides, exclusive privileges and special packages including transfers, tours, activities and deluxe accommodations designed together with their partners.
Furthermore, Vietnam Travel Expert Fayfay.com now offers Vietnam travel planning services to help travelers who prefer customized trip tailored to their special interests. The team creates private group travel itineraries for all sorts of occasions from getaway weekend, family travel and luxury leisure to bachelor party, destination wedding and corporate meeting or incentive trip. With live chat support, any question about Vietnam travel will be answered by their team of enthusiastic Vietnam travel gurus.
"Asia, especially Hong Kong and Taiwan, will be our focal markets in coming years, and we hope that travelers from the region will be inspired to visit Da Nang, home to one of the world's most beautiful beaches, thanks to the exceptional activities and experiences showcased on Fayfay.com," said Ms. Huynh Thi Huong Lan of Da Nang Tourism Promotion Center.
"With a rich cultural heritage, Hue stands out as a city of ancient royalty and authentic cuisine. The cooperation with Fayfay.com will lure more tourists from our targeted markets, mainly Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia, to Hue who appreciate the colorful historical backdrop of the city." said Mr. Nguyen Van Phuc, the Deputy Director of the Tourism Department of Thua Thien-Hue Province.
Together with Fayfay.com, Da Nang and Hue hope to reach out to more international travelers, and make a significant contribution to Vietnam's tourism through joint promotional events, roadshows and media familiarization trips.