Watabe Wedding Corporation, a wedding services company in Japan, plans to use the central coastal city of Danang as a destination for the wedding parties of 300 Japanese couples over the next three years, starting next January.
With over 40 years of experience, Watabe Wedding is expected to bring an estimated 3,000 Japanese people to attend these wedding parties during the given period, including the families and friends of the brides and grooms, according to the Tourism Promotion Center under the municipal Department of Tourism. The wedding organizer has officially launched wedding packages at the Naman Retreat Danang resort.
Vietnam usually attracts Japanese tourists to experience its specialized services such as meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions; leisure travel; educational tours; and exchange programs. The upcoming services of Watabe Wedding in the coastal city are reportedly among the first steps toward diversifying local tourism segments and attracting higher numbers of tourists more efficiently.
Danang is completely qualified to serve as a popular destination for Japanese couples to conduct one of the most memorable events of their lives thanks to its breathtaking landscape and high-quality hotel infrastructure. By comparison, Watabe Wedding said that Hawaii annually welcomes over 6,000 Japanese couples organizing their weddings there.
Apart from being one of the three hubs of Vietnam, the city also boasts beautiful beaches and is surrounded by world heritage icons. In addition, Japanese visitors to Danang numbered nearly 150,000 last year thanks to direct air routes connecting the city with Narita in Tokyo and Kansai in Osaka, which was fourfold higher than the figure in 2013 when direct air services had yet to be launched.
The national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, in late October will launch new air routes linking Danang with Osaka, operating seven weekly flights on Airbus A321 aircraft. With these latest developments, Danang is expected to woo more visitors from Japan, helping balance the large numbers of South Korean and Chinese tourists in the near future.
According to a report on The Saigon Times