Da Nang - Viet Nam

The Vietnamese city of Đà Nẵng – Vietnam will be a first-time Team Sponsor in this year’s race

The Đà Nẵng – Vietnam yacht will represent the central Vietnamese coastal city and the debut entry will be supported by local business partners and regional government.

The fast-growing young city aims to benefit from the race’s high profile global platform to boost international trade, investment, economic impact and tourism, along with enhanced social, cultural and diplomatic relations.

And the city will be a Host Port for the crew during the South East Asia stopover in February 2016.

Huynh Duc Tho, Chairman of the Da Nang People's Committee, said: “As a relatively new destination, we want to present Đà Nẵng to an international audience to learn about our culture and visit our city.

“There is a massive opportunity to promote Đà Nẵng and Vietnam to potential new tourist markets in key countries along the race route, including Australia and the USA. There are also many advantages for the travel industry to develop Đà Nẵng sustainably so we will be highlighting those investment opportunities. With a boost to tourism, we can attract investment and upgrade infrastructure and service quality.

“We are a young and dynamic city willing to try and take on a challenge, in the same spirit of all the sailors taking on the Clipper Race.”

Đà Nẵng will connect with investors, tourism representatives and travel agencies at events in different countries along the race route to promote tourism and investment in the city.

Over the last ten years, Đà Nẵng has opened a series of 5-star beach resorts, an international flight network and has won various international tourism awards.

Event/Sponsor Website: http://tourism.danang.vn