On Thursday, representatives from the Da Nang Department of Tourism met with the managers of the 43 local 3 to 5-star hotels which have been chosen to accommodate the international athletes and coaches during the forthcoming 5th Asia Beach Games (ABG5).
Invited guests from the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) will stay at the Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa, the Furama Resort Danang, the Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang, the Grand Mercure Danang Hotel and the Grand Tourane Hotel. As of 15 September, 3,300 athletes plus coaches are expected to attend and 2,100 rooms are being provided for them in the other hotels.
In order to enhance the service quality for ABG5, 8 training courses were provided for managers of the selected hotels and restaurants. The attendees were given useful information about ABG5, the customs and cultures of foreign countries, reception principles, communication rules, and how to enhance professional service skills.
In attempting to ensure food safety, starting from 20 September, an official from the city’s Food Safety Bureau will take responsibility for monitoring the processing activities and the storing of food samples at each of the selected hotels.
Mrs Truong Thi Hong Hanh, Deputy Director of the Department of Tourism, stressed the need for the hotels to prepare some specialities for Muslim or Hindu athletes during their stay in the city. She also said that special attention should be paid to replacing old security cameras and firefighting equipment with new ones to ensure security and firefighting during the international event. The hotels’ employees were asked to treat visitors with a friendly and hospitable attitude.