Tourism sector goes green for sustainable development

(VEN) - Vietnam has gradually implemented green tourism, focusing on rational exploitation and uses of natural resources to limit negative impacts on the living environment.

An inevitable trend

According to Vo Tri Thanh, Director of the Institute for Brand Strategy and Competitiveness Research - survey results of the US travel technology company Expedia Group show that 90 percent of tourists love trips that reduce their environment footprint, help support the local economy and culture, and provide the opportunity to explore new destinations.

Tourism sector goes green for sustainable development
Experiencing agricultural tourism in Can Tho Province - photo: Ai Lam

In order to meet the needs of tourists, green tourism models have recently been implemented effectively by many localities. For example, since 2017, Hoi An has launched a kayaking tour combined with trash picking on the Hoai River introduced by Hoi An Kayak Tours Company. Many domestic and international tourists initially participated in out of curiosity, then were really excited to join.

Similarly, Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort was the first zero-plastic waste hotel in Quang Nam. Ha Thi Dieu Vien, a representative of the resort, shared that in 2023, Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort reduced more than 80,000 disposable plastic bottles and more than 10 tonnes of plastic waste discharged into the environment, helping the resort save costs in procurement and waste management, and minimize operating and maintenance costs.

Nguyen Anh Tuan, Director of the Institute for Tourism Development Research, said that this is a very encouraging work, having a positive impact on Vietnam’s tourism image, as well as meeting the current trend of using green services and products among tourists.

Encouraging policies for green transformation needed

However, Nguyen Anh Tuan said some localities and businesses have not fully been aware of green transformation, partly due to the lack of policies dissemination to the business community and residents about green transformation.

Tourism sector goes green for sustainable development
Foreign visitor experiences a farm tour in Tra Que Village, Quang Nam Province - photo: PT

In Decision 882/QD-TTg promulgating the National Action Plan on green growth for the 2021-2030 period, the Prime Minister has directed to prioritize the development of all types of tourism in the direction of green growth and development of green tourism products. In particular, the government has directed the tourism industry to develop and implement a green tourism action program for the 2023-2025 period.

To achieve the goals set by the government, in the coming time, according to Nguyen Anh Tuan, the State needs to encourage businesses to invest in producing and using renewable energy to replace the current use of fossil energy. Particularly, for the tourism sector, policies on tax exemptions and reductions are needed for businesses investing in renewable energy, using clean water sources and treating wastewater and waste systems in tourist areas and destinations.

From the perspective of enterprises, Nguyen Thuong Quan, Deputy General Director of Flamingo Group, expressed that one of the factors that help boost the development of the tourism sector is that facilities can meet development needs in accordance with global trends, green economic trends and sustainable development. “To make a green transformation in infrastructure investment and technical facilities serving resort tourism in Vietnam, the State needs to adopt an appropriate approach, policies and strategies to implement long-term orientations for tourism development to become sustainable destinations in the future,” Quan said.

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