HANOI, 21 May 2018: Vietnam launched an environmental protection campaign at the weekend that will position the country as a green tourism destination.
“Green Vietnam” 2018 aims to support sustainable development as well as building awareness of environmental protection in tourism according to a report of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s online news service.
The official launch presentation called on the tourism industrry to respond to climate change at community and business level to improve the visitor experience.
Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Dang Thi Bich Lien, launched the environmental protection campaign “Green Vietnam Sea” with more than 1,000 youth unionists and tourism enterprises present.
The launch of environmental protection in tourism is a response to World Environment Day earlier this month.
The Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that the environmental protection campaign “Green Vietnam Sea” tourism in 2018 that complies with the theme “Green tourism – Sustainable development ” would start in five coastal provinces – Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Danang – during the remainder of the month.
The main thrust will mobilise tourism workers, communities and agencies to clean up pollution and trash that is caused mainly by tourism.
But much more needs to be done and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will support various projects and coordinate with the central and local committees, to strengthen destination management in terms of reducing pollution and tackling the problems that the tourism boom brings in its wake.
“We are committed to improving the state’s role in the management of environmental protection in general, the environment of tourism in particular, raising the awareness and responsibility of the community and tourists at tourist sites … to ensure we have a friendly, clean and beautiful destinations that are reflect sustainable tourism principles.”