Green environment promoted to ensure sustainable tourism development

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(VOVWORLD) - With its rich and diverse natural resources, Vietnam has great potential for tourism development, particularly green tourism. The country considers protecting natural resources a way to ensure sustainable tourism development. 
Green environment promoted to ensure sustainable tourism development - ảnh 1 Quang Nam province aims to promote green tourism (photo: internet)

With the COVID-19 pandemic under control, Vietnam has focused on promoting green tourism development as part of efforts to recover and develop its tourism sector in the new normal period. 

Speaking at the opening of National Tourism Year 2022 in Quang Nam province last week, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh asked  concerted efforts to create a green environment for sustainable tourism.

Prime Minister Chinh said: "We need to create a green tourism environment where friendliness, public safety, and visitor safety are the commitment of all stakeholders, including the state, businesses, and the public, who exploit tourism without damaging natural resources or the environment. Administrations, the business community, and the public should join hands in practical, responsible actions to create a green environment for the sustainable development of the tourism sector."

The Prime Minister asked travel companies and hotels to strengthen investment, reform technology, and accelerate digital transformation to boost tourism development, adding that these are current global trends toward promoting a smart tourism ecosystem connecting tourists, service suppliers, and state agencies. 

Tourism associations and businesses need to focus on developing tourism models which  are economically, socially, and environmentally stable. 

Prime Minister Chinh said: "We need to maximize tourism potential and advantages, strengthen links between localities to create chains of destinations, and bring into play the creativity of each person in the region to create a combined strength for tourism and economic development. It’s important to build breakthrough mechanisms and strategies to make Vietnamese tourism more competitive regionally and globally. We also need to increase the competitiveness of cultural and natural heritages, festivals, craft villages, historical traditions, and the ecological and humanitarian values of each locality to make our tourism products more diverse and attractive." 

National Tourism Year 2022’s series of tourism events throughout the year will leverage the development of the tourism sector, which will contribute to Vietnam’s socio-economic recovery and development and promote the image of a beautiful, friendly, and hospitable Vietnam.