On the morning of September 9, in Hoi An city, Quang Nam province for the first time launched the model “Hotel with no plastic waste” emitting into the environment and tourists no longer have single-use plastic items.
Mr. Vu The Binh, Chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association, said that currently, with sponsorship from the Global Environment Facility and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP/GEF-SGP), the Vietnam Tourism Association is Extremely implement the project “Reducing plastic waste in Vietnam’s tourism sector”, to be implemented in 2023-2024. The project aims to promote activities to reduce plastic waste in the tourism sector, contributing to environmental protection and sustainable development of the tourism industry.
The project will also focus on activities to raise awareness of all levels, industries, businesses, people, and tourists about the harmful effects of plastic waste and a sense of responsibility in reducing plastic waste. At the same time, piloting solutions and initiatives to reduce plastic waste at a number of hotels, restaurants, travel businesses, and tourist attractions in Ninh Binh and Quang Nam provinces.
An important content of this project that will be implemented is the development and pilot application of a set of criteria for recognizing plastic-free tourism businesses, contributing to replicating management practices to reduce plastic waste. of business.
“The Vietnam Tourism Association hopes that through the activities of the Project “Reducing plastic waste in Vietnam’s tourism sector” it can send a strong message, calling for efforts and joint contributions. of people, businesses, communities and tourists for the goal: Plastic waste-free tourism in Vietnam”, Chairman of Vietnam Tourism Association shared.
According to Mr. Binh, Hoi An City’s application of the “Plastic-free hotel” model is a specific action, with great significance for creating spillovers for the tourism business community not only in Hoi An but also in Hoi An. nationwide about the determination to implement sustainable tourism development in Vietnam.
Mr. Tran Thai Do, Investor of Silk Sense Resort, said that with the orientation of sustainable development, Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort has pursued the “Environmental protection journey” from the first day of construction until today, by Using environmentally friendly materials such as using AAC autoclaved unburnt bricks to build the entire project.
In addition, use an inverter central air conditioning system and make hot water. From the mineral salt swimming pool, Kangen water bottles, organic vegetable gardens to support visitors’ health, even from the smallest personal items in each room, only environmentally friendly equipment is used… ensuring Ensures no impact on the environment and, more broadly, the ozone layer.
“Currently, we have thoroughly reduced plastic waste, so the resort has no more plastic waste released into the environment and no more single-use plastic items. We believe that demonstrating social responsibility and creating a sustainable business model not only attracts responsible tourists but also contributes to creating a green brand for Vietnam’s tourism industry,” said the investor. Silk Sense Resort shares.
Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hong, Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Quang Nam province said: This is the first resort pioneering no plastic waste and is a practical action in concretizing the set of tourism criteria. green calendar. At the same time, this is also a pilot model for tourism businesses in general as well as resorts and hotels in the area to orient their tourism products and develop green tourism as their development orientation. development of the province.
“In 2023, we, together with the Quang Nam Tourism Association, will continue to propagate and encourage all accompanying businesses to implement the Green Tourism Criteria. This year, 20 businesses have registered to implement the Green Tourism Criteria. And at the end of this year, there will be inspection and evaluation to continue to recognize businesses that have achieved the Green Tourism Criteria,” Mr. Hong said.