With the orientation of making Hoi An a “Green Tourism” destination, Quang Nam Tourism Association and City People’s Committee. Hoi An, in collaboration with tourism businesses in Hoi An, has made continuous efforts to reduce waste into the environment. Thanks to that, Hoi An tourism industry has had destinations with the theme of “Zero waste”.
Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort is the pioneer in Quang Nam province to announce that the hotel no longer has plastic waste released into the environment and no more single-use plastic items. Instead, the unit has alternative solutions such as products with environmentally friendly materials, products that can be reused or recycled.
According to Mr. Tran Thai Do – investor of Silk Sence resort, with the orientation of sustainable development, Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort has pursued the journey of environmental protection from the first day of construction until today, by Using environmentally friendly materials and using plastic waste reduction programs at the hotel.
“To implement the plan, we have set specific criteria and solutions for each waste problem and applied them in a synchronous and positive manner to ensure complete elimination of plastic waste at the Hotel. . 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. This action not only protects the environment but also opens up great opportunities for sustainable tourism. 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” – Mr. Do shared shall.
For the tourism and hospitality industry, the consumption of large amounts of disposable plastic products increases environmental pollution. Because of that, over the years, Silk Sense Hoi An has made efforts to invest and replace, reduce and completely stop using disposable plastic products in its business activities.
The results received are positive changes from all employees, consensus from suppliers, and especially satisfaction from customers. This has helped Silk Sense have more confidence in the value of environmental protection in business, and helped Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort become the first “No plastic waste hotel” in Quang Nam province.
Mr. Vu The Binh, Chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association, said, “Plastic-free hotel” is a specific action of businesses, with great significance in creating spillovers for the business community. tourism not only in Hoi An but throughout the country about the determination to implement sustainable tourism development in Vietnam.
Based on the set of criteria “Hotels without plastic waste” developed and successfully implemented by the Resort, the Vietnam Tourism Association will immediately research, complete and promulgate immediately to apply assessment for Hotels that are members of the Vietnam Tourism Association are moving to lobby competent state agencies to officially promulgate it for application throughout the tourism industry.
Currently, with sponsorship from the Global Environment Facility and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP/GEF-SGP), the Vietnam Tourism Association is actively implementing the Project “Reducing plastic waste in the tourism sector.” Vietnam”, 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 (VITA) 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 joining hands. Contribution of people, businesses, communities and tourists for the goal: Plastic waste-free tourism in Vietnam.
At this announcement ceremony, Mr. Binh also expressed his hope that Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort will continue to actively participate in the activities of the Vietnam Tourism Association and become a model for guests. Hotels and other tourism businesses learn and apply.