On September 9, Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort (Hoi An City) was officially announced as a hotel with no more plastic waste released into the environment and no more single-use plastic items. This is the first zero-plastic waste hotel in Quang Nam.
At the announcement ceremony, 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 and by programs to reduce plastic waste 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 proactive manner to ensure complete elimination of plastic waste at the hotel. . Currently, we have thoroughly reduced plastic waste, so the Resort no longer has plastic waste released into the environment” – Mr. Tran Thai Do shared.
At this event, Mr. Tran Thai Do also proposed ideas and lobbied management agencies to research and promulgate a set of criteria to move towards recognizing “Hotels without plastic waste” – as a new standard. of the Hotel industry. Recognition of “Plastic-free hotel” not only promotes the development of the Tourism industry, but also increases customer awareness of the importance of environmental protection. At the same time , this will also create opportunities for hotels to acquire more valuable guest sources in the future. Demonstrating social responsibility and creating a sustainable business model not only attracts responsible travelers but also contributes to creating a green brand for Vietnam’s tourism industry.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Vu The Binh, Chairman of Vietnam Tourism Association (HHDL) highly appreciated Silk Sense’s efforts in building hotels without plastic waste as a concrete action to join hands to protect the environment. school. This is a practical work with great significance in creating a pervasive influence for the tourism business community not only in Hoi An but across the country about the determination to implement sustainable tourism development in Vietnam.
Mr. Vu The Binh affirmed that, based on the set of criteria “Hotel without plastic waste” built and successfully implemented by the resort, HHDL Vietnam will research, complete and immediately issue it for application. Applying assessments for hotels that are members of Vietnam’s HHDL, moving forward to lobby competent state agencies to officially issue them for application throughout the tourism industry.
Currently, HHDL Vietnam is actively implementing 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.
Mr. Vu The Binh emphasized: The important content of this project that will be implemented is to develop and pilot a set of criteria to recognize plastic-free tourism businesses, contributing to replicating management practices. Minimizing plastic waste in businesses. HHDL Vietnam hopes that through the activities of the Project “Reducing plastic waste in Vietnam’s tourism sector” it can send a strong message, calling for people’s efforts and joint contributions. businesses, communities and tourists for the goal: Plastic waste-free tourism in Vietnam”.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hong, Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Quang Nam province said: This is a pioneering resort without plastic waste and is a practical action in concretizing the Green Tourism Criteria. 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 orientation. development of the province. Up to now, there have been 11 tourism operating units that have achieved the title of Green Tourism, including Silk Sense.
In 2023, the Tourism industry together with HHDL Quang Nam 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.
Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort has zero plastic waste, a typical example of Quang Nam, and will be replicated so that all hotels and restaurants across the province can join hands in implementing it.