The National Administration of Tourism:

Environmental protection in tourism launched

Saturday, 28/11/2020, 10:33 [GMT+7]

Environmental protection in tourism launched

The National Administration of Tourism (The Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism) held a ceremony on November 27 to launch environmental protection in tourism activities. Present at the event were leaders of National Administration of Tourism, Khanh Hoa Department of Tourism, Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa Association of Tourism, Nha Trang City and tourism businesses and schools, students and local residents.
 
At the launching ceremony, Ngo Hoai Chung, Deputy Chief of the National Administration of Tourism delivered environmental protection messages to raise responsibilities of cooperation with departments, agencies, organizations, individuals and communities in tourism presentation activities. The event was followed by bike parade joined by students along main streets in Nha Trang City to raise pubic environmental awareness. Many environmental protection posters and banners, saying “Protecting green space and cleaning up the environment”, “Joining hands to reduce plastic waste impacts, etc are hung along streets in the city on November 23-27.
 
 

 

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 Leaders of National Administration of Tourism, Khanh Hoa Department of Tourism, Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa Association of Tourism together with representatives of Nha Trang City and businesses join hands as commitment to environmental protection in tourism activities.
 
 
 
Vietnam tourism is becoming an important economic industry with significant impacts on other sectors and social life. The Political Bureau issued Resolution 08-NQ/TW dated January 16, 2017 on the development of tourism as a spearhead economic sector. In the 2015 - 2019, international visitor arrivals to Vietnam soared from 7.9 million to 18 million; domestic visitors from 57 million to 85 million with a total tourism turnover climbing from VND355,000 billion to 755,000 billion. 
 
However, activities of tourists and communities have also caused negative impacts on tourism environment. Therefore, tourism environment protection is considered as a vital and urgent task for all levels and sectors, especially localities of tourism, contributing to promoting sustainable tourism growth.
 
X.T
Translated by N.T