Tourism sector promotes environmental protection
Updated : Saturday, July 14, 2018 9:27 AM (GMT+0700)

Vietnam’stourism sector is making efforts to go green and spread awareness viacommunity-based campaigns.

Young people in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre clean up Con Bung beach in June
- Photo: VNA

In May 2018, the Ministry ofCulture, Sports and Tourism in collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh CommunistYouth Union (HCYU), ran a large-scale environmental protection campaign, themed“green Vietnamese sea”, in five central coastal provinces. 

Members of the HCYU cleanedbeaches and brought clean water to locals affected by drought and saltwaterintrusion. Tourism companies have also taken part in the effort.

In July 2018, the MuongThanh Group, which owns 53 hotels and hotel projects across 40 provinces,launched its annual “Keep me clean – Keep me saving” campaign. Aiming toprotect water resources, about 10,000 staffers and customers of the firmcleaned beaches and river areas throughout the campaign.

Vietravel, which was named‘Vietnam’s Best Travel Agency’ at the TTG Travel Awards ceremony last year, hasdeveloped tours in line with its social responsibility. 

For years, it has run a “Fora green, clean tourism environment” campaign, urging people to stop littering.Vietravel’s clients have been at the centre of the campaign as they are bestable to spread the environmental protection message across their destinations.

Vietnam has 3,200-km ofcoast and more than 2,770 islands and beaches. However, climate change andtourism are harming the environment.


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