Sunday, 12 March 2017

“Green Tourism” Trending in Vietnam

Is “green tourism” about more
than electric vehicles?
“Green tourism” is becoming a buzz-phrase in numerous cities and among many travel companies in Vietnam, reports VietnamNet Bridge, however there is a deficit of product development and marketing know-how in the country.

Experts have noted that Vietnam holds great potential for green tourism, particularly due to the country’s variety of natural ecosystems including coral, wetland, coastal sandy areas and tropical forests. National parks, such as Cat Ba, Cuc Phuong, Ba Be, Nam Cat Tien, Tam Nong and U Minh, along with mountainous areas such as Fanxipang peak, are “highly suitable for green tourism models”.

However, for many countries in the world, including Vietnam, green tourism is new; research and planning for the development of green tourism is limited. In Vietnam, several localities and travel businesses have tried to establish green tourism products, however they “have not lived up to expectations”. In addition “markets have not been clearly identified, so attracting visitors has proven difficult”.

In recent times the Vietnamese National Administration of Tourism has coordinated with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) to hold an international conference on building a strategic framework for the development of Vietnamese tourism, including ecotourism.

Full story at VietnamNet Bridge.

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