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Vietnam Responsible Tourism Toolkit

A core activity of the ESRT Programme is to raise awareness of Responsible Tourism. For this purpose, a Responsible Tourism Toolkit has been prepared for Vietnam with the mission to generate a greater understanding amongst all stakeholders of the social and environmental impacts of tourism and ways and means by which the negative impacts may be minimised and positive impacts enhanced to create a more sustainable tourism industry in the long term.

Responsible Tourism Trainer Guide

Download the guide with 16 units in Powerpoint format.

Green Lotus Label For Your Hotel

The certificate of the sustainable tourism Green Lotus Label (Green Lotus Label) is granted to tourism accommodation which meet standards on environmental protection and sustainable development, making efforts to protect the environment, use natural resources and energy efficiently, contribute to preservation of heritage and development of the local economy, culture and society, and pursue sustainable tourism development.

Actions For Responsible Tourism

Build competitiveness with sustainability in tourism, Conserve and enhance our natural and cultural resources for the benefit of all, Ensure tourism contributes to broad-based socio-economic development, Develop tourism products that are responsible, Be a responsible employer, Operate a green office, Market tourism goods and services responsibly, Help preserve natural environment, Build the local economy, Help the local people.

Negative Impacts Of Irresponsible Tourism

Over - or uneven development, loss of culture, authenticity, depletion of natural resources, posing potential risks to your business, compromise visitor safety and security.

The Benefits Of Responsible Tourism

It saves you money, adds value to your product, meets consumer demand, provides positive results, increases authentic experiences, provides opportunities for disadvantage groups, and promotes pro-poor, increases authentic experiences.

The Handbook Instruction For Green Lotus Label

The Ministry of Cultures, Sports and Tourism issued the criteria of Tourism Sustainable Label for Accommodation – Green Lotus Label in April 2012. This is a tool to evaluate, manage the environmental protection in Vietnam’s tourist accommodation establishment system to improve the awareness, knowledge and consciousness in environmental protection towards sustainable development in tourism industry of Vietnam.

Workshop: “Potential and solution of Energy Efficiency and Water Saving towards sustainable tourism”

On 11 October 2012, MEET-BIS Vietnam project and People’s Committee of Cat Hai district, Hai Phong province cooperated to organize a Workshop and Exhibition on: “Potential and solution of Energy Efficiency and Water Saving towards sustainable tourism”.

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