A decrease in tourism waste

Tourism businesses in Hoi An are making efforts to reduce waste for their own benefits and the goal of green tourism development in Quang Nam.

Tourism waste had become a problem for the environment in Hoi An. Since tourism activities returned after the Covid-19 pandemic, Quang Nam and Hoi An authorities have focused on sustainable green tourism development with an enthusiastic response from local tourism businesses.

Almanity Hoi An Resort & Spa, for example, has set up an alkaline ionised water plant in order to solve the problems of plastic waste and environmental protection.

According to the statistics, there are currently 50 tourism businesses taking part in the activities for the green tourism destination of Hoi An.

The programme on decreasing waste for a green tourist attraction of Hoi An, which has been launched for 3 years, is expected to raise businesses’ awareness of waste management and use environment-friendly materials for sustainable development.

According to Ngo Thi My Dung from Almanity Hoi An Resort & Spa, Almanity Hoi An will continuously control the quantity of plastic bags, striving to get the Travellife Sustainability Certification and satisfying Quang Nam green tourism criteria.

According to experts, it is necessary for Quang Nam authorities to have synchronic solutions to the problems of waste and environmental pollution.