Quang Nam province is ready to develop green and sustainable tourism, especially after the Covid-19 epidemic.
Emic Hospitality Co., Ltd can be considered as one of the pioneers in taking full advantage of green tourism products in Hoi An city (Quang Nam province) over more than 5 years.
The company has supplied tours of enjoying environmentally-friendly cuisine or visiting models of waste recycling. Step by step, local businesses have responded to this model of responsible tourism.
Among them are The Deck House, Hoi An Royal, Almanity, Chuchu café, Mango café, Dam vegetarian restaurant, who have used environmentally-friendly alternative materials. Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort has reduced 20,000 plastic bottles a day, and La Siesta Hoi An Resort and Spa has reduced 17kg of plastic bottles per day.
According to Chairman of the Quang Nam Tourism Association Phan Xuan Thanh, green tourism is an optimal solution now and a green destination does not simply mean no waste, but also green products and lifestyle.
Pilot and replication
According to a plan to restore tourism development after the Covid-19 epidemic issued by the Quang Nam Provincial People's Committee on June 15, 2020, sustainable and green tourism development is a choice for Quang Nam future tourism. It is also the world's tourism development trend.
The plan for a green destination of Quang Nam in the period of 2021 - 2025 is being built, especially focusing on Hoi An city. 40 travel businesses have signed commitments of zero waste tourism in Hoi An in the period 2021 - 2025.
At least 70 – 100 businesses have been certified with the Green Tourism Label, a legal corridor leading to the recognition of Hoi An - Quang Nam as a green tourist destination.