Vietnam won two ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Awards (ASTA) at the 2020 ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF 2020) which took place in Brunei from January 12 – 16.
Vietnam wins two ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Standard Awards (ASTA) at the 2020 ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF 2020)
The16,000-sqm border information cluster in Sa Vi Cape in Tra Co, Mong Cai city in the northern province of Quang Ninh received an award for urban sustainable product, while the Thanh Dong Organic Farm situated inHoi An, the central coastal province of Quang Nam brought home one for rural sustainable product.
The awardsare recognition of the bestsustainable tourism activities in the region involving the local community, accommodation, food and beverage and public toilets run by public and private tourism stakeholders.
It encouragesstakeholders in the tourism value chain to be more environmentally-consciousand responsible in their business operations to achieve sustainability.
At the ATF2020, three cities in Vietnam were also presented with the ASEAN Clean TouristAwards.
They were Vung Tau city in the southern provinceof Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Quy Nhon city in the central province of Binh Dinh and Huecity in Thua Thien-Hue central province.
Therecognition aimed to honour and popularise localities that boosted high quality tourism services in the region.
To earn thetitle, the cities need to satisfy criteria on environmental management,cleanliness, waste management, awareness-building on environmental protectionand cleanliness, green spaces, health safety, urban safety for tourists, and tourism infrastructure andfacilities.
In 2018, Hue,Hoi An and Da Lat were honoured with the title./.VNA