More than 200 delegates gathered in Quang Ninh province’s Ha Long city on June 23-24 for the "Sustainable Economic and Tourism Development 2018" forum, during which they discussed the reality facing and solutions for green economic and tourism development in the new period, while debating the policies needed to develop tourism and the economy in a sustainable manner.
Japan's green tourism experience for Vietnam was also high on the agenda at the forum, in addition to the directions for the sustainable development of green tourism, the financial support policies to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to modernise production technologies to be green and sustainable, and the role played by investors and businesses in developing sustainable green tourism.
The delegates also touched on the reasonable use of natural resources, the limitation of waste from tourism activities, and the application of eco-friendly technology in developing tourism products, while stressing the need to develop eco-tourism types and tabling effective measures aiming to promote growth and develop green economic and tourism development in the globalisation trend.
Within the framework of the forum, the organising committee honoured the collectives and individuals who have made outstanding achievements in economic-tourism development in 2018, including the pioneering companies in innovation and global integration. Participants were also offered a field trip to a number of green economic-tourism sites in Quang Ninh province.
Through the aforementioned activities, the forum showcased Vietnam as a beautiful, dynamic and hospitable country which is a friendly and attractive destination to both domestic and international friends, contributing to attracting investment resources in tourism development and promoting linkages in tourism development between Vietnamese localities and countries around the world.
The forum also worked to widely disseminate the green economy and tourism development strategy and the Resolution No. 80/NQ-TW of the Party Central Committee on developing tourism into a spearhead economic sector, to the public.NDO