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The activities to commemorate the Vietnam Tourism Day (July, 9th ) - (08/07/2019)

( To commemorate the 59th Vietnam Tourism Day ( July 9th, 1960 – July 9th, 2019) and respond to the Prime Minister's call to join hands in solving the plastic waste, Binh Thuan Department of Culture and Sports and Tourism will organize many meaningful environmental protection activities, aiming at building a green and friendly tourism brand.
(Joining hands to protect the beach environment, photo: Nguyen Vu)

One of the activities which call for every citizen to show their love with the homeland and building the image of friendly tourism is the Seminar on “Tourism development must be associated with environmental protection especially the plastic waste”. The event will be held on July 9th, 2019 in Phan Thiet city. Attending the seminar, delegates will be the local leaders, tourism sector and relevant departments, agencies, media agencies, tourism training institutions and businesses … They will directly exchange and discuss solutions to develop Binh Thuan tourism and reducing the plastic bag usage.
Responding to the movement of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Prime Minister – Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc on fighting against plastic waste, right after the talk show, the businesses which are doing in tourism will sign the memorandum in order to respond to the program "For a sustainable Binh Thuan's tourism environment without plastic waste". The commitment of the tourism businesses will be monitored and evaluated effectively, that will be the basic for the praise and reward. On this occasion, many degradable products which are friendly to the environment will be introduced to the people and businesses.
Celebrating 59 years of Vietnam Tourism Day and responding to a green and sustainable tourism environment, Binh Thuan tourism will also organize a lot of activities (from July 5th  to July 31) to propagandize the damage of plastic waste and  to change the awareness and the habits among some of businesses, people and tourists in using plastic bags, disposable plastics...
(Sustainable tourism development; photo: Nguyen Vu)
Through the media, Binh Thuan propagated news to the people and tourists in order to raise awareness in collecting and recycling the plastic waste. Besides, the tourism enterprises also mobilize their staffs to clean the environment around their resorts and strengthen security and safety for tourists; many banners are hung with the slogan "Say no to nylon bags and disposable plastics ".

In the strategy and master Plan for Vietnam Tourism Development to the year of 2020 and the vision to 2030, Prime Minister Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc determine that Binh Thuan is one of the key areas for developing tourism of the whole country. In particular, Mui Ne is a national tourist area; Phu Quy island is a provincial-level tourist area Binh Thuan is one of the national-level tourist area-sport Centre. To affirm the tourism brand, Binh Thuan tourism is also aiming at building a green tourism city sustainably with solutions to develop tourism in association with environmental protection.
Recently, Mui Ne beach – Binh Thuan province has been voted by Forbes Magazine (USA) as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in Vietnam that tourists should visit when travelling to Vietnam. This continued to affirm the attractiveness of the destination of Mui Ne, which is clean and safe for both domestic and foreign tourists. With the meaningful activities to protect and preserve the environment, Binh Thuan deserves the brand name “The green and friendly tourism” in Vietnam.
Nguyen Vu
Translated by Hoai Phuong


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