Hue recognised as ASEAN Clean Tourist City
16:19 | 06/02/2018

VGP - The ancient imperial city of Hue in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue has been recognised as an ASEAN Clean Tourist City, while the Pilgrimage Village resort  has been named as an ASEAN Green Hotel.

The titles were awarded at the ASEAN Travel Forum 2018 in Bangkok and are valid for the three years from 2018 to 2020.

According to Nguyen Van Phuc, deputy director of the Thua Thien-Hue Department of Tourism, Hue has been recognised for its clean streets, good waste management, abundant green spaces, and good urban security for tourists.

Meanwhile, the Lang Hanh Huong (Pilgrimage Village) resort in Hue city won the title of ASEAN Green Hotel Award for its environmentally friendly operational activities, use of green products, solid waste management and efficient use of energy and water, air quality management, noise pollution control, sewage treatment and management, and management of toxic waste and chemical substance discharge.

This year, the Hue Relics Preservation Centre will continue promoting the tour “Hue – one destination, five heritage elements”, including Hue imperial relic complex, “Nha nhac” (Hue royal court music), woodblocks and imperial records of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802 – 1945), Han (Chinese scripts) poetry inscribed on the Hue royal architecture, which were recognised by UNESCO as world heritage items.

Tourism is becoming a leading economic sector for Thua Thien-Hue province, which aims to welcome 4-4.2 million visitors in 2018, with foreign tourists accounting for 40-45%.

Tourism revenues are projected to increase 15% to reach VND4-4.2 trillion (US$175.2 – 183.5 million).

The province’s tourism revenues are expected to rise by 15% over 2017 to more than VND4 trillion (US$176 million) this year.

Previously in 2017, the Pilgrimage Village received the Accommodation Award for Sustainable Successes by Chamäleon Reisen GmbH, a German travel agency.

                                                                                                                            By Vien Nhu

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