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Over 5,000 properties in Vietnam commit to sustainable travel: Booking.com

Thursday, July 13, 2023, 11:02 GMT+7
Over 5,000 properties in Vietnam commit to sustainable travel: Booking.com
A file image shows a street in Hanoi festooned with Vietnamese national flags. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Travelers who wish to stay in a sustainable property while exploring Vietnam have over 5,000 properties of their choice, according to travel and accommodation booking platform Booking.com.

In its annual Sustainable Travel Report this year, Ho Chi Minh City was revealed as one of the top destinations in Vietnam with the highest number of properties credited with a Travel Sustainable badge on Booking.com, followed by Hanoi and Da Nang.

A bird’s-eye view of the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

A bird’s-eye view of the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

The list of ten destinations in Vietnam offering the highest number of sustainable stays also included Vung Tau, Da Lat, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Quy Nhon, Phu Quoc, and Ha Long.

“With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, including in a more sustainable way, Booking.com revealed a list of inspiring destinations in Vietnam with higher proportions of Travel Sustainable stays to fuel travelers’ wanderlust this year,” Booking.com said in a press release on Tuesday. 

“Whether in bustling cities or tucked away surrounded by nature, along coastlines, or up high in mountainous areas, there are many accommodations and destinations in Vietnam that make sure to double down their efforts on sustainable practices.”

A supplied infographic shows destinations in Vietnam offering the highest number of sustainable stays with the Travel Sustainable Badge on Booking.com.

A supplied infographic shows destinations in Vietnam offering the highest number of sustainable stays with the Travel Sustainable badge on Booking.com.

According to the report, sustainable attributes most adopted by properties in Vietnam included reusable towels, opt-out from daily room cleaning, water-efficient toilets, refillable water stations, eco-friendly LED lighting, and others.

Booking.com’s 2023 Sustainable Travel Report also revealed that sustainable travel is still high on the agenda and important to 96 percent of Vietnamese travelers, with over 97 percent wanting to convert intent into action and make a conscious effort to travel more sustainably over the next 12 months.

The report gathered insights from over 33,000 travelers across 35 countries and territories, including 1,000 from Vietnam, through a survey which was taken online in February 2023.

"We have seen continued interest among Vietnamese travelers in their intent to travel more sustainably,” Varun Grover, country head in Vietnam at Booking.com, said.

“Through the Travel Sustainable badge on Booking.com, we are able to assist these travelers in finding sustainable accommodation and becoming better informed on the sustainable practices of these properties. 

“Similarly, we are also seeing a rise in the properties listed on our platform with the Travel Sustainable badge as they recognize the importance of transitioning to become more sustainable properties.”

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Dong Nguyen / Tuoi Tre News

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