Ho Chi Minh City is promoting responsible tourism considered the best approach to meet objectives related to economic development, local socio-cultural preservation and environmental protection.
“Responsible tourism is an urgent task of the city’s tourism sector,” director of the city’s Department of Tourism, Bùi Tá Hoàng Vũ, said at a conference on responsible tourism development held on Thursday in HCM City.
Peter Semone (pictured), managing director of Destination Human Capital, said that reckless driving, no sidewalks, constant honking, scamming taxi drivers, and overbooking are troublesome problems that foreign visitors often face in Việt Nam.
“Cities that have a good quality of life for its residents offer a quality experience for visitors,” Mr Semone said.
Nearly 300 foreign and domestic Government officials, enterprises and experts in the tourism sector took part in the event.