Many tourist attractions in Hue city are being invested to become green and ecological destinations for residents and visitors.
Need a set of green tourism criteria
According to information from the Department of Tourism of Thua Thien Hue, from 2018 to now, in the province, there are 13 tourist attractions recognized by the Provincial People’s Committee as provincial tourist attractions, of which 10 are eco-tourism and tourist attractions. ecological community associated with the community such as Luong Quan – Nguyet Bieu garden house in Hue city, Thanh Toan Tile Bridge area in Huong Thuy town or Dam Chuon ecological area in Phu Vang district.
From these initial bases as well as the development resolution of Thua Thien Hue province to 2030, Hue will replicate and develop green tourism in a sustainable way on the basis of preserving and promoting cultural and heritage values. associated with protecting the landscape and environment, developing environmentally friendly products, and at the same time with the active participation of the local community.
Mr. Nguyen Van Phuc, Deputy Director of Thua Thien Hue Department of Tourism, said that the tourism industry has proposed orientations, including resource exploitation and tourism product development in the province, which must adhere to a number of principles. occlusion. That is respecting and protecting natural resources, protecting the environment, developing eco-friendly tourism; does not damage resource values; do not disrupt the landscape and do not deform, lose the original traditional cultural values; do not trade resources and environment with tourism development at all costs.
In addition, it is necessary to apply the achievements of the industrial revolution 4.0 to the management of green tourism development, especially to help manage the capacity of tourist spots and resorts, monitor and control the tourism development. Reduce the number of visitors to heritage works, regulate traffic flow to tourist sites/spots.
Hue also needs to survey and evaluate the markets that guests are interested in green tourism, the spending habits of visitors in order to build green products and services that are able to attract quality and high-paying visitors. to reduce overload and pollution for certain areas in the province.
Upgrading tours, routes, services associated with green tourism and promoting propaganda about ASEAN clean tourist cities, ASEAN green hotels, sustainable MICE venues…
“The provincial tourism industry also proposed the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to develop and issue a set of green tourism criteria for hotels, homestays, resorts, travel services and tourist attractions to apply. nationwide”, Mr. Phuc said and shared more on that basis, which is applied by management agencies and tourism businesses in the process of investment, planning and business. At the same time, it is also the basis for recognizing green tourism products such as “green tour”, “green hotel”, “green restaurant”, “green resort” … for visitors to easily identify and register use.
Tourism associated with heritage and environment
According to the suggestion from the Clickable Impact Consulting Group, in Hue, the investment needs to effectively exploit the heritage associated with the preservation of architectural heritage and develop tourism in association with the improvement and protection of the environment. ecological environment as well as associated with stabilizing the lives of residents in heritage areas.
Specifically, this group raises the issue that the number of works put into operation is not reasonable. Some works have been exploited with high capacity such as the Citadel, the mausoleums of Minh Mang, Tu Duc, and Khai Dinh, the rest have not been exploited well to create attractive and diverse destinations such as the Temple of Literature, Ho Quyen – Voi ré, Tinh Tam lake, Gia Long, Duc Duc, Dong Khanh tombs and a system of relics associated with President Ho Chi Minh, revolutionary historical relic, temple system…
Besides, the relationship between tourism and the environment is not the same as in most other fields. Tourism and the environment are interrelated and dependent on each other. The long-term development of the tourism industry is highly dependent on the quality of the environment and the intact values of the resources.
The architectural heritage system in Hue is the works closely associated with the natural landscape, or rather, taking advantage of the terrain of the natural landscape to build the works accordingly. Hue Citadel was built on the foundation of a natural area with the Kim Long River system as the waterway running from west to east, taking the Perfume River as a criminal record, Ngu Binh Mountain as a front, Thanh Long and Bach Ho left. are Hen and Da Vien dunes… creating a harmonious architectural complex. The system of mausoleums is also based on the natural foundation to renovate and build according to the architectural intentions of the work subject.
The landscape of the heritage area is always influenced by the tourism environment due to the behavior of many subjects, including those operating in the field of tourism and those not directly involved in tourism activities. travel. Therefore, the development of tourism in Hue on the basis of this resource exploitation should take into account the reasonable improvement of the landscape environment to ensure the best promotion of available advantages and at the same time better protect the ecological landscape.
According to the impact consulting group, the Hue cultural heritage system is closely associated with Hue people – the subjects of Hue cultural heritage. The sustainable development of Hue tourism is nothing more than mobilizing the participation of cultural actors; There should be a mechanism to encourage the participation of local communities and tourism-related activities. The participation of local communities in tourism activities not only helps them to increase their income and improve their living standards, but also makes them more responsible for tourism resources and environment, and improves product quality. travel. The experience of tourism development in many countries shows that local participation is necessary because the local people themselves, their culture, environment, way of life and traditions are important factors in attracting tourism. attract tourists.
Raise public awareness of the importance of preserving relics for tourism development, especially for people who are owners of cultural works or valuable cultural works. Treatment is an issue that needs to be given due attention.