Vietnam and Thailand are beautiful countries with incredible sights to see, but unsustainable travel practices can take their toll on the environment. However, both countries stand out when it comes to sustainable travel. They have been a popular destination for a long time, and in recent years they're starting to attract a more conscious traveller looking for something beyond the typical beach holiday or city break. This guide will go over some of the benefits of sustainable hospitality and responsible tourism.
What is Sustainable Tourism?
Sustainable travel means that travellers do not negatively affect the natural or cultural resources they visit. They also create a positive effect by preserving those resources. Sustainable travel is a fascinating and rewarding way to explore new places. It also helps protect the environment and benefit wildlife conservation efforts for years to come; With that said, travellers should always ensure they embrace responsible tourism practices wherever they go. Also, sustainable travel isn't about giving up everything you love – it's about making small changes that can have a big impact. By following these tips, you can enjoy an amazing holiday while helping to preserve the culture and environment of the places you visit. For example, when visiting Vietnam and Thailand, you can ditch plastic bottles, pack lightly, take public transportation, and eat like the locals.
Benefits of Sustainable Tourism
done correctly, it can benefit both the traveller and the local community, which include:
Cultural enrichment: Visiting other cultures enriches your own, making you a more well-rounded person.
Enjoyment of different cultures: experiencing different cultures makes you appreciate your own.
Improved physical and emotional health: travelling has improved physical health by increasing activity and reducing stress. It also improves emotional health by providing a sense of adventure, new experiences, and self-discovery.
Economic benefits: sustainable tourism can create jobs and income opportunities for local people. Sustainable businesses also tend to be more environmentally friendly, saving money in the long run.
Enhanced appreciation for nature's beauty: visiting different places and experiencing new things increases your appreciation for nature.
Reduced environmental impact: sustainable tourism reduces the negative effects of travelling on natural resources like air quality and wildlife habitats. It also preserves these resources for future generations to enjoy.
There's so much to see and do in both these destinations, but if you want to travel around the world and positively impact the environment, then sustainable hospitality and tourism are for you.
My name is Massimo, a seasoned practitioner and consultant in the hospitality business. I am launching with my company Dining Vision an
“Ecospitality” project, Lotus & Jasmine
in Vietnam and Thailand. The social enterprise's objective is to integrate 100% eco-friendly lodging, organic food services, and local touristic activities with true green propositions as well as unique relaxing escapes.
Focus is on responsible tourism, sustainable hospitality and positive impact on local communities and environment.
More and more environmentally
conscious consumers are emerging, especially well-educated millennials and middle-aged individuals. They wish to experience extraordinary travel that is rich and socially responsible. However there are limited offers on the market. The locations of the projects
have been strategically chosen where huge potential of economic growth will be experienced in the post-COVID world. We are now raising fund to bring Lotus & Jasmine to
Lotus & Jasmine's unique value proposition is based on a highly viable and scalable business model, resulting in high ROI and market preemption.
You can participate in the innovative hospitality and sustainability project, and share
the fruit of an investment that is projected to be 280% 5-year ROI. Please find more info here
Contact me anytime to discuss investment strategies or learn more about the business plan and its triple bottom line: Profit - People - Planet.
Dining Vision is launching an “Ecospitality” project in Vietnam and Thailand, Lotus & Jasmine. The social enterprise's objective is to integrate 100%
Eco-friendly lodging, organic food services, and local touristic activities with true green propositions as well as unique relaxing escapes. Focus is on responsible tourism, sustainable hospitality and positive impact on local communities and environment.
More and more environmentally conscious consumers are emerging, especially well-educated millennials and middle-aged individuals. They wish to experience extraordinary travel that is rich and socially responsible. However there are limited offers on the market. The locations of the projects have been strategically chosen where huge potential of economic growth will be experienced in the post-COVID world. We are now raising fund to bring Lotus & Jasmine to life.
Lotus & Jasmine's unique value proposition is based on a highly viable and scalable business model, resulting in high ROI and market preemption. You can participate in the innovative hospitality and sustainability project, and share the fruit of an investment that is projected to be 280% 5-year ROI. Please find us on Hong Kong Investment Network if interested in joining our funding board or contact us directly.
When you plan your next vacation, don't forget about giving back to the locals. Traveling can be an eye-opening experience in so many ways, but it's also important to consider how traveling affects the people who live there. Here are five ways to give back to local communities while traveling.
▪︎Think Local: Do your best to recharge batteries and use energy-saving lightbulbs, especially when staying in a hotel. Also, avoid using the amenities like hairdryers and ironing boards as much as possible. Lastly, try asking for an eco-friendly room if you're concerned about the environment while traveling. When it comes to things like tipping, do what you can. If possible, tip locally or use cash instead of credit cards so that the money goes directly into the pockets of those who need it most. This makes your offers sustainable.
▪︎ Eat Local: Not only is it important to stay local when you're traveling, but it's also important to eat local. Seek out restaurants that use ingredients from the area and learn about the traditional dishes. This is a great way to support the local economy while tasting authentic culture. Ask your hotel or the concierge if you're unsure where to start. If you're staying in a hotel, they may have recommendations for restaurants that support local societies while traveling. Try something new. It's good to try foods from different cultures, but it also helps give back by supporting those working so hard on their craft every day.
▪︎ Shop Local: When it comes to souvenirs, shop local. This is a great way to show your support for the community and get unique items that you won't find anywhere else. You can find local shops by looking for independently owned or asking locals where they like to shop. Not only will this help the community, but you'll also be able to find some unique items that you wouldn't otherwise see.
▪︎ Be Eco-Conscious: One of the best ways to give back to local communities while traveling is by being eco-conscious. This means doing your best to reduce your environmental impact. Some things you can do include packing lights, taking public transportation when possible, and recycling what you can to conserve the environment. When it comes to eco-friendly hotels, there are a few things you can look for. Try to find a hotel that uses energy-efficient lightbulbs and appliances, recycles and composts, offers linen reuse programs, and provides water refill stations. This helps you to enjoy sustainable travel.
▪︎ Volunteer: Give back to local societies by volunteering your time. There are many ways to do this, and it's a great way to get to know the local community and make a difference. One option is to join an organized tour that focuses on volunteering. This is a great way to see the country while also giving back.
These are just a few of the ways you can give back to locals while traveling. It's important to remember that every little bit helps and that we all have an impact, no matter how small. So next time you're planning your vacation, consider giving back somehow. It'll make you feel good and help support those in need.
Find out more about our new sustainable hospitality project, lotusandjasmine: The L&J Project
It has been estimated that one-third of food produced for consumption is wasted, and this leaves a footprint of 3.3 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent greenhouse gasses. Major players in the big
waste issue are retail and catering, and this is in part due to the very nature of the business, where standardized meals, portions and forecasted consumption are extremely important factors.
Here below some tips on how to reduce the negative impact on the environment:
▪︎ using management systems that helps tracking and measuring food use and at same time allows a better understanding of the leftovers quantities and therefore the recycling possibilities.
▪︎ reducing so called "food miles" by focusing more on locally sourced, seasonal and organic produce.
▪︎ reducing meat dishes on menus, because,especially beef, is one of the biggest causes of methane emissions. This can be achieved by introducing one or more vegetarian or vegan dishes in the menu and at same time by serving free-range, organic, and local meat, purchased from suppliers with proven track record in animal welfare standards.
Water scarcity is an important environmental issue, especially in those countries where local communities do not have clean water or drinking water access, while tourists enjoy pools and clean laundry.
Green hotels can reduce water usage by:
▪︎ investing in technologies that combine recycled and purified water with fresh water in order to save on water used.
▪︎ encouraging guests to reuse linen and towels with proper policies in place and visible messages in rooms and common areas.
▪︎ using rainwater collection systems to reuse wastewater for non-potable uses like flushing toilets, watering gardens or cleaning activities and so on.
▪︎ buying water-efficient appliances like low-flow showerheads.