With the gradual return of travel comes a change in behavior among travelers from all over the world. According to Booking.com’s Sustainable Travel Report 2022*, a whopping 87% of Vietnamese travelers say they have stayed in sustainable accommodation in the past year, and are encouraged to do so again soon.

almost half (42%) of Vietnamese travelers said they prefer to stay in sustainable accommodation as it helps reduce their impact on the environment, and more than a third (34%) believe sustainable properties treat the community better.

By encouraging travelers to put sustainability into practice when they travel again, Booking.com lists some of the best accommodations that have been awarded a Travel Sustainable Badge, recognizing the sustainable practices of these accommodations. Explore these unique properties and experience the beauty of staying in a property that applies sustainability, benefiting local communities and the environment!

Topas Ecolodge – Sapa

Topas Ecolodge is a boutique resort atop a beautiful hill deep in the mountains of Hoang Lien National Park, Sapa, Northern Vietnam. Nominated as one of the best places to stay if you care about the planet National GeographicTopas Ecolodge provides the perfect setting to enjoy guilt-free modern convenience, while protecting the environment and local cultures.

The sustainable property offers 41 rustic mountain bungalows designed from local white granite in a minimalist chalet style, providing every comfort while giving way to the stunning and raw natural beauty of Vietnam to take center stage.

From the first day of the operation, Topas Ecolodge has collaborated with DANIDA (Danish Development Cooperation, under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) to become a showcase of sustainable tourism in remote areas. Apart from built-in facilities and their various sustainable practices, Topas Ecolodge also supports the community by spreading awareness and educational support for both their staff and the local residents.

Heritage Cruises Cat Ba Archipelago

With over two decades of expertise in the cruise and luxury tourism industry, Heritage Cruises Cat Ba Archipelago is the first heritage and boutique cruise company to operate sustainably in both Ha Long Bay and Nha Trang in Vietnam. Each cruise ship is a unique vessel that brings forth the inspiring art, tradition and culture of the local region.

The vessel is built with sustainable materials and designed in a way that would maximize natural light and airflow to reduce the need for air conditioning. Apart from that, no plastic is used on the cruise and the cruise staff regularly clean the walking trails, islands and beach areas to ensure the pristine beaches and coves in their working areas.

Banyan Tree Lang Co – Hue

Located in Central Vietnam, Banyan Tree Lăng Cô is a multi-award winning property offering an escape to a paradise of luxury all-pool villas nestled between the azure waters of the Baltic Sea and the Truong Son Mountains.

The resort offers tourists a luxurious retreat, while being close to destinations that promise cultural and historical exploration, such as the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hoi An Ancient Town, the Imperial Citadel of Hue, and My Son Sanctuary.

Sustainability and social responsibility have always been at the heart of the Banyan Tree brand. Aside from local architectural styles and locally sourced materials, the property uses an efficient energy and waste management system and maintains a supply chain of partners who share the same values.

Four Seasons Resort de Nam Hai – Hoi An

With an idyllic location on Vietnam’s culturally rich central coast, the Nam Hai provides a portal to three extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a breezy respite on the country’s most celebrated beach. You will have the chance to reconnect with your loved ones through various activities – whether you are kayaking to the Baltic Sea, exploring the glory of Imperial Hue or simply enjoying peaceful moments in your own tranquil villa.

Since its inception in 1960, the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts have embraced the Golden Rule – a simple idea that the company should treat others the way it would like to be treated. Today, this vision is deeply ingrained in the company’s culture and environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs that proactively seek to preserve and revive the beautiful places in which the company operates.

The Four Seasons Resorts considers sustainability a serious commitment and corporate strategy and has been a member of the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (SHA) since 2012, the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) Sustainability Committee – the largest hotel association in the US, and the Corporate Eco Forum (CEF), an invitation-only membership group for large corporations.

Six Senses Con Dao – Con Dao Island

Six Senses is one of the first luxury and sustainable villas and resorts in Vietnam and has been playing an active and daily role in improving the environmental impact and carbon footprint of the resort and spa ever since.

Six Senses Con Dao offers an exclusive island retreat amid a pristine marine and national park. It consists of 50 sea view villas, built of wood and eco-friendly materials with large windows for natural light, equipped with a solar energy system to save electricity.

To protect the green turtle on the island, Six Senses Con Dao has launched an ambitious project in partnership with the Con Dao National Park authority to optimize egg-laying for green turtles and reduce the turtle hatching mortality rate. . The project includes a safe incubation to protect the turtle’s eggs from threats. If you’re lucky, you can spot mama turtles laying eggs on the resort’s grounds.

Six Senses Con Dao’s sustainable efforts were recognized as one of the world’s top eco-friendly resorts by the National Geographic Traveler. In September 2022, the resort was named the #1 resort hotel in Southeast Asia by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards.

Komorebic A Son – Da Lat

Da Lat is known as the land of dreamy and romantic souls because of its atmosphere and green nature. The city also attracts visitors for its beautifully decorated cafes and homestays hidden in the hills throughout the city, where everyone has a place to watch nature and slowly enjoy the beauty of life, a luxury that is hard to come by. found in metropolitan areas.

Sustainable tourism is therefore a way of preserving and preserving the inherent beauty of Da Lat for ourselves and future travels. Komorebi An Son, a sustainable property recognized by Booking.com, offers a diverse selection of rooms for the dreamers. Equipped with a shared kitchen stocked with equipment for cooking enthusiasts, one can relax in the garden of this hillside villa, or visit nearby attractions such as Truc Lam Pagoda, Yersin Park, Palace 3.

Sala Grand TuyHoa – Phu Yen

Phu Yen is a central coastal province in the South Central Coast region, where the pristine beach and poetic natural environment can take your mind off your mind right away.

Located in Tuy Hoa, a few steps from Tuy Hoa Beach, Sala Grand TuyHoa Hotel provides accommodation with a restaurant, free bikes and an outdoor swimming pool. Equipped with water-saving toilets and showers, the hotel offers the option of forgoing daily room cleaning or towel changes, and prioritizing locally sourced food supplies.

One of the many spectacular attractions that Phu Yen has to offer is Ghenh Da Dia. The attraction has a unique and unique structure. From a distant view, you can see the basalt rock folding up like a giant honeycomb, creating a mysterious and strange beauty not seen anywhere else on Earth.

Planning your sustainable trip has been made easier with Booking.com’s Travel Sustainable badge – a credible, globally relevant sustainability measure that will provide coveted information to travelers around the world who want to make more sustainable travel choices. The Travel Sustainable badge and an overview of individual accommodation sustainability efforts are visible to travelers on accommodation pages in the Booking.com app and website worldwide.

Source: Vietnam Insider


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