On Dec, 8th -10th 2011 Viet Nam National Administration of
Tourism (VNAT) coordinated with AEMAS project (the ASEAN Energy Manager
Accreditation Scheme) to hold a seminar on training environment conservation and
energy management in tourist accommodations.
The seminar was held in Da Nang City with the attendance of representatives of
the Culture, Sports and Tourism Departments and hotels from central provinces.
The seminar aims to enhance skills and knowledge on environment conservation,
introduce about label of Green Lotus and share experiences in accommodation
At present, environment conservation and adaptation to climate change are
important issues to individuals and organizations. Specially, environment is an
essential resource to develop Viet Nam tourism.
Driving towards sustainable development goal, international integration, quality
and competitiveness improvement of accommodations, VNAT has built a criteria
system of "sustainable tourism label" or called "label of Green Lotus" to apply
for accommodations in Viet Nam.
Label of Green Lotus is considered as a standard on environment conservation and
sustainable development granted to tourist accommodations contributing to
environment protection, efficient use of energy and resources, nation's heritage
preservation, local economic, cultural and social development and sustainable
There are five levels of Green Lotus label from the lowest level with 1 green
lotus to the highest level with 5 green lotuses. The number of green lotuses
will depend on the points that the accommodation reaches according to the
criteria of green lotus label.
It is expected the label of Green Lotus will be applied for hotels from 3 to 5
stars in 2012 and then for all tourist accommodations in Viet Nam.