ECOTOURISM IN THANH HOA, VIETNAM

Authors

  • Duc Thang Nguyen Ph.D, Kinh Bac University
  • Assoc. Prof. Thi Thuc Nguyen Ph.D, Thanh Hoa University of Culture, Sports and Tourism
  • Assoc. Prof. Thi Lan Huong Nguyen Ph.D, Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies
  • Hien Mai M.A, Hanoi Metropolitan University

Keywords:

Ecotourism, Thanh Hoa, Vietnam, potential, develop

Abstract

Rich natural resources, attractive landscape, diverse cultural nuances, Thanh Hoa province has great potentials and advantages to become one of the leading eco-tourism centers in Vietnam. Tourism development strategy to 2030 has been issued by the province; however, until now, only a number of types of tourism have been effectively exploited in Thanh Hoa (marine tourism, cultural tourism). Ecotourism, in particular, has not been paid enough attention, which is a big gap in development planning and investment. Ecotourism in the localities are mainly spontaneous with improper practices, which leads to negative impacts on natural, ecological and human environment, especially living environment of local people and causes tourists’ disappointment. From the practice of ecotourism in Thanh Hoa, the article focuses on clarifying the issues: Potentials and advantages of Thanh Hoa province in developing ecotourism; Current status of ecotourism activities in Thanh Hoa province and solutions to develop ecotourism towards sustainable development.

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Published

15-08-2021

How to Cite

Duc Thang Nguyen, Assoc. Prof. Thi Thuc Nguyen, Assoc. Prof. Thi Lan Huong Nguyen, & Hien Mai. (2021). ECOTOURISM IN THANH HOA, VIETNAM. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 7(8). Retrieved from https://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/2338