On World Tourism Day, 5 hotels of the French group Victoria Hotels and Resorts in Vietnam and Cambodia, held their annual Green Day event to show their commitment to environment protection and to send a message across South East Asia, as they believe tourism can grow without endangering the local environment.
At Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort and Spa, 550 participants including 150 staff members of the hotel and 400 locals, cleaned along the Phu Hai–Mui Ne road and along the beach.
In Can Tho, more than 150 people on boats picked up 1.5 tons of garbage along 1 km of the river at Ninh Kieu quay, from Victoria Can Tho Resort to Xom Chai ferry. Participants of these events included Victoria Can Tho Resort staff and Youth-Union of Can Tho city and Can Tho University.
In Chau Doc, 150 school chidren, volunteers and Victoria Chau Doc Hotel’s staff collected rubbish at Sam Mountain (5km from Victoria Chau Doc Hotel) from the bottom to the top.
On the Vietnamese coast, Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort and Spa, with 130 participants, organized beach and river clean-ups.
Finally, Victoria Angkor Resort and Spa, with 120 participants, was given privileged approval from the Cambodian authorities to collect rubbish at one of the World Heritage Angkor temples in Cambodia, Bayon Temple, well-known for its thousands of carved stone figures.