Quang Ninh (VNA) – Member economies of a Asia-Pacific
Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum adopted a matter on tolerable tourism
development during a APEC High Level Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Tourism
held in a northeastern range of Quang Ninh on Jun 19.
Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Huynh Vinh Ai
told reporters that a matter has a poignant definition and delivers a
message of strongly ancillary beliefs and actions to encourage sustainable
tourism. Under a statement, APEC member economies acknowledge sustainable
tourism expansion is a continual routine that requires consistent impact
They concluded to encourage informal and domestic tourism policies
that support a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and
encourage viable, long-term mercantile contributions of transport and tourism in
providing socio-economic advantages to all stakeholders.
The APEC members suggested respecting socio-cultural
authenticity of horde communities, conserving their built and vital cultural
heritage and normal values, and contributing to inter-cultural understanding
It is also endorsed creation optimal use of environmental
resources that consecrate a pivotal component in tourism development, maintaining
essential ecological processes, conserving healthy facilities and resources and
biodiversity, and formulating rival and enabling environments for all
tourism-related enterprises, and quite micro-, small- and medium-sized
The confederation due conducting serve studies to capacitate APEC member
economies to request new modernized technologies for smart, tolerable and inclusive
tourism development, generally in tourism tellurian apparatus expansion and
The APEC High Level Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Tourism is an
initiative of Vietnam in sequence to realize a APEC Strategy for Strengthening
Quality Growth and exercise one of a 4 priorities of APEC team-work in
2017 – that is compelling sustainable, innovative and thorough growth. It is
also a vital grant to a International Year of Sustainable Tourism for
Development set by a United Nations.
Tourism team-work among APEC members strictly began in
1991 with a investiture of APEC Tourism Working Group. In 2000, a APEC
Tourism Charter, an critical request providing long-term instruction for the
APEC tourism cooperation, was adopted during a initial APEC Tourism Ministerial
Meeting in a Republic of Korea.
In 2016, Vietnam hosted a fourth APEC Tourism
Ministerial Meeting in executive Quang Nam province’s Hoi An city, that adopted
the “Hoi An Declaration on a Promotion of APEC Tourism Cooperation”. The
country has also frequently and actively participated in many important
activities of APEC tourism team-work and promoted shared ties with APEC
To date, Vietnam has exempted entrance visas for 9 APEC
member economies and implemented electronic visas for 3 other countries.
Top 10 source markets of Vietnam in 2016 are APEC member economies.
Established in 1989, APEC comprises 21 economies, including
Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, the
Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the
Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, a US and Vietnam.-VNA