How to practise green travel in Vietnam
As a developing country, Vietnam boasts a plethora of charming and serene locations, perfect for families seeking a homely and close-to-nature experience. But if you're wondering whether it's possible for your family to embrace green travel in Vietnam, especially with kids, let Chôm Chôm Travel guide you through this blog!
What is green travel?
Green travel, also known as sustainable travel, ecotourism, or responsible travel, encompasses a shared commitment. It encourages travellers to be aware of their good and bad impacts on the environment during their journeys, encompassing both physical and social effects. That includes reducing carbon emissions, minimising waste, staying in eco-friendly or communities based tourism (CBT) accommodations, and supporting local businesses.
If your family travels with kids, you could still practise green travel, especially in Vietnam - a promising green country. It's not about who is travelling, but rather how travellers conduct themselves on their journeys! With kids, you can still go on adventurous or nature-exploring journeys like cycling or trekking, which have a significantly low impact on the environment.
Why must we practise green travel?
According to a 2019 report by UNWTO, it is projected that by 2030, CO2 emissions from transportation in the tourism sector will increase by a quarter compared to 2016.
As a travel agency committed to sustainable travel, we, the Chôm Chôm Travel team, wholeheartedly advocate and promote low-impact activities for families and children to experience the wonders of nature or delve into Vietnam's rich traditions, craftsmanship, and cuisine. We encourage walking, hiking, trekking, and cycling as environmentally friendly alternatives that leave a smaller footprint on our planet.
How to practise green travel in Vietnam?
Did you know that Vietnam has committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26)? The United Nations explained Net Zero is about:
“Cutting greenhouse gas emissions to as close to zero as possible, with any remaining emissions re-absorbed from the atmosphere, by oceans and forests for instance.”
With this in mind, we invite families and children who are travelling to or wish to travel to Vietnam to join us in supporting Vietnam's Net Zero goal by practising green travel!
At Chôm Chôm Travel, we share a strong commitment to sustainable travel and take pleasure in curating green travel experiences for families and children. Since Vietnam is a country with many beautiful landscapes and hidden gems, we have designed many trekking routes for kids and families from the north to the south to discover these beauties. Accompanied by our knowledgeable and child-friendly local guides, your family can discover Vietnam in a new, engaging, and eco-friendly way.
Vietnam is home to numerous craft-making villages, such as Chàng Sơn Village in Hanoi, or Thủy Biều Village in Huế, where your family can learn about the rich traditions of the countryside. Therefore, don't rush! Let's stay in the countryside of Vietnam for a couple of days and immerse yourself in the peace and slow vibration of the locals' lifestyle here.
In addition, you and your family can go on a cycling adventure to Mekong Delta with Chôm Chôm Travel and dip into the spirit of Cửu Long - nine dragons. The Mekong Delta is always charming in its way, with the bright smiles of the locals, the sweet taste of tropical fruits and the gentle flow of rivers. You will truly fall into this blissful and homely land!
We also love to work and organise journeys with our local guides and partners in remote areas. Their intimate knowledge of the region and willingness to share their culture are invaluable for green travel. We strive to organise eco-friendly activities, provide sustainable accommodations, and support local businesses, ensuring that every step of your journey is environmentally conscious.
Green travel is a journey to reach the goal of sustainable development and protecting this planet. The Chôm Chôm Travel team would love to encourage our travellers, local guides and partners to apply green travel step-by-step to make the dream of a Net Zero Vietnam come true. Will you join hands with us, the Chôm Chôm Community, on this important journey?
Contact Chôm Chôm Travel to design low-impact and only-for-you journeys within Vietnam with family and kids:
Address: No. 11, Street 44, Thảo Điền Ward, District 2, HCMC, Vietnam.