Agritourism - Sustainable Tourism Trend in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam

  • Ngan Thi Phan The Faculty of Tourism and Vietnamese Studies, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Ho Chi Minh City
Keywords: Tourism, agritourism, sustainability, rural


Tourism and agriculture represent two of the world's largest economic industries. The combination of these two areas is critical to maximize the contribution of local tourism and economic development. Agri-tourism is an increasingly popular form of the tourism industry and may be soon one of the largest tourism sectors in a number of countries.

Agri-tourism is a suitable tool to balance the needs of tourists with the needs of rural communities, is a sustainable tourism trend that creates real opportunities for economic and social development and also minimizing undesirable impacts on the environment. Ben Tre with indigenous resources is very convenient to develop agricultural tourism. This will be a new livelihood option to both improve the rural economy and respond to the impacts of climate change on agriculture.


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