Nguyen Thu Nhung, Pham Hoang Hai, Nguyen Manh Ha, Nguyen Khanh Van, Hoang Bac. SUSTAINABLE TOURISM INDICATORS FOR CO TO – VAN DON ISLANDS
Ukr. geogr. z. 2020, N1:51-58

Nguyen Thu Nhung - Institute of Geography, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Ha Noi, Viet Nam;
Pham Hoang Hai - Institute of Geography, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Ha Noi, Viet Nam;
Nguyen Manh Ha - Institute of Geography, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Ha Noi, Viet Nam;
Nguyen Khanh Van - Vietnam Asosiation of Geography, Ha Noi, Viet Nam;
Hoang Bac - Institute of Geography, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Ha Noi, Viet Nam.


Island districts Co To (including 400 islands) and Van Don (including 600 islands) have a favourable geographic location, situated in the semi-direct economic impact of the tourist centre of the Gulf of Tonkin. The area has unique tourism resources to create conditions for the formation and organization of various special forms of tourism and making Co To and Van Don became a major tourist resort in Vietnam northeast tourist region. But such research areas as waste increasing, untreated sewage into the natural environment releasing and the social evils with the management are still restricted. Clearly, to develop this place into a big attraction the country needs to ensure the quality of travel, to meet the goal of sustainable tourism development in the near future. An indicator system of sustainable development can help the managers, and decision-makers to deal with the problem. Delphi is one of the appropriate research methods to develop the indicators for the study area. Using the Delphi method, 24 indicators were selected by experts, including 14 of natural resources, 4 of economic, 3 of environmental and 3 of cultural and social aspects.

Key words: 
Indicator, Sustainable Tourism, Delphi method, Co To island, Van Don island, Viet Nam

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