MQL Sustainable Tourism Services participate in Human Book at Social ChangeMakers in Saigon

  Adding value to the community in Ho Chi Minh City, meeting business partners, talking to true leaders from Vietnam and other countries is part of our commitment at MQL Sustainable Tourism Services. Thank you Social ChangeMakers for the call and for allow us to share our experience. 🤩 Social ChangeMakers is delighted to invite you to The Human Library Saigon, where we celebrate the power of education and honour the exceptional educators who have shaped lives and communities. 🌱 Inspired by The Human Library initiative originated from Denmark, our first Human Library Saigon coincides with the commemoration of Vietnamese Teacher Day in November, paying tribute to the invaluable contributions of teachers and educators. === 🕰️ AGENDA 17:30-18:00 Check In & Select Books 18:00-19:00 Reading Session 1 19:00-19:30 Interval & Check In 19:30-20:30 Reading Session 2 20:30-21:00 Network & Mingle === 📕 Miquel Àngel - "GROWING LEADERS" This book is a carefully woven tapestr

Ho Chi Minh City lack of waste management

  Ho Chi Minh City is suffering a long term pandemic problem of littering and population not treating waste properly: the topic is one of the most reported by international visitors to town - waste all over. All marketing efforts the authorities are spending, are dilapidated by the images of rest of plastic, non properly disposed garbage and regular no-citizens care shown along new pedestrian streets, canals and rivers all over the city. Just a day after newly opened areas (Bach Dang park, Nguyen Hue pedestrian street, Bui Vien night street among many others) are open to public, large quantities of empty plastic drinks, bags, cooking oils on floors add negative impact to a long list, damaging grass, tiles and rest of expensive equipment. At MQL Sustainable Tourism Services, we do offer solutions, we do continuously work with educational presentations, support universities and talks at national & international level...but there is a huge chunk of citizens who do keep damaging the ci

New MoU signed between MQL Sustainable Tourism Services and CECR - Center for Enviromental and Community Research

SIGNING CEREMONY OF MOU BETWEEN CECR AND MQL SUSTAINABLE TOURISM SERVICES POSTED ON  15/09/2023  BY  CECR.VN On September 13, 2023, CECR Center for Environmental and Community Research held a signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with MQL Sustainable Tourism Services  on “Cooperation to raise awareness and strengthen capacity in projects on environmental protection, climate change and sustainable development”.       The signing ceremony was attended by Ms. Nguyen Ngoc Ly – Founder/ Chairman  of CECR Board of Directors, D r . Nguyen Khac Hung – Director of CECR, Mr. Miquel Angel P. Martorell – Founder of MQL Sustainable Tourism Services. Through agreement on common activities, CECR and MQL Sustainable Tourism Services signed a cooperation agreement in the fields of environmental protection, climate change adaptation, sustainable development, and provision of consulting services ,  training in the above fields.     MQL Sustainable Tourism Services is a company specialis

International presentation at ITE 2023

Joining a panel of experts at the Asean Public Relations Network event during the International Tourism Exhibition held in Ho Chi Minh City was a pleasure and excellent experience. Learning from experts coming from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines among many other leaders Vietnam based was a positive way to expand knowledge and acquire better protocols. Topic selected for the speech was destination storytelling, positive vibes seeing any regular colleagues and linked connections attending to the talk. The shared discussion talk with all leaders brought positive outcome too.

Young green cleaners in Saigon are our new heroes without cape

  Take a look at our Vietnamese heroes without cape. While in Ho Chi Minh City there is no official recycling system, the city produces about 9,500 tonnes of domestic rubbish every day and there is little in the way of formal recycling. “Despite being the commercial capital of the country, there is no official urban waste recycling system in Ho Chi Minh City,” Bijeesh Kozhikkodan Veettil, an expert in remote sensing, GIS and environmental research at the city’s Van Lang University, told Al Jazeera. “Instead, the local government depends on small companies for waste management in the city.” “[There are] a lot of hawkers, street food vendors, and they use a lot of these one-time-use products, like plastic bags [and] utensils,” he said. “There are not a lot of garbage bins around the city, so that’s why there’s a habit of people just throwing it as is convenient for them.” As usual, extra solutions to add even more value to our waste leaders: - Changing habits is key: article mentions &qu

Tourism an attractions in Kien Giang low forecasts

Tourism service providers in Phu Quoc, Hon Son, and Nam Du, popular tourist attractions in Kien Giang Province in southern Vietnam, have seen modest tour and hotel room bookings for the upcoming National Day (September 2) holiday, so they may experience a slump during the four-day holiday lasting from September 1 to 4. Ly Thua Loi, deputy general director of Golden Link Tourism Trade JSC based in Rach Gia City, Kien Giang Province, said on Thursday that the National Day holiday is around the corner but his company’s hotel room occupancy rate has reached some 60 percent, down 40 percent year on year. Hon Son and Nam Du islands in Kien Hai City, Kien Giang Province are ideal locations for diving and catching seafood. However, bookings for tours to the islands remain modest. Travelers on board a boat to visit Phu Quoc at night. Photo : Chi Cong / Tuoi Tre “In the middle of August last year, rooms were fully booked. Visitors preferred fishing and diving tours. “We saw a small number of cus

Hospitality sector labour shortage

Hospitality sector in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) facing a labour shortage for several quarters. Main points onserved and not tackled: - Less attractive working conditions compared to other sectors - Education not matching market needs - Lack of professional training - Pandemic time no care made many workers left the sector to other industries - Better salaries in non hospitality locations A closer linkage between public sector, educational institutions and hospitality industry surely can approach solutions soon... https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1551318/hcm-city-struggles-with-labour-shortage-in-hotel-and-restaurant-sector.html