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Halong Bay is one of the world's visually breathtaking locations, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage. However, thank to unstable tourism development in the past, Quang Ninh province has to face an emerging issues which directly concerns about pollution and degradation of the environment related to human activities.

(TRAVPR.COM) VIETNAM - October 14th, 2013 - Over years, the number of cruises on HalongBay has grown rapidly. Emissions from cruises directly polluted the atmosphere in general, HalongBay environment in particular. In current situation, Victory Star, a five – star luxury cruise under the control of Bai Tho Tourist Transportation Co Ltd, is a pioneer local company using bio-diesel to replace in current diesel with the support of Jica project.

Significant output shows that using bio-diesel instead of a current diesel is one of the effective solutions. It helps to limit CO2 emissions, reduce water pollution, and prevent soil erosion. In fact, in the world has many countries used this material in order to minimize the adverse impacts on the environment. Realized this material plays important role in the sustainable tourism development, Victory Star strongly invest time and capital to response in the backward old material.

According to the experts from the National University of Hanoi, if the Victory Star used 5% of bio-diesel (mixed with 95% regular diesel) was able to reduce by 30% the amount of harmful gases discharged into the environment from the use of 100% conventional diesel today. This result implies the great signal for local environment and sustainable travel.

Travel Fact:

Bai Tho Tourist Transportation Company is one of the pioneers operating Tourist’s transport in Ha Long Bay. It started in 1991 with a few wooden-limited capacity boats for very simple daily tours to visit Ha Long Bay. After 21 years, Bai Tho has become the first company to provide both Luxury day cruise and Luxury night adding the option of any special events for visitors to Ha Long. Presently 3 trademarks as: Bai Tho Cruises and 2 high-end class trademarks as Victory Cruises & Victory Star Cruises with 37 units, including 20 luxury day cruises and the rest are luxury overnight cruises. All cruises are designed not only in classic and traditional boat type on Ha Long but also in safe, modern and comfortable specificities. 


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Address: No11, Le Quy Don Street, Bach Dang Ward, Ha Long City,
Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam 
Tel: (84 33) 3826 898 – 3525 998 
Fax: (84 33) 3625 709 
Hotline: 0914 503 503
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