Laura Cole review 28 Aug 2019
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
I loved it all but the travelling was more fun than the relaxing at the end. There was so much to see.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Itís tricky being vegan in Vietnam!!
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
We found the use of disposable plastic water bottles quite shocking and then at Mui Ne the sea was full of plastic bags and takeaway boxes.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Read the operator's response here:
Thank you for your comments Laura and we are delighted that you had a good holiday with your family in Vietnam. I'm sure being a vegan in a country where the diet is based around fish products is a problem, but hopefully you and the family found enjoyable food whilst you were there!
In terms your comments on question 3, we share your regret that like many bodies of water on the planet, the South China Sea has a rubbish problem. As we all know, there is so little that one resort can do about floating ocean plastics. However, steps are being taken in the region to reduce the reliance on disposable plastic bottles and, as a company, we do ensure that as many hotels as possible on your itinerary offer a water refill service. This enables us to reduce our reliance on single use plastic to bottles of cold water during journeys. Many tourists opt not to use the refill service, as they are uncomfortable with water safety. Where this is the case, we do our best to ensure empty plastics are placed in recycle bins.
Hopefully, you did find other aspects of the holiday were more successful in benefiting local people and reducing environmental impact, this is as important to us as to you.