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Sustainable Development Today

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INTRODUCTION
Sustainable development is Taking a long term orientation and considering the environmental, social and economic consequences of our decisions and actions and making a commitment to change the way we behave.
Sustainable tourism development as cited by a journal can be defined as "Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities”
Can tho city is inspiring towards becoming a sustainable tourist destination. As the center of the Mekong delta it is a focusing destination among the Mekong delta province. Can tho tries to maintain a good traffic infrastructure with the convenience of high standard restaurants and hotels, which meets the demands of most of the tourists. Being culturally rich can tho is focusing on eco tourism. The most developed eco tourism form in can tho is garden visit because of the generous availability of the local orchards, channels, farming habits and culture values. The city is blessed with wonderful fruits and foods, which attracts the tourism. The people of Can tho are also very humble and hospitable, they welcome tourists with pleasure and this honesty and simplicity of the rural people of can tho is what attracts the travellers and inspires them to visit again. Few eco tourism destinations of Can Tho are- My Khanh tourism village, Phu Sa resort, Bang Lang Stork Sanctuary etc.

LITERATURE REVIEW
Sustainable tourism development meets the needs of the present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing the opportunity for the future. It is envisaged as leading to management of all resources in such a way that economic, social and aesthetic needs ca...

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