RESPONSIBLE CRUISING IN HALONG BAY
Paloma Halong Bay Cruises is committed to be responsible and truly sustainable. This commitment was taken at the creation of the company. Today, confronted with a multitude of threats to the environment, our commitment remains stronger than ever. We want to ensure that Halong Bay retains its natural character and cultural diversity for the future generations. This vision can only be realized with the support of all our guests and local partners.
Paloma Halong Bay engages in partnerships with local authorities to actively promote and campaign for the conservation and protection of the environment.
We provide opportunities for cultural exchanges where locals and visitors can share, learn from each other and foster understanding in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
We contribute to the welfare of the local communities in Halong Bay through our Community Cruise Program. Via this program we can arrange for our guests to spend some time in floating villages. It allows them to upgrade all the basic facilities for the local community.
We aim to maximize the positive benefits of tourism for all local communities in Halong Bay. This includes training and employment of locals, using local suppliers and assisting in the development of sustainable local businesses.
We actively minimize the negative effects that tourism can bring by ensuring that tourism does not divert resources away from local communities or adversely affect the local economy.
We manage cruise operations in such a way that the natural and cultural value of Halong Bay will remain undiminished in the long-term.
We strive to educate our guests about the destination and local culture as well as providing guidelines on appropriate behavior to minimize any negative impacts from our presence.