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Roads to Research - Geoffrey Bird

Event Date and Time: 
Wed, 11/23/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Royal Roads University, Centre for Dialogue (LIC 407)

Please join School of Tourism and Hotel Management Geoff BIrd

 for his Roads to Research presentation entitled:


Poverty Alleviation in Vietnam:  A Community-Based Tourism Approach


The presentation reviews a six-year CIDA project managed by Geoffrey Bird and his work in ethnic hill tribe communities in the north of Vietnam.  Acknowledging the challenges, impacts and opportunities related to global mass tourism in emerging countries, community-based tourism development is viewed as one solution to addressing poverty and sustainability issues.  Geoff will reflect on the project journey and its outcomes including how the initiative changed the lives of those involved.   The audience will then be invited to brainstorm possible next steps.


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