As more rural communities in Canada seek diversification through tourism, leaders and businesses are seeking up to date information, innovative ideas and insights to help them develop the industry in a sustainable manner. The purpose of this blog is to provide this information on an ongoing basis to those working in tourism development in rural and remote areas. The sight is maintained by Dr. Nicole Vaugeois, BC Regional Innovation Chair in Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development at Vancouver Island University. Follow the posts for reviews of recent studies, ideas from other areas, events of interest and policy discussion.
I hold a BC Regional Innovation Chair in Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development at Vancouver Island University. In this role I work closely with partners at other BC education institutions, government agencies, operators and community leaders to share information, innovation, and ideas to support rural areas to diversify through tourism.