Thesis Title: Tourists and Authentic Experience in Ho Chi Minh City: A Netnographic Approach

The Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, in conjunction with our World Leisure Centre of Excellence is pleased to introduce Ngoc Dan Thanh (Jade) Nguyen, Graduate Student in progress, who will be presenting her research and thesis.

Food, the concept of authenticity, and tourist experience have received much attention tourism researchers. However, there has been little attention to the context of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) in terms of the connection between concept of authenticity and this city’s gastronomic tourism industry. This study uses the lens of constructive authenticity concept to explore the extent that gastronomic tourists relate to authentic experiences. 

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Presentation: 8:30 – 10:30 AM

Location: VIU, Nanaimo Campus Building 250, Room 105

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