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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Innovation Infusion: Betty Weiler

The World Leisure Centre of Excellence at VIU would like to invite you to attend our Innovation Infusion Series event on Tuesday, Dec. 8th, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30. p.m. at the Rotary Fieldhouse (850 Third Ave, Nanaimo: 10 minute walk from campus).

The topic will be: ‘’Saving Our National Parks from Experience Extinction’’, with Dr. Betty Weiler as our guest speaker. Join us for a discussion on the causes and consequences of the stagnation and decline in visitor numbers to parks worldwide; find out ways society can prevent further loss of nature experiences and of national parks.

Betty Weiler is a Professor of Tourism at Southern Cross University, Australia. She is known for her research collaborations with industry partners particularly national parks, tour operators, zoos and heritage attractions. Dr. Weiler’s research has centred on the role of communication in the tourist experience mainly in Australia but also in several overseas locations, including North America, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Her recent work focuses on the use of persuasive communication to influence tourist behaviour and as a tool for managing visitors in national parks.

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