Globetrotters in Chester
Martin Thompson — “Bhutan by Bullet”
This is the story of a 1,000 mile ride across the isolated Kingdom of Bhutan, on a Royal Enfield ‘Bullet’: Knee-rattling dirt roads, loosely attached to precipitous cliffs; a diet of chilies (3 times a day); cultural overload, with a quiz obsessed guide…..and 10 days shared with the most spiritual and welcoming people imaginable.
Andy Lyon — “Researching Tourism in the Waterberg, South Africa “
Dr. Andy Lyon is Head of Department for Marketing, Tourism & Events Management at the University of Chester. He has travelled extensively, lived and worked in the France, USA, Australia and Japan “Having travelled to the beautiful Waterberg area in South Africa on numerous occasions to visit friends, I really fell in love with the landscape, wildlife and people of the area. Following the creation of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve in 2001, this led me to undertake a PhD on tourism development in the area. Biospheres are a UN designation which stipulates that the area should be developed in a sustainable way.
This presentation is a summary of my stay and the research carried out in the area. It poses some interesting questions about how tourism can be a force for good, but there are also problems associated with its development. While I do have an academic background, I can assure you that the talk will be informative, hopefully interesting, thought provoking and there will be lots of pictures and anecdotes, especially about the crocodile farm!”
Doors open 1pm for 1:30pm Start till 4:30pm Entrance Fee £3.00 includes refreshments and two talks Grosvenor Museum 25-27 Grosvenor Street, CH1 2DD Enquiries to Hanna tel: 01244383392 or Angela tel: 01244 629930