Ep 62: Participative Sports Tourism in Vietnam with David Lloyd

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18 Mar 2021 • 32m00s

Active travel was expanding fast in South East Asia before the pandemic, and expectations are that it will take off once again post-COVID. Cycling and trail running in spectacular landscapes are likely to lead the pack. This week, Gary and Hannah assess the growth in domestic and international sports tourism with David Lloyd, Director of Sports, Topas Travel, an adventure travel provider, and Co-Founder of Velo Vietnam, a cycling tours specialist.

After a decade of developing and managing mountain running and cycling events and trips across Vietnam, David provides fascinating insights about the upward trajectory of active sports in Asia. He also discusses issues of sustainability, giving back to local communities and supporting kids’ charities, as well as the future opportunities for high-quality sports tourism in Vietnam.

Resources

Topas Travel’s trail races: www.vietnamtrailseries.com

Topas Ecolodge: www.topasecolodge.com

Topas Travel: www.www.topastravel.vn

Topas River Lodge: www.topasriversidelodge.com

Velo Vietnam: www.velovietnam.cc

VMM Nan Cang: https://vietnamtrailseries.com/vmm-nam-cang

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