An Investigation Of Stakeholders’ Experiences of Golf-Based Tourism Development in a Peri-Urban Landscape in Vietnam

Ms Quynh Pham1

1Guss, Rmit University, Melbourne, Australia


This study investigates stakeholders’ experiences of landscape change in the peri-urban region of Hai Phong City, Vietnam. Agriculture in this region is being replaced in some areas by leisure-based consumption in the form of golf-based tourism. Vietnam, as one of the few countries that declared themselves a socialist country espousing a Marxist-Leninist political philosophy, presents a unique case for studying land acquisition processes associated with rapid urbanization and industrialization. This research seeks to understand the impacts of this transformation on the various stakeholders (displaced farmers, remaining farmers, golf course developers, local authorities, golf course employees) affected by the project. Qualitative semi-structured interviews and observation will be used to identify how participants have engaged with or been impacted by the project. It is anticipated that this study will inform future policy a practice concerning the leisuring of farming landscapes in Vietnam, to promote more equitable outcomes for all stakeholders.


Quynh has been teaching Human Geography and ESP courses in Faculty of Geography at Hanoi National University of Education.

Quynh joined in two International projects: The American Association of Geographers (AAG) project in building online-modules for undergraduate students in 2010 and the UNDP pilot project about Multidimensional poverty in Hochiminh City in 2015.

She received a University Scholarship to study International Master program in 2008 and the Australian Leadership Fellowship Award (ALAF) in 2013 to study at Monash University.

In 2017, Quynh joined RMIT University in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies as a PhD Candidate.

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