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Ray Freeman
Works at Left Coast Insights Tourism Development Consulting
Attended Royal Roads University
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The Northern BC Mtn Bike Tourism Strategy released by the Mountain Bike Tourism Association
Download and share Northern BC Mountain Bike Recreaion & Tourism Develoment Strategy Summary Brochure 01162014.pdf uploaded by @LucasCatalyst and hosted by Ow.ly
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New Destination British Columbia corporate stratety
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Boatswains to the Bollards: A Socioeconomic Impact Analysis of BC Ferries
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Great year for tourism in Victoria
VICTORIA - CTV's Bruce Williams sits down with Paul Nursey of Tourism Victoria to learn about how the region attracted the boost in traffic.
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What is a Destination Story-Telling Framework?
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At the heart of the case is the concept of aboriginal title – how to prove it and how much control it would give a native group that has it
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Impacts of Mountain Bike Tourism on Communities

http://leftcoastinsights.com/impacts-of-mountain-bike-tourism-on-communities/

In his blog post “Economic Impacts of Mountain Biking Tourism”, Lee Lau of Pinkbike.com has done an excellent job of synthesizing the economic impacts of developing mountain biking as a tourism attraction for our communities. Like cycling in general, mountain biking may be viewed primarily as a recreational activity, without much thought on how this phenomenon contributes to investment in supporting infrastructure and services, as well as some of the other less-tangible outcomes of mountain biking for communities.

Lee's blog post... http://www.pinkbike.com/u/leelau/blog/economic-impacts-of-mountain-biking-tourism.html?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=fb-like#commentform
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Everybody wants to fix BC Ferries, but nobody knows how
With costs rising and ridership falling, the province, the ferry commissioner and the corporation are at odds over the best course forward for essential ferry service on the westcoast
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Great Bear Rainforest deal hinges on First Nations
Great Bear Rainforest residents want B.C. government to address issues ranging from carbon offsets to the grizzly bear hunt
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Special themed issue of Tourism Review International on cycling tourism...my first published academic peer-reviewed journal article (co-authored with Eugene Thomlinson). 
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UNWTO Annual Report 2013
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. As the leading international organization in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing …
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The Power and Possibilities of Recreation
The topic of recreation doesn't come up a whole lot in reference to flood recovery. But when the flood waters swept through the Siksika Nation east of Calgary, it left a community with a number of ...
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Principal Consultant: Left Coast Insights - Tourism Development Consulting
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Community tourism development and stakeholder integration, tourism product development, destination management and marketing, social entrepreneurship, sustainable tourism development, and adventure tourism.
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  • Left Coast Insights Tourism Development Consulting
    Principal Consultant, 2008 - present
    Ray Freeman is a Principal Consultant with Left Coast Insights – Tourism Development Consulting and an Associate Faculty member in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Royal Roads University. Ray is a member of the Board of Directors of Tourism Victoria.
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Left Coast Insights - Tourism Development Consulting
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Welcome to Left Coast Insights.  We are a boutique consulting firm specializing in tourism research, planning, and development to provide communities and enterprises with insights that create competitive advantage in visitor experience and attraction.
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  • Royal Roads University
    Master of Arts in Tourism Management, 2008 - 2011
    Master of Arts in Tourism Management from Royal Roads University http://www.royalroads.ca/prospective-students/master-arts-tourism-management Graduate Certificates/Modules included in MA program: Sustainable Tourism Management, Destination Development, and Tourism Leadership
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Mtn Bike Tourism & Community Development Critical Success Factors ...
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Mountain Bike Tourism & Community Development in British Columbia: Critical Success Factors for the Future - Graduate Paper - Ray Freema

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Mountain Bike Tourismand Community Development in British Columbia: Critical Success Factors Vancouver Island Sport T