This video is an introduction to the village of Lao Chai and the community of the Black Hmong that live there. Tourism offers an incredibly opportunity for the local people. As the Black Hmong enter into the tourism industry as entrepreneurs they are are forced to overcome a number of challenges.
The community tourism training project featued in the video is operated by Capilano University (North Vancouver, Canada) and Hanoi Open University (Vietnam), and supported by the PATA Foundation. The project features tourism training to help sustain vulnerable ethnic cultures and maximize benefits of tourism to rural villages in Northern Vietnam's Sapa region.
[watch video below]