Episode 4: Paul Rogers

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Paul Rogers (left), Co-Founder & Director of Planet Happiness

In the fourth episode of PATA Cap U Podcast, we speak with Paul Rogers, Co-Founder and Director of Planet Happiness. He invites us to move beyond measuring tourism in terms of GDP and to envision a world of sustainable tourism through GNH, Gross National Happiness. GNH is a tool and metric to measure how host communities of heritage sites view their well-being and identify ways towards responsible destination management.

Listen in as this episode’s hosts Shaun McGrath and Carma Chan ask how GNH can promote sustainable tourism development. Find out what it means to move beyond GDP!

The Happiness Index Survey is a comprehensive questionnaire that has been used over 80,000 times. Take the survey here!

The audio engineer and sound editor for this episode is Brian Chao from PATA Capilano University Student Chapter. The music clip in each episode is graciously provided by Francis Henson, a Vancouver-based singer-songwriter, guitar player, and producer. PATA Cap U Podcast is an initiative of PATA Capilano University Student Chapter that is supported by the technical expertise of Capilano Radio Club.

Episode published: 29 November 2018.


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