Emmanuelle Peyvel is an Associate Professor in Geography at the University of Brest. Since 2005, her research deals with the development of tourism and leisure in Việt Nam. Between 2005 and 2007, she obtained a Lavoisier scholarship from the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs that allowed her to live 2 years in Hà Nội. In 2008, she completed her Vietnamese training at the INALCO (National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisations, Paris). In 2009, she defended a PhD thesis on domestic tourism in Việt Nam. Today, she’s focused on the role of recreative mobilities in the construction and the globalization of Vietnamese cities. As a member of the Institute of East Asian Studies (Lyon), she’s part of the Virtual Saigon research program. She teaches Tourism Studies in France and Việt Nam as a member of the AUF network.