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CHON Kaye, ( (Chon Kye-sung)) AA, MSc, PhD
Korean/American academic
Dean and Chair Professor, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Education: Univ. of Maryland, Georgia State Univ., Univ. of Nevada, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ.


Career: Pres. Int. Soc. of Travel & Tourism Educators 1995–97, Chair. 1997–2001, currently member; Ed.-in-Chief, Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research 1996–2008, currently for Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research; Dean and Chair Professor, School of Hotel and Tourism Man., Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. 2000–, Walter Kwok Foundation Professor in Int. Hospitality Man. 2015–; Treasurer, Int. Acad. for the Study of Tourism 2002–03, Vice-Pres. 2004–; former Hotel Man. and Tourism Industry Consultant; held academic positions at Univ. of Houston, Nevada, Las Vegas, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ.; numerous visiting professorships, research fellowships, visiting lectureships; currently Chair. Educ. and Training Cttee, Pacific Asia Travel Asscn; member Int. Acad. of Hospitality Research 1995–


Honours and awards: Teaching Excellence Award, College of Human Resources, Virginia Tech 1990, John Wiley & Sons Award, Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education 1993, Sam and Boyd Distinguished Professor Award for Research, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 1994, Faculty of the Year Award for Excellence in Research, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston 1996, Martin Oppermann Memorial Award, International Society of Travel & Tourism Educators 1999, Michael D. Olsen Award, University of Delaware 2002, Most Outstanding Alumni in 30 Years Award, Georgia State University Cecil B. Day School 2003, Fred Tibbitts Associates Hospitality Humanitarian Award 2003, Founders Award, Annual Graduate Education and Graduate Students Research Award 2005, Howard B. Meek Award, International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education 2007, Ulysses Prize, UN World Tourism Org. 2011, Robinson Global Business Alumni Award, Georgia State Univ. 2014


Publications include: The Management of Hotel Sales and Marketing (editor) 1991, Tourism in Developing Countries (co-author) 1997, Practice of Graduate Research in Hospitality & Tourism (editor) 1999, Japanese Tourists: Socio-Economic, Marketing and Psychological Analysis (co-editor) 2000, Tourism in Southeast Asia: A New Direction (editor) 2000, Welcome to Hospitality (co-author, second edition) 2000, Convention Tourism: International Research and Industry Perspectives (co-author) 2002; four monographs and more than 200 articles in professional journals


Contact details: Address: Room TH700aa, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China (office); Tel: 34002211 (office); Fax: 23626422 (office); Email: [email protected] (office); Website: http://hotelschool.shtm.polyu.edu.hk/ (office).




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