The Asian Tourism and Hospitality Research Network (ATHRN) represents a group of scholars and institutions with a shared interest in research, teaching in higher education and industry engagement, and is aimed at advancing the understanding of tourism, hospitality and events in Asia. The network has a broad thematic research and activities focus, reflecting the diversity of research and importance of teaching and practice within our fields. Research themes focus on discourses, practices, planning directives and implications for sustainable tourism and the hospitality and service sector industries, and further examine tourism and leisure mobilities and immobilities in the Asian context.
The network activities include to bring together researchers from different universities across Asia working on tourism, hospitality, events and culinary management, formulate joint ideas and research projects, collaborate for publications, organize research-focused events such as workshops, international research seminars, and conferences, and facilitate virtual exchange and global classrooms for students and academic teaching staff.
Activities and News
The objectives of the network are to:
bring together researchers from different universities across Asia working on tourism, hospitality, events and culinary management,
formulate joint research projects and funding proposal among network members,
jointly write and submit Scopus Q1/Q2 research manuscripts,
organize research-focused events at Sunway University, such as workshops, international research seminar series, and conferences,
facilitate virtual exchange and global classrooms for students and academic teaching staff and (6) create a database for postgraduate examiners and research-related reviewers.
Professor John Ap, Macao Institute for Tourism Studies
Associate Professor Huong. T. Bui, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Japan Associate
Professor Dr Daniel Chong Ka Leong, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, School of Hospitality and Service Management, Malaysia
Professor Leonardo A.N. Dioko (Don), Macao Institute for Tourism Studies
Dr Roberto Gozzoli, Lecturer Tourism and Hospitality Management, Mahidol University Thailand
Professor Perry Hobson, School of Hospitality and Service Management, Malaysia
Associate Prof. Devi Roza Kausar, Dean of Faculty of Tourism, Universitas Pancasila, Indonesia
Associate Prof. Dr Pham Hong Long, Dean of Faculty of Tourism Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Vietnam
Assistant Professor Dr. Beatrice Loo Poh Theng, International Tourism and Hospitality Department, Director of Global Mobility Center, I-Shou University, Taiwan
Professor Marcus L. Stephenson, Dean of School of Hospitality and Service Management, Malaysia
Dr K. Thirumaran, Academic Head JCU Singapore Business School, James Cook University Singapore
Assistant Professor Dr Toney K. Thomas, in Tourism Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University, India
Associate Professor in Tourism and Hospitality Management & Asst Dean, Dr Evangeline E. Timbang, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
Associate Professor Dr Alexander Trupp, Associate Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies, School of Hospitality and Service Management, Malaysia