Associate Professor


    Academic Qualifications

    • PhD, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • Mphil, Yunnan University
    • BSc, Yunnan Normal University


    Professional Diploma/Certificate

    • Certificate of Participation in the Training Program in Effective PhD/Doctoral Supervision. Organizer: School of Graduate Studies & Educational Development Centre, Macau University of Science and Technology. October 2013.
    • Certificate of Attendance in the Training on Sustainability for Tour Operators. Organizer: the CBI in cooperation with PATA (The Pacific Asia Travel Association) and Travelife. Bangkok, Thailand, July 2015.


    Professional Qualifications and Memberships

    • Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA)


    Academic and Professional Services

    • Editorial Board Member: Tourism Review (SSCI journal)
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer for 14 journals in tourism and hospitality, including
      - Tourism Management
      - Annals of Tourism Research
      - Current Issues in Tourism
      - Tourism Management Perspectives
      - International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
      - Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research
      - Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management
      - Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing
      - Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change
      - Journal of China Tourism Research
      - Journal of Convention & Event Tourism
      - Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights
      - International Journal of Tourism Cities
      - e-Review of Tourism Research


    Major Academic Awards and Honours

    • Outstanding Reviewer (2018), by Tourism Management



    Dr. Yan's research interests include visitor experience, cultural tourism, and destination marketing and management. He has published 29 papers in tourism and hospitality journals (SSCI or ESCI). 

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