Dr. Yong Chen

Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

Dr. Yong ChenYong Chen, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), Switzerland, where he lectures in marketing and economics of tourism and hospitality. His research interests include tourist happiness, tourism demand, economic impacts of tourism and hospitality, the sharing economy, and Chinese outbound tourism. Dr. Chen's research has been published in diverse outlets, including Tourism Management, the Journal of Travel Research, and the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. His opinions on the sharing economy, Chinese tourism demand and the hotel industry also appeared in CNN, MarketWatch, South China Morning Post, and EHL Hospitality Insights. He is also a Research Fellow at Lausanne Hospitality Research Center of EHL, where he shepherded the research project of Swiss Tourist Happiness Index funded by the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO).

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How To Request A Letter Of Recommendation: Tips And Best Practices

A personal and practical account of best practices when requesting a letter of recommendation. Having a well-thought out, timely and professional approach from the offset is key.

Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Presage Another Once-a-Decade Contraction in Tourism?

Had the novel coronavirus not occurred, 2019 would have been hailed as another year of stellar growth in the global tourism industry. The strongest growth would have been recorded in the Asia-Pacific region not only as a tourist-generating region but also as a destination.

Chinese Tourism at a Difficult Time

The global tourism industry could not have been hurt so badly any time in history other than the year 2019−20. The tourism industry involves temporary displacement of people from one place to another, whereby demand is generated.