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SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IMPACT LAB HUBS

HUB 1

HUB 1 - Responsible Tourism for Inclusive Economic Growth (SDG#12, #8)

  • Responsible consumption of all stakeholders

  • Responsible tourism products

  • Sustainable and inclusive employment and gender equity in workplace

Hub Leader: 

Dr. Jeetesh Kumar

Description

The focus of this hub is to promote responsible and inclusive tourism to ensure that tourism contributes to economic growth and development while respecting the environment, supporting local communities, and preserving cultural heritage for future generations.​

Members Name

Azlinda Hakim Lokman Hakim (SHTE)

Brenda Yeo Siok Mui (TCI)

Dhiya Hikmahana Abdul Razak (SHTE)

Jasmine Chen Yar Li (TCI)

Dr. Lisa Tung Pei Pei (SHTE)

Dr. Ruth Sabina Francis (SHTE)

Tang Pei Lin (SHTE)

Terence Theva Raj (SOMAC)

Dr. Suresh Kannan (SHTE)

Sumitha Anantharajah (SHTE)

Dr. Rupam Konar (SHTE)

Gopinath Sangaran (SHTE)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kandappan Balasubramanian (SHTE)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Joaquim Dias Soeiro (SHTE)

Project 1 - Ecotel

(e.g., water waste, food waste, plastic consumption)

Education

  • HOS61504, Hotel Innovation Management

Project 2 - Tourism Impact Tracker

Education 

  • TOU62104, Sustainable Tourism Development 

  • TOU61804, Tourism Economics

 

Project 3 - Productivity of Businesses

Education 

  • HOS62004, Business of Hospitality, Food and Leisure management

  • HOS60504, Hospitality Project Management

 

Research 

  • The Asian Paradigm in Hospitality and Tourism -  Edited book under Emerald Publishing

  • Matching grant

HUB 2 - Tourism for Social and
Community Development (SDG#11)

  • Community-based tourism

  • Heritage tourism as a tool for community development and heritage conservation

Hub Leader:  

Dr. Thanam A/P Subramaniam

Description

The focus of this hub is to promote different engagements of the local communities and tourism stakeholders in promoting and preserving heritage tourism and community-based tourism. It addresses tourism from the community, by the community, and to the community.

Members Name

Dr. Amira Mas Ayu Amir Mustafa (SOF)
Dr. Chia Kei Wei (SHTE)
Dhiya Hikmahana Abdul Razak (SHTE)
G Manickam Govindaraju (SOMAC)
Jasmine Chen Yar Li (TCI)
Dr. Jeetesh Kumar (SHTE)
Prof. Dr. S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh (SHTE)
Dr. Khairiah Ismail (SHTE)
Dr. Lisa Tung Pei Pei (SHTE)
Dr. Mayukh Dewan (SHTE)
Dr. Nagathisen Katahenggam (SHTE)
Ng Wai Yee (SHTE)
Norhayati Hussin (SFSG)
Nur Khairunnisak Athira Ab Razak (SFSG)
Reuben Suresh Arthur (TCI)
Shahril Nizam Shamsudin (SFSG)
Prof. Dr. Ahmad Shuib (SHTE)
Prof. Dato' Dr Victor Wee Eng Lye (SHTE)

Project 4 - Journey of Present to Past

Education 
•    TOU62004, Tourism Integrated Project
•    CUL64304, Asian Patisseries and Dessert 
•    BCA61704 Trends in New Media

•    EVT60404 Event Project 

Project 5 - Community-based Homestay 

Education 
•    HOS60504, Hospitality Project Management 
•    TOU60504, Tourism Business Management 

 

Project 6 - Cultivating “Power Com”

Education 
•    Public Relations Event Consultancy

•    TOU62004, Tourism Integrated Project


Research and Advocacy 
•    Collaborative project with UPM (Empowering Orang Asli towards Tourism Sustainability) 


 

HUB 2

HUB 3 - Tourism for Environmental Protection (SDG#13)

  • Environmental impacts of hospitality and tourism

  • Promote nature-based and Eco-tourism

Hub Leader:  
Dr. Kalpana Das A/P Sawdesh Ranjan Das

Description

The focus of this hub is to promote local ecotourism destinations for the purpose of conservation through the tenets of education, research and advocacy amongst students and staff of Taylor’s Community.​

Members Name

Dr. Amira Mas Ayu Amir Mustafa (SOF)
Dhiya Hikmahana Abdul Razak (SHTE)
Jasmine Chen Yar Li  (TCI)

Dr. Mayukh Dewan (SHTE)
Dr. Nagathisen Katahenggam (SHTE)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nurlida Ismail (SOMAC)
Rabi'ah Abd Rahman (School of Pre-University Studies)
Reuben Suresh Arthur (TCI)
Sumitha Anantharajah (SHTE)
Dr. Suresh Kannan (SHTE)
 

Project 7 -  Pro-Environmental Behavior Of Tourists 

Education 
•    MKT60204, Consumer Behaviour 

Research 
•  Pro-environmental behavior of tourists

•  Gen Z Perceptions of Pro-environmental Behavior

Project 8 - Developing and promoting Eco-tourism

 

Education

•  TOU62104, Sustainable Tourism Development

 

Advocacy

Bird Watching


 

HUB 3

HUB 4 - Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism (SDG#9)

  • Advanced technologies for inclusive and sustainable hospitality and tourism

  • Service and Product innovations for sustainable hospitality and tourism

Hub Leader:  

Dr. Stephanie Chuah Hui Wen

Description

Innovation and technology play a vital role in helping the hospitality and tourism industry recover from COVID-19 crisis, while building a more resilient and sustainable business. The purpose of this hub is to nurture the collaboration between academia and industry to find innovative solutions for the challenges faced by hospitality and tourism practitioners, facilitate digital transformation, and improve customer experience and engagement through various technology innovations.​

Members Name

Chiew Boon Tian (SHTE)
Chor Ban Ch'ng (SHTE)
Gopinath Sangaran (SHTE)
Jasmine Chen Yar Li (TCI)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kandappan Balasubramanian (SHTE)
Dr. Rupam Konar (SHTE)
Dr. Ruth Sabina Francis (SHTE)
Dr. Anshul Garg (SHTE)

HUB 4

Project 9 -  InnoCreative: Hotel Game Changer

Education
•    HOS65104, Hotel Innovation Management

Project 10 - Digitalization of the Event Industry

Education 
•    EVT61204, Event Technology​

Project 11 - Enhancing customer engagement and experiences in Hospitality Industry 

Education
•    MKT70204, Social Commerce and Digital Marketing
•    HOS62204, Service Quality Management 
 


 

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