POSTGRADUATE RESEARCHERS

01

Tourism for Responsible Economic Growth (SDGs # 8, 9, 10, 12)

PhD

Chen Liqun -  Investigating Chinese tourists’ perceived value and purchase intention of cruise holidays after covid-19
Professor Datuk Seri Victor Wee Eng Lye (Main Supervisor) & Dr. Jeetesh Kumar (Co-Supervisor)

Cheng Peng -  The COVID-19 and  its impacts on hospitality  industry in GuangDong  province of China
Dr Suresh Kannan (Main Supervisor)

Gopinath Sangaran - Factors influencing voluntary turnover and their decision to quit amongst current hospitality graduates in Klang valley Malaysia
Dr. Suresh Kannan (Main Supervisor) & Dr. Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran (Co-Supervisor)

Guo Xue - Customers Acceptance and Use of Artificially Intelligent (AI) Devices in Hospitality after COVID-19: An Application and Extension of the UTAUT Model.

AP Dr. Kandappan Balasubramanian (Main Supervisor) 

Hong Voo Son - The Role of Work Values, HR Flexibility and Career Adaptability towards Career Commitment in Vietnamese Hospitality Education
Professor Rahmat Hashim (Main Supervisor) & Dr. Ruth Sabina Francis (Co-Supervisor)

Hu MingLiu - A Case Study of Crisis Management  System of Tourism  SME in China
Dr Suresh Kannan (Main Supervisor) 

Hu Zeli - Assessing the economic impact of tourism of Guizhou, China
Dr. Jeetesh Kumar (Main Supervisor)

Hwang Kee Suan, Jesse - Consumer-based Brand Equity (CBBE): Differentiation Startegy in Foodservice Industry
Professor Rahmat Hashim (Main Supervisor)

Kris Sincharoenkul - Business resumption  of hotel operations  after a crisis 

Dr Suresh Kannan (Main Supervisor)

Lei Chun - Strategy Research of Hotel Customer Relationship Management-Base on Online Travel Agent Development
Dr. Wong Man Ling (Main Supervisor) & AP. Dr. Seyyed Mostafa Rasoolimanesh (Co-Supervisor)

Li Yisha - Differentiated Service Of Tourism Resort Hotel In Sanya City, Hainan Province, China, Under The  Big Data Technology
Dr. Suresh Kannan (Main Supervisor)

Liu Yan - A Mixed-method study into the Success Factors of 720-degree Panoramic Virtual Reality Tourism as a Destination Marketing Tool in China
AP Dr. Kandappan Balasubramanian (Main Supervisor) & AP Dr. IlianAssenov (Co-supervisor)

Liu Songrui - A feasibility exponential formula to the development degree of medical tourism industry base on economic influence factors
Dr. Jeetesh Kumar (Main Supervisor)

Lu Shiwen - The impact of customer perception on the customers continuance intention of food apps.
AP. Dr.  Balasubramanian Kandappan (Main Supervisor) & AP. Dr. Seyyed Mostafa Rasoolimanesh (Co-Supervisor)

Luo Yanjun - Tourism Sustainable Development: Influencing Factors Using the Evaluation Theory in Chinese Tourism Industry
Dr.  Joaquim Miguel Dias Soeiro (Main Supervisor) & AP. Dr. Seyyed Mostafa Rasoolimanesh (Co-Supervisor)

Munieleswar Raju - Factors Influencing Destination Competitiveness Towards Sustainable Ethnic Enclave Tourism in Little India, Brickfields
Dr. Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran (Main Supervisor)

Nur Ida Fatiha Che Shalifullizam - Geriatric Patients Post-purchased Behaviour Intention in Medical Tourism
Professor Rahmat Hashim (Main Supervisor) & Dr. Sree Kala Kunju Raman Nair (Co-Supervisor)

Scholl Kan Yee Wah Eva - The Constraints and the potential of the green economy in Malaysia’s hospitality industry through the research study of single-use plastic bottle consumption
AP. Dr. Seyyed Mostafa Rasoolimanesh (Main Supervisor)

Wang Wanwan - Application of integrated behavioral model to medical tourists’ behavior: A Chinese Perspective
Dr. Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran (Main Supervisor)

Wang Yi Wei - Customer Acceptance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) integrated services among 5-star hotels in China
AP Dr. Kandappan Balasubramanian (Main Supervisor)

Wei Yue - Goal Framing Effects on the Purchasing Decisions of tourists
Professor Rahmat Hashim (Main Supervisor)

Xiong ShanMei - Travel Talents for the Guide Service Specialty in Higher Vocational Colleges
Professor Rahmat Hashim (Main Supervisor)

Yan Zhuoma - Benefits and Challenges of Combining New Technology with Traditional Service in Hospitality Industry
AP Dr. Kandappan Balasubramanian (Main Supervisor) 

Zhang Jieyao - A comprehensive eco-tourism behavior model of Chinese domestic tourists: case of Yunnan, China

MSc

Chang Yee Shan -Factors Influencing Tourists’ Behavioural Intention Towards Smart Tourism Technologies 
Dr. Rupam Konar (Main Supervisor) & Professor Kashif Hussain (Co-Supervsior)

Reem Mohamed Abdalla - Developing Sustainability Indicators for Hotels Industry: Malaysia Context 
AP. Dr. Seyyed Mostafa Rasoolimanesh (Main Supervisor) & Dr. Sarah Nelum Rajika Wijesinghe (Co- supervisor)

Sun Yao - The Effect of Internal Communication on Employee Advocacy In Social Media through Employee Engagement In Chinese Hospitality 
Dr. Rupam Konar (Main Supervsior) & Dr. Kullada Phetvaroon (Co-Supervisor)

MIHM

Ashen James Aaron Gunasekeran - Implications of Smart and Innovative Tourism on the Economy of a Country
Dr. Jeetesh Kumar (Main Supervisor)

Han Songqi - Exploring the desire and intention to travel for Chinese tourists during the COVID-19
Dr. Jeetesh Kumar (Main Supervisor)

Mark Poh Chia Yun - Factors influencing Malaysian hospitality graduates to join the food & beverage or hospitality & tourism industry in a pandemic era
Dr. Shantini Thuraiselvam (Main Supervisor)

Raneem Salahudin M Alabakri - The Importance of Creativity and Innovation on Restaurants’ Success
Dr. Joaquim Dias Soeiro (Main Supervisor)

Ru Xinyu - Customers’ acceptance of QR code menu ordering system in luxury restaurants in Xi’an, China
Dr. Anshul Garg (Main Supervisor)

Song Ning Ning - The exploration of "Internet celebrity economy" driving regional tourism income growth and sustainable tourism development
Dr. Shantini Thuraiselvam (Main Supervisor)

Warnalulasuriya Lahiru Madusanka Fernando - The influence of internship or industrial training on students’ future career goals in the Hospitality Industry in Asia and the Middle East
Dr. Shantini Thuraiselvam (Main Supervisor)

Xiao Kunli - The relationship between service quality and customer satisfaction, commitment and loyalty 
Dr. Shantini Thuraiselvam (Main Supervisor)

Zhang Dianming - The Impact Factor to Customer Satisfaction of The Development on the Hotel Industry: A Case Study of Flyzoo Hotel
Dr. Shantini Thuraiselvam (Main Supervisor)

Zhao Yuxiao - Analyzing the relationship between TQM, CSR and Hotel Performance in Shanghai, China                            

Dr. Thanam Subramaniam (Main Supervisor)

Zheng Siping - An Empirical Study:  Ctrip's Online Marketing and Sales Strategy Under the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Mayukh Dewan (Main Supervisor)

Zhu Heng - An observation of the factors influencing Generation-Y’s selection of luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur
Dr. Shantini Thuraiselvam (Main Supervisor)

02

Tourism for Social & Community Development (SDGs # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 16)

PhD

Atchara Salee - Developing and validating of the Sustainable Tourism Index for Urban Tourism in Thailand
AP. Dr. Seyyed Mostafa Rasoolimanesh (Main Supervisor) & Dr. Camelia May Li Kusumo (Co- supervisor)

Fadzayi Mbuyana Made - Preservation and representation: Zimbabwe’s Destination Marketing Organisation, tourists and local’s perspective of destination image via twitter
Dr Rokhshad Tavakoli (Main Supervisor) & Dr. Sarah Nelum Rajika Wijesinghe (Co- Supervisor)

Geraldine Anne Tan Wern-Yi - Dark Tourism and National Identity: From the Eyes of Cambodia
Dr. Joaquim Dias Soeiro (Main Supervisor), Dr. Paolo Mura (Co-supervisor) & Dr. Toney Thomas (Co-supervior)

Han Xiao - Tourism Employees’ Intercultural Communicative Competence in China
Professor Rahmat Hashim (Main Supervisor)

Harlina Mohd - A Case Study of Nature-Based Guided Tour of Langkawi Island Geopark: Exploring Roles of Tour Guide and Interpretation Techniques towards Visitors’ Experience
Dr Rokhshad Tavakoli (Main Supervisor) & Dr Puvaneswaran Kunasekeran (Co- Supervisor)

Jin Dan - Exploration and Evaluation of the Indicator System that Drives Tourism Real Estate Sustainable Development in Hainan Island, China
Dr. Suresh Kannan (Main Supervisor) & Dr. Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran (Co-Supervisor)

Kumaresu Murugesi - Factors Influencing Local Community Perception of Sustainable Eco-Tourism in Royal Belum State Park
Dr. Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran (Main Supervisor)

Li Jing - Value co-creation in perspective of tourist-tourist interactions
Dr. Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran (Main Supervisor)

Li Na - The research on the satisfaction with the Chinese restaurants of the Chinese students studying abroad 

Dr. Mayukh Dewan (Main Supervisor)

Liu Yanying - Factors Affecting The Sustainable Behaviour Of Tourists In Cultural Heritage Sites
Dr. Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran (Main Supervisor)

Lin Zhiqi - Influencing Factors on the Intention of Sharing Heritage Tourism Experience in Social Media
AP. Dr. Seyyed Mostafa Rasoolimanesh (Main Supervisor)

Mahtab Kiani - A Netnographic Study of Iranian Women's Behaviour within Virtual Tourism Destinations: A Cyberfeminist Approach 
Dr. Rokhshad Tavakoli (Main Supervisor) & Dr. Paolo Mura (Co- Supervisor)

Pooya Seyedi Motahar - A Netnographic Study Of Social Media Influencers' Framing Of Iran On Youtube: A Narrative Analysis
Dr. Rokhshad Tavakoli (Main Supervisor) & Dr. Paolo Mura (Co- Supervisor)

Rosliyana Perangin Angin - A Netnographic Study Of Indonesan Physically Challenged Behavior Within Virtual Tourism Destination 
Dr. Rokhshad Tavakoli (Main Supervisor) & Dr. Camelia May Li Kusumo (Co- Supervisor)

Shi Jie- Residents’ Perception and Support towards Sustainable Tourism Development in the Ethnic Tourism Context
AP. Dr. Seyyed Mostafa Rasoolimanesh (Main Supervisor)

Wang HuanHuan - Tourism Management students’ learning experience by using 3P model of teaching and learning - a case study of Outcome Based education of “Double High Plan” in HCEB
Dr. Joaquim Dias Soeiro (Main Supervisor)

Wang Yixuan - Research on the sustainable development of Dunhuang Cultural Tourism from the perspective of cultural tourism
Dr. Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran (Main Supervisor)

Wang Mingzhuo - Tourism Social Entrepreneurship as a Strategy for Sustainable Community Development in China: An Exploratory Study of Fanggan Village 
Dr. Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran (Main Supervisor) & AP. Dr. Seyyed Mostafa Rasoolimanesh (Co-Supervisor)

Zheng Kundan - Smart technology uses behavior, eco-friendly destination, and tourist satisfaction on intention to repeated behavior in the Chinese tourism industry
Dr. Jeetesh Kumar (Main Supervisor) & Dr. Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran (Co-Supervisor)

MSc

Aishath Shany Habeeb - Effectiveness of VR in storytelling: perception of tourism experts, marketers and content creators
AP. Dr.  Balasubramanian Kandappan (Main Supervisor) & Dr. Rokhshad Tavakoli (Co-supervisor)

Khor Ching Yuet - The Role Of Belief In Malaysian’ Intention To Select Vegetarian Restaurants: An Empirical Investigation Using Extended Theory Of Planned Behavior 

Dr. Rupam Konar (Main Supervsior)

Nie Jingwen - The Influence Of Tourist Perceived Value To Tourist Behavioral Intention In Scenic Zones-A Case Study Of Inner Mongolia Scenic Zone. Dr. Mayukh Dewan (Main Supervisor)

Shazrizal bin Zul Mukhshar - Exploration of Foreign Perceptions Towards Malaysian Food: A Netnographic Study.

Dr. Mayukh Dewan (Main Supervisor)

Yap Soon Huat - The Representation of “Tradition” in Malaysian Progressive Cuisine.

Dr. Mayukh Dewan (Main Supervisor)

MIHM

Liang XiaoXin - The influence of Augmented Reality Technology development on Vocational education taking Tourism and Hospitality speciality-A case study in Zhanjang, Guangdong, China.

AP. Dr.  Balasubramanian Kandappan (Main Supervisor)

Yang Rui - Multicultural collaboration at workplace: An empirical study on the determinants of job satisfaction in luxury hotel in Malaysia
Dr. Joaquim Dias Soeiro (Main Supervisor)

Zhou chenyu - The Influence of Work Stress and Interpersonal Relationship on the Eating Behavior of Hotel Employees Supervisor

Dr. Mayukh Dewan (Main Supervisor)

Fathimath Inasha Shareef - A Dynamic Food Waste Management Model for Resort Industry in Maldives Islands
AP Dr. Kandappan Balasubramanian (Main Supervisor) & Dr. Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran (Co-Supervisor)

03

Tourism for Environmental Protection (SDGs # 6, 14, 13, 15)

PhD

Supina - Investigating the indicators to measure natural environment sustainability in a rural tourism destination; a case of Bogor regency, Indonesia
Dr. Jeetesh Kumar (Main Supervisor)

Yang Yanhong - Factors Influencing Sustainable Agriculture Tourism Among the Shared Farms in Hainan, China
Dr. Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran (Main Supervisor)

04

Tourism and Policy Development and Governance (SDGs # 17)

PhD

Gabriella Fardyanthi - Air Connectivity in Promoting ASEAN Integration: A Case Study of AirAsia Malaysia
Professor Datuk Seri Dr. Victor Wee (Main Supervisor) & Dr. Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran (Co-Supervisor)

Lao Guowei - The driving mechanism of cross-border ethnic culture tourism cooperation - the context of the "belt and road" in Southwestern China
Dr. Suresh Kannan (Main Supervisor) & Dr. Jeetesh Kumar (Co-Supervisor)

Nagathesen - Statism And Participatory Governance: A Comparative Study Of Touristification In Melaka And George Town World Heritage Site
Professor Datuk Seri Dr. Victor Wee (Main Supervisor) & Dr. Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran (Co-Supervisor)

Tang Minli - An empirical study on the development of tourism in ZhangJiaJie
Dr. Puvaneswaran Kunasekaran (Main Supervisor)

Wu Leujie - Feminist Leadership in Chinese Hospitality Industry: Cultural attributes, personality traits and transformational leadership
Professor Rahmat Hashim (Main Supervisor) & Dr. Sree Kala Kunju Raman Nair (Co-Supervisor)