Journal of Tourism Research & Hospitality ISSN: 2324-8807

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Youngsoo Choi

College of Hospitality and Tourism Management,
Niagara University, USA

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Dr. Choi joined Niagara University in Fall 2013 after he taught at Rosen College of Hospitality Management of University of Central Florida for several years. While he worked at UCF, he taught hospitality human resource management, destination management & marketing, tourism management, international tourism management, and research methodology courses. He teaches Human Resources Management, Marketing of Hotels and Restaurants, and Special topic: Issues in International Tourism Management. His ultimate objective in the classes he teaches is to build a mentoring relationship with every individual student, while implementing the concepts of ‘care’ and ‘fairness’ in course management.

He received a Ph.D. in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management at Pennsylvania State University with the dissertation focus on international tourism demand forecasting.  His main research areas include: tourism destination management & marketing, hospitality human resource management, tourism economics, and hospitality education.  His work has been published in refereed academic journals such as International Journal of Hospitality Management, Tourism Management, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism.  He has also served as an editorial reviewer for various academic journals, and has been involved in professional associations for many years.

Research Interest

  • Subjective well-being of hospitality employees
  • Convention destination marketing and competitiveness
  • Destination marketing: niche market analysis, destination image/brand
  • College spring break market analysis
  • Economic impacts on international tourism


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