Chon receives UNWTO Ulysses Prize

Posted: Tue 31 May, 2011 5:29 PM

Chon receives UNWTO Ulysses Prize

Professor Kaye Chon, Dean and Chair Professor of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), has been honoured by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) with the UNWTO Ulysses Prize.


Dean Chon is being recognised for his efforts in driving SHTM to be one of the world’s leading institutions in hospitality and tourism management and for advocating the new wave of hospitality and tourism education known as the “Asian Paradigm”. Dean Chon served as the former Chairman of the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators and is currently Chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association’s Education and Training Committee. He was a professor at the University of Houston in the United States before joining PolyU.


The Ulysses Prize is awarded to a distinguished scholar with outstanding contribution to extending the frontier of knowledge in tourism. In awarding the distinction, the UNWTO seeks to recognise and stimulate knowledge creation, dissemination and innovative applications in tourism and to bring to light the latest advances in this area. Dean Chon is the first recipient of this prestigious prize in the entire Asia Pacific region.


The Ulysses Prize will be presented by the Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation in Vilamoura, Portugal, on June 2, 2011.


One Response

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