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Dr Richard T.R. Qiu
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Richard Qiu

Assistant Professor


Dr. Richard Qiu is an SHTM PhD alumnus. After the completion of his PhD at SHTM, Dr Qiu joined the Department of Integrated Resort and Tourism Management, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Macau as an Assistant Professor in 2019. He returned to SHTM as an Assistant Professor in August 2022. Dr Qiu’s research interests covers tourist choice behaviour, tourism economics, and tourism demand modelling and forecasting. He has participated in a number of research and consultancy projects in the area of tourism economics and tourism demand modelling and forecasting.

Education and Academic Qualifications

• PhD (2019) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
• MA (Econ) (2014) Vanderbilt University
• MA (Econ) (2008) University of Toronto
• BA (Econ) (2007) Western University

Professional Qualifications

CHE (Certified Hospitality Educator) (2017)

Research Interests

  • Tourist Choice Behaviour
  • Tourism Economics
  • Tourism Demand Modelling and Forecasting

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