Jae Choe

Dr Jae Choe

  • Senior Lecturer In Events and Leisure Management
  • Dorset House D238, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Jaeyeon Choe obtained her PhD in Tourism Management with a minor in Cultural Anthropology from The Pennsylvania State University. As an international educator, she has been invited as a visiting scholar to Canada, Indonesia, Finland, Germany, Thailand and Vietnam. Her research areas revolve around wellness/spiritual/religious tourism, sustainable community development and migration. With a passion of knowledge co-production, she actively works with the ASEAN academic communities. She successfully co-organised and co-chaired the Nexus of Migration and Tourism: Creating Social Sustainability Symposium, with Vietnam National University, University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Hanoi, September 2018. She also delivered an invited keynote speech, "Spiritual tourism and its impact on local people and communities: poverty alleviation and sustainable community development" at Sustainable Tourism Development for Southeast Asia Conference in Hanoi, December 2019. She serves as an associate editor for the e-Review Tourism Journal, editorial board for the International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, and fellow of the Royal Geographical Society...

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Research

Migrant & Refugee Leisure Spaces and Community Well-being (Project Website: https://research.bournemouth.ac.uk/project/migrant-refugee-leisure-wellbeing/ & Project social media links: https://www.facebook.com/groups/400355213641367/?ref=bookmarks)

Spiritual Tourism and Economic Development in Chiang Mai, Thailand (2018)

Spiritual Tourism and Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia: the case of Indonesia (2018-2019)

Favourites

Journal Articles

Books

Chapters

  • O'Regan, M. and Choe, J., 2019. Reframing and Reconceptualising Gambling tourism in Macau as a Chinese Pilgrimage. In: Di Giovine, M.A. and Choe, J., eds. Pilgrimage beyond the Officially Sacred: Understanding the Geographies of Religion and Spirituality in Sacred Travel. Routledge.
  • Choe, J. and Hitchcock, M., 2018. Pilgrimage to Mount Bromo, Indonesia. In: Olsen, D.H. and Trono, A., eds. Religious Pilgrimage Routes and Trails: Sustainable Development and Management.. Wallingford, Oxford: CABI Publishing, 180-195.
  • Choe, J. and O' Regan, M., 2015. Religious Tourism Experiences in South East Asia. In: Griffith, K. and Raj, R., eds. Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Management: An International Perspective. Wallingford, Oxfordshire: CABI Publishing, 191-204.
  • O'Regan, M. and Choe, J., 2015. Developing student engagement in China through collaborative action research. Tourism Social Science Series. 153-167.
  • O' Regan, M. and Choe, J., 2015. China's Tourism’s March Forward: Towards a Green Transition or Unsustainable Tourism. In: Reddy, M.V. and Wilkes, K., eds. Tourism in the Green Economy. Routledge, 100-112.

Conferences

  • Choe, J.Y., 2019. Keynote Speech: Spiritual Tourism and its impact on local people and communities: poverty alleviation and sustainable community development. In: Conference: Sustainable Tourism Development in Southeast Asia 2-5 December 2019 Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Choe, J.Y., 2019. Wellness tourism and its impact on local people and communities: sustainable community development in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. In: Royal Geographical Society Annual Conferenc 27-30 August 2019 London.
  • Choe, J., 2019. Spiritual Tourism and Meditation in Chiang Mai, Thailand: A Washing Machine for the Mind. In: International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conference 26-28 June 2019 Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Choe, J. and O' Rean, M.O., 2017. Social sustainability and quality of life in tourism destinations: a cross cultural analysis. In: Visitor Economy: Strategies and Innovations 4-6 September 2017 Bournemouth University.
  • Choe, J., 2017. Migrant Leisure Spaces and Community Well-being post Brexit. In: Belong in a post-Brexit-vote-Britain BSA conference 9 May 2017 The University of Sheffield.
  • Choe, J. and O'Regan, M.O., 2016. Filipino Migrant Workers' Perceived Quality of Life. In: Borlderless Worlds - for whom? Ethics, moralities and (in)justice in migration and tourism 7-8 September 2016 University of Oulu, Finland.
  • Choe, J. and O'Regan, M., 2016. Chinese Gamblers as Performing Playful Pilgrimage in Macau. In: Travel and Tourism Research Association 20-22 April 2016 Shannon, Ireland.
  • Choe, J. and O'Regan, M., 2015. Tourism development and cross-cultural understanding of quality of life among local residents and foreign workers in Macao, China. In: Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium - CBTS 2015 2-4 December 2015 Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
  • Choe, J. and O' Regan, M., 2015. The Effects of Tourism Impacts Upon Quality of Life Amongst EXPATRIATES in Macau. In: Critical Tourism Studies Conference 2015 26-30 June 2015 Opatija, Croatia.
  • Choe, J. and O' Regan, M., 2015. Tourism Development and Perceived Quality of Life among LOCAL RESIDENTS in Macau. In: Travel & Tourism Research Association 2015 European Chapter Conference 22-24 April 2015 Innsbruck, Austria.
  • Choe, J. and O' Regan, M., 2015. TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IMPACT ON THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY IN MACAO. In: International Conference on Tourism and Ethnicity in ASEAN and Beyond. 15-16 August 2015 Chiang Mai University.
  • Choe, J. and O' Regan, M., 2014. Conspicuous Consumption at an International Wine Festival in Dalian, China. In: TTRA 2014 International Conference: Tourism and the New Global Economy 848-861.
  • Choe, J. and O’Regan, M., 2014. Developing student engagement in China through collaborative action research. In: TTRA 2014 International Conference: Tourism and the New Global Economy 862-867.
  • Choe, J. and O' Regan, M., 2014. Chinese Consumer Behavior: Luxury Wine Consumption and The Impacts on Tourism. In: Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium.
  • Choe, J., 2014. The Tourist but not the Pilgrim: the nature of mediation among non-Buddhist Americans. In: Promoting and Experiencing Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage 19-23 June 2014 Veszprém, Hungary.
  • Choe, J., 2014. Playful Pilgrims in Macao– Secular Ritual Tourism / Pilgrimage to Casinos in Macao. In: Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage 6th Expert Conference 19-22 June 2014 Veszprém, Hungary.
  • Choe, J., 2013. Challenges of Tourism Education in China. In: Jafar Jafari Tribute 23-25 October 2013 University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
  • Choe, J., 2013. Leisure preferences and constraints among Chinese college students. In: TTRA Europe- Dublin 17-19 April 2013 Dublin, Ireland.
  • Choe, J. and Chick, G.E.C., 2012. The profile of future tourists to Asia from America: 'post-tourist'. In: TTRA, The Asia Pacific (APac) Chapter 29 November-1 December 2012 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Choe, J. and Chick, G.E.C., 2012. Similarities and differences between meditation and leisure in the U.S. In: The World Leisure Congress 30 September-3 October 2012 Rimini, Italy.
  • Choe, J. and Chick, G.E.C., 2012. Turner’s 'Antistructure' of 'Communitas' and westerners who practice eastern meditation. In: TTRA International 17-19 June 2012 Virginia Beach, VA, USA.
  • Choe, J. and Chick, G.E.C., 2012. Buddhist Meditation as Leisure in the U.S. In: North East Recreation Research (NERR) Symposium 1-3 April 2012 Cooperstown, New York, USA.
  • Choe, J. and Chick, G.E.C., 2009. Does Buddhism provide leisure/tourism experiences in the U.S.? In: Tourism, Religion and Culture: Regional Development through Meangful Experiences 27-29 October 2009 Lecce, Italy.
  • Choe, J. and Blazey, M., 2009. The leisure motivations of Americans experiencing a Buddhist temple in the United States. In: National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Conference 14-18 October 2009 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
  • Choe, J. and Blazey, M., 2009. Buddhist temples as tourism attractions in South Korea. In: TTRA International Conference. Catch the Wave: Tourism Research 21-24 June 2009 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • Choe, J. and Blazey, M., 2009. The Motivations of Non-Buddhists Visiting a Buddhist Temple. In: North East Recreation Research (NERR) Symposium 29-31 March 2009 Bolton Landing, New York, USA.

Invited Lectures

  • Spiritual Tourism in Southeast Asia, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, 02 Jan 2018 more
  • Destination(s) Korea, DHBW Ravensburg, Marienplatz, Aula, Germany, 31 May 2016 more
  • Higher Education in Tourism in China, Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, Germany, 24 Jun 2014 more

Grants

  • 'Tourism for SDGs: Wellness Tourism and Sustainable Development in Indonesia' (QR Funds, 01 Jul 2019). In Progress
  • ERASMUS Staff Mobility Scholarship (European Commission ERASMUS, 01 Mar 2019). Completed
  • Spiritual Tourism and Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia: the case of Indonesia (Acorn Fund, 17 Dec 2018). In Progress
  • Spiritual Tourism and Economic Development in Chiang Mai, Thailand (QR Fund, 22 Feb 2018). Completed
  • Migrant and refugee leisure spaces and community wellbeing (QR Fund, 01 Jan 2017). Completed
  • ERASMUS Staff Teaching Mobility Scholarship (ERASMUS, 25 Apr 2016). Completed
  • Tourism Development and Perceived Quality of Life in Macao, China: Cross-cultural understanding among local residents, skilled and unskilled immigrant workers (Institute for Tourism Studies, Macao SAR, 28 Oct 2014). Completed

External Responsibilities

Internal Responsibilities

  • Level tutor & dissertation coordinator, BAELM Level 6
  • Co-convenor, BU Women Academic Network
  • Acting Programme Leader, Events and Leisure Marketing

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Organised a panel session 'Refugee and migrant ‘food’ geographies: belonging and well-being' at Royal Geographical Society International Annual Conference in London 2019
  • Organised a panel session 'Tourism Development, Sustainability Issues, Future Opportunities and Challenges in Asia' at Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference in London 2019'
  • Dr Jaeyeon Choe in Faculty of Management successfully co-organised and co-chaired the Nexus of Migration and Tourism: Creating Social Sustainability Symposium, with Vietnam National University, University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Hanoi, 20-21 September 2018.
  • Organised 'Migrant and Refugee Leisure Spaces and Community Well-being' session at Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference in London 2017
  • Presented 'Migrant and Refugee Leisure Spaces and Community Well-being' issues.

Conference Presentations

  • Royal Geographical Society International Conference, Multicultural lunches: leisure, food, migrants and refugees in the south of England, 28 Aug 2018, Cardiff University
  • Royal Geographical Society International Conference, Que(e)rying Gender and Tourism Research, 30 Aug 2017, London
  • Belong in a post-Brexit-vote-Britain BSA conference, Migrant and Refugee Leisure Spaces and Community Well-being, 09 May 2017, The University of Sheffield, UK
  • Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium, Tourism Development and Perceived Quality of Life in Macao, China: Cross-cultural understanding among local residents, skilled and unskilled immigrant workers, 02 Dec 2015, Munich, Germany

Attended Training

  • ESRC Research Methods Festival 2018, 03 Jul 2018
  • Women Leadership in Higher Education, 07 Mar 2018
  • GFGR Mentoring & Networking Workshop, 30 Aug 2017
  • Bid writing retreat - British Academy small grants, 03 Apr 2017
  • British Academy Grant Workshop, 08 Mar 2017
  • Academic Writing Retreat, 06 Jun 2016
  • Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence Course in College Teaching, 02 Feb 2009, Certification, The Pennsylvania State University

Qualifications

  • PhD in Tourism Management; Minor in Cultural Anthropology (The Pennsylvania State University, USA, 2012)

Memberships

  • ATLAS (Association for Tourism and Leisure Education), Associate (2016-), http://www.atlas-euro.org/home.aspx
  • Leisure Studies Association, Member,
  • Royal Geographical Society, Fellow,

External Media and Press

The data on this page was last updated at 04:18 on July 12, 2020.