Curriculum Vitae


Dr Chia Kei Wei

  • Senior Lecturer II

  • School of Hosp,Tourism & Events
    Faculty of Social Sciences & Leisure Management

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Master of Science (Tourism), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Tourism Management, Sustainable Tourism, Island Tourism, Rural Tourism
(Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Month/Year)
  • Strategic Destination Marketing and Branding, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (01/2022)
  • Sociology of Tourism, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2021)
  • Sports Tourism, Bachelor Degree, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (07/2021)
  • Data and Media Analysis for Tourism, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2021)
  • Tourism Sustainability, Bachelor Degree, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (03/2020)
  • Geography of Travel and Tourism, Bachelor Degree, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (03/2019)
  • Retail Travel Operation, Bachelor Degree, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (11/2019)
  • Tourism Policy, Planning and Development, Bachelor Degree, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (03/2019)
  • Business Communication Skills, Bachelor Degree, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (03/2018)
  • Introduction to Travel and Tourism Environment, Bachelor Degree, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (03/2018)
  • Sustainable Lifestyle Community, Bachelor Degree, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (07/2018)
  • Recreational Tourism, Bachelor Degree, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (12/2017)
(Title of publication in APA style)
Article in Journals
  • Chia, K. W., & Anas, A. (2022). (Re) starting the tourism business during a crisis? Challenges and decisions to reopen of guest house entrepreneurs in the Maldives. Current Issues in Tourism, 25(7), 1015-1020. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chia, K. W., & Xiong, J. (2022). Once upon a time in quarantine: Exploring the memorable quarantine hotel experiences of Chinese student returnees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tourism and Hospitality Research, 14673584221085209. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Chia, K. W., & Muiz, A. (2021). The nature and challenges of guest house business in the Maldives: An exploratory study. Tourism and Hospitality Research, 21(1), 3-14. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Chia, K. W., & Liao, Y. M. (2021). An Exploratory Study of Factors Influencing Chinese Outbound Medical Tourism. Journal of China Tourism Research, 17(3), 1-19, 376-394. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Gerungan, A., & Chia, K. W. (2020). Scuba diving operators’ perspective of scuba diving tourism business in Nusa Penida, Indonesia. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 31, 100328. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chia, K. W., Ramachandran, S., Ho, J. A., & Ng, S. S. I. (2018). Conflicts to consensus: stakeholder perspectives of Tioman Island tourism sustainability. International Journal of Business & Society, 19(S1), 159-174. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Ng, S. I., Chia, K. W., Ho, J. A., & Ramachandran, S. (2017). Seeking tourism sustainability–A case study of Tioman Island, Malaysia. Tourism Management, 58, 101-107. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Ho, J. A., Chia, K. W., Ng, S. I., & Ramachandran, S. (2017). Problems and stakeholder responsibilities in island tourism: The case of Tioman Island in Malaysia. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research, 41(4), 445-474. (ISI-Indexed)
(Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Academic Level),(Role)
  • MUNIELESWAR A/L RAJU  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • TANG MINLI  (Main Supervisor)
(Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
  • An Exploratory Study Of Marketing Communication In Scuba Diving Business: A Case Of Nusa Penida, Bali, 4th International Conference of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICIE 2021), 24/08/2021 to 24/08/2021, Asia Pacific University (International)
  • Examining the factors influencing esports viewership in China: An application of Theory of Planned Behaviour, 4th International Conference of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ICIE 2021), 24/06/2021 to 24/06/2021, Asia Pacific University (International)
  • A comparison study between domestic and international rural tourist profile and travel expenditures in Semporna, Sabah, International Conference on Natural Resource, Tourism And Service Management, 14/04/2015 to 16/04/2015, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Universiti Sains Malaysia (International)
  • Profiling rural tourists to Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia, International Borneo Business Conference 2014, 20/08/2014 to 21/08/2014, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (International)
  • Estimating the Economic Impacts of Rural Tourism in Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia, The International Forestry Graduate Students Conference 2013 (FORGRAD2013), 02/07/2013 to 04/07/2013, Universiti Putra Malaysia (International)
  • The applicability of economic models in estimating the economic impacts of tourism in a local economy, 1st Annual PSU Phuket International Conference, 10/01/2013 to 12/01/2013, Prince of Songkla University (International)
  • Applicability of Inclusive Business Model for Sustainable Community Based Tourism Development in Taman Negara Malaysia, Kuala Tahan Pahang, Malaysia , Regional Symposium on Rural Tourism 2012: Scaling Up Community-Based Ecotourism, 16/12/2012 to 18/12/2012, Iskandar Regional Development Authority & Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (National)
  • Assessing Rural Tourism Development in Semporna, Sabah, National Research & Innovation Conference in Social Sciences 2012, 07/12/2012 to 09/12/2012, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Ministry of Education Malaysia (National)
  • Socio-econ-environmental impacts of rural ecotourism development in Tun Sakaran Marine Park, Sabah, Malaysia, 5th International Colloquium on Tourism and Leisure (ICTL), 09/07/2012 to 12/07/2012, ICTL (International)
  • Island Tourism Challenges: An Exploratory Stakeholder Analysis in Tioman Island, GSM-FEP-AGBA CONFERENCE 2010, 01/12/2010 to 03/12/2010, Universiti Putra Malaysia (University)
  • Problems faced by Tioman Island: A preliminary investigation, Seminar FEP 2009, 01/12/2009 to 03/12/2009, Universiti Putra Malaysia (University)
(Name of Award/Stewardship),(Award Category),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
  • Outstanding presentation, Conference, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, 2021 (Best Presentation)
(Course Title),(Course Mode),(Date/Duration),(Level)
  • Discrete Choice Modeling, Research, 30/07/2013 to 01/08/2013 (University)