Hanqin QIU

Dean and Distinguished Professor
College of Tourism and Service Management
Nankai University
Hanqin QIU

Professor Hanqin Qiu is currently the Dean and Distinguished Professor of the College of Tourism and Service Management of Nankai University.

Professor Qiu received a BA from Nankai University in Mainland China, a MA from University of Waterloo in Canada, and a PhD from University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom. She was a tenured professor and worked in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 1994 to 2018. Her research interests are tourism studies, tourist behaviour, and China hotel and tourism development and policy issues.

Professor Qiu has served as guest editors for the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management and the Journal of Vacation Marketing on Special Issues for China Hotel and Tourism Development. She was also the regional editor for the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management. She has published more than 80 refereed journal articles in major international journals (e.g. International Journal of Hospitality Management, Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Management, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management and Journal of Vacation marketing) and presented about 60 research papers at international conferences.

Professor Qiu has been actively involved in consulting and executive training programmes in Hong Kong and China. She has coordinated various training projects for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), China Hotel Association, China Travel Hotel Management Services HK Ltd, Guangzhou Hotel Association etc. She worked for the UNWTO as a consultant to develop tourism master plans for the Yunnan province and Heilongjiang province of China in 2000 and 2002 respectively. She also served as a consultant for the Garden Hotel, CTS hotel groups, and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government on the planning and development of the West Kowloon Cultural District. Recently, she was appointed as the Leading Consultant for conducting a survey on Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau residents' travel behaviour in the Mainland China.