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General Information

Yang YangYang Yang

Assistant Professor
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Address:
1810 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: 215.204.5030
E-mail: yangy@temple.edu

Academic Degrees:

  • B.S. (Resource Management and Planning). Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
  • M. Phil. (Hotel and Tourism Management). Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
  • M. Stat. (Statistics). University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
  • M.A. (Economics). University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
  • Ph.D. (Geography and minor Econometrics). University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Primary Research Focus:

  • Economic Analytics in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Tourism Growth and Demand Modeling
  • Hotel Real Estate and Finance
  • Big Data Analytics in Hospitality and Tourism

Biography

Yang YangYang Yang

Assistant Professor
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Address:
1810 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: 215.204.5030
E-mail: yangy@temple.edu

Dr. Yang Yang joins the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management from the University of Florida (UF), where he recently received a Ph.D in Geography, an M.A in Economics, and an M.Stat in Statistics. Before coming to UF, he earned an M.Phil in Hotel and Tourism Management from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Dr. Yang's major research interests lie in tourism demand analysis and hotel real estate and finance, as well as big data analytics in the tourism and hospitality industry. With his inter-disciplinary research and education background, Dr. Yang is able to thoroughly investigate research questions and offer unique insights and perspectives. After nine years of research experience, his academic papers have been published in the top-tier tourism and hospitality journals, including Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Management, and International Journal of Hospitality Management. At the same time, Dr. Yang has accumulated abundant industrial experience from various consulting projects, especially tourism planning projects in China.

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Curriculum Vita

Yang YangYang Yang

Assistant Professor
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Address:
1810 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Phone: 215.204.5030
E-mail: yangy@temple.edu

EXPERIENCE

2013 – Present Assistant Professor: School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

2013 – Present Travel and Tourism Research Association

2011 – Present Florida Society of Geographers

2011 – Present Asia Pacific Tourism Association

2010 – Present Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers

2009 – 2010 American Association of Geographers

HONORS AND AWARDS

2013 Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Florida, USA

2012 Ryan Poehling Fellowship Award, University of Florida, USA

2010 International Student Academic Excellence Award, University of Florida, USA

2009 – Present Alumni Fellowship, University of Florida, USA

2009 – Present Dean Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts and Science, University of Florida, USA

2007 – 2009 Research Student Stipend, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Oct 2006 Best Paper Award in Conference "Construction of International Tourist Cities"

Aug 2006 Best Paper Award in "Tourism and the New Asia" International Conference

Oct 2003/2004/2005 People's Scholarship, Nanjing University, China

Oct 2005 Scholarship for Innovative Research, Nanjing University, China

Aug 2005 Best Paper Award in 2005 Global Conference of Chinese Geographers.

Dec 2004 Best Paper Award (1st) in 10th Students' Academic Festival, Nanjing University.

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Yang, Y.. Fik, T. and Zhang, J. (in press). Modeling sequential tourist flows: Where is the next destination? Annals of Tourism Research. [doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2013.07.005]
  2. Luo, H. and Yang, Y. (in press). Spatial pattern of hotel distribution in China. Tourism and Hospitality Research.
  3. Yang, Y., Liu, Z-H. and Qi, Q. (2014). Domestic tourism demand of urban and rural residents in China: Does relative income matter? Tourism Management.[doi: 10.1016/ j.tourman.2013.05.005]
  4. Yang, Y., Pan, B. and Song, H. (2013). Predicting hotel demand using destination marketing organizations' web traffic data. Journal of Travel Research. [doi: 10.1177/ 0047287513500391]
  5. Yang, Y. and Wong, K. (2013). Spatial distribution of tourist flows to China's cities. Tourism Geographies, 15(2), 338-363.
  6. Qi, Q., Yang, Y. and Zhang, J. (2013). Attitudes and experiences of tourists on calligraphic landscapes: A case study of Guilin, China. Landscape and Urban Planning, 113, 128-138.
  7. Yang, Y. and Wong, K. (2012). A spatial econometric approach to model spillover effects in tourism flows. Journal of Travel Research, 51(6), 768-778.
  8. Yang, Y., Wong, K. and Wang, T. (2012). How do hotels choose their location? Evidence from hotels in Beijing. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 31(3), 675-685.
  9. Yang, Y. and Wong, K. (2012). The influence of cultural distance on China inbound tourism flows: A panel data gravity model approach. Asian Geographer, 29(1), 21-37.
  10. Mao, L., Yang, Y., Qiu, Y. and Yang, Y. (2012). Annual economic impacts of seasonal influenza and vaccination on US counties: Spatial heterogeneity and patterns. International Journal of Health Geographics, 11:16. [doi:10.1186/1476-072X-11-16]

  11. Yang, Y., Wong, K. and Zhang, J. (2011). Determinants of length of stay for domestic tourists: Case study of Yixing. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 16(6), 619-633.
  12. Shi, C. and Yang, Y. (2008). Shift-share analysis and its application in tourism. International Journal of Management Perspective, 1(1), 21-30.
  13. Shi, C., Zhang, J., Yang, Y. and Zhou, Z. (2007). Application of shift-share analysis to international tourism competitiveness: The Jiangsu province experience. Chinese Geographical Science, 17(2): 173-182.

The School of Tourism is affiliated with:
The Fox School of Business

School of Tourism & Hospitality Management
1810 N. 13th Street, Speakman Hall 111 (006-68)
Philadelphia, PA 19122
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Email: sthm@temple.edu

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