Professor Haiyan Song (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China)
Professor Haiyan Song has a background in Economics with a particular focus on tourism demand modeling and forecasting. He was educated both in China and the UK and has extensive research and consultancy experiences in such areas as foreign direct investment (FDI) in China and economic issues related to China's tourism sector. Professor Song has written extensively on tourism forecasting methodologies and many of his work has appeared in such academic journals as Applied Economics, Journal of Applied Economics, Journal of Transport and Economic Policy, Journal of Travel Research, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Tourism Economics and Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing. Professor Song taught at Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Abertay Dundee and University of Surrey in the UK before joining the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, as Chair Professor in Tourism, in August 2004.