School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts
Staff Profile
 
Dr Vikneswaran Nair Dr Vikneswaran Nair
Associate Professor/
Programme Leader, Rural Responsible Tourism Network
 
PhD (Sys. Eng. – Ecotourism Systems)
MSc (Sys. Eng. – Environmental Systems)
BSc (Horticulture.)
Dip. Pers. Mgmt. & IR Industrial Relations
 
vicky.nair@taylors.edu.my


Subjects Taught
  • Environmental Risk Analysis & Management
  • Application of Information System in Hospitality & Foodservice Industry

Research Interests

  • Sustainable & responsible tourism
  • Environmental management
  • Ecotourism rating and certification
  • Poverty alleviation via tourism
  • Rural tourism
  • Green tourism
  • Carbon offset plan & trading for tourism

Scholarly Activities

Reviewer for the following academic journals/publications:

  • TEAM Journal of Hospitality & Tourism, Malaysia (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, USA
  • Tourism Geographies, New Zealand
  • Revue Tourisme, France
  • Tourism Review, Malaysia
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, Hong Kong
  • Case  Studies in Hospitality and Tourism Management

Publications

Book/ Book Chapter
  • Devi, B. and Nair, V. (2007). The First Year Experience of International Students in Malaysia: A Private Higher Education Viewpoint: (Ed. Morshidi Sirat, Norzaini Azman and Sarjit Kau). Globalization & International of Higher Education in Malaysia). USM Press.
  • Nair, V., Mohamed, B. and Hamzah, A. (2009). Tourism and Malaysia: (Ed. Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda, Malaysia at 50 and Beyond). Malaysian Strategic Research Centre Publications, Kuala Lumpur
  • Nair, V. (2011). Expert Knowledge-Based Ecotourism System: A System for Rating of Ecotourism Sites Based on Safety, Health & Environmental Quality Assurance. VDM Publication. Germany
  • Nair, V. (2012). Information Technology: (Ed. Peter Robinson, Tourism: The Key Concepts). Routledge, New York, USA. pp. 108-111.
  • Nair, V. (2012). Society and Culture: (Ed. Peter Robinson, Tourism: The Key Concepts). Routledge, New York, USA. pp. 191-195.
  • Nair, V. & Lo, M.C. (2013). Responsible Tourism: (Ed. Azizan Marzuki, Contemporary Issues on Tourism Development in Langkawi). LADA, Kedah, Malaysia. pp. 15-34.
  • Nair, V. & Mohamed, B. (2014). Colours of the Wind: Rural Tourism via the Lenses of Researchers. Taylor’s Press, Malaysia.
  • Nair, V., Lee, M. & Thian, L.B. (2014). Public Private Equilibrium: Balancing Growth with Quality and Equity of Higher Education in Malaysia. Taylor’s Press, Malaysia. [In press]
  • Nair, V., Lee, M., Thian, L.B., Kaur, P., Thuraisangam, T. & Yang, C.L. (2014). Managing the Right Balance of Higher Education in Malaysia: (Ed. Ahmad Nurulazam & Melissa Ng Lee Yen Abdullah). USM Press. [In Press]
  • Nair, V. and Goh, S.S. (2014). Bicycle Tour – An Ecologically Responsible Alternative Tourism in Malaysia. (Ed. Badaruddin Mohamed, Alternative Tourism in Malaysia) USM Press. [In Press]

Journal articles
  • Nair, V. and Daud, M. (1999). Agriculture Development Expert System (ADES) Prototype for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Journal of the Environmental Management Research Association of Malaysia (ENSEARCH). July 1999.
  • Nair, V. and Daud, M. (1999). Y2K: Is Your Computer Ready to Storm the Weather. Company Secretary: Journal of Malaysian Association of Companies. August 1999
  • Nair, V. and Daud, M. (1999). ISO 14000: A Gauge for the New Millennium. Company Secretary: Journal of Malaysian Association of Companies, Malaysia. November 1999.
  • Nair, V., Daud, M., Nathan Ganapathi and Abdul Raman Ramli (1999) Expert System for Terrestrial Vegetations Distribution, Potential Impact and Mitigation Abatement Measures. Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 58: (213-224). [SCI indexed]
  • Nair, V., Daud, M., Badaie, M.Z. and Mohd, A. (2002). A New Insight for Ecotourism Rating for Sustainable Management. Conservation Ecology: A Journal of Integrative Science & Fundamental Policy, Canada. Vol. 5(3).
  • Nair, V., Daud, M., Badaie, M.Z. and Mohd, A. (2002). Expert Rating System: Application for Sustainable Ecotourism Management. Environments: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Canada, Vol. 26(2) Open Issue.
  • Nair, V., Daud, M., Badaie, M.Z. and Mohd, A. (2002). Ecotourism Awareness in Peninsular Malaysia: A National Domestic Tele-Survey, Journal of HTL Science. Las Vegas, USA.Vol. 2002(3).
  • Nair, V., Daud, M., Badaie, M.Z. and Mohd, A. (2003). ASP Approach in Ecotourism Rating Expert System. Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology. Selangor, Malaysia. Vol. 11(1), January 2003. [Scopus indexed]
  • Nair, V., Daud, M., Badaie, M.Z. and Mohd, A. (2004). Applying the Expert System Technology to Evaluate Ecotourism Sites Based on Safety, Health and Environmental Quality Assurance. TEAM Journal of Hospitality & Tourism, Malaysia. Vol. 1(1), September 2004.
  • Ragavan, P.A. & Nair, V. (2005). Application of a Simulation Exercise in Hospitality & Tourism Curriculum: A Case Study at Taylor’s College, School of Hospitality & Tourism (TCHT). TEAM Journal of Hospitality & Tourism, Malaysia. Vol. 1(2), November 2005.
  • Nair, V. (2006). The Impact of the Tsunami on Tourism in Malaysia: Adopting a Crisis Management Plan. Revue Tourisme. Issue 14.
  • Nair, V. (2007). Case Studies in Sustainable Tourism: An Experiential Approach to Making Decisions. Herremans, I.M. (Ed.) (Book Review). Asia-Pacific Journal of Tourism Research. Vol. 12(3). pp. 270 – 272. [SSCI indexed]
  • Nair, V. (2008). Developing Benchmarks for Ecotourism Certification in Malaysia. Revue Tourisme. Issue 16.
  • Nair, V. & Whitelaw, P.A. (2008). Hospitality & Tourism Vocation: Program Selection in a Private Institution of Higher Learning in Malaysia. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education. Vol. 20(3). pp. 30-34.
  • Nair, V. And Azmi, R. (2008). Perception of Tourists on the Responsible Tourism Concept In Langkawi, Malaysia: Are We Up To It? TEAM Journal of Hospitality & Tourism, Vol. 5(1).
  • Nair V. (2009). Transferring Know-how from Developing Country to Least Developed Countries (LDC) - Poverty Alleviation Strategy via Tourism in Malaysia’s Mega Development Corridor Projects. Revue Tourisme. Issue 18. Oct 2009.
  • Siow, M.L., Abidin, Z. Z., Nair, V., & Ramachandran, S. (2011. Developing criteria and indicators for responsible rural tourism in Taman Negara National Park (TNNP), Malaysia. Malaysian Forester, 74(2). pp.143-155. [Scopus indexed]
  • Mather, N.K., Shuib, A., Ramachandran, S., Herman, S. & Nair, V. (2011). Exploring Economic Valuation and Impact of Rural Tourism. TEAM Journal of Hospitality & Tourism, Vol. 8(1). pp.1-4
  • Pakshir, L. & Nair, V. (2011). Sustainability of Homestay as a form of Community-based Tourism (CBT): A Case Study of the Rural Community in Bavanat-Iran. TEAM Journal of Hospitality & Tourism, Vol. 8(1). pp.1-4.
  • Nair, V. (2012) Using Open Access to Momentumarize Sustainable & Responsible Tourism. J Tourism Hospit. 1:e115. doi:10.4172/2167-0269.1000e115.
  • Nair, V. (2012). The Responsible Future We Want: Post-Rio+20 Summit. J Tourism Hospit. 1:e118. doi:10.4172/2167-0269.1000e118
  • Nair, M.B, Ramachandran, S., Shuib, A., Herman, S. & Nair, V. (2012). Multi-Criteria Decision Making Approach For Responsible Tourism Management. The Malaysian Forester. Vol. 75(2). 135-146. [SCOPUS indexed].
  • Lo, M.C., Mohamad, A.A., Songan, P., Yeo, A.W. & Nair, V. (2012). Validating a Tourism Instrument in Rural Tourism Destination. A Test on Bario. Archives Des Sciences Journal (ADS). Vol. 65(8). 322-329. [SCI indexed]
  • Nair, V. (2012). Tourism and Sustainable Development: Reconsidering a Concept of Vague Policies. Mund, J.W. & Verlag, E.S. (Ed.)(Book Review). TOURISMOS: An International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism. Vol. 7(1). pp. 429-432. [SCOPUS indexed]
  • Nair, V. and King, N. (2012). Rural. Holloway, S. & Valentine, G. (Ed.)(Book Review). Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism (APJIHT). Vol. 1(1). pp. 119-122.
  • Parvinder, K., Thuraisingam, T., Hukum, Nair, V. & David, M.K. (2013). The Research Imperative in the Evolving Environment of Public Universities in Malaysia. SEARCH Journal of the South East Asia Research centre for Communications and Humanities. Vol. 5(1). [SCOPUS indexed].
  • Siow, M.L., Ramachandran, S., Nair, V., Shuib, A. and Syamsul Herman, M.A.(2013). Scoping the Potentials and Pitfalls of Rural Tourism Policies: Constructivist as a Theoretical Lens. PERTANIKA Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science (JTAS). In Press. [SCOPUS indexed].
  • King, N. & Nair, V. (2013). Determining the wildlife value orientation (WVO): A case study of lower Kinabatangan, Sabah. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes (WHATT). Vol. 5(4). [SCOPUS Indexed].
  • Prabhakaran, S., Ramachandran, S. & Nair, V. (2013). Marine waste management indicators in a tourism environment: Exploring possibilities for Semporna District, Sabah. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes (WHATT). Vol. 5(4). [SCOPUS Indexed].
  • Hussain, K. & Nair, V. (2013). Contemporary Responsible Rural Tourism Innovations: What are the emerging contemporary rural tourism innovations and how are they enhancing responsible tourism practices in Malaysia. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes (WHATT). Vol. 5(4). [SCOPUS Indexed].
  • Lo, M.C., Ramayah, T., Songan, P. & Nair, V. (2013). Attitude of Communities toward Rural Tourism Development. Life Science Journal. Vol.10 (10s): pp. 311-322. [SSCI Indexed].
  • Thuraisingam, T., Hukum Parvinder, K., David, M.K. & Nair, V. (2014). Research Culture of Private Universities in Malaysia: Using Contradictions in Activity Theory. PERTANIKA Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities. Vol. 22(3). [In Press]. [SCOPUS indexed].
  • Adeyinka-Ojo, S.F., Lattimore, C.K. & Nair, V. (2014). A framework for rural tourism destination management and marketing organisations. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 133 (2014). [SCOPUS Index]
  • Yang, C.L. & Nair, V. (2014). Risk perception study in tourism: Are we really measuring perceived risk? Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 133 (2014). [SCOPUS Index]
  • Chin, C.H., Lo, M.C., Songan, P. & Nair, V. (2014). Rural tourism destination competitiveness: A study on Annah Rais Longhouse Homestay, Sarawak. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 133 (2014). [SCOPUS Index]
  • Rajaratnam, S.D., Munikrishnan, U.T., Sharif, S.P. & Nair, V. (2014). Service quality and previous experience as a moderator in determining tourists’ satisfaction with rural tourism destinations in Malaysia: A partial least squares approach. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 133 (2014). [SCOPUS Index]
  • Fong, S.F., Lo, M.C., Songan, P. & Nair, V. (2014). The impact of local communities’ involvement and relationship quality on sustainable rural tourism in rural area, Sarawak. The moderating impact of self-efficacy. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 133 (2014). [SCOPUS Index]
  • Nair, V. & Lo, M.C. & Singh, S. (2013). The international tourists’ perspective on Malaysia’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 133 (2014). [SCOPUS Index]
  • Nair, V., Munikrishnan, U.T. & Rajaratnam, S.D. Redefining Rural Tourism in Malaysia: A Conceptual Perspective. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research. DOI:10.1080/10941665.2014.889026. [SSCI Index]
  • Nair, V., Mohamed, B., Hamzah, A., Lo, M.C. & Hong, J.L. (2014). Rural Tourism 3.0: Conceptualising an Innovative Approach in Monitoring the ‘Health’ of Rural Destinations in Malaysia. BIMP-EAGA Journal for Sustainable Tourism Development. Vol. 3(1). [In press]

Conference Papers
  • Nair, V. & Daud, M. (1996). Development and effect on flora: a case study in Langkawi. Proceedings for the Comprehensive expert systems for environmental impact assessment evaluation, approval and monitoring. Kuala Lumpur. 17 Dec 1996.
  • Nair, V., Daud, M., Nathan, & Ramli, A.R. (1998). Expert systems for terrestrial vegetation distribution, potential impact and mitigation abatement measures. Proceedings for the Second seminar and ES demonstration on Comprehensive expert systems for environmental impact assessment evaluation, approval and monitoring. Kuala Lumpur. 17-18 February 1998.
  • Nair, V., Daud, M., Nathan & Ramli, A.R. (1998). Terrestrial vegetation management expert system for environmental impact. Proceedings of the international conference on computer applications in environmental engineering (CAEE). Organized by IEM and ITM. Kuala Lumpur. 29-30 September 1998.
  • Nair, V., Daud, M., Ganapathi, N. & Ramli, A.R. Prototype Expert System (ES) to Determine the Potential Impact and Mitigation Measures for Agricultural Development. Proceedings for the National Conference on Smart Farming for the Next Millennium. 14-16 March 1999, UPM, Malaysia
  • Dani, N., Nair, V., and Daud, M. A Smart Field Management Computerised System Prototype for Immature and Mature Oil Palm Plantation. Proceedings for the National Conference on Smart Farming for the Next Millennium. 14-16 March 1999, UPM, Malaysia.
  • Nair, V. & Daud, M. (2001). The challenges of E-Learning: Managing and Maximising Opportunities. Proceedings for the First Hospitality and Tourism Educators’ Association of Malaysia (TEAM) National Conference. 14-16 June 2001, Park Plaza, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Nair, V., Daud, M., Badaie, M.Z. & Mohd, A. (2001) Prototype Ecotourism Rating Expert System (ecotourES) based on Safety, Health and Environment. Proceedings for the Engineering Conference & Exhibition. 3-4 October 2001, UPM, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Nair, V., Daud, M., Badaie, M.Z. & Mohd, A. (2001) Expert Rating System: Application for Sustainable Ecotourism Management Based on Safety, Health & Environment. Proceedings for the Malaysian Science & Technology Congress 2001 (MSTC 2001): Symposium C-Information & Communication Technology. 8-10 November 2001, USM, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Nair, V., Daud, M., Badaie, M.Z. & Mohd, A. (2001) Expert Ecotourism Rating Expert System. Proceedings of the third conference on Ecotourism Innovations and Expert System Application for Sustainable Management Based on Safety, Health and Environment. 26 October 2001, UPM, Serdang, Malaysia.
  • Nair, V., Daud, M., Badaie, M.Z. & Mohd, A. (2002). Sustainable Ecotourism Management: An Expert Rating System Approach. Proceedings of the International Ecotourism Colloquium 2002: Sustaining the Business of Ecotourism. 17-18 January 2002, Crowne Plaza Riverside Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Nair, V., Daud, M., Badaie, M.Z. & Mohd, A. (2002). A National Domestic Tele-Survey on Ecotourism Awareness towards Conservation and Sustainable Management in Peninsular Malaysia. Proceedings of the Asia Science and Technology Conference (ASTC 2002). Hotel Nikko, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 14-27 April 2002.
  • Nair, V., Daud, M., Badaie, M.Z. & Mohd, A. (2002). Expert Sustainable Management Web-Based Kit for Ecotourism Rating. Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development. Hotel Nikko, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 18-20 July 2002.
  • Nair, V., Daud, M., Badaie, M.Z. and Mohd, A. (2002). Expert Rating System: A Sustainable Management Solution for Ecotourism Sites in Peninsular Malaysia. Proceedings of the Second World Engineering Congress. Crowne Plaza Riverside Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. 22-25 July 2002.
  • Nair, V. And Alfred Lim (2003). The Paradigm Shift of Hotel Reservation in the Information Era: A Case in the Golden Triangle, Kuala Lumpur. Proceedings of the First Asia-Pacific CHRIE Conference on Hospitality, Foodservice &Tourism Research and Education: The Asian Waves. Seoul, South Korea, 21 – 23 May 2003.
  • Daud, M., Badaie, M.Z., Nair, V., and Shokouhi, M. (2003). Development of an Internet-Based Malaysian Ecotourism-Site Rating Expert System. Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Infrastructure for e-Business, e-Education, e-Science, e-Medicine, and Mobile Technologies on the Internet. Rome, Italy, 28 July- 3 August 2003.
  • Nair, V. (2003). Prototype Expert System Shell for Reliable Evaluation of Practical Based Assessment in Hospitality Education. Proceedings of the Malaysian Educational Research Association (MERA) Conference 2003. Universiti Tenaga National, Malayisa. 11 – 13 September 2003.
  • Nair, V., Daud, M., and Badaie, M.Z. (2003). Applying the Expert System Technology to Evaluate Ecotourism Sites Based on Safety, Health and Environmental Quality Assurance. Proceedings of the 2nd Tourism Educators’ Association of Malaysia (TEAM) Conference 2003. Intekma Resort & Convention Centre, Shah Alam, Malaysia. 11 – 12 October 2003.
  • Hema Subramonian, Nair, V. And Alice Mathew (2003). Instructional Information and Communication Technology: Opportunities and Impediments to Hospitality and Tourism Educators. Proceedings of the 2nd Tourism Educators’ Association of Malaysia (TEAM) Conference 2003. Intekma Resort & Convention Centre, Shah Alam, Malaysia. 11 – 12 October 2003.
  • Nair, V., Daud, M., Badaie, M.Z. and Mohd, A. (2003). An ICT Approach Towards Ecotourism Rating. Proceedings of the WTO Asia-Pacific Seminar on Sustainability Certification of Tourism Activities. Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 11-13 December 2003.
  • Nair, V. And Ragavan, N.A. (2004). A Concept Paper towards Implementation of Bachelor’s Degree in Business IT Specialising in e-Tourism for Private Higher Education Institution in Malaysia. Proceedings of the Second Asia-Pacific CHRIE (APacCHRIE) Conference 2004. Phuket, Thailand May 27-29, 2004.
  • Subramonian, H., Nair, V., Mathew, A. & Ong, S.F. (2004). Perception of Hospitality and Toursim Educators towards Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Pedagogy in Education (A Malaysian Context in the Year 2004). Proceedings of the Second Asia-Pacific CHRIE (APacCHRIE) Conference 2004. Phuket, Thailand May 27-29, 2004.
  • Nair, V., Daud, M., Badaie, M.Z. & Mohd, A. (2004). Technological Approach in Ecotourism Rating and Management in Peninsular Malaysia. Proceedings of the Second Asia-Pacific CHRIE (APacCHRIE) Conference 2004. Phuket, Thailand May 27-29, 2004.
  • Nair, V. & Ragavan, A.P. (2004). Application of Ecotourism Principles in a Selected Eco-Site in Malaysia: A Case in Summerset Colonial Hotel and Villas at Rompin, Pahang, Malaysia. Proceedings of the 3rd National Tourism Educators Association of Malaysia (TEAM) Conference 2004. KDU College, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. 30 September – 1 October 2004.
  • Nair, V., Daud, M. & Ragavan, P.A. (2005). Application of Ecotourism Rating in a Selected Eco-Site in Malaysia: A Case in Summerset Colonial Hotel and Villas at Rompin, Pahang, Malaysia. Proceedings of the International Tourism Conference on Tourism Development. Grand Plaza Parkroyal Hotel, Penang, Malaysia. 9-11 January 2005.
  • Subramonian, H. & Nair, V. (2005). Managing Business Risk in Digital Era. Proceedings of the Universiti Malaya Faculty of Business Administration Conference (UM-FBA) 2004. Grand Parkroyal, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 14-15 April, 2005.
  • Goh, S.S. & Nair, V. (2005). An Exploratory Study on Bicycle Tour as Niche Market Tour Package in Malaysia. Proceedings of the Third Asia-Pacific CHRIE (APacCHRIE) Conference 2005. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. May 26-28, 2005.
  • Nair, V. (2005). Ecotourism Best Practice Initiatives in a Resort: A Case Study in Summerset at Rompin, Pahang, Malaysia. Proceedings of 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism – Education Forum. Pattaya, Thailand – Oct. 2-5, 2005.
  • Nair, V. (2005). Ecotourism Certification &Rating: Are We Ready? Proceedings of Asia-Pacific Ecotourism Conference 2005. Johore Bahru, Malaysia – August 17-20, 2005.
  • Nair, V. (2006). The Tsunami Impact on Tourism Industry. Proceedings of the 4th National Tourism Educators Association of Malaysia (TEAM) Conference 2006. Hotel Singgahsana, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. 9-10 March 2006.
  • Nair, V. (2006). Understanding the Perception of Tourism Landscape in Langkawi, Malaysia. Proceedings of the 4th Asia-Pacific CHRIE (APacCHRIE) & 12th Asia-Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) Conference 2006. Hualien, Taiwan. 26-29 June 2006.
  • Nair, V. (2006). The Seeds of Research in Private Colleges and University-Colleges in Malaysia: An Exploratory Study. Proceedings of Taylor’s College Teaching & Learning Conference 2006. Taylor’s College, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. 2nd September 2006.
  • Nair, V. (2006). Developing Benchmarks for Ecotourism Certification in Malaysia. Proceedings of the Asia-Euro Tourism, Culture & Gastronomy Conference 2006. Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. 9-10 November 2006.
  • Nair, V. & Hurnath, C. (2006). The Contribution of the Hospitality & Tourism Higher Education Institution on Poverty Alleviation among the Disabled Community in Malaysia. Proceedings of UNESCAP-Groupe Developpement Seminar on “Tourism and Poverty Reduction”. United Nation Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand. 29 November 2006.
  • Nair, V. & Azmi, R. (2006). Understanding the Perception of Tourism Landscape in Langkawi, Malaysia: Responsible Tourism Landscape in Langkawi, Malaysia. Proceedings of the 4th Asia-Pacific CHRIE (APacCHRIE) & 12th Asia-Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) Conference 2006. Hualien, Taiwan. 26-29 June 2006.
  • Hurnath, C. & Nair, V. (2007). The contribution of Higher Educational Hospitality and Tourism Institutions in the Development and welfare of vulnerable communities: A Case study of Taylor’s School of Hospitality. Proceedings of the 5th APAC-CHRIE and 13th APTA Joint Conference 2007. Beijing, China. 24- 27 May 2007.
  • Nair, V. (2007). The Coming ‘Asian Waves’ of Tourism, Hotel & Event Education: The Malaysian Experience. Proceedings of the 5th APAC-CHRIE and 13th APTA Joint Conference 2007, Beijing, China. 24- 27 May 2007.
  • Nair, V. & Hurnath, C. (2007). Alleviating poverty among the vulnerable community in Malaysia via tourism: A private higher education institution approach in Malaysia. Proceedings of the 2007 International CHRIE Conference. Dallas, Texas, USA. 25-29 July 2007.
  • Nair, V. (2007). Trends in Asia-Pacific Tourism, Hotel & Event Education. Proceedings for the 2007 International CHRIE Conference & Marketplace. Dallas, Texas, USA. 25-29 July 2007.
  • Devi, B. & Nair, V. (2007). First-Year Experience of International Students in Hospitality & Tourism Programme: A Private Higher Education Viewpoint. Proceedings of the 5th Tourism Educators Conference on Tourism and Hospitality. Penang, Universiti Sains Malaysia. 3 – 4 August 2007. ISBN: 978-983-3986-46-0
  • Daya, P. & Nair, V. (2007). Effectiveness of Computer-based Learning for Practical Hospitality Subjects: A Quickdo(TM) approach in the Hospitality Programme. Proceedings of the 3rd ERITA-Asia Seminar. 30-31 October 2007. Taylor’s Graduate School, Malaysia.
  • Nair, V. (2008). Industry Relevance in Education: The Malaysian Scene. Proceedings of the 6th APAC-CHRIE Conference THE-ICE International Panel of Experts Forum 2008. Perth, Australia. 21-24 May 2008.
  • Nair, V. (2008). Alleviating Poverty via Tourism Development: Mega Development Projects in Malaysia towards Vision 2020. Proceedings of the 1st International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) European Conference. Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. 21-24 October 2008.
  • Nair, V. (2008). Responsible Ecotourism Management in Malaysia: Tracking Mechanism Using Knowledge Elicitation System. Proceedings of the RARC (Rikkyo Amusement Research Centre) International Conference 2008. 3-4 November 2008. USM, Penang, Malaysia. [ISBN: 978-4-903985-01-5]
  • Nair, V. (2008). Transferring Know-How from Developing Country to Least Developed Countries (LDC) – Poverty Alleviation Strategy via Tourism in Malaysia’s Mega Development Corridor Projects. Proceedings of the 2nd Asia-Euro Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy Conference 2008. Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. 20-21 November 2008.
  • Nair, V. & Tarride, C. (2009) Community-based Tourism (CBT) Project: A Case Study of the Homestay Initiative of Tasik Bera’s Semelai Tribe in Peninsular Malaysia. Proceedings of the 7th APAC-CHRIE Conference 2009. Singapore. 28-31 May 2009. [ISBN: 978-981-08-3221-6]
  • Nair, V. (2009). Tasik Bera's Semelai Tribe in Peninsular Malaysia: Viability of Achieving Conservation Goals through Community based Tourism (CBT). Proceedings of the World Ecotourism Conference 2009. 15-18 July, Vientiane, Laos PDR.
  • Nair, V. (2010). Leading the Way Towards Sustainability: The Taylor’s Lakeside Campus Approach. Proceedings of International Conference of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET). 21-23 June 2010, Brunei Darussalam.
  • Nair, V. (2010). Is Ecotourism Really Responsible Tourism. Proceedings of Tourism Destination Development Conference. 28 September 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Nair, V. (2010). Tourism in the Economic Transformation Plan. Proceedings of Regional Conference on Tourism Research.14 December 2010, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Nair, V. (2011). Moving the Industry towards Responsible Tourism. Proceedings of the Environmental Development Conference. 12-13 April 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Nair, V. & Coughlin, E. (2011). Alleviating Poverty via Community Based Tourism: A Case Study of the Kelabit Community in Bario, Sarawak. Proceedings of the Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management Conference. 19-24 June 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Nair, V. (2011). Conceptualizing a National Multi-Dimensional Responsible Rural Tourism Capacity (RRTC) Framework: A Malaysian Approach towards High Yield via Sustainable Tourism. Proceedings of the 3rd World Ecotourism Conference 2011. 3-5 October 2011, Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia.
  • Nair, V. & Badaruddin, M. (2011). Responsible Rural Tourism Capacity (RRTC) Framework: A National Approach towards Sustainable Tourism. Proceedings of the e-Bario Knowledge Fair 3 2011, 16-18 November 2011. Bario, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Siow, M. L., Ramachandran, S., & Nair, V. (2011). Scoping the potentials and pitfalls of rural tourism policies: a constructivist perspective. Proceedings of the 5th International Panel of Experts in Tourism and Hospitality Tourism (THE-ICE) Conference, 23-25 November 2011. Taylor's University, Malaysia.
  • Pakshir, L. & Nair, V. (2011). Sustainability of Homestay as a Form of Community Based Tourism in Rural Community in Bavanat-Iran. Proceedings of the 5th International Panel of Experts in Tourism and Hospitality Tourism (THE-ICE) Conference, 23-25 November 2011. Taylor's University, Malaysia.
  • Nair, M., Ramachandran, S. & Nair, V. (2011). A Multi-criteria Decision Making Approach for Responsible Rural Tourism. Proceedings of the 5th International Panel of Experts in Tourism and Hospitality Tourism (THE-ICE) Conference, 23-25 November 2011. Taylor's University, Malaysia.
  • Prabhakaran, S., Nair, V. & Ramachandran, S. (2011). Identifying the Challenges Impacting Water Resources Management Caused by Various Stakeholders in the Rural Tourism Setting in Malaysia. Proceedings of the 5th International Panel of Experts in Tourism and Hospitality Tourism (THE-ICE) Conference, 23-25 November 2011. Taylor's University, Malaysia.
  • Koshy, N., Shuib, A., Ramachandran, S., Herman, S. & Nair, V. (2011). Exploring Economic Valuation and Impact of Rural Tourism: A Post Positivist Perspective. Proceedings of the 5th International Panel of Experts in Tourism and Hospitality Tourism (THE-ICE) Conference, 23-25 November 2011. Taylor's University, Malaysia.
  • Siow, M. L., Ramachandran, S., & Nair, V. (2012). Aligning the context of rural tourism policies in Sabah. Paper accepted at the 5th International Colloquium on Tourism and Leisure (ICTL), 9-12 July 2012. Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Siow, M. L., Ramachandran, S., Shuib, A., Nair, M., Prabhakaran, S., & Nair, V. (2012). Rural resources as tourism capital: The case of Setiu Wetlands. Proceeding of the Regional Symposium on Rural Tourism: Scaling up Community-Based Ecotourism, 18 May 2012. Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • Yeo, A.W., Nair, V., Songan, P., Kulathuramaiyer, N., Lo, M. C., & Mohamad, A. A. (2012). ICT in Community Based Tourism in Bario, Sarawak: Improvements on Social Economic Development. Proceeding of the Regional Symposium on Rural Tourism: Scaling up Community-Based Ecotourism, 18 May 2012. Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • Nair, V., Uma Thevi, M., Sushila Devi, R. & King, N. (2012). Redefining Rural Tourism in Malaysia: Moving the Industry up the Value Chain. Proceeding of the Regional Symposium on Rural Tourism: Scaling up Community-Based Ecotourism, 18 May 2012. Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • Chia, K.W., Shuib, A., Ramachandran, S., Herman, S., Nair, V., Nurul Azwa, A. (2012). Applicability of Inclusive Business Model for Sustainable Community Based Tourism Development in Taman Negara Malaysia, Kuala Tahan Pahang, Malaysia. Proceeding of the Regional Symposium on Rural Tourism: Scaling up Community-Based Ecotourism, 18 May 2012. Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • Nair, V. (2012). Innovating Responsible Rural Tourism: Scaling-up the Industry towards High Yield. Proceeding of the 6th International Conference on Responsible Tourism 2012 (RTD6), 18-20 June 2012. Sao Paolo, Brazil.
  • Nair, V., Lo, M.C. & Singh, S. (2012). Tourism and Economic Transformation Programme: The Case of Malaysia. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual summit on Business and Entrepreneurial Studies. Kuching, Sarawak. 15-16 Oct 2012. [ISI indexed].
  • Lo, M.C., Nair, V., Songan, P. & Hui, L.H. (2013). Assessing the Impact of Rural Tourism Development on the Destination Environment: A Local Communities' Perspective. Proceedings of the BEST Education Network Think Tank XIII. 23-26 June 2013. Taylor's University, Malaysia.
  • Uma Thevi, M., Sushila Devi, Mura, P. & Nair, V. (2013). Local Residents’ Involvement in Rural Tourism: The Case of KOPEL in Kinabatangan, Sabah, Malaysia. Proceedings of the BEST Education Network Think Tank XIII. 23-26 June 2013. Taylor's University, Malaysia.
  • Tanuja, V., Nair, V. & Ramachandran, S. (2013). Conceptualizing a Corporate Social Performance (CSP) Framework for Rural Tourism Destinations: Measuring Tourist Satisfaction to Increase Revisitation. 12th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students' Research in Tourism (APF) & 5th Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC). 27-29 June 2013. Taylor’s University, Malaysia.
  • Lee, S.W. & Nair, V. (2013). Conceptualizing a framework to study the tourist choice of transport in rural tourism destination. 12th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students' Research in Tourism (APF) & 5th Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC). 27-29 June 2013. Taylor’s University, Malaysia.
  • Sunita Devi, A. & Nair, V. (2013). Conceptualizing Carbon Footprint And Offset Measures For Rural Tourism Destinations. 12th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students' Research in Tourism (APF) & 5th Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC). 27-29 June 2013. Taylor’s University, Malaysia.
  • Chin, C.H., Lo, M.C., Songan, P. & Nair, V. (2013). Rural Tourism Destination Competitiveness: The Moderating Impact of Communities Support. 12th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students' Research in Tourism (APF) & 5th Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC). 27-29 June 2013. Taylor’s University, Malaysia.
  • Chiao, L.Y. & Nair, V. (2013). Conceptualizing a Safety and Security Framework of Tourists’ Perception and Travel Behavior in Rural Destinations. 12th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students' Research in Tourism (APF) & 5th Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC). 27-29 June 2013. Taylor’s University, Malaysia.
  • Sook, F.F., Lo, M.C., Songan, P. & Nair, V. (2013). Conceptualizing Stakeholder’s Perception toward Tourism Performance in Rural Areas of Malaysia: The Moderating Impact of Relationship Building. 12th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students' Research in Tourism (APF) & 5th Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC). 27-29 June 2013. Taylor’s University, Malaysia.
  • Tay, K.X. Kim, J., Nair, V. & Ramachandran, S. (2013). Conceptualizing a research framework for tour operators’ motivation and practices in responsible rural tourism development. 12th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students' Research in Tourism (APF) & 5th Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC). 27-29 June 2013. Taylor’s University, Malaysia.
  • Abdallah, J.O. & Nair, V. (2013). Conceptualizing Framework for Analysing the Sanitation Behaviour of Local Communities in Rural Tourism Destination. 12th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students' Research in Tourism (APF) & 5th Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC). 27-29 June 2013. Taylor’s University, Malaysia.
  • Khosravi, S., Badaruddin, M. & Nair, V. (2013). Conceptualizing a Community Capacity Building Framework for Tourism Development. 12th Asia Pacific Forum for Graduate Students' Research in Tourism (APF) & 5th Graduate Research Colloquium (GRC). 27-29 June 2013. Taylor’s University, Malaysia.
  • Prabhakaran, S., Nair, V. & Ramachandran, S. (2013). Community Participatory Approach of Waste Mitigation in the Marine Environment of Semporna. Proceeding of the International Forestry Graduate Students’ Conference 2013. 2-4 July 2013. UPM.
  • Lo, M.C., Songan, P., Ramayah, T., Yeo, A. & Nair, V. (2013). Rural Tourism Development. Industry’s Perspectives on Sustainable Tourism. International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research. Vol. 65. pp. 14-18. (EBSCO Indexed)
  • Hamzah, A., Nair, V. & Mohamed, B. (2013). Community Based Tourism as a Catalyst for Rural Empowerment and Revitalisation: Does it Flatter to Deceive? Proceedings of the International Conference on Rural Tourism 2013. Aveiro, Portugal: 4-6 Sept 2013.
  • Adeyinka-Ojo, S.F., Lattimore, C.K. & Nair, V. (2014). Developing Rural Tourism Destination Brand Indicators Using Qualitative Approach. Proceedings of the 12th Asia Pacific CHRIE (APacCHRIE) Conference 2014. 21-24 May 2014. Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa and Taylor's University, Malaysia
  • Prabhakaran, S., Nair, V. & Ramachandran, S. (2014). Community Participation in Rural Tourism: Towards a Conceptual Framework. Proceedings of the 5th Asia-Euro Conference 2014 in Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy in conjunction with: 4th Responsible Rural Tourism Symposium (RRTS) 2014. 19-21 May 2014. Taylor's University, Malaysia.
  • Khosravi, S., Mohamed, B. & Nair, V. (2014). Identifying Dimensions of Community Capacity. Proceedings of the 5th Asia-Euro Conference 2014 in Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy in conjunction with: 4th Responsible Rural Tourism Symposium (RRTS) 2014. 19-21 May 2014. Taylor's University, Malaysia.
  • Chiao, L.Y., Lattimore, C.K. & Nair, V. (2014). Tourist Risk Perception at Marine Destination in Malaysia. Proceedings of the 12th Asia Pacific CHRIE (APacCHRIE) Conference 2014. 21-24 May 2014. Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa and Taylor's University, Malaysia.

Other Articles

  • Nair, V., Daud, M., Nathan, G. and Ramli, A.R. (1998). Terrestrial Vegetation Interaction in a Balanced Ecosystem. The Newsletter of the Environmental Management and Research Association of Malaysia (BERITA m). Malaysia. Jan. 1998. (2-3).
  • Nair, V. (2001) Educommerce: Are we heading the right direction? Education Quarterly.Malaysia. Jan. 2001. Malaysia. (27-28).
  • Nair, V. and Daud, M. (2002). The Business of Ecotourism: A New Phenomenon towards Sustainable Management. Business Today. Vol. 2, Issue 2, February 2002. Malaysia. (44-45).
  • Nair, V. and Daud, M. (2002). Ecotourism. Business Today. Vol. 2, Issue 3, March 2002. Malaysia. (44-45).
  • Nair, V. and Daud, M. (2002). Sustainable Management and Ecotourism.  Business Today, April 2002, Vol.2, Issue 4. , Malaysia. (42-43).
  • Nair, V. and Daud, M. (2002). Making Ecotourism Pay. Business Today, November 2002, Vol.2, Issue 11. , Malaysia. (70-74).
  • Nair, V. and Daud, M. (2002). Venturing into Ecotourism. Business Today, December 2002, Vol.2, Issue 12. , Malaysia. (70-73).
  • Nair, V. (2003). A Career in Travel. Business Today, March 2003, Vol.3, Issue 3. , Malaysia. (71-73).
  • Nair, V. and Vivian (2003). An Ecological Haven. Business Today, April 2003, Vol.3, Issue 4. , Malaysia. (67-72).
  • Nair, V. (2003). E-Commerce in Travel Trade. Business Today, May 2003, Vol.3, Issue 5. , Malaysia. (68-69).
  • Nair, V. (2003). Online Service for Travellers. Business Today, June 2003, Vol.3, Issue 6., Malaysia. (68-72).
  • Nair, V. (2003). Travel by Wire. Business Today, July 2003, Vol.3, Issue 7., Malaysia. (69-73).
  • Nair, V. and Ong, S.F. (2003). Research to Ringgit. Business Today, August 2003, Vol.3, Issue 8. , Malaysia. (68-72).
  • Nair, V. (2003). Eco-Cooperation. Business Today, September 2003, Vol.3, Issue 9. , Malaysia. (72-73).
  • Nair, V. and Daud, M. (2003). E-rating for Ecotourism. Business Today, October 2003, Vol.3, Issue 10. , Malaysia. (71-72).
  • Nair, V. and Daud, M. (2003). Evaluation of Eco-rating Site. Business Today, November 2003, Vol.3, Issue 11. , Malaysia. (70-73).
  • Nair, V.  and Daud, M. (2003). Eco-rating Scale. Business Today, December 2003, Vol.3, Issue 12. , Malaysia. (68-69).
  • Nair, V.  (2004). Teamwork Tourism. Business Today, January 2004, Vol.4, Issue 1., Malaysia. (66-72).
  • Nair, V.  (2004). Simulation for Growth. Business Today, February 2004, Vol.4, Issue 2. , Malaysia. (72-73).
  • Nair, V. and Tamrin, D.  (2004). Customer Service. Business Today, March 2004, Vol.4, Issue 3. , Malaysia. (72-74).
  • Nair, V. and Tamrin, D.  (2004). The Importance of Training. Business Today, April 2004, Vol.4, Issue 4. , Malaysia. (66-68).
  • Nair, V. and Neethiahnanthan A.R. (2004). ICT in Tourism. Business Today, May 2004, Vol.4, Issue 5. , Malaysia. (70-73).
  • Nair, V. (2004). Scaling Gunung Tahan. Business Today, June 2004, Vol.4, Issue 6. , Malaysia. (69-71).
  • Nair, V. (2004). Tourism Education. Business Today, July 2004, Vol.4, Issue 7. , Malaysia. (70-73).
  • Nair, V. (2004). Eco-Resort. Business Today, August 2004, Vol.4, Issue 8, Malaysia. (68-71).
  • Nair, V. (2004). Caring for the Environment. Business Today, September 2004, Vol.4, Issue 9, Malaysia. (56-59).
  • Nair, V. (2004). For Nature Lovers. Business Today, October 2004, Vol.4, Issue 10, Malaysia. (54-57).
  • Nair, V. and Daud, M. (2004). Ecotourism Sites. Business Today, November 2004, Vol.4, Issue 11. , Malaysia. (60-63).
  • Nair, V. and Daud, M. (2004). More Ecotourism Sites. Business Today, December 2004, Vol.4, Issue 12. , Malaysia. (60-62).
  • Nair, V. (2005). Legend of Damai Laut. Business Today, January 2005, Vol.5, Issue 1, Malaysia. (60-62).
  • Nair, V. (2005). The Mystique of Pangkor Island. Business Today, February 2005, Vol.5, Issue 2, Malaysia. (60-63).
  • Nair, V. (2005). The World at your Doorstep. Business Today, March 2005, Vol.5, Issue 3, Malaysia. (58-61).
  • Nair, V. (2005). Pamper Yourself at Samsara Spa. Business Today, June 2005, Vol.5, Issue 6, Malaysia. (88-91).
  • Nair, V. and Tai Siew Yen (2005). The Gateway to Borneo. Business Today, August 2005, Vol.5, Issue 8, Malaysia. (84-87).
  • Nair, V., Daud, M., Badaie, M.Z. and Mohd, A. (2005). Cyber Solution to Ecotourism Rating. Information for Development (i4d) Print Magazine. August 2005 Issue. India. (13-14).
  • Nair, V. (2005). Mulu Simply Breathtaking. Business Today, September 2005, Vol.5, Issue 9, Malaysia. (82-85).
  • Nair, V. (2005). Rendezvous with Nature’s Paradise. Business Today, October 2005, Vol.5, Issue 10, Malaysia. (84-86).
  • Nair, V. (2005). A Mesmerising Trip Above the Altitude. Business Today, November 2005, Vol.5, Issue 11, Malaysia. (86-87).
  • Nair, V. (2005). The Mystique Tasik Chini. Business Today, December 2005, Vol.5, Issue 12, Malaysia. (100-102).
  • Nair, V. (2006). Toulouse: La Ville Rose. Business Today, February 2006, Vol.6, Issue 2, Malaysia. (86-88).
  • Nair, V. (2006). Oh la la... It’s the Eiffel Tower. Business Today, March 2006, Vol.6, Issue 3, Malaysia. (80-82).
  • Nair, V. (2006). Savouring a Splendid Stay: ‘Share-a-Tonne’ of Memories at the Sheraton Hotel Penang. Business Today, April 2006, Vol.6, Issue 4, Malaysia. (80-83).
  • Nair, V. (2006). Penang’s Chew Jetty: A Hidden Heritage. Business Today, June 2006, Vol.6, Issue 6, Malaysia. (80-82).
  • Nair, V. (2006). A Place to Feel Inspired: Llandudno, Wales. Business Today, July 2006, Vol.6, Issue 7, Malaysia. (80-82).
  • Nair, V. (2006). Cuisine Befitting a King: Ashoka Restaurant offers fine Northern Indian fare with a Japanese twist. Business Today, August 2006, Vol.6, Issue 8, Malaysia. (110-111).
  • Nair, V. (2006). Trails, Tales and Tradition: Cameron Highlands Resort. Business Today, September 2006, Vol.6, Issue 9, Malaysia.
  • Nair, V. (2006). Taroko Gorge: Nature at its Best. Business Today, October 2006, Vol.6, Issue 10, Malaysia. (100-102).
  • Nair, V. (2006). Best of the Best Airport Hotel in Asia: Pan Pacific KLIA is Truly Above the Rest for the Tired Traveller. Business Today, November 2006, Vol.6, Issue 11, Malaysia. (102-104).
  • Nair, V. (2006). Fraser’s Hill: Be Mesmerised by Age-Old Heritage. Business Today, December 2006, Vol.6, Issue 12, Malaysia. (104-106).
  • Nair, V. (2006). Ecotourism: A Career in Responsible Tourism. Courses Now: Hospitality & Tourism. Issue 4, 2006. (30-31).
  • Nair, V. (2007). Visit Malaysia Year 2007: Let the Show Begin. Business Today, January 2007, Vol.7, Issue 1, Malaysia. (102-105).
  • Nair, V. (2007). Business of Tourism, Culture & Gastronomy: A Look at the Asia-Euro Link.Business Today, March 2007, Vol.7, Issue 3, Malaysia. (48-51).
  • Nair, V. (2007). Relationship between Teaching & Research. Bits & Bytes Research Newsletter, Taylor’s University College, Malaysia. Vol. 1, Issue 1. October 2007. (2)
  • Nair, V. (2008). Working in the Exciting World of Hospitality & Tourism. Courses Now: Hospitality & Tourism. Issue 55, Sept. 2008. (35-37).
  • Nair, V. (2008). Water Shortage in a Tropical Rainforest Country like Malaysia? Heatless: Tourism Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change. Taylor’s School of Hospitality & Tourism Publishers, Malaysia. (42-44).
  • Nair, V. (2008). The ABC of Understanding Research. Bits & Bytes Research Newsletter, Taylor’s University College, Malaysia. Vol. 2, Issue 1. March 2008. (3).
  • Nair, V. (2008). Research led Teaching. Bits & Bytes Research Newsletter, Taylor’s University College, Malaysia. Vol. 2, Issue 2. June 2008. (2).
  • Nair, V. (2008). Citation Index (C.I.) JournalsBits & Bytes Research Newsletter, Taylor’s University College, Malaysia. Vol. 2, Issue 3. September 2008. (2).
  • Ang, M. and Nair, V. (2008). The Malaysian Research Agenda vs. Taylor’s Research AgendaBits & Bytes Research Newsletter, Taylor’s University College, Malaysia. Vol. 2, Issue 4. December 2008. (2)
  • Nair, V. (2009). Eradicating Poverty via Tourism Development. Le Petit Hotelier Newsletter.Vol. 1. 2009. (10-11).
  • Nair, V. (2009). Sustainable Ecotourism. Impak: Quarterly DOE Update on Environment, Development and Sustainability. Issue 1. 2009. (10-11).
  • Nair, V. Wong, K.Y. and Mohamed, B. (2009). ASEAN Tourism Development Corridor. Taylor’s Research Synopsis. Vol. 1, Issue 1, 4 September 2009. (1-2)
  • Nair, V. (2009). Climate Change: Educating the Youth of the World. Impak: Quarterly DOE Update on Environment, Development and Sustainability. Issue 2. 2009. (8-9).
  • Nair, V. (2010). Discerning the Equilibrium between Development and Sustainability. IMPAK: Quarterly DOE Update on Environment, Development and Sustainability. Issue 2. 2010.
  • Nair, V (2010). Post Copenhagen: A Greener Workforce? IMPAK: Quarterly DOE Update on Environment, Development and Sustainability, Issue 1/2010.
  • Nair, V (2010). Greening Tourism: Moving Towards Responsible Tourism. IMPAK: Quarterly DOE Update on Environment, Development and Sustainability, Issue 3/2010.
  • Nair, V. (2010). Industri Pelancongan dan Perhotelan Hijau (Tourism Industry and Green Hotel). Era Hijau. Issue 3, 2010.
  • Nair, V. (2010). How to Teach Smart People to Learn: Food for Thought. Taylor’s Research Insight. March 2010, Vol. 4, Issue 1.
  • Nair, V. (2010). Kenyir at Risk with Duty Free Zone (DFZ) Status. The Star. 4 October 2010.
  • Nair, V (2010). From Copenhagen to Cancun: A New Climate Deal Reached! IMPAK: Quarterly DOE Update on Environment, Development and Sustainability, Issue 4/2010.
  • Nair, V (2011). Research Output versus Return on Investment (ROI) for Private IHLS: Food for Thought. New Straits Times. 27 February 2011.
  • Nair, V (2011). Academic Authorship: KPI vs KIP. New Straits Times. 5 June 2011.
  • Nair, V (2011). Redefining Sustainable Development Models. IMPAK: Quarterly DOE Update on Environment, Development and Sustainability, Issue 1/2011.
  • Nair, V (2011). A National Framework for Responsible Tourism Carrying Capacity. IMPAK: Quarterly DOE Update on Environment, Development and Sustainability, Issue 3/2011.
  • Nair,V. & Tengku Hanidza, T.I. (2011). Keunikan Pulau Sipadan. Era Hijau. Issue 4, 2011.
  • Nair, V (2012). Success or Failure: United Nations Climate Change Conference 2011 – Durban, South Africa. IMPAK: Quarterly DOE Update on Environment, Development and Sustainability, Issue 1/2012.
  • Nair, V (2012). Rio+20 – The Future We Want? Back to Rio: 1992-2012. IMPAK: Quarterly DOE Update on Environment, Development and Sustainability, Issue 3/2012.
  • Lo, M.C. & Nair, V. (2012). Environmental Resources: Finding the Right Equilibrium. IMPAK: Quarterly DOE Update on Environment, Development and Sustainability, Issue 3/2012.
  • Nair, V (2012). Eco-Economy: Is the Developing World Ready to Go Green? IMPAK: Quarterly DOE Update on Environment, Development and Sustainability, Issue 4/2012.
  • Nair, V (2012). Cleaner Production to Reduce the Carbon Footprint. Cleaner Production: Towards Environment Friendly Industries. Vol. 2(1). July 2012.

Guest Lectures/ Keynote/ Plenary Papers Delivered
  • 2002: Information Technology in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry Guest Lecture for Bachelor in Hospitality & Tourism, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).
  • 2005: Ecotourism Certification & Rating: Are We Ready? Keynote Speaker at the Asia-Pacific Ecotourism Conference 2005: Johore Bahru, Malaysia. August 17-20, 2005.
  • 2006: Rating of Ecotourism Sites Based on Safety, Health & Environmental Quality Assurance. Guest Lecture for Masters in Tourism Planning at the School of Housing, Building & Planning in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
  • 2006: Responsible Tourism Initiative - Promoting Sustainable Tourism in Asia: A Wild Asia & Taylor’s College Initiative. Guest Lecture for Bachelor of Economic (majoring in Tourism) at Faculty of Economics & Management Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • 2007: Ecotourism Rating & Quality Assurance: The Malaysian Experience. Guest Lecture for Master of Tourism & Hospitality Management at University of Toulouse II, France.
  • 2007: Guiding the Hospitality Industry Towards Responsible Tourism.  Guest Lecture for Master of Tourism & Hospitality Management at University of Toulouse II, France.
  • 2007: Tourism Risk Management in Southeast Asia.  Guest Lecture for Master of Tourism & Hospitality Management at University of Toulouse II, France.
  • 2007: The Coming ‘Asian Waves’ of Tourism, Hotel & Event Education: The Malaysian Scene. Plenary speaker at the 5th APac-CHRIE & 13th APTA Joint Conference: Beijing, China. 24-27 May 2007.
  • 2007: Trends in Asia-Pacific Tourism, Hotel & Event Education: The Malaysian Experience.  Plenary speaker at the 2007 International CHRIE Conference: Dallas, USA. 24-29 July 2007.
  • 2008: Developing Industry Relevant Education – The Malaysia Scene.  Plenary speaker at the 6th APac-CHRIE & THE-ICE International Panel of Expert Forum 2008: Perth, Australia. 21-24 May 2008.
  • 2008: Understanding Responsible Tourism in this 21st Century: The Malaysian Experience. Guest Lecture for Masters & PhD Programme in Tourism Management at the College of Tourism in Rikkyo University, Japan.
  • 2008: Ecotourism Accreditation & Responsible Tourism Award: Solution to the Future of Ecosystem in Asia. Guest Lecture for Academic Staff and Post Graduate Students of the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT), Macao.
  • 2008: Responsible Tourism Indicators & Their Application in Coastal & Island Management. Guest Lecture on Short Training Course: How to Successfully Plan and Manage Coastal & Island Tourism for delegates from Commonwealth.
  • 2009: Responsible Tourism, Keynote speaker At the 2009 17th National Convention for the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Educators of Phillipines (COHREP): Batangas City, Phillipines. 29-31 January 2009.
  • 2009: The Potential of Education Tourism in Malaysia: The Real Estate Backup.  Keynote Speaker at the 20th National Real Estate Convention, The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 11& 12th August 2009.
  • 2010: Leading the Way Towards Sustainability: The Taylor’s Lakeside Campus Approach. At IETBIC 2010: 2nd International Conference of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Brunei Darussalam Network. 21-22 June 2010.
  • 2010: Is Ecotourism Really Responsible Tourism? At Tourism Destination Development Conference 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 28 September 2010.
  • 2010: Tourism in the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). At Regional Conference on Tourism Research (RCTR 2010). Penang, Malaysia. 13-14 December 2010.
  • 2010: Education Trends in Hospitality & Tourism in Malaysia. At 8th Asia Pacific CHRIE Conference 2010. Phuket, Thailand. 12-14 August 2010.
  • 2011: The Taylor’s Lakeside Sustainable Eco-Campus. International Conference on “Sustainable Destination Excellence: Innovations in Alternative Tourism” (SDEIAT 2011). Jammu, India. 17-18 February, 2011.
  • 2011: Responsible Tourism: An Approach Towards a Sustained Economic Development. Environmental Conference 2011. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.12-13 April 2011.
  • 2011: Redefining Rural Tourism in Malaysia: Moving the Industry up the Value Chain. World Ecotourism Conference 2011. Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia. 3-5 October 2011.
  • 2011: Responsible Rural Tourism Capacity (RRTC) Framework: A National Approach towards Sustainable Tourism. e-Bario Knowledge Fair 3 2011. Bario, Sarawak, Malaysia. 16-18 November 2011.
  • 2012: Innovating Responsible Rural Tourism: Scaling-up the Industry towards High Yield. 6th International Conference on Responsible Tourism 2012 (RTD6). Sao Paolo, Brazil. 18-20 June 2012.
  • 2012: Research & Writing for International Publications: Trends & Issues. 10th Asia Pacific CHRIE (APacCHRIE) Conference 2012. Manila, Philippines. 5-8 June 2012.
  • 2012: Industry Academic Government Collaboration through Research. 1st LPU International Hospitality & Tourism Conference 2012. Manila, Philippines. 24-25 October 2012.
  • 2012: An Innovative Framework in Responsible Rural Tourism Monitoring & Management: A Multidimensional Approach for Malaysia. Iskandar Malaysia National Ecotourism Summit incorporating the Responsible Rural Tourism Symposium. Johor Bahru. 16-18 December 2012.
  • 2013: Scaling Up Responsible Rural Tourism: The Malaysian Experience World. Conference on Hospitality, Tourism & Event Research and International Convention & Expo Summit. Bangkok, Thailand. 24-28 May 2-13.
  • 2013: Responsible Tourism As A Platform For Change In The Tourism Sector. 11th Asia Pacific CHRIE Youth Conference. Macau, 24-28 May 2013.
  • 2013: Responsible Rural Tourism Innovations: A Malaysian Initiative towards Sustainability. Environmentally & Socially Responsible Tourism Capacity Development Programme. Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 6 Nov 2013.
  • 2013: Successful Community Based Tourism Approaches. Environmentally & Socially Responsible Tourism Capacity Development Programme. Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 6 Nov 2013. Keynote Presentation.
  • 2013: ASEAN Tourism Development Corridor. Environmentally & Socially Responsible Tourism Capacity Development Programme. Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. 26 Nov 2013. Keynote Presentation.
  • 2013: Using Responsible Rural Tourism Innovations in Capacity Building of the Indigenous Local Community: A Malaysian Approach. Invited Speaker at UNWTO Knowledge Network Symposium: 16-17 Nov 2013, Hong Kong.
  • 2014: Rural Tourism & Conservation in Conflict: The Semporna Marine Park, Sabah, Malaysia. The 5th World Ecotourism Conference. Cebu, Philippines. 20-22 February 2014.
  • 2014: Career Services and Internship: The Taylor’s University, Malaysia Approach. Asia Pacific Hospitality Education Internship Program Symposium. Kaohsiung, Taiwan. 17 January 2014.
  • 2014: Is Green Tourism Really Green? Claims and Reality. 12th. ASIA PACIFIC CHRIE (APacCHRIE) Conference 2014. Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia. 22 May 2014.
  • 2014: Poverty Alleviation Strategies via Sustainable Tourism Development: The Malaysian Experience. Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme: Short Course on Islamic Tourism – Understanding & Embracing the Opportunities for Sustainable Development. Kuala Lumpur & Malacca. 13 June 2014.
  • 2014: Conceptualising Carbon Footprint and Offset Measures for Rural Tourism Destinations: A Possible Plan for Himalaya? International Conference on Sustainable Resource Development in the Himalaya. Leh, Ladakh, India. 24-26 June 2014.
  • 2014: Carbon Footprint and Offset Measures for Sustainability of Urban Tourism Destinations. The 5th International Academic Consortium for Sustainable Cities Symposium. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 15-16 September 2014. Keynote Presentation.
  • 2014: ASEAN Tourism Research Direction and Trends: A Case Study of the Malaysian Responsible Rural Tourism Capacity Project. The 3rd Annual PSU Phuket International Conference 2014. Phuket, Thailand. 13-14 November 2014.
  • 2014: Public-Private Equilibrium in Higher Education. Seminar of Higher Education Research Policy. Penang. 4 December 2014.

Awards & Honours
  • Nov. 2002: Taylor's College, School Of Hospitality & Tourism Taylor's Education Group, Chairman's Award for Excellence 2002 (Academic)
  • Sept. 2004: Third National Tourism Educators Conference 2004 Tourism Educators Association of Malaysia (TEAM), Best Paper Award for Research in Tourism. Title of research: Application of Ecotourism Principles in a Selected Eco-Site in Malaysia: A Case in Summerset Colonial Hotel and Villas at Rompin, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Nov. 2006: The Outstanding Young Malaysian Award 2006 Junior Chambers Malaysia, Certificate of Merit Award for Excellence in Academic Leadership and Accomplishment 2006.
  • Oct. 2007: Taylor's University College Taylor's Education Group, Chairman's Award for Excellence 2007 (Research)
  • Nov. 2008: 2nd Asia-Euro Tourism, Hospitality & Gastronomy Conference 2008. Taylor's School of Hospitality & Tourism and University of Toulouse, France, Best Paper Award for Research in Tourism. Title of research: Transferring Know-How from Developing Country to Least Developed Countries (LDC): Poverty Alleviations Strategy via Tourism in Malaysia's Mega Development Corridor Projects
  • Aug. 2009: 20th National Real Estate Convention 2009. Association of Valuers and Property Consultants in Private Practice Malaysia (PEPS) and the Institution of Surveyors Malaysia, Best Paper Award. Title of research: The Potential of Education Tourism in Malaysia: The Real Estate Back-Up
  • Nov. 2009: The Outstanding Young Malaysian Award 2009. Junior Chambers Malaysia, Honorary Award for Excellence in Academic Leadership and Accomplishment 2009.
  • Oct. 2010: HOT SHOTS A PICTURE PAINTS A THOUSAND WORDS PHOTOGRAPH COMPETITION – KUNANG-KUNANG MAGAZINE. 2nd. Prize Winner: Splashing Waves at Tanah Lot, Bali.
  • Oct. 2011: TAYLOR'S UNIVERSITY. Taylor's Education Group, Chairman's Award for Excellence 2011 (Research).
  • Nov. 2011: 5TH THE-ICE INTERNATIONAL PANEL OF EXPERTS FORUM 2011 AND 2ND GRADUATE RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM (GRC). International Centre of Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality Education (THE-IC) and Taylor’s University, Best Conceptual Paper Award. Title of paper: Scoping the Potentials and Pitfalls of Rural Tourism Policies: A Constructivist Perspective.
  • Oct. 2012: 2012 BRITISH INVENTION SHOW (BIS), LONDON, UK Awarded Gold Medal for the project, “TOURSCAPE : An Integrated Systematic Approach to Manage Tourism Destinations. 24-27 October 2012, London, UK.
  • Feb. 2013: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOURISM DEVELOPMENT, 'BUILDING THE FUTURE OF TOURISM', PENANG, MALAYSIA. School of Housing, Building & Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Best Research Paper Award for the research entitle, “Gap analysis of future studies on wildlife tourism in Lower Kinabatangan, Sabah”. 4-5 February 2013, Penang, Malaysia
  • Mar. 2013: UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA SARAWAK (UNIMAS) EXPO R&D COMPETITION Awarded Gold Medal for the project, “Tourism Destinations: Achieving Performance Sustainability Through Spatial Integration”. 20-21 March 2013, Kuching, Sarawak.
  • June 2013: 12TH ASIA PACIFIC FORUM FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS' RESEARCH IN TOURISM (APF) 2013. Best Research Paper Award for the research paper entitled, “Conceptualizing Carbon Footprint and Offset Measures For Rural Tourism Destinations”. 27-29 June 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Oct. 2013: INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR – IDEAS, INVENTIONS & NEW PRODUCTS. Bronze Medal for the category Invention/ New Award for the project WikiTours: Achieving Performance Sustainability through Spatial Integration. 31 October – 3 November 2013, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Oct. 2013: TAYLOR’S UNIVERSITY, MALAYSIA. President’s Award 2013: Excellence in Research & Innovation. 25 October 2013, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Oct. 2013: TAYLOR’S UNIVERSITY, MALAYSIA. Long Service Award: 15 years. 25 October 2013, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Nov. 2013: PECIPTA 2013. Gold Medal for the category Education, Humanities & Quality of Life for the project WikiTours: Achieving Performance Sustainability through Spatial Integration. 7-9 November 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Nov. 2013: PECIPTA 2013. Special Award for Innovation from the Qatar Government for the project WikiTours: Achieving Performance Sustainability through Spatial Integration. 7-9 November 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Jan. 2014: 33RD. INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF NON-RESIDENT INDIANS. Jewel of India (Hind Rattan) Award: Outstanding Services, Achievements & Contributions in the field of Sustainable Tourism. 25 January 2014, New Delhi, India.
  • Feb. 2014: MALAYSIAN TECHNOLOGY EXPO (MTE). Gold Medal for the Invention/ Innovation for the project “WikiTours: Achieving Performance Sustainability through Spatial Integration”. 20-22 February 2014. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Feb. 2014: MALAYSIAN TECHNOLOGY EXPO (MTE). Special Panel Jury Gold Medal for the Invention for the project “WikiTours: Achieving Performance Sustainability through Spatial Integration”. 20-22 February 2014. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Feb. 2014: MALAYSIAN TECHNOLOGY EXPO (MTE). Leading Innovation Award for Excellent Invention for the project “WikiTours: Achieving Performance Sustainability through Spatial Integration”. 20-22 February 2014. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Professional Affiliations
  • Nov. 1998: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA (ENSEARCH). Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Ordinary Membership (membership no. 0866)
  • Jan. 1999: CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES (CETEC). Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Individual Membership (membership no. 0055)
  • Dec. 2001-present: ECOCLUB.COM: INTERNATIONAL ECOTOURISM CLUB. Psihico, Athens, Greece. Expert Panel for Ecotourism Management
  • Jan. 2002-present: SARAWAK DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE. Ordinary Membership (membership no. 0118)
  • Dec. 2002: THE INTERNATIONAL ECOTOURISM SOCIETY (TIES). Ordinary Membership
  • Sep. 2003: Malaysian Education Research Association (MERA). Ordinary Membership
  • Oct. 2003 - present: TOURISM EDUCATORS’ ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA (TEAM)
    Committee Member (2004/2006)
    Secretary (2006/2010) (2013/2014)
  • May 2005 – present: INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL ON HOTEL, RESTAURANT & INSTITUTIONAL EDUCATION (I-CHRIE)
    Individual Membership (membership no. 111468)
    Executive Secretary – Asia-Pacific CHRIE (2005/2006)
    Vice President – Asia-Pacific CHRIE (2006/2007)
    President – Asia-Pacific CHRIE (2007/2008)
    Chairman / Past President – Asia-Pacific CHRIE (2008/2009)
    Ex-Officio – Asia-Pacific CHRIE (2009 to present)
    I-CHIRE – Board of Directors (2007/2008)
    I-CHRIE – Strategic Planning Committee (2009/2011)
    I-CHRIE – Nomination Committee (2011/2013)
  • April 2011- present: NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE (IPPTN). Associate Research Fellow
  • 2012- present: MALAYSIAN ECOTOURISM ASSOCIATION (MEA). Vice President
  • 2012-present: BEST EDUCATION NETWORK (BEST EN): Commitment to Sustainable Tourism, Education & Training, MODUL University Vienna, Austria. Member

Research & Consultancy Projects

Research Projects
  • 1996: Prepared the Proposal for Intensified Research in Priority Area (IRPA) by Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment. Project Title: “Comprehensive expert systems for environmental impact assessments (EIA) evaluations, approvals and monitoring.” Joint Researcher / External (National) funding of RM900, 000.
  • 1998: Commercialisation of Expert System for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) project with XYBASE Sdn. Bhd. And Universiti Putra Malaysia. The project was funded by the Ministry of Science, Environment and Technology under the Intensified Research in Priority Areas (IRPA) funding. Joint Researcher / External (National) funding.
  • 1999: Prepared the Proposal for Intensified Research in Priority Area (IRPA) by Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment. Project Title: “Comprehensive expert systems for information capturing, sharing and managing for bio resources, ecotourism and related industries.” Joint Researcher / External (National) funding of RM500, 000.
  • 1999: Research on “Smart Field Management Computerised System Prototype for Immature and Mature Oil Palm Plantation”. Commissioned by Universiti Putra Malaysia. Joint Researcher / No funding.
  • 2003: Research on “Instructional Information and Communication Technology: Opportunities and Impediments to Hospitality and Tourism Educators”. Commissioned by Taylor’s University College. Joint Researcher / No funding.
  • 2004: Research on “Perception of Hospitality and Tourism Educators towards Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Pedagogy in Education: A Malaysian Context”. Commissioned by Taylor’s University College. Joint Researcher / No funding.
  • 2005: Research on “Application of a Simulation Exercise in Hospitality & Tourism Curriculum”. Commissioned by Taylor’s University College. Joint Researcher / No funding.
  • 2005: Research on “Application of Ecotourism Rating in Summerset Colonial Hotel and Villas at Rompin, Pahang, Malaysia”. Commissioned by Summerset Colonial Hotel and Villas. Lead Researcher / No funding.
  • 2005: Research on “Managing Business Risk in Digital Era”. Commissioned by Taylor’s University College. Joint Researcher / No funding.
  • 2005: Research on “An Exploratory Study on Bicycle Tour as Niche Market Tour Package in Malaysia” Commissioned by Taylor’s University College. Joint Researcher / No funding.
  • 2006: Research to investigate the “Issues and Pressure Points in Langkawi Tourism Development: Understanding the Responsible Tourism Landscape”. The project was funded by Taylor’s University College, Wild Asia and Langkawi Development Authority. Lead Research / Internal funding of RM16,650.
  • 2006: Research on “Crisis Management Plan: The Impact of the Tsunami on Tourism in Malaysia” Commissioned by Taylor’s University College & University of Toulouse, France. Lead Researcher / No funding.
  • 2006: Research on “Developing Benchmarks for Ecotourism Certification in Malaysia” Commissioned by Taylor’s University College. Lead Researcher / No funding.
  • 2006: Research on “An Exploratory Study on the Seeds of Research in Private Colleges and University-Colleges in Malaysia”. Commissioned by Taylor’s University College. Lead Researcher / No funding.
  • 2006: Research on “Poverty Alleviation via Tourism in Malaysia”. Commissioned by Taylor’s University College. Joint Researcher / No funding
  • 2007: Research on “First-Year Experience of International Students in Hospitality & Tourism Programme: A Private Higher Education Viewpoint”. Project was commissioned by National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN) based in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Joint Researcher / No funding.
  • 2008: Research on “Hospitality & Tourism Vocation: Program Selection in a Private Institution of Higher Learning in Malaysia.” Joint research collaboration with Victoria University, Australia for the Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE). Joint Researcher / No funding.
  • 2008: Research on “Poverty Alleviation Strategy via Tourism in Malaysia’s Mega Development Corridor Projects”. Commissioned by Taylor’s University College. Lead Researcher / No funding.
  • 2009: Research on “Community-based Tourism (CBT) Project: A Case Study of the Homestay Initiative of Tasik Bera’s Semelai Tribe in Peninsular Malaysia”. Commissioned by Taylor’s University College. Joint Researcher / No funding.
  • 2010: Research on “Poverty Eradication via Sustainable Community Based Tourism: A Case Study of the Kelabit Community in Bario, Sarawak”. Commissioned by Taylor’s University. Lead Researcher / Internal funding of RM7,600.
  • 2011-2016: Research on “National Multi-Dimensional Responsible Rural Tourism Capacity Framework for Sustainable Tourism”. Commissioned by Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. Lead Researcher / External funding of RM9million.
  • 2011: Research on “Revision Of Section 34a Of The Environmental Quality Act 1974 And Environmental Quality (Prescribed Activities) (Environmental Impact Assessment) Order 1987”. Commissioned by Jawatankuasa Perubahan Undang-Undang Malaysia (JPUUM) Lead Researcher / External funding of RM27,000.
  • 2012-2013: Research on “Public-Private Equilibrium (PPE) – Balancing Growth with Quality and Equity”. Commissioned by Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia via National Higher Education Research Centre (IPPTN). Lead Researcher / External funding of RM200,000.

Consultancy Projects
  • 2003: Member panel in the ecotourism & sustainable development discussion in the Malaysia-Thailand Technology & Business Partnership Dialogue which was jointly organised by the Malaysian Industry- Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) under the Office of the Science Advisor, Prime Minister’s Department of Malaysia, and the National Science and Technology Development Agency of Thailand (NSTDA), in collaboration with the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysia and the Ministry of Science and Technology of Thailand. Consultant Member/ No funding.
  • 2007: Consultant for Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ) in developing Tourism Master Plan and Action Plan for Petaling Jaya. The project is in collaboration with Tourism Educators Association of Malaysia. Total Funding Awarded: RM50, 000. Lead Consultant / External (National) funding.
  • 2007: Consultant for National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN) based in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) for the project on “Globalisation and Internationalisation of Higher Education: Issues in Teaching & Learning and Outcomes of Higher Education”. Consultant Member / No funding.
  • 2009: Consultant for National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN) based in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) for the project on developing a “Strategic Roadmap for Private Higher Education in Malaysia: Human Resources Issues in Private Higher Education in Malaysia”. Total Funding Awarded: RM2,500. Consultant Member / External (National) funding.
  • 2009: Consultant for National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN) based in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) for the study on “Issues of International Students in Malaysia”. Consultant Member / No funding.
  • 2009: Consultant for Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT) based in the Ministry of Higher Education for the project on “Leadership and Governance Issues in International Partnerships and Alliances”. Total Funding Awarded: RM10,000. Consultant Member / External (National) funding.
  • 2009: Consultant for Ministry of Higher Education in coordination by University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) for the project, “Study of Academic Recognition & Acknowledgement Plan for Higher Education in Malaysia”. Consultant Member / No funding.
  • 2009: Consultant for ASEAN and Ministry of Tourism, Malaysia for the project in developing the “ASEAN Tourism Development Corridor”. Total Funding Awarded: RM31,900. Lead Consultant / External (International) funding.
  • 2010: Consultant for National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN) based in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) for the project on “The Establishment of Malaysian Institution of Higher Learning Overseas”. Total Funding Awarded: RM258,000. Consultant Member / External (National) funding
  • 2011: Consultant for Ministry of Economic Affairs for the project, “MICE Evaluation in Taipei, Taiwan” Consultant Member / No funding (fully hosted by Taiwan MICE International Meetings Hosting Project under the Taiwan Familiarization Tour Programme).
  • 2012: Consultant for Ministry of Higher Education for the project, “Takrifan Pengantarabangsaan” (Defining Internationalisation) Bagi Teras 5: Mempergiatkan Pengantarabangsaan, Pelan Strategik Pengajian Tinggi Negara (PSPTN). Total Funding Awarded: RM155,250.00. Consultant Member / External (National) funding by Ministry of Higher Education via Project Lead, UKM.
  • 2013-2014: Consultant for City Council of Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) for the project, “Analysing the Service Quality of the City Council of Kuala Lumpur (DBKL). Total Funding Awarded: RM2mil. Consultant Member / External (National) funding by City Council of Kuala Lumpur via Project Lead, USM)

Training Projects (Arising from Research/ Consultancy)
  • 2007: Research workshop on “Capacity Building for an ASEAN MRT in Tourism (A National Socialization Workshop)” which was jointly organised Ministry of Tourism Malaysia and funded by the Australian Government via University of Queensland to develop a Common Competency Standards in Hospitality and Tourism for ASEAN member countries. Total Funding Awarded: RM17,000. Consultant Member / External (International) funding.
  • 2007: Research workshop for policy makers in the Commonwealth countries on “Policies & Strategies For Sustainable Tourism Development: The Malaysian Experience” which was jointly organised and facilitated by Commonwealth Tourism Centre, Taylor’s School of Hospitality & Tourism & Tourism Educators Association of Malaysia. Total Funding Awarded: RM270, 000. Lead Consultant / External (National) funding.
  • 2008: Research workshop for policy makers in the Commonwealth countries on “Strategies for Successful Destination Marketing” which is jointly organised and facilitated by Commonwealth Tourism Centre & Taylor’s School of Hospitality & Tourism. Total Funding Awarded: RM200, 000. Consultant Member / External (National) funding.
  • 2010: Research workshop for all stakeholders on “Towards Ideopolis Kuala Lumpur: Capitalizing on Higher Education for the Development of Globalizing City-Region” on 31 July 2010 at Trader’s Hotel, KL which is organised by IPPTN, USM and commissioned by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. Consultant Member / External (National) / No funding.
  • 2013: Research workshop for all stakeholders on “Environmentally and Socially Responsible Tourism Capacity Development Programme” on 1-31 November 2013 at Taylor’s School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts. Organised for Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and funded by European Union External Action. Total Funding Awarded: Euro 181,906. Consultant Member / External (International) funding.



  
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