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Dexter Choy, PhD

Dr. Dexter Choy is a Professor in the School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. In addition to his university experience, he has been an economist for the United States Department of Labor in Washington, DC. He also has been a consultant for Asian and Pacific governments and private corporations. Since 1981, he has consulted and lectured extensively throughout the Asia-Pacific region.The topics have ranged from Strategic Planning to Strategic Marketing and Product Development in the travel industry. The venues varied from Pacific islands such as the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; to Northeast Asia including China, Hong Kong, Taipei and Macao; all of Southeast Asia; South Asia including India and Sri Lanka and Vietnam in Indo-China.


His work has encompassed airline pricing, travel agency and tour operations, tourism forecasting, tourism planning and development, tourism marketing, and hotel operations.His research has been published in the top tourism journals, and he has coauthored two textbooks.He has been a project director and conducted studies on tourism in Hawai‘i, Asia and the Pacific islands funded by the State of Hawaii Office of Tourism, East-West Center Pacific Islands Development Program, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Agency. 


Throughout the years, he has provided assistance to various government tourism organizations, and professional associations in the Asia-Pacific region. From 1981-1986, he was a member of the Hawai‘i Visitors Bureau Research Committee and chaired the Committee from 1983-85. His current research focuses on writing a book on tourism development in Hawai‘i.

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Dexter Choy, PhD


School of Travel Industry Management

University of Hawai`i at Mānoa

2560 Campus Road

Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone:  (808) 956-7855 

Fax:  (808) 956-5378

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