Opportunities for protecting children in tourism
Ms Mona Ji Hyun Yang is a PhD candidate in sustainable and responsible tourism, specialised in child rights. Her doctoral research explores tourism impacts on host children in developing countries, using innovative visual research methods including drawing and photo-elicitation interviews to listen to the children’s voices. She has presented her research at multiple renowned international conferences, including the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) 2021 and Critical Tourism Studies (CTS) 2020; and several universities, including Sejong university in Korea and Rosen College of Hospitality Management in the USA. Mona also has published several journal articles in reputable journals such as Tourism Management (impact factor: 7.432) and Tourism Recreation Research (impact factor: 1.36). Currently, she is working on a project to empower children in developing countries through digital entrepreneurial skills.