Young-Sook Lee

Professor in Tourism Management


Professor Young-Sook Lee is Korean Australian (moved to Australia after her first degree). She completed her PhD in Sociology (applied in tourism) at the University of Queensland, Australia. She worked as a tourism academic in Australia (Griffith University) for over 15 years.

In 2014, she relocated to UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Since she moved to Norway, she acted as an expert adviser at the Nordic Expert Group for the Prime Minister's office in Finland. She also serves as an Expert Panel member for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Her areas of research include East Asian cultural philosophies in nature and tourism, tourist behavior, Arctic tourism and sustainability in tourism. In 2017, she led editing the first Arctic tourism book "Arctic Tourism Experiences: Production, Consumption and Sustainability". In 2018, she was selected as one of the members for the Idea Lab for the Future of Tourism (Idélab-Future Tourism: Sustainable and Profitable) by the Research Council of Norway.

  • Young-Sook Lee :
    South Korean Buddhist temple food: experiential cocreation through time and space with intertwined operand and operant resources
    Elsevier 2024 DOI
  • Young-Sook Lee, Line Mathisen, Siri Ulfsdatter Søreng :
    Cross-cultural co-creation of a tourist site: the emic and etic makings
    Edward Elgar Publishing 2023 ARKIV
  • Young-Sook Lee :
    Asia, mobilities, and consumption power and the Arctic
    Routledge 2021
  • Young-Sook Lee :
    A critique on the non-critical application of Veblen´s conspicuous consumption
    Routledge 2021
  • David Chapman, Young-Sook Lee, Agneta Larsson :
    Designing winter cities : Arctic urbanisation and Asian mobilities consumption
    Routledge 2021
  • Young-Sook Lee :
    Sustainable mobilities consumption and Asia in a global Arctic
    Routledge 2021
  • Yuan Cai, Jianyu Ma, Young-Sook Lee :
    How do Chinese travelers experience the Arctic? Insights from a hedonic and eudaimonic perspective
    Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism 2020 DOI
  • Yan Zhang, Young-Sook Lee :
    Chinese meaning of face in Arctic Norway: Cultural co-creation for tourist experiences
    Routledge 2020 DOI
  • Ekaterina P. Klimova, Young-Sook Lee :
    Images of Norway as a tourist destination: from Russian bloggers ́ perspective
    IGI Global 2019 DOI
  • Young-Sook Lee :
    Consuming food in pre-industrial Korean travel: approaching from Veblen´s conspicuous consumption
    Springer Nature 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Young-Sook Lee, Seiichi Sakuno, Nina Katrine Prebensen, Kazuhiko KImura :
    Tracing Shintoism in Japanese nature-based domestic tourism experiences
    Cogent Social Sciences 2018 ARKIV / FULLTEKST / DOI
  • Young-Sook Lee, Nina Katrine Prebensen :
    Value creation and co-creation experiences: an East Asian cultural knowledge framework approach
    CABI Publishing 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Nina Katrine Prebensen, Young-Sook Lee, Hyelin Lina Kim :
    Japanese tourists’ relatedness and connectedness with nature
    Beta 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Young-Sook Lee, Johan Edelheim :
    Tourists and Narration in the Arctic: The Changing Experience of Museums
    CABI Publishing 2017
  • Nina Katrine Prebensen, Young-Sook Lee, Joseph S. Chen :
    Connectedness and Relatedness to Nature: A Case of Neo-Confucianism among Chinese, South Korean and Japanese Tourists
    Routledge 2017
  • Young-Sook Lee, David Weaver, Nina Katrine Prebensen :
    Arctic destinations and attractions as evolving peripheral settings for the production and consumption of peak tourism experiences
    CABI Publishing 2017 DOI
  • Young-Sook Lee, David Weaver, Nina Katrine Prebensen :
    Arctic Tourism Experiences: Opportunities, Challenges and Future Research Directions for a Changing Periphery
    CABI Publishing 2017 DOI
  • Isabelle Guissard, Young-Sook Lee :
    Experiencing the Arctic in the Past: French Visitors to Finnmark in the Late 1700s and Early 1800s
    CABI Publishing 2017 ARKIV
  • Young-Sook Lee, Nina Katrine Prebensen, Joseph Chen :
    Christian Spirituality and Tourist Motivations
    Tourism Analysis 2015 DOI
  • Young-Sook Lee, Hee-Jung Lee :
    Time constraints scale in overseas tours: a case from South Korea
    Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research 2015 DOI
  • Anna Kwek, Young-Sook Lee :
    How “Face” Matters: Chinese Corporate Tourists in Australia
    Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing 2015 DOI
  • Liane Yuyan Ng, Young-Sook Lee :
    Confucian-heritage travel bloggers Chinese Singaporean and South Korean perspectives
    Journal of Vacation Marketing 2014 DOI
  • HT Bui, HC Wilkins, Young-Sook Lee :
    The social identities of Japanese backpackers
    Tourism, Culture & Communication 2014 DOI
  • HT Bui, HC Wilkins, Young-Sook Lee :
    Liminal experience of East Asian backpackers
    Tourist Studies 2014 DOI
  • Young-Sook Lee, Nina Katrine Prebensen :
    Value creation and co-creation in tourist experiences: an east asian cultural knowledge framework approach
    CABI Publishing 2014 DOI
  • Young-Sook Lee :
    Asian mobilities consumption in a changing Arctic
    Routledge 2021
  • Young-Sook Lee, Nina Katrine Prebensen, David Weaver :
    Arctic Tourism Experiences. Production, Comsumption and Sustainability
    CABI Publishing 2017
  • Young-Sook Lee :
    Asia and Arctic tourism
    Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism 2020 DOI

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    East Asian tourism

    Cultural philosophies & nature

    Arctic tourism

    Tourist behavior

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