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Lee, Young-Sook

Institutt for reiseliv og nordlige studier


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

In 2014, she moved to UiT The Arctic University of Norway as Head of Department (Tourism and Northern Studies). Since she moved to Norway, she was an expert adviser at the Nordic Expert Group for the Prime Minister's office in Finland. She also serves as a 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.


East Asian tourism

Cultural philosophies & nature

Arctic tourism

Tourist behavior

Papers and Citations: http://goo.gl/kPbmcB

Arbeider i CRIStin

  • Lee, Young-Sook; Sakuno, Seiichi; Prebensen, Nina Katrine; KImura, Kazuhiko. Tracing Shintoism in Japanese nature-based domestic tourism experiences. (fulltekst) Cogent Social Sciences 2018; Volum 4:1446671. ISSN 2331-1886.s 1 - 12.s doi: 10.1080/23311886.2018.1446671.

  • Prebensen, Nina Katrine; Lee, Young-Sook; Kim, Hyelin Lina. Japanese tourists’ relatedness and connectedness with nature. Beta 2018; Volum 32 (1). ISSN 0801-3322.s 5 - 19.s doi: 10.18261/ISSN.1504-3134-2018-01-01.

  • Lee, Young-Sook; Edelheim, Johan. Tourists and Narration in the Arctic: The Changing Experience of Museums. CABI Publishing 2017 ISBN 9781780648620.s 37 - 47.

  • Lee, Young-Sook; Weaver, David; Prebensen, Nina Katrine. Arctic Tourism Experiences: Opportunities, Challenges and Future Research Directions for a Changing Periphery. CABI Publishing 2017 ISBN 9781780648620.s 191 - 198.s doi: 10.1079/9781780648620.0191.

  • Lee, Young-Sook; Weaver, David; Prebensen, Nina Katrine. Arctic destinations and attractions as evolving peripheral settings for the production and consumption of peak tourism experiences. CABI Publishing 2017 ISBN 9781780648620.s 1 - 8.s doi: 10.1079/9781780648620.0001.

  • Prebensen, Nina Katrine; Lee, Young-Sook; Chen, Joseph S.. Connectedness and Relatedness to Nature: A Case of Neo-Confucianism among Chinese, South Korean and Japanese Tourists. Routledge 2017 (64) ISBN 978-1-138-96173-9. ISSN 2574-9323.s 57 - 67.

  • Guissard, Isabelle; Lee, Young-Sook. Experiencing the Arctic in the Past: French Visitors to Finnmark in the Late 1700s and Early 1800s. CABI Publishing 2017 ISBN 9781780648620.s 9 - 18.

  • Lee, Young-Sook; Lee, Hee-Jung. Time constraints scale in overseas tours: a case from South Korea. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research 2015; Volum 20 (10). ISSN 1094-1665.s 1111 - 1131.s doi: 10.1080/10941665.2014.957707.

  • Lee, Young-Sook; Prebensen, Nina Katrine; Chen, Joseph. Christian Spirituality and Tourist Motivations. Tourism Analysis 2015; Volum 20 (6). ISSN 1083-5423.s 631 - 643.s doi: 10.3727/108354215X14464845877959.

  • Kwek, Anna; Lee, Young-Sook. How “Face” Matters: Chinese Corporate Tourists in Australia. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing 2015; Volum 32 (1-2). ISSN 1054-8408.s 120 - 140.s doi: 10.1080/10548408.2014.986016.

  • Lee, Young-Sook; Prebensen, Nina Katrine. Value creation and co-creation in tourist experiences: an east asian cultural knowledge framework approach. CABI Publishing 2014 ISBN 978-1-78064-348-9.s 248 - 261.s doi: 10.1079/9781780643489.0262.

  • Ng, Liane Yuyan; Lee, Young-Sook. Confucian-heritage travel bloggers Chinese Singaporean and South Korean perspectives. Journal of Vacation Marketing 2014; Volum 20 (2). ISSN 1356-7667.s 149 - 162.s doi: 10.1177/1356766713513585.

  • Bui, HT; Wilkins, HC; Lee, Young-Sook. The social identities of Japanese backpackers. Tourism, Culture & Communication 2014; Volum 13 (3). ISSN 1098-304X.s 147 - 159.s doi: 10.3727/109830414X13911221027407.

  • Bui, HT; Wilkins, HC; Lee, Young-Sook. Liminal experience of East Asian backpackers. Tourist Studies 2014; Volum 14 (2). ISSN 1468-7976.s 126 - 143.s doi: 10.1177/1468797614532179.

  • Lee, Young-Sook; Prebensen, Nina Katrine; Weaver, David. Arctic Tourism Experiences. Production, Comsumption and Sustainability. CABI Publishing 2017 ISBN 9781780648620.s 48 - 55.s doi: 10.1079/9781780648620.0140.