From Mindfulness to Eudemonia: Implications to Tourism Studies

Dr. Xiao Shannon YI, Research Assistant Professor in Integrated Resort and Tourism Management

Date: 20 September 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 13:00-14:00
Venue: E22-1029 Hospitality Lab
Moderator: Prof. Faye CHEN


Mindfulness has been well recognized in the fields of psychology and business. In the extant tourism studies, two strands of research on mindfulness have emerged: 1) socio-cognitive mindfulness derived from social psychology and 2) meditative mindfulness adopted from clinical psychology and Buddhist philosophy. In this event, we will briefly distinguish the two types of mindfulness based on the respective literature. Then, we will focus on the latter and review how meditative mindful episodes associate with people’s psychological wellbeing and eudemonia. We will also discuss how we can use meditative mindfulness to enhance tourist experiences as the implication.


Dr. Yi received her Ph.D. degree in Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her areas of research interest include consumer psychology of technology usage, positive psychology and tourism, consumption and the self. She has published papers in top-tier academic journals such as Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research, and Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research.

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