School of Travel Industry Management of University of Hawaii at Manoa under the leadership of Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee was the 1st University invited by China Government in 1978 to help with the development of China's tourism. Dean Gee was selected at UH Board of Regent in 2009 continue to play an important role as advisors to China Government on the City, Provincial and National level - watch video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5zCQpw5ieE

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Dean Emeritus Chuck Yim Gee, head of Judges for the 2015 Taiwan Culinary Exhibition Taipei Taiwan July 2015 (list of other judges 江振誠 Andre Chiang - Chef, 施建發 Chef, 張志騰 Chih-Teng Chang - Professor, 楊啟良 CL Yang - Instructor, 胡天蘭 Tien-lan Hu - Media worker/ Gourmet, 陳靜宜 Sarah - Writer)

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Dr. Chuck Yim Gee 朱卓任教授, Board of Regents - University of Hawaii and Dean Emeritus of School of Travel Industry Management (TIM) will be inducted into PATA Gallery of Legends at the Honolulu International Airport (across from the Cultural Garden where Dr Sun Yat Sen statue is located) with a formal ceremony and lunch on Wednesday April 8 2015 

夏威夷大學董事會成員和前夏威夷大學旅遊學院院長朱卓任教授成為太平洋亞洲旅遊協會 "傳奇畫廊" 最新成員



University of Hawaiʻi Regent Chuck Yim Gee has been named to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gallery of Legends for his lifetime achievement in establishing an important human legacy for the worldwide travel industry through education, training, and research. PATA bestowed this extraordinary honor on Gee at its 63rd Annual General Assembly in Zhuhai, China on May 18, 2014.

In its announcement, PATA noted, “The Gallery of Legends honour is not awarded every year and, as a rule, not conferred on a living person. Dr. Gee will be joining other pioneers and visionaries who have helped to define and shape the development and growth of travel and tourism in the AP region in their respective fields—airlines, hotels, architecture, culture and environment, aircraft design, literature, theme parks, as well as human resource development.

“As a pioneer in tourism education, Dr. Gee will be joining such prominent names as Juan Trippe, founder of Pan Am; Thomas Cook, travel pioneer; Conrad Hilton, hotel entrepreneur; Sir Edmund Hilliary, environmentalist; James Michener, novelist; Joseph Sutter, father of the 747 series of aircrafts; Walt Disney, ‘imagineer;’ and others whose name plaques are mounted on the PATA Gallery of Legends exhibit located in the central breezeway of the Honolulu International Airport.”

Gee served as dean of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Travel Industry Management from 1976 until his retirement in 1999. Gee has received numerous awards, including the Award of Excellence for Tourism Education from the National Tourism Administration of the People’s Republic of China, Pacific Asia Travel Association—s Presidential Award and Grand Award for Individual Educational Accomplishment, Academy of Tourism Organizations’ NOAH Award and Travel Industry Association’s America Hall of Leaders Award. The State of Hawaiʻi honored him as State Manager of the Year in 1995 and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in 1999 named him one of the 100 people who made a difference for the State of Hawaiʻi during the 20th Century. In 2011, Taiwan President Ma Ying-Jeou presented Gee with the Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes outstanding professionals’ contributions to Taiwan’s tourism industry. He joined the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents in 2009.

UH Board of Regents Chair John Holzman said, “What a pleasure it is to see Chuck named to the PATA Gallery of Legends. Chuck just keeps bringing honor to our community as a UH leader, donor, regent, and now as a pillar of his profession and our most important industry. His induction into the PATA Gallery of Legends is testimony to the wisdom he has accumulated and shared during a life of extraordinary service and achievement.”

Interim President David Lassner said, “It’s an incredible source of pride when a member of the UH community is honored at the very pinnacle of his profession. We couldn’t be prouder of Chuck being recognized as a Legend alongside other absolute giants of tourism.”

PATA, whose birthplace was in Hawaiʻi in 1951, serves as the leading voice and authority of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. PATA has 41 chapters and thousands of members around the world. Its membership includes 90 government, state and city tourism bodies, nearly 50 international airlines, airports and cruise lines, as well as hundreds of private sector corporations. PATA’s mission is to enhance the sustainable growth, value and quality of travel and tourism to-from-within the region.

The PATA Gallery of Legends is located, appropriately, at Honolulu International Airport in Hawaii – the birthplace of the Association (formed as the Pacific Interim Travel Association). The Gallery of Legends was conceived by former PATA president Pierre Doley (1991-2) who worked for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. 

The Gallery comprises striking bronze plaques that commemorate the outstanding achievements of individuals in the field of travel and tourism. The first such award, in 1993, honoured Juan Trippe – founder of Pan American World Airways. Subsequent plaques have been cast in memory of, amongst others, Sir Edmund Hillary, Thomas Cook and Conrad Hilton. The most recent award is in honour of the life and achievements of Chuck Gee. This plaque will soon be added to the Gallery of Legends in Honolulu.

BIO-SKETCH OF DR. CHUCK YIM GEE 朱卓任教授

For more than fifty years, Dr. Gee’s most outstanding contributions have been in the development of human resources through education and training that have enabled the industry to respond to challenges and adapt to changes throughout the past decades. He provided the leadership to the School of Travel Industry Management (TIM) of the University of Hawai‘i as its longest serving dean, successfully fulfilling the goals and the visions of the school’s founders. During his tenure as TIM dean, he served on Hawai‘i State and U.S. national boards including three terms on the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Since his retirement, the School of TIM has continued to elevate tourism management as a professional field and provided guidance and assistance to many other institutions in the Pacific Asia region and the Middle East.

Within PATA, his efforts resulted in the establishment of the Education Authority, forerunner of today’s PATA Education Council, the creation of the PATA Foundation to support PATA objectives in culture, education, and the environment. He also established the Executive Development Institute for Tourism (EDIT) program at the School of Travel Industry Management, the first significant program for the development of executives in travel and tourism. Since 1979, EDIT has given rise to successive generations of new leaders involved in the regional growth of the industry. He also served as historian for PATA, co-editor of two editions of the history of PATA. As an academic scholar his textbooks are widely adopted by colleges and universities and recognized as seminal works in resort and hotel management in national, regional and international contexts. He was subsequently elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Hospitality Research in recognition of his consistent and outstanding contributions in the field of hospitality research. His many accomplishments are documented in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in the World.

Dr. Gee’s contributions have extended beyond the Pacific Asia region and the Americas. He was active in the establishment of a network for education and training institutions including work with the World Tourism Organization (WTO). As co-author of the WTO Declaration of the Universal Right to Travel, the Macau Declaration on Tourism and Training, and the Declaration of Male on Sustainable Tourism and the Environment, he has advanced both PATA and WTO objectives in supporting travel as a fundamental freedom, human resource development, and sustainable development. His reputation as an international expert has extended beyond education and training and includes participation in the development of secondary destinations in the PATA region beginning with Chiang Mai, Thailand and more recent work in Taiwan.

Chuck Gee’s continuous efforts have consistently received recognition by governments and organizations and his many prestigious awards including two honorary academic doctorates, serve as a testament to his noteworthy achievements and to the strong foundations he established during his tenure as TIM Dean and the years thereafter. His most recent award was the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2011). Other awards received over the years include the Award of Excellence for Tourism Education from the National Tourism Administration of the People’s Republic of China, PATA’s Presidential Award and Grand Award for Individual Educational Accomplishment, Academy of Tourism Organizations’ NOAH Award and the Travel Industry Association’s American Hall of Leaders Award. At the beginning of the new millennia, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin named him to its list of 100 individuals who made a difference in Hawai‘i during the 20th century for his work in education and tourism, and in 2001 the National Tourism Association established a permanent Chuck Yim Gee scholarship to honor his contributions

2014 – Zhuhai China - woman accepting award on large stage - Gloria Henderson, chair of PATA-Hawaii, receives the Gallery of Legends honor in Zhuhai, China on behalf of Chuck Yee


PATA is very pleased to announce that an honour was bestowed on PATA Life Member Chuck Yim Gee, who was named to the PATA Gallery of Legends for his lifetime achievement in establishing an important human legacy for the worldwide travel industry through education, training and research.

Dr. Chuck Yim Gee, Dean Emeritus of the University of Hawaii’s School of Travel Industry Management (UH TIM), was cited as the co-founder and effective leader of the first university level programme in tourism administration for the Pacific-Asia region from 1967-2000. The school’s founding in the late 1950s coincided with the rise of modern tourism in Hawaii and the Asia Pacific (AP) region, and served as an original model for other universities in the region.

PATA Gallery of Legends - Honolulu International Airport (across from the Cultural Garden where Dr Sun Yat Sen statue is located)



Founded in Honolulu on January 15, 1952, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is committed to the development, growth, value and quality of travel and tourism to and within the Pacific Asia area. The more than 2,000 PATA member organizations and 20,000 PATA chapter members worldwide are dedicated to the enhancement of living standards worldwide. Annually they honor in the Gallery of Legends those individuals whose contributions exemplify excellence, leadership and vision, and who have enhanced the quality of community life in the Pacific Asia region and throughout the world. The Gallery of Legends in located on the north side of the open air walkway to the Central Concourse.

PATA has recognized the following in the Gallery of Legends: 

Thomas Cook (1808-1892)
Founder of the Thomas Cook Group, a world leader in travel, was recognized for his accomplishment in creating the modern concept of travel, developing group pleasure travel to Asia and the Pacific, and building respect for ancient cultures throughout the globe. 

Sir Hudson Fysh
For his pioneering efforts in founding the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd. (Qantas), the Australia National Travel Association (now Tourism Australia) and for his leadership in the formation of the Inteernational Air Transport Association (IATA).

Sir Edmund Hillary
For his adventurous spirit in the conquest of Mount Everest and his devotion to the preservation of Nepal's natural environment and cultural heritage.

Conrad N. Hilton (1887-1979)
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Hilton Hotels Association, for establishing the first international hotel chain, developing standards of quality in hotel management and operations for the entire hospitality industry, supporting industry education and training, and furthering the concept of world peace through international trade and travel. 

L. W. “Bill” Lane Jr., A.O.
Publisher, Ret., Sunset Magazine and Co-Chairman, Lane Publishing Co., U.S. Ambassador, Ret., Australia & Nauru, for his environmental initiatives, historic preservation of cultural heritage and education, and sustainable tourism, and promotion of peace through travel. 

James A. Michener
For his outstanding literary contributions to the area of awareness and appreciation of the Asia Pacific region and for his personal commitment to the ideals of cultural tolerance, exchange and community, which remain the highest goals of global travel. 

William J. Mullahey (1910-1981)
Vice President of Pan American Airways, & a founding father of PATA, for developing travel to the South Pacific, leadership in protection of the region’s environment and cultural heritage, and his groundbreaking efforts in tourism training and education. 

F. Marvin Plake
For his high caliber statesmanship and outstanding contributions to PATA and to the development of the travel and tourism industry in the Pacific.

Joseph F. Sutter
For his outstanding leadership and lifetime contribution to aviation and for his design work on the Boeing 747 the "Jumbo Jet" which brought more affordable air travel to the wider international community.

J.R.D. Tata (1904-1993)
Chairman of Tata Sons, 1938-1991; Founder of Tata Airlines (1932), for pioneering civil air transport in India, expanding the Indian industrial base, initiating partnerships between labor and management, and symbolizing the spirit of adventure and daring to the citizens of the world. 

Juan Trippe (1899-1981)
Founder, Chairman and CEO of Pan American World Airways (1926-1968), was honored for revolutionizing common air travel, initiating air travel and tourism across the Pacific, introducing circumnavigation of the world by air, contributing to aircraft technology programs, and pioneering waves of change for which he has been honored by the nations of the world. 

George J. "Pete" Wimberly
For his pioneering role in bringing culturally and environmentally sensitive resort hotels to Pacific nations, and for his dedication and contribution to travel and tourism in Asia Pacific.

May 28 2014

UH Regent Chuck Gee Named to PATA Gallery of Legends 夏威夷大學董事會成員和前夏威夷大學旅遊學院院長朱卓任教授成為太平洋亞洲旅遊協會 "傳奇畫廊" 最新成員 By Kelli Abe Trifonovitch

UH Regent Chuck Gee was named to the PATA Gallery of Legends at the PATA Conference in China.

University of Hawai‘i Regent Chuck Yim Gee has been named to the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gallery of Legends for his lifetime achievement in establishing an important human legacy for the worldwide travel industry through education, training, and research. PATA bestowed this extraordinary honor on Gee at its 63rd Annual General Assembly in Zhuhai, China on May 18, 2014.

In its announcement, PATA noted, “The Gallery of Legends honour is not awarded every year and, as a rule, not conferred on a living person. Dr. Gee will be joining other pioneers and visionaries who have helped to define and shape the development and growth of travel and tourism in the AP region in their respective fields—airlines, hotels, architecture, culture and environment, aircraft design, literature, theme parks, as well as human resource development. As a pioneer in tourism education, Dr. Gee will be joining such prominent names as Juan Trippe, founder of Pan Am; Thomas Cook, travel pioneer; Conrad Hilton, hotel entrepreneur; Sir Edmund Hilliary, environmentalist; James Michener, novelist; Joseph Sutter, father of the 747 series of aircrafts; Walt Disney, “imagineer;” and others whose name plaques are mounted on the PATA Gallery of Legends exhibit located in the central breezeway of the Honolulu International Airport.”

Gee served as dean of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Travel Industry Management from 1976 until his retirement in 1999. Gee has received numerous awards, including the Award of Excellence for Tourism Education from the National Tourism Administration of the People’s Republic of China, Pacific Asia Travel Association’s Presidential Award and Grand Award for Individual Educational Accomplishment, Academy of Tourism Organizations’ NOAH Award and Travel Industry Association’s America Hall of Leaders Award. The State of Hawai‘i honored him as State Manager of the Year in 1995 and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in 1999 named him one of the 100 people who made a difference for the State of Hawai‘i during the 20th Century. In 2011, Taiwan President Ma Ying-Jeou presented Gee with the Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes outstanding professionals’ contributions to Taiwan’s tourism industry. He joined the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents in 2009. 

UH Board of Regents Chair John Holzman said, “What a pleasure it is to see Chuck named to the PATA Gallery of Legends. Chuck just keeps bringing honor to our community as a UH leader, donor, regent, and now as a pillar of his profession and our most important industry. His induction into the PATA Gallery of Legends is testimony to the wisdom he has accumulated and shared during a life of extraordinary service and achievement."

Interim President David Lassner said, “It’s an incredible source of pride when a member of the UH community is honored at the very pinnacle of his profession. We couldn’t be prouder of Chuck being recognized as a Legend alongside other absolute giants of tourism.”

PATA, whose birthplace was in Hawai’i in 1951, serves as the leading voice and authority of travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region. PATA has 41 chapters and thousands of members around the world. Its membership includes 90 government, state and city tourism bodies, nearly 50 international airlines, airports and cruise lines, as well as hundreds of private sector corporations. PATA’s mission is to enhance the sustainable growth, value, and quality of travel and tourism to-from-within the region.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I

The University of Hawai‘i (UH) was established in 1907 and its campuses are all fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The UH System now comprises all public higher education in the State and provides a rich array of associate, baccalaureate, graduate, and professional degrees and certificates to about 60,000 students through seven community colleges, two baccalaureate campuses and a major research university that holds land-, space- and sea-grant designations. For more information, visit www.hawaii.edu

DR. CHUCK YIM GEE will be celebration his 80th birthday on Sat Aug 17 2013 in Hong Kong - for additional information please contact Johnson Choi (UH TIM 1977) at johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com or go to the following link http://b2bchinadirect.com/chuckgeeinvitation.htm RSVP by July 31 2013 http://b2bchinadirect.com/troutopera.htm

We are accepting donation to "Chuck Yim Gee AP TIM Scholarship Fund", please go to https://giving.uhfoundation.org/give/giving-gift.aspx?allocation=12656604 

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Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee honored by UH Foundation on 01-16-14

University of Hawaii (UH) Regents, UH Foundation trustees, and special friends came together on Jan. 16 2014 at the O‘ahu Country Club to honor Regent Chuck Gee, former dean of the School of Travel Industry Management (TIM). An esteemed regent and philanthropic leader, Dr. Gee has been an active advocate and effective leader in all aspects of the travel industry. With his philanthropy, Dr. Gee is building on an already impressive legacy. His generosity is touching multiple UH programs through endowments supporting TIM School, Institute for Astronomy, UH Cancer Center, and Chinese opera and cultural performances in the College of Arts and Humanities.


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1999-Sept-UH TIM School Dean Chuck Y. Gee Retirement Video-12 min - Video by the UH Manoa TIM School and Alumni Association produced upon the retirement of Dean Chuck Y. Gee 朱卓任教授 in 1999. The Late US Senator Daniel K. Inouye opens the Video. This Video was replayed at Dean Gee's 80th Birthday in Honolulu in August 2013. — at School of Travel Industry Management - UH Manoa.

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For more than fifty years, Dr. Gee’s most outstanding contributions have been in the development of human resources through education and training that have enabled the industry to respond to challenges and adapt to changes throughout the past decades. He provided the leadership to the School of Travel Industry Management (TIM) of the University of Hawai‘i as its longest serving dean, successfully fulfilling the goals and the visions of the school’s founders. During his tenure as TIM dean, he served on Hawai‘i State and U.S. national boards including three terms on the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Since his retirement, the School of TIM has continued to elevate tourism management as a professional field and provided guidance and assistance to many other institutions in the Pacific Asia region and the Middle East.

Within PATA, his efforts resulted in the establishment of the Education Authority, forerunner of today’s PATA Education Council, the creation of the PATA Foundation to support PATA objectives in culture, education, and the environment. He also established the Executive Development Institute for Tourism (EDIT) program at the School of Travel Industry Management, the first significant program for the development of executives in travel and tourism. Since 1979, EDIT has given rise to successive generations of new leaders involved in the regional growth of the industry. He also served as historian for PATA, co-editor of two editions of the history of PATA. As an academic scholar his textbooks are widely adopted by colleges and universities and recognized as seminal works in resort and hotel management in national, regional and international contexts. He was subsequently elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Hospitality Research in recognition of his consistent and outstanding contributions in the field of hospitality research. His many accomplishments are documented in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in the World. Dr. Gee’s contributions have extended beyond the Pacific Asia region and the Americas. He was active in the establishment of a network for education and training institutions including work with the World Tourism Organization (WTO). As co-author of the WTO Declaration of the Universal Right to Travel, the Macau Declaration on Tourism and Training, and the Declaration of Male on Sustainable Tourism and the Environment, he has advanced both PATA and WTO objectives in supporting travel as a fundamental freedom, human resource development, and sustainable development. His reputation as an international expert has extended beyond education and training and includes participation in the development of secondary destinations in the PATA region beginning with Chiang Mai, Thailand and more recent work in Taiwan.

Chuck Gee’s continuous efforts have consistently received recognition by governments and organizations and his many prestigious awards including two honorary academic doctorates, serve as a testament to his noteworthy achievements and to the strong foundations he established during his tenure as TIM Dean and the years thereafter. His most recent award was the Taiwan Tourism Bureau’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2011). Other awards received over the years include the Award of Excellence for Tourism Education from the National Tourism Administration of the People’s Republic of China, PATA’s Presidential Award and Grand Award for Individual Educational Accomplishment, Academy of Tourism Organizations’ NOAH Award and the Travel Industry Association’s American Hall of Leaders Award. At the beginning of the new millennia, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin named him to its list of 100 individuals who made a difference in Hawai‘i during the 20th century for his work in education and tourism, and in 2001 the National Tourism Association established a permanent Chuck Yim Gee scholarship to honor his contributions

Taipei Taiwan Aug 2011 - Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee of the School of Travel Industry Management at the University of Hawaii and UH Board of Regents was the Head Judge for the Taiwan Culinary Competition in Taipei Taiwan

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Taipei Taiwan Republic of China February 15 2011

News from University of Hawaii: Chuck Gee receives Taiwan Tourism Bureau's Lifetime Achievement Award University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

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StarAdvertiser - Chuck Gee was honored with a "Lifetime Achievement Award" at the 2011 Taiwan Tourism Festival Awards Ceremony last month. Gee is a dean emeritus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Travel Industry Management and a member of the UH Board of Regents.

Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Republic of China: The Tourism Bureau stated that during this year’s event, in addition to honoring tourism businesses with outstanding performances in 2010, it is bestowing lifetime achievement awards on Alliance Cultural Foundation Chairman Stanley Yen and University of Hawaii Professor Chuck Gee.

Chuck Gee, Dean Emeritus of the UH Mānoa School of Travel Industry Management (TIM) and a member of the UH Board of Regents, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2011 Taiwan Tourism Festival Awards Ceremony on February 15. Taiwan President Ma Ying-Jeou presented the award, which recognizes outstanding tourism professionals and businesses for their contributions to Taiwan’s tourism industry.

“Chuck Gee is truly deserving of this honor for his lifetime of contributions to the international travel industry and impressive commitment to tourism education at our University,” said UH Mānoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw.

According to Gee, the honor is really a recognition of the significant contributions made by the School of TIM in cooperation with East-West Center in the training of National Tourism Administration officials and executives for Taiwan and other Pacific Asian destinations at the early stages of tourism development in Hawai‘i and the region. 

“I just happened to be the person at the helm of TIM coinciding with the growth of travel and tourism development—which saw less than half a million international arrivals in the late 1950s to a soaring 395 million-plus arrivals in the Asia Pacific Region last year,” said Gee. “I view this award less as a personal honor than as a testment to the important role played by the University in the region." 

TIM Dean Juanita Liu pointed out that the well-deserved award to Dean Emeritus Gee is rarely granted to a non-Taiwanese citizen. 

“It is a testament to his noteworthy achievements that have put the TIM School and UH on the map in terms of being the premier institution for higher learning for hospitality/tourism in Hawai‘i and the region,” said Liu. “The demand for educational and training programs is booming just as tourism is expanding, and Hawai‘i is fortunate to be in a leadership position due to the strong foundations that Chuck established during his tenure as TIM Dean for over 20 years.”

Gee is an internationally recognized authority in tourism and hospitality education, who has served a vital role with tourism-related organizations including the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). He has received several prestigious awardsover the years, including the Award of Excellence for Tourism Education from the National Tourism Administration of the People’s Republic of China, Pacific Asia Travel Association’s Presidential Award and Grand Award for Individual Educational Accomplishment, Academy of Tourism Organizations’ NOAH Award and Travel Industry Association’s America Hall of Leaders Award.

 World Journal Newspaper March 6 2011

朱卓任 獲馬英九頒終身成就獎 - 通訊記者高振華檀香山報導 - March 07, 2011 06:00 AM

為展現台灣觀光旅遊業與政府拚觀光的決心及企圖心,台灣交通部觀光局2月15日在台北圓山飯店舉辦「觀光節慶祝大會」,此次慶祝大會中並頒發「終身成就獎」給公益平台文化基金會董事長嚴長壽及夏威夷大學前旅遊學院院長、現任夏大校董的朱卓任(Chuck Gee)教授。

此次大會是「旅行台灣‧感動100」焦點儀式,由馬英九總統、吳敦義院長、交通部長毛治國及台灣觀光業界代表共同啟動感動摩天輪,象徵台灣百大感動旅遊路線及原味的感動將轉向世界舞台,讓台灣觀光業「兔躍國際、豐收大發」。

朱卓任曾任亞太旅行協會(PATA)榮譽理事、美國三任總統(卡特、雷根、布希)首席旅遊顧問,及美國國務院和商務部駐世界旅遊組織理事會技術顧問,並曾積極協助台灣建立星級旅館評鑑制度、提升台灣觀光產業行銷發展的國際視野及台灣美食的國際形象,同時提供區域觀光規畫的具體方針。馬英九總統親自頒獎給朱卓任,感謝他義助台灣觀光業發展。

朱卓任的學生可謂桃李滿天下,幾位事業有成的弟子紛紛提出對師恩的感言,現任香港中國夏威夷商會主席蔡永強自1974年求學時開始追隨朱卓任,對於他的為人處世有深刻印象,朱卓任對學生與朋友的付出全部相同,永遠願意傾聽他人的意見與問題。他人需要協助時,朱卓任也絕不吝嗇地給予援手。

朱卓任的無私奉獻與專業知識讓他聲名遠播各地。現任北京國際機場Crowne Plaza旅館總經理的Eugene Ong、任凱悅酒店Grand Cypress副總及主任經理的Paul Tang、夏威夷美麗華酒店總經理Ted Sakai、香港城市大學教授Roberta Wong Leung等人,也都認為朱卓任獲獎實至名歸,認為他們今日的成就都是當年受教於他而打下的深厚基礎。朱卓任可謂亦師亦父,眾人均以曾身為其弟子而榮。


Testimony by UH TIM Alumni for the above news article

Dean Gee has been my teacher, mentor and friend since 1974. He has always treated his students, alumni and colleagues fairly. Dean Gee will always give you full attention and treat you with respect whether you are a student or an executive at high places. When seeking advises whether on a personal or professional levels, he will always take his time to listen and offer advises accordingly. His unselfish and professional approach working with people has earned him respects in Asia, North America and Europe. Johnson Choi, President, Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce

From the first day since I knew Dean Gee as a TIM freshman in 1973, I found him to be someone with unselfish and genuine care for his students. I for one have benefited from his kind deeds. Till today, he has not wavered and continues to extend his wealth of knowledge and personal guidance to someone like myself. He set the example of integrity and humility, dosed with a warm personality and sharp of intellect. While I thank the TIM program for allowing me to have the foundation for a successful career, the fact is that Dean Gee put life into TIM and made me determined to make him feel proud of his students. I congratulate Dean Gee on his well deserved award. Eugene Ong, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Beijng International Airport

There are moments in your life that someone has made a significant impact that forever changes your life. My professional success is due to Dean Gee who was my mentor during my time in the UH TIM program. He sparked my passion to pursue a life time career in the hotel industry. Paul Tang, Vice President & Managing Director, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Dean Gee inspired me as a student to get involved if you want to see change happen. That lead me into service clubs on campus, and later into community involvement. He always pushed students to be their best, and represent the School of Travel Industry in a positive light. He was like a proud father when it came to the School and students. We were all very proud to be associated with the School of Travel Industry Management, and that carries through today. That is why we have an active alumni board, and are quick to gather and support the school whatever the need: fundraising, internships, participation in classroom. Students have a huge benefit in meeting and networking with graduates in the industry, thanks to the foundation built by Dean Gee. Ted Sakai, General Manager, Miramar Hotel Hawaii

Who have thought that I would surpass my wildest dreams and become the first foreign Dean of the Hotel and Tourism School at Shunde Polytechnic, Guangdong, China and the first foreign Dean of any college in all of China? I have Dean Emeritus Chuck Y Gee to thank for giving me the opportunities, guidance, and recommendations to have such a fantastic career in both the hospitality industry and in the educational arena. I have worked in top positions for over twenty years in prestigious international hotel companies and have worked in over 16 universities and colleges around the world. A great big mahalo to Dean Emeritus Gee for making it possible for me. He is my Guardian Angel and has made it possible for me to have such dream careers. Professor Roberta Wong Leung, City University of Hong Kong, Community College

 

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Tawan President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) honors outstanding tourism professional Chuck Gee, dean emeritus of the School of Travel Industry Management at the University of Hawaii with Life Time Achievement Award

President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) yesterday attended the 2011 Tourism Festival Awards Ceremony, which honors outstanding tourism professionals and businesses, at the Taipei Grand Hotel.

“Last year, the number of inbound tourists reached a record breaking 5.56 million, a 26.6 percent increase from the year before,” Ma remarked.

The president personally presented Lifetime Achievement Awards to Stanley Yen (
嚴長壽), president of the Landis Hotels and Resorts Group, and Chuck Gee, dean emeritus of the School of Travel Industry Management at the University of Hawaii.

He also handed out the Taiwan Tourism Award to Japanese singer Kobayashi Sachiko, who took the role as Taiwan's 2010 tourism ambassador.

Premier Wu Den-yih (
吳敦義) showed optimism towards Taiwan's tourism industry. “Well-known international chain hotels are establishing their businesses in Taiwan. The development of the tourism industry will further drive the growth of the satellite industries and create more job opportunities,” he said.

Ma also officially kicked off the new “Tour Taiwan” program with Janice Lai (
賴瑟珍), director general of the Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) and Chen Wei-jen (陳威仁), administrative deputy minister of the MOTC.

The program is aimed at attracting international visitors to Taiwan to see the achievements of the Republic of China (R.O.C.).

The country takes on a brand new slogan, “Taiwan -- the Heart of Asia,” as it marches into 2011.

“The R.O.C.'s centennial year will be a new milestone for Taiwan's tourism with a focus on quality,” said MOTC Minister Mao Chi-kuo
(
毛治國).

Organized by the Tourism Bureau, the Tourism Festival Awards Ceremony is an annual event attended by leaders in the tourism industry.

中華民國交通部觀光局 賴瑟珍局長:馬英九總統攜手觀光業界朝100年來台旅客650萬人次邁進 - 「終身成就獎」頒發給公益平台文化基金會嚴長壽董事長及美國夏威夷大學 Chuck Gee 教授

 馬英九總統今日在"2011觀光節慶祝大會"上致詞。

 

圖為總統馬英九(中)昨天頒發「終身成就獎」給推動台灣觀光不遺餘力的公益平台文化基金會董事長嚴長壽(右),及美國夏威夷大學教授Chuck Gee(左),表彰他們對推動台灣觀光所做的努力。 行政院長吳敦義昨天在觀光節慶祝大會中表示,開放兩岸直航和大陸人士來台觀光,不但促進台灣觀光等產業發展,也維繫台海兩岸和平穩定。 吳敦義說,兩岸直航和開放大陸觀光,讓台灣海峽更穩定,再加上交通部的努力,終於為觀光創造佳績。他說,政府已積協調歐盟、加拿大和馬來西亞等近100個國家免簽證,帶動去年出國旅客突破900萬人次,國內旅遊更超過12000萬人次,未來將讓觀光成台灣的軟實力,讓觀光成為台灣服務業的旗艦產業,因為「超值台灣、非玩不可」。 交通部長毛治國說,台灣已由「量變進入質變」,觀光業應以5年後迎接1000萬觀光客的格局與思維,提供國際觀光客新產品、新體驗和新價值,期盼大家共同為5年後服務千萬旅客的目標做好準備。

一年一度的台灣觀光盛事
「觀光節慶祝大會」,215日(星期二)上午930分在台北圓山大飯店舉行,交通部觀光局特別邀請國內外觀光界相關從業人員齊聚一堂,參與這場盛會。總統馬英九、院長吳敦義、交通部長毛治國亦親臨參加表達政府對觀光業的重視及支持。大會除了表揚獎勵99年表現優異的觀光業者外,也期許產業與政府攜手合作,齊力推動「旅行台灣感動100」,希望台灣觀光再創佳績!

為展現觀光旅遊業與政府拼觀光的決心及企圖心,「旅行台灣
感動100」焦點儀式,由馬總統、院長吳敦義、交通部長毛治國及觀光業界代表共同啟動感動摩天輪,象徵台灣百大感動旅遊路線及原味的感動將轉向世界舞台,讓台灣觀光「兔躍國際、豐收大發」。

馬總統在致詞中表示,台灣觀光在多元開放的政策下,質與量都有亮眼的表現,締造了來台旅客破
556萬人次、觀光收入達新台幣5,100億元、來台旅客滿意度超過90%等新記錄,觀光旅館業與觀光遊樂業營收也成長20%,看好觀光發展潛力,旅館業更加碼投資達1,600億元!未來產業與政府更應攜手合作,以「增加投資」、「提高品質」兩大方向,讓更多的國際旅客來台體驗友善的人情與安全的旅遊環境,並結合日前發布的台灣觀光新形象「Taiwan, The heart of Asia」將台灣打造成「亞洲之心」,再創台灣觀光的新高峰!

院長吳敦義也表示,政府積極協調歐盟、加拿大及馬來西亞等近
100個國家免簽證,帶動出國旅客破900萬人次,隨著國內庶民經濟有感復甦,國內旅遊更破1.2億人,觀光產業收穫相當豐碩,未來將持續提昇觀光產業實力,讓觀光產業成為台灣服務業的旗艦產業。

交通部毛治國部長指出,台灣觀光由量變進入質變的新里程碑,觀光各業應以
5年後千萬觀光客的格局與思維,提供國際觀光客新產品、新體驗、新價值;觀光局將扮演整合、包裝各新興產業平台的角色,營造台灣觀光新風貌及觀光利多的環境,並期許觀光產業提供高品質、多樣化的旅遊產品及服務,一起為迎接5年後服務千萬國際旅客的目標作準備。

本次慶祝大會「終身成就獎」頒發給公益平台文化基金會嚴長壽董事長及美國夏威夷大學
Chuck Gee教授。嚴董事長過去於台灣觀光協會會長、世界傑出旅館系統亞洲區主席、中華美食推廣委員會主任委員、亞太旅行協會(PATA)理事等任內,致力促進觀光產品提升、觀光旅館經營品質國際化、台灣飲食文化精緻化,並積極參與國際事務,多領域協助推展台灣觀光海外市場,貢獻卓著;Chuck Gee教授曾任亞太旅行協會(PATA)榮譽理事、美國三任總統(卡特、雷根、布希)首席旅遊顧問、美國國務院和商務部駐世界旅遊組織理事會技術顧問,積極協助台灣建立星級旅館評鑑制度、提昇觀光產業行銷發展的國際視野及台灣美食的國際形象,並提供區域觀光規劃的具體方針。另外,本次慶祝大會可說是眾星雲集,除觀光局歷年觀光大使透過影片祝福外,更邀請99年台灣觀光親善大使-日本演歌劇星小林幸子來台受獎,感謝其願意義務將台灣觀光推廣至日本及全球銀髮族的貢獻。大會特別邀請馬總統頒發上述獎項,以表彰渠等對台灣觀光的卓著貢獻。另包括異業結盟的美國職棒大聯盟洛杉磯道奇隊CRO營運總監Mr. Michael Young、美國CBS Director Mr. Jack Schwarts、香港康泰旅行社董事長黃士心、韓國第一大旅行社Hana Tour董事長全喜碩親臨受獎。

除了終身成就獎,大會還頒發台灣觀光貢獻獎、旅館業及民宿管理輔導考核績優縣市、觀光遊樂業督導考核競賽獎、優良觀光產業團體及從業人員獎等獎項,國內外共計
130個得獎團體與個人。

Honolulu Hawaii USA: June 28 2010 - HKCHcc Founding Director/Member, UH TIM Dean Emeritus Chuck and UH Board of Regent is in the news regarding University of Hawaii Approves Giant Telescope

  ''I think it would be almost unthinkable not to approve this project for what it would means for scientific research and astronomy, what it would mean for education, and the answers it may provide to unlock the mysteries of the universe,'' said board member Chuck Gee. For complete story go to http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/06/28/business/AP-HI-Giant-Telescope.html?_r=1

Honolulu Hawaii USA - April 13 2010: Hawaii State Senate confirmation hearing to the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii, Gubernatorial Nominee, CHUCK Y. GEE (Dean Emeritus of UH School of Travel Industry Management and Founding Members/Director of Hong Kong.China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce), for a term to expire 6-30-2015. Share

Hawaii State Legislature 2010 Regular Session - GM378

GM378 Testimony Hearing (Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee) 04-13-10 Testimony http://www.hkchcc.org/gm378chuckgee041310.pdf

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2010/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=GM&billnumber=378

Measure Title (GM378): Submitting for consideration and confirmation to the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii, Gubernatorial Nominee, CHUCK Y. GEE, for a term to expire 6-30-2015.

Report Title: Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii

Current Referral: HRE
Introducer(s):        Submitted for consideration by Governor Linda Lingle (from the list provided by BOR selection committee)
Date         Status   Text
3/22/2010   S         Received.
3/23/2010   S         Referred to HRE.
4/6/2010     S         The committee(s) on HRE has scheduled a public hearing on 04-13-10 1:15PM in conference room 329.
4/13/2010   S         The committee on HRE deferred the measure.
4/16/2010   S         The committee(s) on HRE will hold a public decision making on 04-19-10 1:15PM in conference room 329.
4/19/2010   S         The recommendation of the committee(s) on HRE is to ADVISE AND CONSENT to the nomination(s). The votes in HRE were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Tokuda, Baker, Kokubun, Takamine, Slom; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Sakamoto, Taniguchi.

S = Senate
H = House
D = Data Systems
$ = Appropriation measure
ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

This report was generated on Apr 20, 2010 at 4:43:50 AM

Video 1/2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYMHQBHR3As

Video 2/2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK7UFtF7BNk

Taipei Taiwan Republic of China - August 17 - 26 2009: Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee of UH School of Travel Industry Management and Board of Regent of the University of Hawaii Chaired the Judge Panel at the Taiwan International Chinese Culinary Competition (The lady who is at center stage in two of the photos (speaking and hitting gong), Ms. Seh-jen Lai (Janice), Director-General of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau under the Ministry of Communications and Transportation of the Republic of China.)

TV Coverage and Interviews: Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee of UH School of Travel Industry Management and Board of Regent of the University of Hawaii Chaired the Judge Panel at the Taiwan International Chinese Culinary Competition. A team of Taiwanese chefs has captured the gold in this years World Culinary Contest, after beating the mainland Chinese team in the final round of the competition, Bay Area chefs take bronze http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l7ixeABT4Y

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The World Culinary Contest (Taiwan Culinary Exhibition)

2009 Taiwan Culinary Exhibition will be held from August 20 to 23 at Hall 1, Taipei World Trade Centre. The biggest annual event in Taiwan food industry, 2009 Taiwan Culinary Exhibition, has entered its 20th years. This year, there will be eight teams from Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Fuzhou, USA and Taiwan to compete during this four-day long event. As the competition is getting more intense, the crowds will be more exciting about the result. Moreover, the result of preliminaries will be announced at noon on August 21. Welcome everyone come to visit 2009 Taiwan Culinary Exhibition and cheer for your favorite team!

08/24/2009 China Times

Local chefs win World Culinary Contest


A team of Taiwanese chefs has captured the gold in this year’s World Culinary Contest, after beating the mainland Chinese team in the final round of the competition.

It is the first time since group-performance competitions began in 2004 that Taiwan has won the first prize. In commenting on the team’s performance, Judge Liu Guan-lin said that the team not only won an impressive victory, it did so with flashes of brilliance.

The Northern Taiwan team, as this year's winning team is called, scored a total of 3,443.8 points in the competition, 400 points more than the mainland Chinese team.

Luo Jin-han, the leader of the Northern Taiwan team, said that in order to ensure it would win the culinary competition, the team of chefs began preparing more than a year ago. Three months ago, the preparation work entered a more intense phase, as the chefs practiced with 60 different dishes and 50 different sauces.

Chief judge Chuck Yim Gee gave high marks to the Northern Taiwan team. He noted how every time the dishes were brought out, the team would tell a brief story on the origins of the dish and its ingredients, something which made a deep impression on the judges.

When it brought out “King Grouper Dish,” for instance, the team told the panel of judges that the number of groupers raised in Taiwan’s aqua farms has dropped sharply recently, because so many fish were lost in Typhoon Morakot. This made the judges understand what a special treat it was to be able to savor the grouper dish.

But a good story not backed up by good food would not have been sufficient to sway the judges. Gee emphasized that the flavor of the Taiwan dishes was outstanding; the arrangement of the dishes and the cutting skills also had a very high quality.

“The Northern Taiwan team had home-field advantage, since it knows the local ingredients well. And all the members were very competitive—we could tell this by looking at how dedicated they were during the competition,” said Gee.

Craig Au-Yeung, another judge, said that the first and main dishes are extremely important. From the beginning to the end the Taiwan team maintained a high level of consistency, he said.

At the same time Au-Yeung expressed some regret for the performance of the mainland Chinese team. “From the first round until the semi-finals they surprised us again and again. It was too bad their performance flagged a little in the final round. Maybe they were not so familiar with the local ingredients.”

Yang Qi-dong, a judge for three years in a row, said that the mainland Chinese team has become weaker, whereas the Taiwan team has become stronger. Even when it came to deserts, which the mainland Chinese team has usually excelled in, Taiwan outperformed its cross-strait rivals.

But even though Taiwan has won the contest, it still needs work in arranging its dishes, said Yang. Otherwise it won’t be truly world class, he said.

The Taiwan team donated NT$150,000 (US$4,550) in prize money to the victims of Typhoon Morakot. The mainland Chinese team followed suit and also donated NT$150,000. A King Grouper dish was sold in a charity auction for NT$560,000. Altogether the four-day contest brought in NT$24 million in donation money. (HZW)

September 4, 2009

Bay Area chefs take bronze in Taiwan By: Patricia Unterman - Special to The Examiner

A respectable finish: Damon Barham, above, and five other Bay Area chefs placed third in the 2009 World Culinary Exhibition in Taiwan. The event draws industry professionals from all over the world. (Tracy Johnston/Special to The Examiner)

SAN FRANCISCO — Five Bay Area Asian-American chefs supported by six hard-working interns from the California Culinary Academy cooked their way into third place at the 2009 World Culinary Contest at the Taiwan Culinary Exhibition in Taipei.

Philippe Striffeler of Hotel Nikko; Scott Whitman of Sushi Ran in Sausalito; Ty Mahler of Roy’s Restaurant; Damon Barham, an instructor at the CCA; and Arturo Moscoso of Pebble Beach Resorts prepared a seven-course meal under television lights in a roaring exhibition hall for an international panel of judges. They outscored teams from Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, southern Taiwan and Hong Kong. The two finalists, from Fuzhou province on the mainland and from Northern Taiwan, competed in an iron chef cook-off, using surprise ingredients from a market basket. The Northern Taiwan team won.

This was the third time that the Bay Area’s Asian Chef’s Association, a professional and philanthropic organization dedicated to Asian-inspired cooking, fielded a team since the competition began in 2004, and it was their best outcome. This year all proceeds from the Culinary Exhibition, a major trade show, were donated to victims of Typhoon Morakot.The event draws industry professionals and tourists from all over the world to explore Taipei’s vibrant food scene, from immaculate street stalls to elegant dining rooms.

A rewarding day of eating in Taipei centers on typical Taiwanese xiao chi, or “small eats,” starting with a breakfast of flaky, clay-oven-baked turnip buns and a bowl of savory hot soy milk at Fu-Hang Dou Jiang (second floor of Hua San Market). Or breakfast at Jia Shin Fish Ball, (Yin-Ping N. Road, Lane 210, No. 21 by the Dihua market) where big, white, puffy Fuzhou fishballs — filled with ground pork — bob in a lovely clear broth scented with Chinese celery.

No day in Taiwan is complete without dumplings, specifically, juicy, pork-filled xiao long bao. Though the hordes head to the famous Din Tai Fung, whose dumplings have the thinnest wrappers, I am equally fond of the dumplings at Hanzhou Xiao Long Tan Bao (Hanzhou S. Rd sec. 2, No. 53-55) whose wrappers are a little thicker but tender. They fulfill my eternal longing for savory pork and rich broth, which magically gushes out with the first nibble.

Time for lunch? Even an intrepid street-food eater like myself was willing to head indoors to Hsiang Tien Lo, the exquisite Art Deco dining room in the Landis Hotel (41, Min Chuan E. Rd.) that serves subtle southeastern Chinese dishes, such as tiny, fresh shrimp momentarily steamed with fresh Dragonwell tea leaves, dressed with dark, rice-wine vinegar. A full meal at this refined restaurant is inexpensive at $30 per person.

Hundreds of street stalls make beef noodle soup, a Taiwan obsession, but Yang Kong Beef Noodle next to Yank Kong Park sloshes the most resonant star anise-scented beef broth over thick, al dente noodles and miraculously soft but flavorful hunks of boiled brisket — especially wonderful slurped outdoors on card tables.

Afterwards, walk to Ice Monster (No. 15 Yong Kang Street), a phenom in Taipei where cubed, silky summer mangoes tumble down a mountain of shaved ice drizzled with condensed milk and mango purée, crowned with a scoop of fresh mango sorbet. On hot Taipei nights, nothing could be better.

Since street bites costs $1 to $3, everyone in Taipei eats from morning till late at night. Guide Ivy Chen (inform.ivy@msa.hinet.net) can take you to the best spots.

Patricia Unterman is author of the second edition of the “San Francisco Food Lovers’ Pocket Guide.” Contact her at pattiu@concentric.net.

Honolulu Hawaii USA - Friday August 14 2009 - Celebration UH Board of Regent, Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee 76th Birthday with UH TIM Alumni and Friends before leaving for Taipei Taiwan to judge the Taipei International Chinese Cuisine Competition between Aug 17 - 26 2009 in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

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Dinner in Honor of UH Board of Regent - Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee - UH School of Travel Industry Management in Hong Kong Tuesday April 22, 2009 6:30pm

Special Guest: Robert Burns, Founder and Past Chair, Regent International Hotels

Special Guest: Juanita C Liu - Interim Dean - Professor of Tourism - UH School of Travel Industry Management

* 4/F Salisbury Dining Room - YMCA of Hong Kong (41 Salisbury Road, Kowloon - Building is located right next to The Peninsula Hotel)

* April 22, 2009 - Wednesday 6:30 pm onward

* Dinner : Korean & Japanese Dinner Buffet - Priced at HK$228.00 + 10% service charge per person (US$33)

* Beverages : Juice, Soft drink, Beer, House Wine with compliments of YMCA of Hong Kong

A Symphony of Light Show - front road seat at the roof top of Salisbury YMCA - guests will enjoy the spectacular laser light show at our Rooftop Garden which commences at 8:00 pm sharp for 13 minutes.

RSVP for Dinner - by April 15, 2009.

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Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee of UH School of TIM and UH Board of Regent was invited by the Tianjin government to be its tourism advisors - "Stars" in tourism industry gathering in Tianjin to offer ideas

Content of the "Chinese News Article" April 2009: "To build Tianjin as a tourism destination" summit was held this morning, it was organized by the Tianjin Tourism Group (TTG). Tourism experts from China and abroad gathered together in Tianjin to offer ideas for Tianjin's tourism development. TTG signed agreements with over 40 travel agencies to attract 300,000 domestic and foreign tourists to Tianjin this year.

"If you are not from Tianjin, what kind of tourist product will attract you to come to Tianjin"? Prof. Gee, Dean Emiratis of UH TIM school, tourism adviser to three US administrations, Prof. Qiantianyong, Wang Dawu, tourism research center of Shanghai Science Academy, Dai Bin, deputy director of China Tourism Reaches Center, were invited to give speeches. The speeches covered topics ranging from Tianjin tourism resources consolidation and product development, market promotion, market position to customer base segmentation. During the meeting, TTG signed cooperative agreements with over 40 travel agencies. In 2009, these travel companies will organize 20 tour charter flights, 20 charter train, 8 international cruise ships to bring 300,000 tourists to Tianjin. Dean Gee and Prof. Qiantianyong were invited by the Tianjin government to be its tourism advisors.

For information, please contact: Johnson Choi at (415) 963-1541 or 691-6138 (San Francisco USA); (808) 524-5738 (Hawaii USA), (852) 8171-3118 (Hong Kong SAR); Fax (808) 524-8063 or by email to johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com or johnsonwkchoi@yahoo.com

Jan 3 2009 8:09pm

Dr. Chuck Gee - One of The five new regents selected by the governor Lingle

Letter of Support by January 25 2009: http://www.johnsonchoi.com/chuckgeesupportletter.htm

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090103/BREAKING01/90103019

Lingle complies with court order, names 5 new UH regents

Complying with an order from the Hawai'i Supreme Court, Gov. Linda Lingle today announced she has selected five individuals to immediately replace University of Hawai'i regents who have been serving as holdovers since their terms expired at the end of June. The court's order, issued Dec. 4, 2008, found that Lingle's actions in holding over the regents violated state law. The names of the new appointees will be submitted to the state Senate for its advice and consent when it convenes later this month, Lingle's office said in a news release.

The five new regents selected by the governor are:

Dr. Ramon de la Pena will serve as the regent from Kaua'i County for a four-year term that expires June 30, 2012. An emeritus professor and agronomist at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, de la Pena has served on the Board of Regents since September 2004. When his term expired on June 30, 2008, the governor named de la Pena as a holdover regent.

Mark Fukunaga will serve as one of five regents from the City and County of Honolulu. Fukunaga, chairman and CEO of Servco Pacific Inc., will serve a term that expires on June 30, 2011.

Dr. Chuck Gee, former dean of the University of Hawai'i School of Travel Industry Management, will serve as one of five regents from the City and County of Honolulu. Gee will serve a term that expires on June 30, 2010.

Eric Martinson, managing director and vice president of Tradewind Capital Group, Inc., has also been appointed as one of five regents from the City and County of Honolulu. Martinson's term will expire on June 30, 2009.

Grant Teichman, a senior majoring in history and political science at the University of Hawai'i, has been selected to serve as the student regent. His term expires on June 30, 2010.

Since the Hawai'i Supreme Court's order that directed the governor select replacements for the six regents held over after their terms expired on June 30, 2008, from the list of qualified candidates presented to her by the Regents Candidate Advisory Council, two of the five candidates for the second at-large regent withdrew their names from consideration.

The governor has filed a motion to stay the effect of the Dec. 4 order and a motion requesting additional time to secure replacement nominations from the council from which to select a replacement for the at-large regent.

The Supreme Court has granted the motion for stay in order to consider the motion for additional time and any opposition that might be filed.

POSTED: 03:27 p.m. HST, Jan 03, 2009

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Lingle names new University of Hawaii regents

Gov. Linda Lingle is partially fulfilling a Hawaii Supreme Court order that she name new members to the University of Hawaii Board of Regents whose terms expired more than six months ago. Lingle announced today she has selected five people to immediately replace the holdovers, who she had tried to keep on the board rather than nominating new appointments.

The Supreme Court on Dec. 4 gave her 30 days to pick six candidates for the board. Lingle requested additional time from the court to choose the last regent.

The five new regents are University of Hawaii agronomist Ramon de la Pena, Servco Pacific chairman Mark Fukunaga, former University of Hawaii Travel Industry Management Dean Chuck Gee, Tradewind Capital Group Managing Director Eric Martinson and University of Hawaii student Grant Teichman.

By Invitation Only: Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee Celebrates his 75th Birthday with UH TIM Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Friends on August 16 2008 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel

Video Presentation by David Heenan, Former Dean of UH College of Business and Chairman of Campbell Estate

Video Presentation by UH TIM Alumni Clyde Min, Vice President - Asia Pacific, Kingdom Hotels

Video Singing Happy Brithday and Presentation by Chuck Gee

Video of Special Guest

Wednesday - July 9 2008 - UH TIM School EDIT Reception (30th Anniversary) at the Hilton Hawaii Prince Hotel, Remarks by Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee

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May 4 2008: Celebrating 2008 SBA Minority Small Business Champion of the Year - National Winner Award with Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee, Brenda Foster - President of AmCham Shanghai, Larry Foster - Former Dean and Professor of UH Law School, Dennis & Brenda Teranishi - CEO of Hawaiian Host Chocolates, Michael & Jenny Zhang - President and CEO of Blue Hawaii Surf, Yen Chun & Dickie Ching - COO of CMC Consulting Group Inc and Shao Jun Zhang - Dean of Fudan Shanghai Art College at the Mandalay Restaurant

March 26 2008 Tim Marsden, GM of Langham Hotel London, Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee and Johnson Choi

February 14 2008 - Pacific Club, Honolulu Hawaii: “An Update of the Business Climate in China” Opportunities Niches for Hawaii China Business? by BRENDA LEI FOSTER, PRESIDENT, American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai attended by more than 100 guests including UH TIM Alumni and Friends

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February 2 2008 - Honolulu Hawaii: Meeting with Eugene Ong, General Manager of Crowne Plaza International Airport Beijing, Linda Ong and Chuck Gee on China Travel Related Business Opportunities

January 5 2008 - Honolulu Hawaii - Grand Cafe and Bakery - An Afternoon with Brenda Foster - President of American Chamber of Commerce Shanghai, Lawrence Foster - Former Dean and Professor of University of Hawaii Law School, Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee of University of Hawaii School of Travel Industry Management, Michael Zhang and Yen Chun of CMC Consulting Group Inc.

(Front left to Right: Johnson Choi, Yen Chun and Brenda Foster; Back Left to Right: Michael Zhang, Chuck Gee and Lawrence Foster)

Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee Celebrates his 74th Birthday with UH TIM Alumni and Friends at the Romano Macaroni Grill on August 25, 2007

Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee was one of the seven top judges selected for the Taipei International Chinese Cuisine Competition between Aug 8 - 11 2007 in Taipei, Taiwan - Singapore team won the first place, Taiwan team second.

 

 

 

Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee Celebrates his 73rd Birthday with Alumni and Friends at the Shanghai Bristo Restaurant on August 27, 2006

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Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee Celebrates his 71st Birthday

    Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee of the University of Hawaii School of Travel Industry Management, Director and Founding Members of the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce celebrated his 71st birthday with a small group of Chamber members, alumni and friends.

August 28, 2003 is being named "Chuck Yim Gee Day" by Governor Linda Lingle of the State of Hawaii and Mayor Jeremy Harris of the City and County of Honolulu on his 70th Birthday

CHUCK GEE, Dean Emeritus

Chuck Y. Gee served as Dean of the School of Travel Industry Management from 1976 until his retirement in December 1999.  Under his leadership, the school has grown and gained an international reputation throughout the U.S. and the Pacific-Asia region.  He also served as Interim Dean of the College of Business Administration for the Fiscal Year 1998-99.  He is a recognized international authority on tourism and hospitality education, training and research and authored a number of widely recognized textbooks in the field.  He has also been a management advisor and consultant to numerous domestic and foreign institutions, international hotel chains, restaurants and clubs, air carriers and national tourism organizations.

Chuck Gee has frequently served on government advisory bodies, both state and national, including chair of the State Tourism Training Council, and three terms on the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board of the U.S. Department of Commerce.  An active board member of many tourism and service related organizations, he received the 1992 “Award of Excellence for Tourism Education” given by the National Tourism Administration of the People’s Republic of China, the 1991 Grand Award of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) for Individual Educational Accomplishment, Life Member Award of PATA at the annual 1990 conference held in Vancouver, PATA’s Presidential Award in 1986, the 1987 NOAH Award given by the Academy of Tourism Organizations, and a 1988 Travel Industry Hall of Leaders Award presented by the Travel Industry Association of America.  In 1995, the State of Hawaii honored him as “State Manager of the Year”.  He was most recently recognized by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin as one of the 100 people who made a difference for the State of Hawaii during the 20th Century. He is the Director and Founding Members of the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce in 2001.

.....Chuck Gee was one who made a difference as a "forceful public advocate for tourism"...and in building a different kind of school to serve the global travel industry....Honolulu Star Bulletin - Excerpts from the Commemorate Edition - December 31, 1999.

 

 

 

                                       

Dean Emeritus Chuck Gee celebrated his 70th Birthday on Thursday, August 28, 2003 at the Monarch Room of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and to raise funds for the "Chuck Yim Gee-Hawaii Scholarship Endowment at the National Tourism Foundation***".....by invitation only.

Special Room Rates Offered to Hawaii and Out-of-Town Guest:

Royal Hawaiian Hotel $125** contact Ren Hirose ren.hirose@starwoodhotels.com
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel $95** contact Ren Hirose ren.hirose@starwoodhotels.com
Hawaii Prince Hotel $129** (include breakfast) contact Paul Yokota pyokota@hiprince.com

**plus applicable taxes

            Download Birthday Invitation in PDF format

Organizing Committee:

Johnson Choi, Chair
Pauline, Sheldon
Joanna Leong, Co-Chair
Winnie Miura, Co-Chair
Clyde G. Min - Williamsburg, Virginia
Cathy Foy
Akiko Takahashi - Hong Kong
Lee-Ann Choy
Joe Pluta - Maui
Kathy Inkinen
Yoshi Sakata - Japan
Dean Nakasone
Roberta Leung - Hong Kong
Raina Matsui

Program:

Pre-gathering Royal Hawaiian Oceanside Libations and a taste of dim sum at sunset on the lawn - Royal Hawaiian Serenaders
Lion Dance - Physical Culture Association
Keiki Hula - Halau Hula Olana Ai
Master of Ceremonies - Dalton Tanonaka, Master of Ceremonies, President, Pacific Business Economic Council, and  former Anchor, CNN in Asia, Introduction of dignitaries, family members and out-of-state guests & Congratulatory messages
Presentation - Governor Linda Lingle`s Proclamation, Presentation of City Declaration, Presentation of Hawai`i State Senate, Presentation of Robert L. Char & Presentation of TIM International, Inc.
Response from the birthday honoree
Queen's Prayer - Cathy Foy
Dinner Music - Cantonese Melodic Ensemble Wo Lok Music Club
Buffet - Monarch Room (continental, Asian and Hawaiian Cuisines)
A Musical Retropectives from the rites of passage in the seven decades of Chuck's life with liberal artistic license - vocals by renown stage and recording artist - Cathy Foy, Guy Merola and Mary Gutzi
  • Born no. 5 son in a Chinatown tenement in San Francisco, California, USA (with incredibly lousy timing in the midst of the Great Depression) Grant Avenue, San Francisco/Chop Suey Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
  • School dayz at George Washington `50s tunes from “Your Lucky Hit Parade” Blueberry Hill & He`s Got the Whole World in His Hands
  • Just a poor draftee in the Korean War (but  he “volunteered” to go) You`re a Grand Old Flag & Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

  • The college years at DU and MSU Colorado Rocky Mountain High & The Colors of My Life

  • How to succeed in business by really, really trying & I Believe in You

  • Hawai`i calls I Am Hawai’i & Honolulu City Lights

  • Building a legacy This Is the Moment

  • After the rat race—it`s still a rat race, but lots more fun , As If We Never Said Goodbye, All I Ask of You,  Memory, Amigos Para Siempre & One

Birthday Toast - The Hon. J. Kalani English, Senator, Chair Senate Committee on Energy & the Environment and Johnson Choi, Chairman, Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce
Noodles 'n Cake
Mahalo & Fond Aloha - Chuck Yim Gee, Dean Emeritus

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND WARMEST THANKS:

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ORGANIZERS: Johnson Choi, Chair; Joanna Tom Leong, Co-chair; Winifred Miura, Co-chair; Lee-Ann Choy & Valerie Chinen

FLORAL ARRANGEMENT : Blossom Tyau & Debbi Barrett Floral Network

WINES: Contributed by CENTERPLATE & Lois Sismar, General Manager – Hawai`i Region  
CHINESE BIRTHDAY ALTAR TABLE: Blossom Tyau
TRADITIONAL LONGEVITY CANDLES & BANNERS: Ivy Tam

LUCKY RED PACKETS (Li Sie Feung) & RED SILK SCROLL: Chuck Howe Gee & Helen Lee

ENTERTAINMENT ARRANGEMENTS: Cathy Foy-Mahi & Lee-Ann Choy

PHOTOGRAPHY: Dr. Jan-Pai Chan & Robert Hsiao

REGISTRATION : Deborah Fitzgerald . Tao Feng . Xiang Ping Li . Raina Matsui

EMCEE: Dalton Tanonaka

Contact information: Phone: (808) 222-8183; Email: johnsonchoi@johnsonchoi.com

***Mailing address: c/o Johnson Choi, 55 Merchant St, Suite 1813, Box C127, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA.

Guests' Comments:

We are honored to be present to celebrate you 70th. We appreciate your career guidance and personal example. You are one of the greatest and most well-respected deans in the history of T.I.M. School. Your influence has touched lives throughout the world, including mine...D. Lee
Ken (I'm sure), my family and I have cherished the many years we enjoyed together as a family friend, as adviser to me & my family - and watching you grow professionally. You have done well, Dean Gee! May God continue to guide you & bless you as you go on to continue to do your work, with love...A. Char
Jean and I will drink a toast to you in spirit on Aug 28...to wish you a Happy 70th Birthday....you are a real fighter and we are all proud and very happy for you...God bless you, Chuck. Your TIM family of students and faculty are your disciples around the world and the Sate of Hawaii is fortunate to have you as a Goodwill Ambassador...L. W. "Bill" Lane, Jr. A.O.
Thank you for your hard work as chairman. Chuck Gee is truly a remarkable visionary individual...M Chang Vierra
Thank you for organizing a wonderful party for Chuck Gee. He's lucky to have a good friend (student) like you...R. Yeh
I look back with great fondness to many years of association with you...S & R Dawson
What a fabulous evening and in such a magnificent setting! I felt very privileged to be counted among your friends. Thanks for all the help you have given to me and I hope I look as well as you do on my 70th! Much Aloha...D. McNeil
We had a fabulous time at Chuck's celebration.  It was first-class and very enjoyable.  Chuck is lucky to have so many good friends...C. Ingersoll
I have enjoyed the party very much, it was probably the best birthday party ever have been, with Chunk's generosity, and the great performances, and with your planning committee, made that night a truly very special night, thank you, aloha...Kathy
Great job on Chuck's birthday...Manny
Thanks for all your hospitality while I was in Hawaii.  The Chuck Gee affair was really very good.  I think everyone really had a good time; good job...B. Char - Beijing
Mahalo for the photos of a great bday party, sorry that I missed it I have fwd it to all the HK UHAA and TIMAA, Shirley Chow Cross is the new coordinator...R. Wong Leong - Hong Kong
Well deserved so I hope that it was well attended...G. Perry
Thank you for putting together a lovely party.  It was a privilege to be able to share in this festive occasion with Dean Chuck Gee. With many happy returns as Chuck enters his next decade! Aloha...B. Tanabe
Seemed like everyone had a good time...W Miura
Johnson---you guys did such a fabulous job---the event was incredible...M. Kumabe
Thanks for a great evening, Johnson!  It was really nice to learn more about Dean Gee and to meet all of the people at the event who were only names until that night!  It was also really nice to be able to ENJOY a TIM event instead of running around : ) !  You did a great job! Thanks again!...R Matsui
You and your committee did a fantastic job in organizing Dean Gee's birthday.  It was such a memorable event for all of us and I am sure for Dean Gee as well. I spent some time looking thru your news and pictures.  You have taken great pictures.  I really enjoyed looking at the pictures.  Thank you for sharing...E. Tom
Thanks for sharing and congratulations on these successful gatherings!...M Chock
It was a wonderful event. I'd like to drop Chuck a thank you note...D McNeil
Thanks for organizing a great event for Dean Gee...K Hui
Mahalo for all your hard work in organizing a great party for Dean Gee...D Nakasone
Thank-you for a wonderful opportunity to show our appreciation for Dean Chuck Gee.  The reception was exceptional and the pleasure of meeting "old" friends was very special.  My trip back to Honolulu was very enjoyable.  Both Hilda and I would look forward to another opportunity to return home for a TIM celebration! Aloha...C Min
 

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THE GEE TECHNOLOGY LEARNING CENTER

                   

The Gee Technology Learning Center, named in honor of Dean Emeritus Chuck Yim Gee, was made possible largely by the generous donations of the School of Travel Industry Management alumni association, TIM International, Inc., and the endowments of Kitaro Watanabe and Leong Hop & Bernice C. Loui.

The Center, which opened January 24, 2003, includes an executive videoconference suite, and a multi-media computer learning laboratory with Smartboard technology.  The Center also houses the School's multi-purpose computer room and open lab provided by the endowment of Leong Hop and Bernice C. Loui.

The Gee Technology Learning Center is a unique resource in travel industry higher education that provides a platform for the School to deliver high-quality programs both on-campus and by distance. The Center serves as a focal point for studies around the management of electronic network information systems and services in the travel industry, dynamically evolving travel distribution systems, as well as a wide range of technology applications across the industry.

On-Campus: The Center will enrich the current undergraduate and graduate curricula with an executive videoconference suite giving access to experts around the globe to enrich student learning, and will allow the expertise of the TIM School faculty to be shared elsewhere at educational institutions and with the industry.

The multi-media computer instruction labs allow for dynamic instruction in technology applications for the travel industry including software programs for property management systems, point-of-sale systems and on-line applications development software. Transportation systems software, financial applications and tourism destination and marketing management systems will also be added.

Distance Education: Synchronous and non-synchronous on-line credit and non-credit courses are coordinated from the Center to constituents who cannot be on campus due to geographic, time or other constraints. These courses will serve the need for travel industry management education across the Hawaiian Islands and potentially the rest of the world.

The on-line graduate certificate program, e-TIM will be coordinated from the Center
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Knowledge Dissemination: The Center will house a web-accessible tourism knowledge database for the Pacific-Asia region that will assist researchers in their studies. This will be accomplished in conjunction with the Sunset Reference Center and the Leong Hop and Bernice Loui Computer Lab.

Professional Industry Programs: The TIM School's professional programs, including custom programs for industry and programs hosted in conjunction with private industry's own training needs, will also make use of the facility.

Chuck Gee is author and/or co-author of the following books and/or publications/articles:

                               

Chuck Gee picture collections:

               

           

Chuck Gee News Articles:

A gee-whiz-bang techno tourism center - BY ERIKA ENGLE - Friday, January 24, 2003
He was the dean of tourism at UH - As dean of UH's School of Travel Industry Management, Chuck Gee broadened the curriculum.By Russ Lynch - Star-Bulletin, 10-14-1999
Chuck Gee to Retire After 32 Years at UHM - by James Chia - UHM CBA-College Relations Office. 07-23-1999
Teaching China Tourism - Is Hawaii helping a formidable competitor or ultimately developing a huge market? - By Kelli Abe Trifonovitch. May 2002
HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY MEETING - JANUARY 6, 1999
Miss Hawaii 1999
World Congress - PATA 1996
Impact expected to slam travel sector - Ben DiPietro - Pacific Business News, 09-17-2001
Hot Hawai’ian Days and Cool California Nights - Gerrye Wong, 01-10-2002
Honeymoon in Hawaii
Tourism Report in Taiwan - in Chinese
An innovative collaboration between the Guangdong Provincial government, the State of Hawaii and the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Business Administration, the Guangdong Leadership Development Program aims at developing a new generation of leadership for China in the 21st century.
The TIM School Celebrates Robert H. Burns’ Legacy
Get2Hawaii's Advisory Board Reflects "Who's Who" in Hawaii Travel Market Start-Up Taps Industry Leaders' Expertise for Online Venture
Agtourism Conference Agenda, 10-19-2001
One last thought about Rex Johnson's appointment as director of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, 07-27-2002
Tourism Report in Taiwan - in Chinese, 11-04-2000
ProjectOnNet Just Completed First Round of Funding from Angel Investors in Hawaii
Beijing Lecture - in Chinese
Search begins for UH travel industry college dean - 09-14-2002

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