Staff Profile

Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration Key Staff Staff Profile
Dr. Hrankai Richard 博士
BSc University of Pannonia, MSc Edinburgh Napier University, PhD PolyU
Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA), Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management, Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE)
Senior Lecturer
Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration


Richard Hrankai (Ph.D) is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Global Business and Marketing, Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU). Prior joining HKMU as a faculty member, he was an Assistant Profeesor at the Department of Tourism and Service Management of Modul University Vienna in Austria. Richard completed his doctoral studies at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and earned his Master degree from Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland.

Richard is a specialist in applying cognitive theories in decision-making contexts related to the consumption of tourism and hospitality services and experiences. His research utilizes state-of-the-practice experimental and data modelling techniques to analyse and predict choice behaviour. His latest research investigates the importance of intermodal pubic transport systems in driving tourist flows to peripheral attractions at urban destinations.

Richard's teaching expertise involves the delivery of several courses in the domain of hospitality management, resulting in positive evaluations by students. In particular, he is an expert in hotel facility management, with the focus on hotel asset management, involving the management of the lodging investments to meet the objectives of the ownership.

Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • Tourist mobility
  • Transport and tourism
  • Stated choice experiments
  • Heterogenous decision-rules
  • Hotel Asset Management
  • Revenue Management
  • Food & Beverage Management

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Masiero, L., Hrankai, R., & Zoltan, J. (2022). The role of intermodal transport on urban tourist mobility in peripheral areas of Hong Kong. Research in Transportation Business & Management, 100838.
  • Masiero, L., & Hrankai, R. (2022). Modelling tourist accessibility to peripheral attractions. Annals of Tourism Research, 92, 103343.
  • Kiatkawsin, K., Bui, N.A, Hrankai, R., Jeong, K. (2021). The moderating roles of sensation-seeking and worry among nature-based adventure tourists. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(4), 2021.

Selected Professional & Community Services

  • Ad hoc reviewer for Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, Journal of Sustainable Tourism

Modified Date: 09 Oct, 2022
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