Migrants in a World Centre of Tourism & Leisure

Great to be interviewed with Jaeyeon Choe O’ Regan, PhD in Macau Business Magazine (Feb Issue) on the importance of migrants in a tourist destination – MAcau/Macao – a world centre of travel & tourism.

Full Magazine Issue here- https://issuu.com/macaubusiness/docs/mb_feb2022

Summary: Migrants should not be discriminated against in housing, employment, healthcare or social welfare in the name of positive discrimination, says Michael O’Regan, an expert on tourism and migration.

Online story here.

PDF of interview here:

The interview was based on three recent articles:

Choe, J., O’Regan, M., & Kimbu, A. (2020). Filipino migrant workers’ leisure and subjective quality of life in Macao. World Leisure Journal62(3), 242-260. https://doi.org/10.1080/16078055.2020.1798052,

Choe, J., O’Regan, M., Kimbu, A., Lund, N., & Ladkin, A. (2021). Quality of life perspectives for different social groups in a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure. Tourist Studies21(4), 615-637. https://doi.org/10.1177/14687976211038758

O’Regan, M. (2019). Post-Colonial Macau: hope and despair in a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure. Via. Tourism Review, (16). https://journals.openedition.org/viatourism/4469 https://doi.org/10.4000/viatourism.4469