Gee has received numerous awards, including the Award of Excellence for Tourism Education from the National Tourism Administration of the Peoples Republic of China, Pacific Asia Travel Associations Presidential Award and Grand Award for Individual Educational Accomplishment, Academy of Tourism Organizations NOAH Award and Travel Industry Associations America Hall of Leaders Award.
The State of Hawaii 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 Hawaii during the 20th Century.
In 2003, she donated land from the estate to allow the creation of a new £70,000 mountain rescue base which she officially opened, and organised a blockade by 20 local fishing boats in a protest over a fish farm at nearby Little Loch Broom.
Donald Rice recently joined the battle to save threatened red squirrels by reintroducing them to the estate, which includes 34 miles of coastline.
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. 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 fieldsairlines, hotels, architecture, culture and environment, aircraft design, literature, theme parks, as well as human resource development. 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.
He joined the University of Hawaii Board of Regents in 2009.
University of Hawaii 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.