Dr. Zongqing Zhou
Professor at the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management of Niagara University
Dr. Zhou is a professor at the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management of Niagara University. He is currently the President of the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators (ISTTE). He received his Ph.D. degree in Tourism from Michigan State University. His first Master's degree was in English Linguistics conferred by Fujian Normal University and the second Master's degree was in Telecommunications given by Michigan State University. In 2004, Dr. Zhou published his first textbook (the first, too, in the field), "Ecommerce and Information Technology in Hospitality and Tourism". His second book of which he is the Editor was published in 2014, which is a volume in a series publication entitled "Hospitality and Tourism Management: Series on Western Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences." He is currently working on his third book, "Internet Marketing in Hospitality and Tourism." Dr. Zhou is the consulting editor of the International Journal of Hospitality and Event Management, and currently serves on the editorial boards of Information Technology in Hospitality and the Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism Education. Dr. Zhou has received various awards and honors from professional organizations, including The 2003 Outstanding I-CHRIE Refereed Paper Reviewer Award for his contribution to the I-CHRIE annual conferences. In 2000, his paper "The Changing Role of the Travel Agents" received the best paper award in the I-CHRIE annual conference.