Dr. Zongqing Zhou

Professor at the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management of Niagara University

 Dr. Zongqing ZhouDr. 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.
Insights by Dr. Zongqing Zhou (2)

Travel Predictions for Summer 2020 After Two Seasons of Pandemic and Social Unrest

It is relatively difficult to predict summer travel, particularly after the massive national protests that add a potentially tide-turning consumer psychological breaker. But, if the protests do not trigger a second wave of the pandemic, the threat of contamination by the coronavirus will be drastically reduced in the minds of the travelers and we may expect a more peaceful and steady increase of travel for the latter part of summer.

COVID-19 Presents Travel and Tourism Industry With a Unique Opportunity to Evolve

As the tourism sector has been hobbled by the pandemic, the industry has also been presented with an opportunity to reevaluate and improve its practices, a necessity if businesses are to attract and gain the trust of both existing and prospective customers.