Professor, School of Tourism – Leshan Normal University
John Koldowski is a Professor and Foreign Expert within the School of Tourism at Leshan Normal University, Sichuan Province, China. He continues his role as a researcher and educator to empower the next generation of tourism specialists with a deep and practical understanding of the dynamics and systems of today’s travel sector. Previously, John was with the College of Innovation at Thailand’s Thammasat University, where he was a founding member of the Tourism Action Group (TAG). He was part of the Secretariat for PATA Thailand Chapter and was Deputy CEO of PATA, where over fifteen years he came to be regarded as one of the travel and tourism sector’s leading analysts. He still maintains his relationship with PATA as a special advisor to the CEO. John specialises in the capture, analysis and interpretation of information concerning shifts, movements and trends in the travel and tourism industry, particularly those affecting the Asia Pacific region.