Professor Perry Hobson, PhD.

Director, Academy of Tourism Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUas) The Netherlands
Professor Perry Hobson, PhD.Professor Perry Hobson, PhD.

Professor Perry Hobson, PhD is the Director of the Academy of Tourism at Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUas) in The Netherlands. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the UK, a Masters from the USA, and completed his PhD in Australia. He is the Editor Emeritus of the Journal of Vacation Marketing (JVM) having been the Editor-in-Chief for over two decades. JVM is indexed by SSCI, is listed as an ‘A’ journal (top20%) by the Australian Business Deans Council, and has an Impact Factor 4.0 -which puts it in the Top 30 of all journals listed in the tourism, hospitality, leisure and sports category. He was also the co-Editor of the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education (JHTE) from 2006-8. He has not only held academic positions in relation to tourism and hospitality education at Southern Illinois University in the USA, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (SAR-China)and Southern Cross University in Australia, but also spent the last 10-years in senior management roles relating to global engagement at both Taylor’s University and Sunway University in Malaysia. He is the founding Director/CEO of the International Centre of Excellence in Hospitality & Tourism Education (THE-ICE) and was recently made a Fellow for his contribution. He is an Adjunct Professor at Ton Duc Thang University in Vietnam, a Visiting Professor at the Management Centre Innsbruck (MCi) in Austria, and also sits on the International Advisory Council of Ostrava University in The Czech Republic. He is a Past-President of APacCHRIE, and has been made an Honorary Fellow of Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) in the UK as well as CAUTHE in Australia.