About Us

Who we are

As COVID-19 spread around the world, closing educational institutions we created 30 Minute Talks which is an online webinar series that focuses on current topics benefiting students, faculty and practitioners.


Professor Perry Hobson, Dr. Andy Nazarechuk, and Mr. Alan Williams identified the need for quality online hospitality & tourism educational content due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Together, they created an online webinar series called “30 Minute Talks”. These webinars were created to offer short and informative presentations on a wide variety of topical programs that capture the attention of students, faculty, and administrators in todays online world.

Our first Webinar was held on April 15th, 2020. Over 2,500 total individual registrations have been received to date. Average attendance at our Webinars has been well received with the highest attendance to date being 548 participants. Our Academic Partners have supported us and promoted our talks to their students and faculty

The Team

Professor Perry Hobson
Professor Perry HobsonSunway University, Malaysia
Dr. Andy Nazarechuk
Dr. Andy NazarechukInternational Educator, Philippines
Mr. Alan Williams, Senior Higher
Mr. Alan Williams, Senior HigherEducation, Consultant, Australia

Our Audience

Our primary audience are hospitality and tourism students who are looking to benefit from timely, relevant and insightful views about the future of the industry. We also seek to bring together students and educators from universities around the world who can share their perspectives and views with one another.

Additionally we offer educators and industry professionals resources that support their objectives. Our innovative “90 Seconds” segment provides students with thought provoking and topical tourism news from around the world.

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Where We are Today

“After humble beginnings we have today gathered support of more than 18 Academic Partners from around 8 countries. Today we have in excess of 2000 students that we send our weekly email reminder to, and offer webinars to up to 600 participants each week.”