Michael Zhou

Founder & CEO - Tang Dynasty Tours

Michael Zhou

Founder & CEO - Tang Dynasty Tours


Michael Zhou, Founder & CEO of Tang Dynasty Tours, China, an avid explorer, has turned his passion for travel into a lifetime career: founding Tang Dynasty Tours in the tranquil city of Guilin in mainland China.

With 10+ years’ growth, the company now boasts two prominent travel brands: My Odyssey Tours for the western market and Wowoyoo for the Chinese market.

My Odyssey Tours is one of the leading tour operators in China for inbound English-speaking travelers; moreover, it is a pioneer in the development of cross-bound customized tour business, using e-commerce to take natives of English-speaking countries to a third or multiple countries for a trip of lifetime. More than 20 destinations have been explored by My Odyssey Tours to date, covering Asia, Middle East, South America and South Africa. With Michael’s vision for tomorrow and his purpose-driven hard-working team, more places are expected to be added to My Odyssey Tours’ destinations map.

Bearing the endless pursuit for perfection, MOT is a two-time nominator of Asia’s Leading Tour Operator by World Travel Awards and a five-time recipient of Certificate of Excellence awarded by TripAdvisor.

Michael has a firm faith in the power of sustainable tourism, and he has incorporated responsibility to business operation by delivering responsible vacations. MOT now is China’s first supporter to ChildSafe Movement and a certified member of Tourism Concerns. The newly launched corporate social responsibility project, “My Odyssey Tours Cares”, just reflects the company’s core values and determination of creating a better world.

Michael now focuses on creating boundary-free tourism for travelers worldwide. He believes that travel business can not only promote the prosperity of the destinations but also, more importantly, help people better understand different cultures and life style of each other, which would be a long-term benefit for the local community, the environment, the harmony of the society and the peace of the world.

All session by Michael Zhou

MTF 2017 Keynote Panel

11:00 - 11:45
Central Bank