Dr. Brandon Howell, a lecturer at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, participated in a faculty exchange at the National Institute of Development Administration’s (NIDA) Graduate School of Tourism Management in Bangkok, Thailand this past summer.
While in Thailand, Howell provided several lectures to graduate students, faculty, and administrators at the NIDA Graduate School of Tourism Management and Chitralada Technical Institute. As Thailand is known for food tourism, the lectures focused on F&B Operations & Linkages to Public Health and Policies for Planning and Managing Recreational Tourism Destinations.
Howell had the unique opportunity to attend the coronation ceremony of King Vajiralongkorn, Thailand’s first new king in 70 years. He also visited Indiana University’s new ASEAN Gateway Office and initiated new internship partnerships with Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort and Trisara Luxury Private Pool Villa Resort, both located in Phuket, Thailand.
In addition to being a lecturer in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies, Howell serves as the Dean’s Chief of Operations and Special Projects. He is the Director of Member Services for the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education and a White Lodging Faculty Fellow.