Going Dutch – CHME Honorary Fellow Moves to Europe
After 10-years of living in Malaysia, Perry Hobson has taken up a new position as the Director of the Academy of Tourism at Breda University of Applied Sciences (see - https://www.buas.nl/en/about-us ) in Holland. BUas (or NHTV as it used to be known) is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year. As Perry commented, “This move also pretty much completes my global circumference career journey – which has so far taken me from the UK to the USA, then onwards to Hong Kong, down to Australia, up to Malaysia and now back to Europe and to The Netherlands”. He very briefly lived in The Netherlands for a few months as a Visiting Lecturer at what was then the CHN (now NHL-Stenden) before moving in Australia, noting that, “it was a very enjoyable experience, and I’m really pleased to have the opportunity to move back for longer”. BUas teaches the vast majority of its tourism, hospitality and events courses entirely in English, is accredited by THE-ICE (see - https://the-ice.org) and currently ranked at #23 in the QS Subject Rankings for Hospitality & Leisure. Within BUas there is an Academy of Tourism, an Academy of Leisure & Events and also an Academy of Hotel & Facility Management, “so of the 7,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students at BUas, over 4,000 are studying hospitality, tourism and/or events” he noted. He is looking forward to welcoming CHME members to The Netherlands for the CHME 2023 conference that is being hosted by colleagues at NHL-Stenden. Perry was made an Honorary Fellow of CHME in 2017, at the CHME conference in Denmark.