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Executive Director and PhD Program Director, Integrated Tourism Management Studies (NITs), National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Bangkok, Thailand
Executive Director and PhD Program Director, Integrated Tourism Management Studies, National Institute of Development Administration, since 2011. Director, Thailand Tourism Development Research Institute, since 2006, supervising granted tourism research, designing sustainable tourism research frameworks, and providing substantive scientific and technical assistance to researchers. Specializes in the area of community-based tourism management through extensive experience in the Tourism Authority of Thailand and related government ministries as a chairperson and adviser. Received an MSocSc in Tourism Policy and Management from the University of Birmingham, UK, and PhD in Tourism Planning and Management from the University of Queensland, Australia.