07/03/2011 - Thai media visit Glion Institute of Higher Education
High end media from Thailand such as the Bangkok Post, the Daily News Newspaper and the Post Today and other culinary or hotel magazines visited this week Glion Institute of Higher Education (GIHE), one of the leading hospitality schools in the world for an international career.
The group of eight journalists had a busy program in GIHE. They visited the facilities of Glion and Bulle campuses and interviewed Thai students from different programs. They also had the opportunity to meet the representatives of the academics, the management and the vice president of Laureate Hospitality Education Worldwide, Mr. Arie van der Spek. GIHE is one of the eight institutions part of Laureate Hospitality Education (LHE), a leading hospitality group in the world. Present in five countries and four continents, LHE provides different transfer options as well as opportunities to study abroad.
“This visit is very important for us as we understand now that hospitality is much more than service and kitchen but that you can study to have high level jobs such as becoming general manager of a five star hotel. We have now to educate people in Thailand to change their wrong vision of hospitality” said Mrs. Balankura, Social Director at Hello magazine.
After many interviews, meetings and visits, the group was able to play the tourists in Gruyères where the Bulle campus is situated and to visit the Chillon Castle near Glion. It was also important for them to have a feeling of the campus surroundings as Thai students experience it when they study in Glion.
Many media from around the world come each year to visit GIHE and meet with the faculty and some of its students coming from almost 100 different nationalities.