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‘Trump’ turns up at Hong Kong’s Peak

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong launched Trump Live in Hong Kong, making the US president the first to have his likeness brought to live by...

TTG Opinion

Dirty thoughts of ASEAN

Will it come to the day when health concerns related to bathing in cesspools will force tour operators to conduct their own assessments?

Something to Think About

“Tourism worldwide is mostly promotion, promotion, promotion, and in some cases nothing else.”

– said Randy Durband, CEO of Global Sustainable Tourism Council, questioning the lack of long-term tourism planning in many countries

Newsmaker

A whole new start at Radisson

When she joined then Carlson-Rezidor Hotel Group last September as president Asia-Pacific, she inherited what was largely seen as an unstable regional office while the whole chain was seen as lacking direction. Katerina Giannouka tells Raini Hamdi why that’s old news

Intelligence

Russia tourism, Europe’s hub airports score this World Cup

For the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia (June 4 – July 15), Forwardkeys is reporting a 50.5% surge in visitors, with an uptick observed even from non-qualifying countries such as Hong Kong (+2.5%).

Future Gen

From tourist to food tour boss

Whether it’s offering durians or ‘chopeing’ seats in hawker centres, Wok ‘n’ Stroll’s founder and CEO Karni Tomer, a finalist in Best Customer Service for Tourist Guiding in Singapore Tourism Awards 2018, tells Pamela Chow how she leaves a lasting impression on clients