Keeping the passion for local culture alive

Many have hopped on the bandwagon since tour trails were blazed into Hong Kong’s local enclaves. Ling Ho, a pioneer, says she has more to give when it comes to showing off Hong Kong’s authentic side

Bringing Vietnam’s homestays to the world

Fed up of hearing complaints about the quality of homestays in Vietnam, Bui Thi Nhan decided it was time to take the matter into...

Driving efficiency for tour operators

Mike Than Tun Win is bringing user-friendly technology to smaller hotels and tourism intermediaries, one South-east Asian country at a time.

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

A portal that helps travellers to visualise their trips

A quest to simplify holiday bookings online led Aaron Sarma to launch Touristly in March 2015 as a travel portal offering tours, attractions, activities...

An experienced hand at turning shophouses into hotels

Founder and managing director of investment property company 8M Real Estate, Ashish Manchharam, has an affinity with shophouses, having grown up in one and...

Making instant connections

Thuan Dao, founder of BedLinker in Vietnam, is on a mission to leave tedious B2B booking processes behind. Having spent 15 years working in reservation...

A young chief charged with leading a young brand

At just 31, Roy Liang may have accelerated up the hospitality ladder to become general manager of Singapore’s Oakwood debut, Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore....

Budding agency shoots for the stars

Stumbling upon a specialisation was just the start of this young Maldivian tour operator. Building its reputation as a production coordinator for commercial shoots came next.

An accessible tourism initiative built on Blind Faith

What was initially borne out of the need to fulfil a one-off request at Hotel Ramada Ajmer has evolved into a scalable and open-source...

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