Riding Asia’s booming hotel sector

CEO for Asia at Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality, Mike Batchelor, tells Pamela Chow how traditional hotel operators are navigating Asia's dynamic hospitality landscape.

Driving ITB’s brand strategy

Easy to grow an established brand like ITB that has 51 years of history behind it? Trust the Germans to be prudent and never...

Primed for a strong return

Even as travel freezes, Sentosa Development Corporation’s CMO Lynette Ang has ensured the island remains top of mind among travellers and business partners.

Out of the wraps

Veteran hotelier Edmond Ip arguably created the wave of contemporary China brands and is back to take his Zitan out of the wraps. Raini Hamdi talks to the vice chairman of Artyzen Hospitality Group.

Windows to the world

From tech-generated recommendations to personalised experiences taking a front seat, it’s clear that today’s travellers want greater customisation and deeper immersion from their trips. Travel industry leaders tells why such experiential trends are booming, and what they seek for in their own travels.

Remaking Country Holidays into Scott Dunn Asia

The founder of Country Holidays Singapore discusses why he sold to Scott Dunn. One, their philosophies clicked. Two, he loves his staff. Three, his baby will be stronger faster. To each his own.

Changing nature of representation

The nature of representation is changing but the philosophy behind it hasn’t, says Geoff Andrew, CEO, Worldhotels, who tells Raini Hamdi why representation has a future despite the onslaught of OTAs, sharing economy and new soft brands

Better partners now

Believe it or not, airlines still love travel agencies. That, in a nutshell, is what Conrad Clifford, who replaced retired Maunu von Lueders as...

Less growth, more equity

No stranger to this post, Thailand’s minister of tourism and sports Weerasak Kowsurat tells why the country’s tourism sector needs to stop its addiction to increasing visitor arrivals but instead place serious emphasis on achieving equity for all stakeholders

Flying the flag for Nepal

Binod Chaudhary, Nepal’s sole billionaire, plays the role of entrepreneur, industrialist and philanthropist in his country. The chairman of Chaudhary Group (CG Global), a multi-dimensional conglomerate spanning hotels, real estate, banking and food businesses, tells Rohit Kaul why through building up a global hospitality empire, he seeks to bring the world to Nepal, and Nepal to the world.

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