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

Building lasting heritage

Under his leadership, YTL Corporation’s hotels and resorts division has grown beyond its Malaysia base to across Asia and the UK. Executive director of YTL Hotels, Mark Yeoh Seok Kah, tells S Puvaneswary why sustainability and conservation ethos remain a natural fit for the company as the family corporation’s hospitality arm scales up.

The next big thing in travel

Asia-Pacific’s fragmented tours and activities market remains predominantly rooted in the offline world, but Blanca Menchaca, CEO and co-founder at BeMyGuest, a Singapore-based distributor of travel activities and tours, believes the sector is now at a technological tipping point. She shares her projections of this fast-growing sector with Xinyi Liang-Pholsena.

Downtime reflections

The pandemic has presented hoteliers a valuable opportunity to re-evaluate their sales and marketing efforts and strengthen their online presence, opines Sojern’s APAC general manager, Lina Ang

Dream come true

His role is as large as a ship: making Asia’s first luxury cruise line a dream come true. Thatcher Brown, president of Genting Hong...

Sabre – a year later

It’s been a year since Abacus International became Sabre Travel Network (STN). Raini Hamdi asks Roshan Mendis, who heads STN in Asia-Pacific, what has...

Pushing for change

Fazal Bahardeen, the founder & CEO of pioneering halal travel consultancy CrescentRating, is on a mission to raise awareness around halal tourism among industry stakeholders. He tells Karen Yue that the world is a more welcoming place today for Muslim travellers but several travel pain points still remain.

Breaking down gender barriers

Oakwood appointed its first female regional general manager for Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand, testament to the company's continued commitment to grooming women for leadership roles. Oakwood Asia Pacific's Paul Stocker, tells Rachel AJ Lee more.

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...

International Women’s Day: Saluting Tourism’s Leading Ladies – Ritu Mehrotra, country...

The fight for gender equality is for everyone, and necessary for economies and communities to thrive. With this in mind, International Women’s Day 2020...

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