Sustainability from an early adopter perspective

An early adopter of sustainability, Banyan Tree Holdings’ executive chairman Ho Kwon Ping sits down with Yixin Ng and shares how visionary thinking continues to shape the company's evolution.

Letting go to let it grow

Rather than owning 100 per cent of his “beloved baby”, Marc Steinmeyer, CEO of The Green Oak Hotel Management, the holding company of Tauzia Hotels, tells why he’s willing to cede a 70 per cent stake to Ascott to achieve his vision of growing the business beyond Indonesia

Why quality isn’t enough

As Singapore crests a multi-year wave of strong tourism growth, a bigger set of challenges looms ahead. The Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) chief executive, Keith Tan, tells Pamela Chow about his ambitious plans to boost sustainable quality tourism

Conquering new horizons

As Buffalo Tours Asia goes global in its merger with Olympus Tours Americas, managing director for Asia, Suyin Lee, tells how the DMC – now operating under a new brand name of Discova – plans to shake up the business of destination management.

Not a one-legged stool anymore

Orlando-based Associated Luxury Hotels has morphed into a full service independent hotel chain with its purchase of WorldHotels 18 months ago. Its chief commercial officer Tom Santora, also executive chairman of WorldHotels, shares more about the acquisition synergies

Keeping pace with change and growth

CEO of Centara Hotels and Resorts, Thirayuth Chirathivat, tells Marissa Carruthers how Thailand’s largest homegrown hotel group is staying ahead of the competition.

What’s on the minds of CEOs in 2019?

Digital disruption, trade wars and political changes are some of the core issues seated front and centre in the minds of Asia’s travel business chiefs as the new year approaches. TTG Asia rounds up the top concerns of these industry leaders, and takes a peek at their reading list this year-end

Support from an old hand

Expectations are high for Myanmar’s minister of hotels and tourism Ohn Maung, whose decades of practical experience as a hotelier and tour operator dates...

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

Taking over the world

Airbnb may have started out as an air mattress rental business, but this hospitality behemoth now wants to be the engine driving a new kind of travel and experiences in modern living. Co-founder and chief strategy office Nathan Blecharczyk tells why Airbnb’s future lies in more than just accommodation

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