Making a good change agent

The first travel agent to become tourism secretary in the Philippines, Wanda Tulfo Teo wants to prove that she has the mettle and industry experience to change the country's travel industry for the better.

Looking back, and steering ahead for growth

Sean Treacy, before leaving the Royal Caribbean Asia-Pacific office for a bigger role as associate vice president strategic planning for international in the Miami headquarters, sat down with Karen Yue for a look back at his three years steering the region's fast-growing cruise market.

Tapping silver linings in the midst of Covid

While the hospitality industry is reeling from the Covid fallout, Hyatt’s hotel construction pipeline remains decidedly robust. Stephen Ho, president, growth and operations, Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels Corporation tells Prudence Lui how having boots on the ground has helped him thrive in his role, and the importance for brands to continue to evolve and innovate as they adapt to a new reality

Newsmaker: Vaissie keeps International SOS on crisis watch

THE lack of an adequate emergency and medical system in Asia three decades ago was what prompted Arnaud Vaissie, chairman and CEO of International...

Earth Hour Special: The Travel Corporation’s sustainable tourism step forward

Sustainable travel objectives can be accomplished though memorable ways. Managing director Nicholas Lim tells Karen Yue how the company's TreadRight projects form a big part of his brands’ itineraries and the benefits they bring to communities and the environment.

It’s for the kids

Nothing motivates more than building a legacy for the kids, which is why Outrigger Enterprises Group is buying resorts globally and creating a space for itself. President and CEO David Carey talks to Raini Hamdi

Brazen Bazin

Sébastien Bazin, chairman & CEO of AccorHotels and TTG Travel Personality of the Year 2016, tells Raini Hamdi how critical it is for the...

Dusit’s power lady

Having made her mark as CEO of Thaicom Plc, Suphajee Suthumpun, the new group CEO of Dusit International, is someone to watch in this...

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

Shaking a legacy culture

Diethelm Travel Group CEO Stephan Roemer tells Xinyi Liang-Pholsena how he is reinventing the legacy DMC, one of Asia's oldest and most storied, into a leaner organisation with sharper positioning and 'handicraft' spirit

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