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

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...

Newsmaker: Tan succeeds Logan as IHG’s development head

THE number of Asian professionals who head development for international chains in their own region can be counted on one hand. Clarence Tan has no...

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.

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.

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.

Tourism’s samurai

He became president of Japan National Tourism Organization just after the Tohoku earthquake in 2011 and led Japan to become a top hit among Asians today. Ryoichi Matsuyama is far from finished, Raini Hamdi discovers

Fresh eyes on Asia

Angie Stephen, Royal Caribbean Cruises’ new managing director for Asia-Pacific, compares and contrasts the western cruise market with this region, and finds that digital media proliferation here is shortening the cruise adoption process. Asians are taking quickly to cruising and there’s still plenty for her to learn, she tells Karen Yue

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

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.

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