Luxury travel in the post-pandemic world

Mike Harlow, general manager of bespoke travel operator Scott Dunn, predicts luxury travel trends for 2022.

Reviving the hospitality industry by plugging into connectivity

With travellers harbouring higher expectations on personalised services as travelling restarts, the adoption of new technologies will be vital for the revival of the hospitality sector, says Sanjiv Verma, vice president, Ruckus Networks, APAC, CommScope

Luxury travellers desire the meaningful and memorable

Bart Buiring, chief sales and marketing officer – Asia Pacific for Marriott International, explores how expectations from luxury travellers are quickly evolving

How tourism players can navigate the new norm

Thien Kwee Eng, chief executive, Sentosa Development Corporation recounts key lessons gleaned from the pandemic

Wheels up: liberalisation the way forward for ASEAN aviation recovery

Associate professor Volodymyr Bilotkach from the air transport management programme at Singapore Institute of Technology, discusses the impacts of the ASEAN Open Skies Agreement on international air traffic movements, and how the aviation players in South-east Asia need to rethink their strategies for a sustainable post-pandemic recovery

Why we must bake health credential checks into our travel ecosystem,...

As travel opens up, adopting a standardised approach to digital health credential checks is imperative to ensure seamless passenger processing, says Sherry Stein, head of technology, SITA Americas

Navigating the next frontier of hospitality with smart video

As focus on traveller safety and enhanced customer experience comes to the fore, hotels can turn to video analytics for insights to guide their decisions, says Benjamin Low, vice president, Asia Pacific, Milestone Systems

My funny quarantine

Business journalist and Singaporean Raini Hamdi reflects on her Singapore-style quarantine as she makes her way home, and finds that it is a mirror of what is holding the Lion City back in becoming an endemic state

Scaling NDC is a key enabler to rebuild travel

Despite the pandemic, NDC implementation progress among airlines and travel agencies in the Asia-Pacific region has not been derailed. Ramona Bohwongprasert, senior vice president - India, Southeast Asia & inside sales, travel sellers, Amadeus, shares why investments made in NDC will play a key role in tourism recovery by not only opening new digital retail opportunities, but also helping to deliver tailored offerings to travellers

How technology can help airlines today

As the travel industry makes its long and slow trek to recovery, airlines have to find operational efficiencies to ease their financial burden. Sébastien Fabre, CEO, SITA for Aircraft, believes that the answer lies in technology adoption and sustainable actions

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