From data to actionable insights

As travel companies increasingly look to data to guide business decisions, Olivier Ponti, vice president insights at ForwardKeys, lays out the path between big data and big results.

Leveraging technology to thrive in hospitality’s new normal

Singapore-based proptech startup SensorFlow co-founder and CEO, Sai Ranganathan, stresses the need for hoteliers to embrace smart solutions so as to optimise operational efficiency, cut costs, and rebuild consumer confidence in the post-pandemic travel landscape

Meaningful conservation

There’s a very simple conservation strategy that I believe in. Essentially, it is based on making animals worth more alive than dead. An essential part...

How travel businesses can leverage AI to drive engagement

Charles Ng, vice president of AI enterprise, Appier, sheds light on how AI can help businesses navigate the explosion in traveller data for more meaningful engagement and longer-term value.

Address elephant tourism the sensible, scientific way

The Tourism Authority of Thailand argues why shutting down elephant tourism camps in South-east Asia isn’t a sensible solution, and urges proper solutions and management practices to be put into place to handle the problems surrounding elephant tourism, citing recommendations from the Asian Captive Elephant Working Group (ACEWG).

Future for travel agents more than just tech

While technology will enable travel agents to keep the competitive edge, it's ultimately the human touch that makes the difference in a high-tech world, says Thuan Dao, CEO of Bedlinker.

The sweet spots that startups forget

Everyone just wants to be the next Airbnb or Grab. But the real opportunity lies somewhere else. Simon Akeroyd, vice president corporate strategy & business development, Amadeus Asia Pacific, explains why and where.

How engineering can boost tourism in Indonesia

Indonesia has the perfect landscape and resources to make it one of the most spectacular tourist destinations on earth. But getting to that point will require design-led thinking and a flexible approach to engineering planning, opines Varman Ramachandran, Aurecon’s country director for Indonesia and client director – energy, resources and manufacturing for Asia.

Why Asia is shaping the future of travel

Once trailing its Western counterparts in innovation, Asia’s travel tech companies are now the ones to beat, says Simon Akeroyd, vice president, corporate strategy and business development, Amadeus Asia Pacific

Why relevance is key to future-proofing travel brands

Stuart Stacy, vice president, managing director Asia-Pacific at Adara, shares how travel marketers need to gain deeper audience insights and adopt data-driven solutions to ramp up personalisation and deepen brand loyalty amid a flattening trajectory of the travel market.

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