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).
Making guests feel special is what hotels do best, and hospitality providers should use technology to provide the high-touch connection. Take it from Roman Milisic – who made clothes for Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga out of X-rays and zip ties – and today applies his creative and forward-looking vision in a world of boutique hotels as creative director of the mobile hotel curation, booking and experience platform, Porter & Sail
Premanjali Gupta, head of marketing for Asia-Pacific at Blis, a mobile location technology company, shares how to use real-world intelligence to best engage and persuade travellers on their purchase journey.
Destination content technology company Smartvel's CEO Inigo Valenzuela breaks down the digital best practices from top tourism boards and identifies what DMOs can do to better engage visitors on their websites.
As short-term rentals remain in the regulatory grey zone in many parts of Asia, Arthur Kiong, CEO, Far East Hospitality, explains why serviced residences offer an accommodation sweet spot that combines 'living like a local' with comforts usually associated with hotel stay.
Amid competition with other online ticketing platforms, Redicka Subrammanian, founder & CEO of Resulticks, discusses why airlines need to focus on differentiating themselves through better and more integrated customer experience.
Cindy Choo, regional account director of Reuter Communications, rounds up the top travel apps and platforms in use in China, and how best to target the Chinese luxury traveller
Ian Heywood, Travelport’s global head of new distribution, shares how to maximise the opportunities of NDC to combat the competition.