Travel businesses must approach automation intelligently

Maxim Sevastianov, CEO of Traveknowledgy, looks at the factors travel businesses need to consider before deciding on automation, and whether automation is right for their business or not.

Boutique hoteliers are still mistaken when it comes to technology

Phan Le, founder and CEO of VLeisure, shares how a paradigm shift in the travel technology industry is allowing smaller hotels to compete with the big chains on a much more level playing field.

Hotel owners and operators – how are you addressing the Covid-19...

Robert Williams and Lada Shelkovnikova, partners at Withersworldwide, assess the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on operators and the hospitality industry as a whole, and the measures employers and hoteliers ought take to manage the health risks and concerns of travellers.

How climate change poses tourism risk (or opportunity)

Kevin Phun, director of Centre for Responsible Tourism Singapore, shares the impacts climate change has on tourism, and how tourism players have to learn not just to adapt to climate change, but also to leverage its presence to propel the industry forward.

The Traveller’s Wonderland

Singaravelu Ekambaram, global delivery head, retail, consumer goods, travel and hospitality at Cognizant, analyses why shifting to an experience economy will require travel and hospitality providers to ride on digital technologies.

Different paces

BeMyGuest's latest study, Future Watch, reinforces the observation that Asia remains a traditional market and digitising travel experience products is still in the early stages. CEO Blanca Menchaca shares a snapshot of the findings

Redefining aviation in Asia-Pacific and the world

Helen Wen, vice president of sales and marketing (Asia Pacific) avionics, at Collins Aerospace, shares why aviation players need to move away from legacy systems and embrace the digital transformation wave and innovation to deal with the changing demands of the industry.

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.

Catering to evolving needs in today’s experience economy era

Mark Meehan, managing director, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APACMEA), Travelport, examines how brands can cash in on the booming experience economy.

How to deal with medical emergencies when abroad

Low Kiang Wei, medical director of International SOS, shares five tips that business travellers should take note of when met with medical emergencies in unfamiliar environments.

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