Championing the sports tourism movement

Singapore’s intensified development of sports tourism gets strong backing from statutory board Sport Singapore, which recognises the far-reaching benefit of this ambition – it inspires a more active nation, elevates sports-focused professionalism, creates jobs, attracts related business activity, and more, details CEO Lim Teck Yin

Greening of a resort island

Lee Cheh Hsien, divisional director, planning, Sentosa Development Corporation, understands that pushing for carbon neutrality by 2030 for the entire island is a monumental task, but remains confident in the progressive and relentless effort that his partners are displaying

Empower to transform

Pauline Suharno, president of Association of the Indonesian Travel Agents (ASTINDO), who has been elected new President of the Federation of ASEAN Travel Agents (FATA), shares about her views on empowering the association

Certain steps upwards

Cruise demand is growing day by day, and customers are returning with a bigger appetite for immersive experiences over longer duration, observes Eamonn Ferrin, vice president for international business, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)

Rebuilding, rethinking travel

Travelport’s chief marketing officer Jennifer Catto shares her thoughts on the digitalisation of the travel industry, post-pandemic opportunities, and the future of travel technology on the sidelines of the company's The Future of Travel Retail Thought Leadership event held recently in Dubai

Time for harvest

IHG did not hit pause when travel was forced to do so in the past two years. The chain enriched its brands portfolio, transformed its loyalty programme, enhanced digital capabilities, reduced the cost base, and more, details Kenneth Macpherson, CEO of Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa

Magic of stories

Weaving stories into hotel design has allowed American architect, and interior designer, Bill Bensley, to present a unique stay experience for guests that also conveys the history of the place and people

Ready to get back on track

Bintan Resorts, the destination marketer and master developer of tourism infrastructure in the Indonesian island, is ready to welcome international travellers from the Singapore gateway once more, but group general manager Abdul Wahab tempers expectations with candid reflections on travel procedures

Sailing into recovery

While international cruises has yet to resume in Asia, recent positive developments coupled with cruising’s buoyant growth in the region pre-pandemic point towards a bright future for cruising, says Kelly Craighead, global president and CEO of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)

Collective approach

Intergovernmental collaboration on restoring travel freedom, consistency in border reopening strategy and science-based approach to safe travel measures can help speed Asia-Pacific towards air travel recovery, identifies Subhas Menon, director general of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines

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