Gold in these hills

In authoring the new Asia Pacific and the Global Travel Recovery report for ILTM Asia Pacific, Winston Chesterfield, founder of strategic consulting firm Barton, confirms that this region remains critical for the continued expansion of the global luxury travel and tourism industry. He tells Karen Yue why.

Catalysing Cambodia’s new tourism future

The pandemic has brought Cambodia's tourism players together and highlighted the value of a single voice via the Cambodia Tourism Federation (CTF), allowing them to work better with the authorities towards travel and tourism recovery as well future developments, reveals Luu Meng, CTF president, master chef and Almond Group CEO.

Seizing a window of opportunity

Malaysia-based halal travel platform Tripfez Travel has leveraged the pandemic downtime to embark on a mergers and acquisitions spree. Executive director and co-founder Faeez Fadhlillah reveals the company’s ambitions.

Raising RedDoorz

RedDoorz is still a young company at just six years old, but founder and CEO Amit Saberwal has ambitious plans to bring improved solutions for its asset owners, expanded accommodation options to travellers, and improve the employability of South-east Asians looking for a hospitality career

Power of positivity

Erwann Mahe, the new managing director for Best Western International Operations – Asia, has a very diverse region and hefty property portfolio in his hands. Just two months into his role, he tells TTG Asia why he is looking forward to the coming months.

Connecting critical dots in luxury tourism

Asia-Pacific's growing High Net Worth population and their strong travel intentions are attracting an even bigger and more diverse community of luxury travel suppliers and trade buyers to ILTM Asia Pacific, reveals Alison Gilmore, director, ILTM Portfolio of Events.

The new frontier of air travel safety

Digital health passports like HealthCert by VFS Global and Accredify deliver an added layer of security to travellers, giving impetus to tourism recovery. Jiten Vyas, regional group chief operating officer – Australasia, China, Africa and Europe & CIS at VFS Global tells Pamela Chow more

Powered by the family

Marriott International chooses to let its people-first culture lead it out of a stormy 2020, a decision that has created a year of incredible lessons and innovative solutions that benefited business performance, reveals Rajeev Menon, president, Asia Pacific (excluding China).

Full speed ahead

Nicholas Clayton, CEO of Capella Hotel, shares with Rachel AJ Lee why the group is pressing ahead to launch its Patina brand, how its properties repositioned swiftly to capture the domestic market, and his predictions for travel recovery.

Rebuilding travel demand

The pandemic has widened Hilton’s customer base, bringing in customers who are keen to splurge unused travel budgets on a better staycation, reveals Nils-Arne Schroeder, global brand head, Conrad Hotel & Resort and vice president, luxury & lifestyle, Asia Pacific, Hilton.

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