A whole new start at Radisson

When she joined then Carlson-Rezidor Hotel Group last September as president Asia-Pacific, she inherited what was largely seen as an unstable regional office while the whole chain was seen as lacking direction. Katerina Giannouka tells Raini Hamdi why that’s old news

Taking an old favourite into the future

Singapore’s Sentosa island is full of big plans – 2030 masterplan, short- and medium-term plans, new marketing plan – CEO Quek Swee Kuan talks about bringing an old favourite into the future

Remaking Country Holidays into Scott Dunn Asia

The founder of Country Holidays Singapore discusses why he sold to Scott Dunn. One, their philosophies clicked. Two, he loves his staff. Three, his baby will be stronger faster. To each his own.

A tale of two Asian luxury markets

Alison Gilmore, director, ILTM Portfolio, discusses carving out the former ILTM Asia into two events, ILTM Asia-Pacific (incorporating ILTM Japan) and ILTM China

Constructive disruption

By its very meaning, disruption is a disarrangement. Hard to think of it as being ‘constructive’. But Blacklane’s co-founder & CEO Jens Wohltorf tells Raini Hamdi otherwise. Plus, he isn’t worried about autonomous cars disrupting Blacklane

WTTC’s first lady

As the first woman to helm WTTC, Gloria Guevara Manzo is aiming to smash the glass ceiling for women in travel, aside from confronting tourism’s other pressing issues.

Ctrip’s colossal ambitions

Ctrip, China’s leading provider of travel services, has some 300 million users, about half of whom book online. CEO Jane Jie Sun tells Caroline Boey about the company's ambitious plans – mapping out its future across online and offline channels, and beyond the first-tier cities.

Sustainability from an early adopter perspective

An early adopter of sustainability, Banyan Tree Holdings’ executive chairman Ho Kwon Ping sits down with Yixin Ng and shares how visionary thinking continues to shape the company's evolution.

Making his own mark at Capella Hotel Group

Capella Hotel Group is now headquartered in Singapore after its founder, legendary hotelier Horst Schulze, sold the group to the Kwee family. Its new CEO, Nicholas Clayton, is his own man eager to make his own mark.

Skål! to young Asian members

Young association members are the key to making inroads into Asia’s travel trade, and Skål International’s new CEO, Daniela Otero, talks about big plans to revolutionise the association.

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