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.

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.

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

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.

Virtuoso CEO: What makes travel agents priceless?

Virtuoso, a global network of travel designers, has existed for more than 30 years – way before the Internet forced travel agents to stop acting as order takers and start being real advisors. Founder Matthew Upchurch never stops exhorting that message to agents. The CEO of Virtuoso talks about how to get more Asian travel experts into its fold.

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

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

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.

Shaking a legacy culture

Diethelm Travel Group CEO Stephan Roemer tells Xinyi Liang-Pholsena how he is reinventing the legacy DMC, one of Asia's oldest and most storied, into a leaner organisation with sharper positioning and 'handicraft' spirit

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

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