Charting a course for recovery

The cruise tourism industry has taken a beating from the combined impacts of Covid-19’s tourism freeze and negative media reports on infections onboard – tough times that Cruise Lines International Association is helping its community to navigate through with enhanced education, government advocacy and careful planning with medical experts. Managing director Australasia & Asia, Joel Katz details how

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

Fresh eyes on Asia

Angie Stephen, Royal Caribbean Cruises’ new managing director for Asia-Pacific, compares and contrasts the western cruise market with this region, and finds that digital media proliferation here is shortening the cruise adoption process. Asians are taking quickly to cruising and there’s still plenty for her to learn, she tells Karen Yue

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.

Primed for a strong return

Even as travel freezes, Sentosa Development Corporation’s CMO Lynette Ang has ensured the island remains top of mind among travellers and business partners.

Looking back, and steering ahead for growth

Sean Treacy, before leaving the Royal Caribbean Asia-Pacific office for a bigger role as associate vice president strategic planning for international in the Miami headquarters, sat down with Karen Yue for a look back at his three years steering the region's fast-growing cruise market.

Dream come true

His role is as large as a ship: making Asia’s first luxury cruise line a dream come true. Thatcher Brown, president of Genting Hong...

A time for growth

With challenging times comes unprecedented change in the hospitality industry, where players are scrambling to grasp what remaining market share they can. CEO of hospitality management institution EHL Group, Michel Rochat, talks about the changes the industry has been forced into.

Brazen Bazin

Sébastien Bazin, chairman & CEO of AccorHotels and TTG Travel Personality of the Year 2016, tells Raini Hamdi how critical it is for the...

Kuoni’s sale logic

Kuoni Travel Holding CEO, Peter Meier, tells Raini Hamdi that ‘focus’ is the key to triumph in a fast-changing environment, which is why the group is lopping off its tour operating division and concentrating on two other core divisions

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