Sébastien Bazin, chairman & CEO of AccorHotels and TTG Travel Personality of the Year 2016, tells Raini Hamdi how critical it is for the...
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.
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.
Airport lounge for the masses
Frustration with the poor passenger experience at airports was what led Song Hoi-see, CEO & founder of Plaza Premium Group, to pioneer the world’s first independent airport lounge business
Leading changes inside and out
In November, Catherine Germier-Hamel stepped into the shoes of chief executive officer at Destination Mekong at a time when the region was starting to reopen. She is now tasked with helping ease regional tourism recovery and steer rebound in a more sustainable direction
Leading in stormy seas
Former airline executive Dane Cheng has his leadership skills put to the test, as he steps into the role of Hong Kong Tourism Board’s executive director just as the city is plagued by civil unrest and on the cusp of a global tourism meltdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Changing nature of representation
The nature of representation is changing but the philosophy behind it hasn’t, says Geoff Andrew, CEO, Worldhotels, who tells Raini Hamdi why representation has a future despite the onslaught of OTAs, sharing economy and new soft brands
Support from an old hand
Expectations are high for Myanmar’s minister of hotels and tourism Ohn Maung, whose decades of practical experience as a hotelier and tour operator dates...
Shaping a wellness culture
As executive vice president and chief wellness officer, Shimizu Shinichiro has a critical role to play at Japan Airlines. He is tasked with moulding a conducive mental and physical environment for a priority community – the company’s employees – that will ultimately determine the airline’s performance
Keep the love coming
Travellers are staying away from Australia due to global media coverage of its raging bushfires but Chris Schumann, owner of Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn, stresses that the destination will need tourists more than ever in its recovery.