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Asia/Singapore Sunday, 26th March 2023

Skipping ahead of competition

With 2023 inventory almost sold out, all future cruise credits utilised, and more than half of its Asia-Pacific customer population being new-to-brand, Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ senior vice president and managing director Asia Pacific, Steve Odell says the luxury brand is ready for a brilliant new year

Off to an adventure

Adventure tourism is a valuable forte for destinations to develop, asserts Hannah Pearson, Adventure Travel Trade Association’s regional director for Asia, as it is a multi-billion dollar segment that keeps most of the earnings within the local community and demands a sustainable approach to development

Sustainable tourism at a critical juncture

Sustainability in the travel and tourism industry has become the most discussed subject, accelerated by the pandemic. However, Roi Ariel, general manager of Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), says the industry needs accountability and greater public awareness

Setting a conscious goal

Switzerland Tourism is leading a movement towards sustainable tourism that benefits both the industry and an increasingly environmentally conscious travelling public, explains CEO Martin Nydegger

Making sustainability the way to go

The four-year SUSTOUR Laos project aims to improve sustainability by integrating local tourism businesses into the supply chain through the promotion and certification of sustainable business practices, says project manager, Connor Bedard

Klooking towards the future

Wilfred Fan, chief commercial officer of Klook, details how a pivot to hyper-local experiences has helped the travel OTA to ride through the pandemic, and why the domestic market cannot be overlooked

Conscious and persistent

Recent challenges have only made Marriott International far more aware of the need to advance sustainability and drive social impact, and the company is ever more resolute in its commitment to serving the world, says Rajeev Menon, president for Asia Pacific (excluding China)

Creating a mark in the travel domain

Naveen Kundu, managing director of EbixCash Travel & Holidays Division, an international supplier of on-demand infrastructure exchanges to the insurance, financial, and healthcare industries, shares about the growth plans of the company

Building up the best

BWH Hotel Group has kept its hotel portfolio almost intact as it emerges from the pandemic, and is now celebrating its best year ever in terms of brand development, reveals Olivier Berrivin, vice president, international operations, Asia-Pacific

Bringing back Aboriginal culture

Robert Taylor, CEO of Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC), sheds light on the complexities of understanding the Aboriginal culture and experiencing it in Western Australia

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