Conquering new horizons
As Buffalo Tours Asia goes global in its merger with Olympus Tours Americas, managing director for Asia, Suyin Lee, tells how the DMC – now operating under a new brand name of Discova – plans to shake up the business of destination management.
Elected into the presidency of the Federation of ASEAN Travel Associations when the future of travel and tourism was bright, Tan soon finds himself tackling the world’s biggest travel freeze and one that has brought his industry to its knees.
Protected: In search of the perfect villa
Cecilia Maria Saputri, COO, Villa Finder, shares how its customised scalable technology stack enables the villa rental company to increase efficiency and cater to evolving client needs while keeping personalised experiences at the forefront
The new frontier of air travel safety
Digital health passports like HealthCert by VFS Global and Accredify deliver an added layer of security to travellers, giving impetus to tourism recovery. Jiten Vyas, regional group chief operating officer – Australasia, China, Africa and Europe & CIS at VFS Global tells Pamela Chow more
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.
New Zealand’s 2025 tourism ambition is still in its infancy but Tourism New Zealand’s (TNZ) chief, Kevin Bowler, is reporting good progress. He tells Karen Yue what has been achieved so far
Seizing a window of opportunity
Malaysia-based halal travel platform Tripfez Travel has leveraged the pandemic downtime to embark on a mergers and acquisitions spree. Executive director and co-founder Faeez Fadhlillah reveals the company’s ambitions.
Flying the flag for Nepal
Binod Chaudhary, Nepal’s sole billionaire, plays the role of entrepreneur, industrialist and philanthropist in his country. The chairman of Chaudhary Group (CG Global), a multi-dimensional conglomerate spanning hotels, real estate, banking and food businesses, tells Rohit Kaul why through building up a global hospitality empire, he seeks to bring the world to Nepal, and Nepal to the world.
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
Driving social change
Social entrepreneur and co-founder of Make A Difference Travel, Rafael Dionisio, has proven that combining tourism with care for people and the planet could be a profitable endeavour