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Asia/Singapore Sunday, 14th April 2024

A favourable outlook

Peter Semone, founder & president of Destination Human Capital, and current PATA chair, shares how the region can strike a balance between economic growth and environmental protection

The big customer shuffle

Bernold Schroeder, group CEO and chairman of the management board of Kempinski, is confident of an even busier new year ahead, but highlights the need for hoteliers to be aware of a shuffling of customer types who no longer book according to the character of their segment

A big, wide hotel world

H World, formerly Huazhu, produces economy hotels with more than 1,000 hotels in China signed during 2Q2023 alone – its chief financial officer He Jihong shares why growth is still strong for the company, despite whatever economists might say about China economy or property crisis

Macau’s strong trek back

Macau is busy enticing overseas trade and visitors with new incentives and tourism offerings after reopening in February. Director of Macau Government Tourism Office, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, explains what’s new and what lies ahead

Staying free, independent and going global

Standard International is one of the last-remaining independent lifestyle brands, with many of its peers now under the roof of big global chains. CEO Amber Asher says parent Sansiri is a huge driver, and is, of course, doing anything but standard

Transporting Singapore hospitality to London

Pan Pacific London marks the brand’s foray into Europe. Its tagline is ‘Authentically Singaporean, distinctively British’. General manager Anne Golden, who is also Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s vice president operations for UK & North America, spills what it is like to interpret and transport Singapore hospitality to world city London

Open to all possibilities

Palace Hotel Co, an independent Japanese hotel brand, is expanding into Taiwan come 2028, and its president, Daisuke Yoshihara, is keeping his options open for further expansion

Firing on all cylinders

Joining Minor Hotels from Accor as chief commercial officer, Ian Di Tullio’s appointment reflects Minor’s growth ambitions and, along with it, the need to evolve its commercial strategy

Calling all hands on deck

AirAsia’s chief sustainability officer Yap Mun Ching minces no words when it comes to aviation sustainability – airlines cannot be expected to go on this journey alone, as all parties involved in the act of travel, from regulators to airports, influence eventual emissions

Good eye for sustainability

Beh Siew Kim holds a powerful role at Singapore-based lodging specialist Ascott, where she has oversight of two critical functions – finance and sustainability. She sheds light on the company’s sustainability journey and explains why both functions are intertwined

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