TTG Asia
Asia/Singapore Thursday, 1st June 2023

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

Innovating the future of online travel booking

Agoda's new tech-driven CEO Omri Morgenshtern lives and breathes technology, seeking to break new ground with online services to enable customers to build their travel itinerary on the platform over a period of time

Young, hip and very clean

At 60 years old, Contiki continues to be the trendiest tour company for young ones, with fingers on top spots and experiences. Now, it boasts 100 per cent carbon neutral trips. Adam Armstrong, global CEO, Contiki, takes Karen Yue through the company’s progress.

Keeping the love alive

The pandemic has presented a tough blow to Japan’s onsen – natural hot springs – which were already challenged by declining guest numbers. Yutaka Seki, the 56-year-old executive director of the Japan Hot Springs Association, has set himself the task of reversing the sector's fortunes

Young and ambitious

Sarbendra Sarkar founded Cygnett Hotels and Resorts in 2014 when the marketplace was already ruled by many domestic and international players. But his rich experience and tenacity are allowing him to blaze a trail forward

Adapting to the demands of post-pandemic tourism in Thailand

As co-founder of Bangkok-based tour operator and DMC, Smiling Albino, Daniel Fraser provides insight on how to survive the changing currents of the industry post-lockdown and stay successful in Thailand

Community first, travel second

What started as a means to offer advice to solo female travellers has since transformed into a 180,000-member community as well as a registered agency organising small women-only tours. Even with the accelerated progress of the group, Solo Female Travelers' co-founder Mar Pages never lost sight of its primary goal – to empower women through travel

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