Taking an old favourite into the future
Singapore’s Sentosa island is full of big plans – 2030 masterplan, short- and medium-term plans, new marketing plan – CEO Quek Swee Kuan talks about bringing an old favourite into the future
Rethinking data strategy to thrive in the new normal
The biggest difference in analysing big data pre-pandemic and post-lockdown is that many travel insights then do not apply in the current recovery stage anymore. Dawn Jeremiah, vice president, marketing & ecommerce, APAC, Go City, sheds light on how to navigate the new digital trends and leverage customer data to cater to them
Pushing sustainability forward amid Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic is testing business commitment to sustainability, as tighter hygiene standards lead to a spike in single-use packaging, sterilisation and waste production. Kevin Teng, executive director of sustainability, Marina Bay Sands, tells Pamela Chow how the integrated resort is pulling off the balancing act
A whole new start at Radisson
When she joined then Carlson-Rezidor Hotel Group last September as president Asia-Pacific, she inherited what was largely seen as an unstable regional office while the whole chain was seen as lacking direction. Katerina Giannouka tells Raini Hamdi why that’s old news
Not a clash of titans
Nobu Hospitality believes its upside-down model from restaurants to hotels is hotter than hell’s kitchen. After expanding in the US, Europe and the Middle East, it is now whipping up interest in Asia. CEO Trevor Horwell talks to Raini Hamdi
Newsmaker: New startup bridges tourism suppliers to Chinese travellers
NEW startup WEGOGO sees huge opportunity to connect tourism suppliers outside China, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises, to sophisticated Chinese tourists via WeChat, the...
Yuthachai Charanchitta, owner and CEO of Onyx Hospitality Group, is eager to grow his company, which will expand from 44 properties now to 54 by 2025. But he has chosen to take a calm and tailored approach to development to ensure only worthy partnerships are forged
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.
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
Pushing for change
Fazal Bahardeen, the founder & CEO of pioneering halal travel consultancy CrescentRating, is on a mission to raise awareness around halal tourism among industry stakeholders. He tells Karen Yue that the world is a more welcoming place today for Muslim travellers but several travel pain points still remain.