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Asia/Singapore Thursday, 8th June 2023

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

Keeping faith

PATA Sri Lanka Chapter welcomed its youngest-ever chairperson in July – Dmitri Cooray, who at 30 years old is also operations manager at Jetwing Hotels. He reflects on one of the most turbulent times in the history of Sri Lankan tourism

Leading changes inside and out

In November, Catherine Germier-Hamel stepped into the shoes of chief executive officer at Destination Mekong at a time when the region was starting to reopen. She is now tasked with helping ease regional tourism recovery and steer rebound in a more sustainable direction

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

Journey back to sea

Asia cruise industry veteran Michael Goh rises from the ashes of Dream Cruises to lead a familiar team back to business under the new organisation, Resorts World Cruises. As president and head of international sales, Goh welcomes the opportunity to reimagine a whole new cruise line that is backed by three decades of experience

Stoking demand

With traveller optimism at an all-time high and many countries vying for the tourism dollar, Tourism Australia managing director Phillipa Harrison is working hard to ensure Australia is perceived as one of the most desirable holiday destinations on the planet

Bringing back the shine to a hospitality career

Hotelier Lim Boon Kwee takes up the education mantle for the hospitality industry as new CEO of Shatec Institutes, and he is determined to amplify the allure of the profession he has so loved for almost four decades

Back to business

Tourism is stirring back to life, and Cambodia Airports has thrown its full weight behind the kingdom’s efforts to regain visitors. Chief commercial officer Stephen King sheds light on the organisation's approach to new markets, airport expansion, marketing plans and the country's rebound

Green, loud and proud

Monaco is perhaps more synonymous with luxurious living than with sustainable living, but the Principality and its tourism leaders are happy to set the record straight by driving attention to its continuous efforts on responsible development. Estelle Antognelli, head of the corporate social responsibility with the Monaco Tourist and Convention Authority, details the destination’s sustainability commitments

Powering up fun in Phuket

Andamanda Phuket's soft-launch on May 21 signals new beginnings for the destination's Kuthu district and an opportunity for Phuket to bring in valuable tourists, shares Proudputh Liptapanlop, executive director of owner Proud Group

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