Not a one-legged stool anymore

Orlando-based Associated Luxury Hotels has morphed into a full service independent hotel chain with its purchase of WorldHotels 18 months ago. Its chief commercial officer Tom Santora, also executive chairman of WorldHotels, shares more about the acquisition synergies

Support from an old hand

Expectations are high for Myanmar’s minister of hotels and tourism Ohn Maung, whose decades of practical experience as a hotelier and tour operator dates...

Marketing US as a friendly place

A new president throws a spanner in the works for Brand USA, which has been hard at work promoting the US as a welcoming...

Chasing a port of gold

Ten years ago, Adam Goldstein unlocked the Asian cruise market potential for Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCC) and made Singapore the regional homeport for the...

Making a good change agent

The first travel agent to become tourism secretary in the Philippines, Wanda Tulfo Teo wants to prove that she has the mettle and industry experience to change the country's travel industry for the better.

Brazen Bazin

Sébastien Bazin, chairman & CEO of AccorHotels and TTG Travel Personality of the Year 2016, tells Raini Hamdi how critical it is for the...

The F1 party queen

Sonia Irvine, founder of Amber Lounge, takes Raini Hamdi backstage into a testosterone-charged world and gives insights into what it takes to throw the...

Dream come true

His role is as large as a ship: making Asia’s first luxury cruise line a dream come true. Thatcher Brown, president of Genting Hong...

Going beyond growing pains

Thailand’s minister of tourism & sports Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul tells Xinyi Liang-Pholsena why creating sustainable inclusive growth in tourism remains an enduring aim and challenge What’s...

Sabre – a year later

It’s been a year since Abacus International became Sabre Travel Network (STN). Raini Hamdi asks Roshan Mendis, who heads STN in Asia-Pacific, what has...

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