Dusit’s power lady

Having made her mark as CEO of Thaicom Plc, Suphajee Suthumpun, the new group CEO of Dusit International, is someone to watch in this...

Top of the world

Worldhotels’ EVP Asia-Pacific Roland Jegge talks to Raini Hamdi about changes in the independent hotels market as he marks 20 years of heading Worldhotels...

The high-flying chief

In just two decades, Qatar Airways’  has become a force to be reckoned with in the aviation world. The airline’s outspoken CEO, Akbar Al-Baker, speaks his mind to Sim Kok Chwee.

Rocking and rolling in Asia

A Hard Rock hotel has just opened in Goa and the brand will also debut in China in Shenzhen, followed by Haikou. It’s rock-and-roll in Asia for EVP and chief development officer-hotels Marco Roca, who speaks to Raini Hamdi.

Airport lounge for the masses

Frustration with the poor passenger experience at airports was what led Song Hoi-see, CEO & founder of Plaza Premium Group, to pioneer the world’s first independent airport lounge business

It’s for the kids

Nothing motivates more than building a legacy for the kids, which is why Outrigger Enterprises Group is buying resorts globally and creating a space for itself. President and CEO David Carey talks to Raini Hamdi

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

Fresh optimism

New Zealand’s 2025 tourism ambition is still in its infancy but Tourism New Zealand’s (TNZ) chief, Kevin Bowler, is reporting good progress. He tells Karen Yue what has been achieved so far

Sense of a woman

The poster girl for Asian female success in a male- and western-dominated industry, Rainy Chan, regional VP and GM of The Peninsula, Hong Kong, tells Raini Hamdi why intuition, passion, patience and loyalty are still the backbone of success

Tourism’s samurai

He became president of Japan National Tourism Organization just after the Tohoku earthquake in 2011 and led Japan to become a top hit among Asians today. Ryoichi Matsuyama is far from finished, Raini Hamdi discovers

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