More ammo post-IPO

Gordon Wilson, CEO, Travelport, is bent on providing travel agency customers worldwide with the broadest possible travel content - and he's got more ammunition after the IPO last September. He talks to Raini Hamdi

Better partners now

Believe it or not, airlines still love travel agencies. That, in a nutshell, is what Conrad Clifford, who replaced retired Maunu von Lueders as...

Kuoni’s sale logic

Kuoni Travel Holding CEO, Peter Meier, tells Raini Hamdi that ‘focus’ is the key to triumph in a fast-changing environment, which is why the group is lopping off its tour operating division and concentrating on two other core divisions

Strictly beachfront

Outrigger aims to be 'the premier beachfront resort brand in the world'. Bitsy Kelley, a member of the Kelley family which owns the group, and its vice president-corporate communications, tells how the family thinks and operates.

Out of the wraps

Veteran hotelier Edmond Ip arguably created the wave of contemporary China brands and is back to take his Zitan out of the wraps. Raini Hamdi talks to the vice chairman of Artyzen Hospitality Group.

A pulse on tourism

Tran Trong Kien ditched the medical profession for travel & tourism and listens so well to its heartbeat that his Thien Minh Group, which...

An independent streak

James Reed, CEO and group managing director of Destination Asia, is no stranger to the ever-changing travel trends and mix of visitors to the...

Seeing red and blu

He’s been with the group for 20 years and in April this year took over from Simon Barlow as Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s president...

Warman’s war chest

Who can best cater to the new generation with a lifestyle brand? Leave it to a luxury hotel company, says Robert Warman, the new...

Making a connexion

Former Raffles International’s head honcho Richard Helfer is back with a luxury hotel in a humble neighbourhood of Singapore. Raini Hamdi talks to the...

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