PODCAST

THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL

QUO is reaching out to key players in hospitality and tourism to arrange
conversations on The Future of Travel, an up-to-the-minute podcast series
exploring some of the most pressing issues facing our industry today.

PODCAST

THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL

QUO is reaching out to key players in hospitality and tourism to arrange conversations on The Future of Travel, an up-to-the-minute podcast series exploring some of the most pressing issues facing our industry today.

The Acts of Truth: Ratifying Brand Purpose

David and IHCL’s Veetika Deoras wax philosophical and discuss everything from India's gradual unlocking to the ontology of brand.

Building Back Better

In this episode, David and Amanda HillsBalfour explore the rise of regenerative travel.

Optimism in the Face of Reality

Andrew Fay, President of The Gettys Group, beams in from Chicago to chat with David in this episode. They cover everything from the state of Brand America to the upward trajectory of biophilic design.

The ‘Remote Revolution’ Is Underway

Guest David Abraham, co-founder and CEO of Outpost, expects to see more leisure travellers taking their business with them.

The Maldives is a Blank Canvas

David chats with Mark Hehir, General Manager of the new Ritz Carlton Maldives in the Fari Islands, an ambitious project that represents a new concept of high-end luxury for hospitality.

Slow travelling to the heart of culture

Rob Hornman believes real travel means slowing down to experience a destination for what it really is.

Time to pause, re-strategise and bake sourdough

Anchalika Kijkanakorn, Managing Director and Founder of Akaryn Hotel Group, used the lockdown to work on new strategies and guest experience ideas for her portfolio of six hotels.

Will our yearning to travel prevail?

Simon Westcott, CEO and owner of the LUXE pocket guides, is optimistic about the future, believing the yearning to travel won’t keep us at bay for long.

Hotels are about people, and their livelihoods are at stake

In a candid and personal conversation with David, Jan Tissera, President International, TravelClick, says that while the industry is global, the on-the-ground reality is very local.

We’re in this together

Kicking-off season 2 of The Future of Travel, Abhijay Sandilya, IHG Vice President, Development – Australasia, South Pacific & Japan, joins David for a candid conversation about the impact of the virus on our mental wellbeing.

The reopening of travel will be gradual and complex

Reopening the world’s tourism industry will be a complex and slow process, warns James Crabtree, author and faculty member at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

Accept that change is happening, and take advantage of it

Vivek Wadwha, Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School, says its time the travel industry realise that everything has changed.

Don’t let a good crisis go to waste

Irene Kronenberg and Alon Baranowitz of interior design studio Baranowitz + Kronenberg talk hotels as agents of change in the community.

Bensley undressed

Driving purpose and changing American politics are the major passion topics in this conversation with renowned architect and landscape designer, Bill Bensley.

Brands with a higher purpose are most likely to survive

Willem Niemeijer, CEO of YAANA Ventures, believes brands with a higher purpose are the ones that will come through this crisis.