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.

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.

Shaking up Bangkok’s old guard with a new style of luxury

John Blanco, General Manager of the soon-to-open Capella Bangkok, discusses the challenges of ensuring his team of 240 employees remain focussed and engaged.

The Maldives is perfectly set-up for socially distanced travel

In a post-lockdown, pre-vaccine world, Abdulla Ghiyas—former president of the Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators—believes the Maldives may have an advantage.

Now is the time to sharpen your value proposition

More optimistic than many of his peers, HRS Chief Executive Officer Tobias Ragge suspects we could see the hospitality industry operating at 80% of 2019 levels as early as next year—not 2024 as many pundits predict.

Using data to predict the unpredictable

In the midst of the current global crisis, everyone is looking for answers and accurate, up-to-the minute data is key, says Jesper Palmqvist, STR Area Director – Asia Pacific.

Events of the future will be a hybrid affair

Jonathan Worsley, Chairman of Bench Events, speaks to David and Catherine about the different platforms and solutions that enable virtual events to offer much more than a simple webinar.