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.

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.

Family values and a high level of care

Tosaporn Sihanatkathakul, Executive Director of the Landmark Lancaster Hotel Group, reflects on the role of legacy and family in business—both literally and as it pertains to those who depend on a hotel for their livelihood.

In the short-term, travel will be shaped by the bold

Prolific travel writer Joe Cummings talks to David and Catherine about how keen he is to start travelling again, with a focus on seeing all the places he’s not been to—because you just don’t know when the next crisis will come.

Be agile and take care of your people

Agility has been a key word for Accor for many years and has even greater relevance during the current crisis, explains Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer AccorHotels Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia, in this episode.

Three years for tourism to recover

Managing Director of Pacific Asia of Horwath HTL, Robert Hecker, speaks about when and how he believes tourism will recover from the COVID-19 crises.

The future of luxury rests on personal relationships

Helen Smith, Chief Customer Experience Officer of Dorchester Collection, joins David and Catherine to discuss how the luxury hospitality sector will fare post-crisis.

Hotel brands have to differentiate beyond cleaning standards

Demian Hodari, Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), underscores the importance of balancing short-term strategies with longer-term planning.

Diagnostic wellness will become part of our daily lives

Ingo Schweder, Founder and CEO at GOCO Hospitality, thinks the pandemic is providing humanity the chance to make a few course corrections.

Cleaning standards key to the future of short-term private rentals

Amanda Dyjecinski, Chief Brand and Marketing Officer of onefinestay, speaks with Catherine about the post-crisis value of private homes and villas.

Will luxury take on new meaning in a post-virus world?

Clint Nagata, Founder and CEO of Blink Design, talks to David about the impact of the virus on the world of hospitality design.

Stay positive and look for opportunities

Choe Peng Sum, CEO of Pan Pacific Hotels Group, is optimistic about our recovery prospects. What he’d like to see is readiness to adapt the way we operate and approach hospitality.