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.

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.

Balancing risk with an owner-operator model

CEO of Fleming’s Hotel Group Filip Blodinger discusses what it means to be an owner-operator in the context of current economic uncertainty.

Sri Lanka’s rich natural assets key to future success

Jetwing Hotels Chairman Hiran Cooray speaks about Sri Lanka’s response to the COVID-19 crisis and the hopes he has for the future of this island nation’s travel industry.

Vietnamese eager to start travelling again

Wink CEO Michael Piro discusses Vietnam’s post-virus recovery strategy and is optimistic that the country’s young population will be heading to the beach as soon as this is over.

Local culture and sustainable design will shape the future of travel

President and CEO of specialist design firm WATG, Anthony Mallows, says three key factors will affect what the return of leisure travel and the shape it ultimately takes.

Regional travel key to Asian recovery

Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO of Minor International, talks about prioritising the safety and welfare of their teams and guests, and he considers the crisis from the perspective of Minor’s home-base in Thailand.

Radical localism will drive the immediate future of travel

Skift Founder and CEO Rafat Ali speaks candidly on the failure of governments to form a coordinated response to the COVID-19 crisis, as well as infrastructural and societal issues slowing the travel industry’s recovery.

What it means to lose the freedom of travel

CEO of Deutsche Hospitality Thomas Willms considers the difficulties facing consumers right now in a heightened era of border and state controls. 

A paradigm shift in hotel operations

Jeff Weinstein, Editor in Chief of HOTELS magazine, talks to David about the paradigm shift that will have to take place within hotels when they start to resume normal business.

Crowded destinations are a thing of the past

David and Catherine speak to Nicolas Mayer, Managing Partner of PwC’s Global Centre of Excellence for Tourism. Nic believes those market participants who use the time they have now wisely will be well placed to shape the new normal to their advantage.

New normal, new level of transparency

In the latest instalment of The Future of Travel, David and Catherine speak to Marloes Knippenberg, CEO of Kerten Hospitality, about what we can expect from the ‘new normal’.