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’.
Trust will drive future demand
In the latest installment of The Future of Travel, David and Catherine speak to Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL).
It’s Time to Rethink the Phuket Narrative
In the third episode of The Future of Travel, the Phuket Hotel Association’s Bill Barnett and Anthony Lark argue that tourism stakeholders across Phuket need to come together and reshape the island’s destination narrative.
An unprecedented opportunity to reset
In the second episode of QUO’s The Future of Travel series, David and Catherine speak with Langham Hospitality Group CEO Stefan Leser on how the hotel group is navigating the COVID-19 crisis.