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A CEO Message: Your support has been amazing!

A CEO Message: Your support has been amazing!

Dear friends, I am sorry to inform you there will be no CEO Story for this edition of Trailblazer. As many of you may know, I had a ski accident early March and spent the last two months in hospitals [...]

The CEO Story: Phu Quoc — Vietnam’s booming island in the sun

The CEO Story: Phu Quoc — Vietnam’s booming island in the sun

I decided to travel to Phu Quoc before ITB Berlin with Tien, our MD in Vietnam, to get an update on the latest developments and hotels on the island. The developments are happening at such a lightning speed that it [...]

The CEO Story: Road trip on Thailand’s iconic Route 1095 – from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son

The CEO Story: Road trip on Thailand’s iconic Route 1095 – from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son

I haven’t been to this part of northern Thailand for a number of years, and recently took the opportunity to revisit the region as part of the launch of our new overland tour from Mae Hong Son to Hanoi (or [...]

The CEO Story: On safari in Borneo

The CEO Story: On safari in Borneo

The last time I was on the Kinabatangan River was 18 years ago, and I remember saying at that time there was nothing to see. I couldn’t believe what I experienced last week visiting the exact same spot – the [...]

The CEO Story: World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit: ‘Transforming our World’

The CEO Story: World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit: ‘Transforming our World’

I had the privilege to attend this year’s WTTC 2017 Global Summit in Bangkok (April 26-27) with the theme ‘Transforming our World’. I thought it would be interesting to share some of the summit’s moments and insights with you, and [...]

The CEO Story: Timor-Leste – A Nation in the Making

The CEO Story: Timor-Leste – A Nation in the Making

Dili, Timor-Leste’s capital, is only 1½ hour by flight from Bali in Indonesia and an hour from Darwin in Australia. However, it is an entirely different world to Australia and has quite a different national character compared to Indonesia. This [...]