HOTEL & TOURISM SMARTreport #43

2019 Summer Edition

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS
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ASIA – PACIFIC
INNOVATIONS & TECHNOLOGIES

 

APAC IN THE SPOTLIGHT… NEW DESTINATION IDEAS, AND KEY INFORMATION ON INDUSTRY TRENDS

Welcome to the summer edition of the Hotel & Tourism SMARTreport – focusing this season primarily on destinations in Asia-Pacific, while in our “Elite Travel Trends” section, we take a close-up look at trends concerning honeymoons, as well as details of a new report by Ctrip on high- end Chinese outbound tourism.

The Cleverdis team has been spending more and more time in Asia-Pacific, following a specialised consulting mission throughout last year with Tourism Malaysia (TourMAB.com), and now as publishers of the official show dailies at ITB China in Shanghai in May, ITB Asia in Singapore in October, and, coming soon, ITB India in Mumbai (in 2020). This gives us an interesting and more in-depth insight into trends and news in travel and tourism in this region, an area where trends, facts and gures are evolving so fast it can otherwise be hard to keep up!

We are also particularly happy to have had a chat in this edition with Audrey Hendley, President, American Express Travel, who gives us the latest news from her full- service travel and lifestyle network.

And in our innovations and technologies section, we spotlight Generation Z, and how this fast-growing group of travellers is changing the way those in the industry do business… and communicate.

We trust these insights will be useful in assisting you in your day-to-day business. Happy reading.

Richard Barnes – Editor-in-chief