Articles tagged “skift forum asia”

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Skift Forum Asia Video: Quantum Leadership as the Catalyst and Enabler for Transformational Wellness

Skift Forum Asia Video: Quantum Leadership as the Catalyst and Enabler for Transformational Wellness

Wellness may be booming, but there’s still plenty of opportunity to do something new, said Octave Institute founder Fred Tsao. His holistic vision, based around the idea of Quantum Leadership, could become a new model for the sector.

9 hours ago

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Skift Forum Asia Video: Build Lasting Relationships Using Customer Feedback

Skift Forum Asia Video: Build Lasting Relationships Using Customer Feedback

In an era of “big data,” it’s easy to overlook the fact that meeting planner feedback is one of the most powerful tools that hospitality companies can use to drive repeat business and boost event revenue.

10 hours ago

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Skift Forum Asia Video: How APAC is Transforming the Global Payments Landscape

Skift Forum Asia Video: How APAC is Transforming the Global Payments Landscape

Mobile payments are already commonplace in parts of Asia — China particularly — but as travelers adopt these tools, travel companies will need both local expertise and deep technological capabilities to make sure their guests can pay when and how they like.

10 hours ago

Fosun Moving Forward on Thomas Cook Offer After Exec Drops Hint

Fosun Moving Forward on Thomas Cook Offer After Exec Drops Hint

Tom Lowry, Skift

You heard in Singapore first. The CEO of the Fosun Tourism Group did not deny the company was moving ahead with a larger play for Thomas Cook at Skift Forum Asia. Keep your eyes peeled for what would be one of travel's biggest deals of 2019.

2 weeks ago

Finding Opportunity in the Chaos of Asia’s Travel Market

Finding Opportunity in the Chaos of Asia’s Travel Market

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Nowhere is this complexity and turmoil more pronounced than in Asia, where market growth, travel technology, and consumer behavior all converge to make the region a fertile ground for disruption and innovation.

2 weeks ago

AirAsia’s Expansion Into Online Travel Draws Skepticism From Potential Competitors

AirAsia’s Expansion Into Online Travel Draws Skepticism From Potential Competitors

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It's obvious that executives from Booking, Expedia, and Rakuten are laying odds that AirAsia won't be very successful in striving to add online travel agency services. Several airlines have already tried and failed at it, although AirAsia seems to be undertaking a much more thoughtful and rigorous approach.

2 weeks ago

Google May Face New U.S. Justice Department Antitrust Probe

Google May Face New U.S. Justice Department Antitrust Probe

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The momentum is certainly building for a renewed look into Google's business practices as they relate to antitrust issues. As part of that, a wide swath of travel businesses would welcome such a probe.

3 weeks ago

Genting Builds Cruise Fleet With Ambitions Beyond Asian Waters

Genting Builds Cruise Fleet With Ambitions Beyond Asian Waters

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Genting unlocked Asia's cruise market 25 years ago. It would be a shame if it does not get a chunk of what's now a significant source of tourism revenue. The company is making all the right moves, including plans to go global. Asians are always seeking new products and new places.

3 weeks ago

Singapore Airlines CEO Lays Out Challenges Without Any Domestic Routes

Singapore Airlines CEO Lays Out Challenges Without Any Domestic Routes

Elizabeth Osder, Skift

In a rare appearance at Skift Forum Asia, Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong says the carrier is in a unique position: It doesn't operate a single domestic route. So it has to make up for the valuable revenue stream it lacks from domestic traffic feed by competing aggressively in a fragmented market.

3 weeks ago

Why Oyo and Ctrip Need Each Other: Bigger Reach in Asia

Why Oyo and Ctrip Need Each Other: Bigger Reach in Asia

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Oyo has more rooms in China than in India, but India is still its biggest revenue generator. A deal with Ctrip may help correct that imbalance.

3 weeks ago

AirAsia Deputy CEO Confident That Becoming Amazon of Travel Is ‘Very Doable’

AirAsia Deputy CEO Confident That Becoming Amazon of Travel Is ‘Very Doable’

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Lots of companies have plenty of data at their disposal to improve operations and personalize services. Whether AirAsia has the wherewithal to become a much broader e-commerce platform is a very open question.

3 weeks ago

Airbnb Crosses 1 Million Listings in Asia-Pacific Despite Hurdles

Airbnb Crosses 1 Million Listings in Asia-Pacific Despite Hurdles

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Airbnb intends to grow further in Asia-Pacific by providing what it calls the most "magical" experience. The challenge, of course, will be staying true to its core values as competition intensifies.

3 weeks ago