Interviews

  • Kerrin MacPhie, (Director of sales at ACC Liverpool)

    TTW is glad to have an exclusive parley with Kerrin MacPhie, director of sales at ACC Liverpool, home to BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena. She talks about Liverpool’s emerging status as a MICE destination, about ACC Liverpool – its future plans, developments and much more.

  • Carina Bauer (CEO of the IMEX Group)

    CEO of the IMEX Group – Carina Bauer talked with Travel And Tour World regarding the events action packed days and on various hottest trends and issues which were discussed this year at the show.

  • Mr. Simon Press (Reed Travel Exhibitions Director, World Travel Market)

    World Travel Market (WTM), the leading event for the travel industry is back this year once again with much fervour. The must attend four-day b2b travel event is all set to witness the participation of a host of exhibitors and buyers from November 5-8 at ExCeL London (Exhibition Centre London). WTM is a unique podium for the global travel trade to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business under one roof.

  • Chris Doyle ( Executive Director-Europe of Adventure Travel Trade Association)

    Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), a global membership organization is home to a thriving community of more than 700 responsible, profitable businesses, destinations and media who transform customers and businesses alike into advocates for sustainability and justice worldwide. The members include tour operators, destination marketing organizations, tourism boards, specialty travel agents, guides, accommodations, media and service providers. ATTA brings to its members opportunities that drive new customers, lower costs and increase returns on investment.
    In an exclusive interview with TTW, Chris Doyle the Executive Director-Europe of Adventure Travel Trade Association talks about the future goals and prospects of the organization.

  • Carol Wallace

    Leading the San Diego Convention Centre for almost over 20 years now, Carol Wallace, CEO & President of San Diego Convention Centre, speaks her heart in an exclusive interview with us. She talks about her journey in the industry, the power of social media, San Diego as a business destination and what future holds for the convention centre.

  • Mr. David Ruetz

    As the convention day of the ITB Berlin awaits an inaugural ceremony,  Travel and Tour World is sincerely looking forward to more business ideas and association with ITB Berlin, one of the most renowned tourism conventions of the global travel industry.
    We are exceedingly happy to feature an exclusive interview with Mr. David Ruetz in our digital magazine. The ITB convention is featured as one of the highlight events in our February issue.
    Travel and Tour World din it a proud privilege to ask this set of crucial questions to Mr. Ruetz which would enrich the know-how of our readers and will help us to learn more about the plans and programs of this promising travel event. TTW asks:

  • Tom Noonan

    Baltimore has experienced exciting growth in its tourism sector over the past year, buoyed by a slew of events. The focal point of conventions and events, the city of Baltimore is poised to host a string of enticing events in the year 2013. In an exclusive tete-a-tete with Travel and Tour World, Mr. Tom Noonan, President and CEO, Visit Baltimore, talks about Baltimore’s meteoric rise in the tourism industry, its future plans, the newly launched virtual tour plan, his close association with VisitBaltimore and lots more!

  • Dr. Christian Göke (COO of Messe Berlin)

    Here is a candid conversation with the COO of Messe Berlin, Dr. Christian Göke,  where he talks about technological advancements in the industry, power of online media, ITB Berlin, future prospects and much more.

  • Ms Kazuko Toda (Director, Convention Marketing Department of TCVB)

    In an exclusive interview with Travel and Tour World, Ms. Kazuko Toda, Director, Convention Marketing Department of Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB) reveals Tokyo’s success story as an all-round destination and TCVB’s role in promoting the city as a major tourist and business hub of Asia.

  • Mr. Subhash Goyal (President, IATO)

    Established in 1982 and the  National apex body of the tourism industry, Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) today has international acceptance, and linkages. The President, Mr. Subhash Goyal interacts exclusively with us and sheds light on the current situation of the India Tourism Industry and how they are helping to showcase it on the international platform and more.

  • Nino Gruettke (Executive Director - ITB Asia)

    Travel and Tour World (TTW) had an exclusive conversation with Nino Gruettke, Executive Director – ITB Asia as he unveils the success story of the ITB Asia 2012.

  • Joe Mclnerney, (American Hospitality and Lodging Association President)

    In an exclusive conversation with TTW, American Hospitality and Lodging Association President, Joe Mclnerney, talks about current American travel industry, the association, its future plans and much more.

  • Michael W. McCormick (Executive Director and COO of GBTA )

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry has over 5,000-plus members and manages over $340 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. Travel and Tour World (TTW) had an exclusive interview with Michael W. McCormick, Executive Director and COO of GBTA regarding its global role, recent venture and travel issues.

  • Mr. Craig Moyes, Portfolio Director, AIBTM Global Events Portfolio Reed Travel

    AIBTM brings together the world’s meetings, incentive, business and corporate planners for three days of focused business. This year’s AIBTM America Meetings Week will be taking place from June 19th – June 21st and will deliver a fantastic range of unparalleled learning and thought provoking education, exciting networking opportunities and offer powerful business connections for attendees of the show. In an exclusive interview with TTW, Craig Moyes, Portfolio Director, AIBTM Global Events Portfolio Reed Travel Exhibitions talks about the event and its prospects.

  • Ms. Lois Hall (Exhibition Director of GIBTM)

    In a candid conversation with Travel and Tour World, Ms. Lois Hall, Exhibition Director of GIBTM, speaks about her experiences and expectations from the tourism industry.

  • Karen Bolinger (The Chief Executive Officer, Melbourne Convention Bureau)

    Our correspondent recently had the opportunity to interview Karen Bolinger, the Chief Executive Officer of Melbourne Convention Bureau, at AIME, Melbourne in Australia. One of the most dynamic dignitaries out there, Karen talks about the implemented strategies of the Bureau, growing trend of Social Media, importance of face-to-face meetings and much more.

  • Mr. Shannon Stowell

    Spearheading ATTA and enhancing a dream with a surfboard in one hand and a briefcase in the other, President of Adventure Travel Trade Association, Mr. Stowell, speaks about the future of International tourism in terms of Adventure and exciting voyages and the prospects of business and trade related to this spontaneously growing industry.

  • Felicity Page

    Spearheading CIBTM and ornamenting a dream in China and its related business destinations, Felicity Page, Reed Travel Exhibitions, CIBTM International Marketing Manager, speaks about the future of trade tourism in Hong Kong in terms of smart and effective meeting features and the prospects of business and commerce related to this spontaneously growing industry.

  • Makiko Matsuda Healy

    Our correspondent recently had a great opportunity in Arabian Travel Market, to have an exclusive face-to-face conversation with Makiko Matsuda Healy, Vice President, Tourism Development, NYC & Company. She talks about New York as a MICE destination, the incentives the traveler should look forward to and much more.

  • Graeme Barnett, EIBTM Exhibition Director

    Graeme Barnett, EIBTM Exhibition Director, answers TTW focusing on the major aspects of the travel event. Shades of sustainability campaign along with other travel industry events shared in the interview.

  • Ms. Patchareeboon Sakulpitakphon

    Tourism happens to be one of the most lucrative businesses that has contributed to every nations’ economy. But simultaneously, there have been some impediments that have tried to mar the essence of travelling. Sexual harassment and child exploitation still prevails in tourism industry though measures are being taken to curb such heinous crimes. In an exclusive interview with Travel and Tour World, Ms. Patchareeboon Sakulpitakphon, the Project Manager for The Code shares the initiatives taken the narrates the global scenario of tourism today.

  • Ms. Stephanie Chow

    Ms. Stephanie Chow, Executive Assistant Manager of the Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort shared her thoughts with us about her brilliantly designed hotel and how the hotel blends with the Chinese heritage and culture. Being extremely modern it is a gateway to new hotel architecture.

  • Markus Muller

    TTW interviewed Mr. Markus Muller, Vice President Sales and Marketing Asia Moevenpick Hotels and Resorts on the growing trends of luxury tourism. He gave an insight on making tourism more sustainable.

  • Alison Gilmore

    On the 12th year of ILTM, TTW interviewed Alison Gilmore, Exhibition Director, focusing on the travel campaign and agenda of the international event to be organized in Canes.

  • Erik Wolf

    Dining while travelling is common and enjoying a lip smacking palate is considered as important as sightseeing while travelling. Revisiting the destinations for enjoying tested recipes and delving into culinary adventures have made gastronomy a unique part of the tourism experience.

    In an exclusive interview with Travel and Tour World, Erik Wolf, Executive Director & Founder at World FoodTravel Association has said speaks on the staggering rise of food tourism globally.

  • Ken Morrison

    TTW is glad to have an exclusive interview with Ken Morrison, Chief Executive of Tourism & Transport Forum (TTF). He has shared with us the prospect of Australia and its future plans, developments and much more.

  • James Hogan

    Etihad’s success in the global aviation industry is staggering. Recently, Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan was recognized for his “outstanding strategic thinking and leadership” at World Travel Awards. In an exclusive interview with TTW, James Hogan talks about the reason behind the carrier’s success, future plans and much more!

  • Tom Jenkins

    In an exclusive interview with TTW, Tom Jenkins, Executive Director of ETOA says about the tourism trend and developments of Europe tourism.

  • Subhash Goyal - STIC Travel Group & President

    The Chairman – STIC Travel Group & President – Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), Mr. Subhash Goyal highlights the recent trends of Indian tourism in an exclusively with TTW. He sheds light on tourism that follows proper Corporate Social Responsibility and extends a sustainable tourism to the travellers.

  • Anish Kumar Secretary of ATTOI and CEO

    TTW had the pleasure to interview Secretary of ATTOI and CEO, The Travel Planners Mr. Anish Kumar on the development of Indian travel and tourism. He has given an insight on the rising scope of hospitality and wellness tourism in India.

  • Nikhil Desai

    TTW had the pleasure of interviewing Managing Director, Goa Tourism Development Corporation, Mr. Nikhil Desai. Some of his recent initiatives include formulation of Water Sports Policy, Beach Shack Policy, introduction of Single window clearance system for hosting tourism events in Goa, Tourism infrastructure development, introduction of high end Tourism products in Goa, etc.

  • Parvez Dewan

    TTW had the pleasure to interview Tourism Secretary of India, Mr. Parvez Dewan at International Travel Mart in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. He shared his view on the event and said that this is an initiative both by the North East State tourism and union to boost tourism of the region.

  • Nils Haupt

    TTW had the pleasure interviewing Nils Haupt, Director of corporate communications. He gave a detailed analysis of the growth of Lufthansa group in the year2013 and the success story of new Germanwings.

  • Enver Duminy

    In an exclusive interview with TRAVEL AND TOUR WORLD, Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism explained a number of efforts facilitating the tourism business in Cape Town and South Africa. From business tourism to eco trips, Mr. Duminy illustrated a plethora tourism activities implemented and future plans of Cape Town Tourism. TTW asks:

  • Marco Saxer

    In an exclusive interview with Travel and Tour World, Marco Saxer, General Manager of Swissotel, Kolkata reveals the success story of the most modern European 5 star property in Kolkata and how it is promoting the concept of luxury tourism in India.

  • Konstantin Zeuke

    Konstantin Zeuke, General Manager, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates in an exclusive interview with TTW said that the group strongly believes in social media and has a loyal following across our social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Further he added that the quality service they provide is recognized as one of the best in hotel industry.

  • Tammy Jo Long

    Savannah, popularly known as the “Hostess City” is one of the most sought after wedding destinations of the world. Travel and Tour World had the privilege to discuss the plethora of choices for luxury travelers, wedding planners with Tammy Jo Long, the Founder & President of the Luxury Living Savannah in an exclusive interview. TTW asks:

  • Sylvie Bourget

    VIA Rail operates almost 500 trains weekly on 12,500 kilometres of track, and serves 450 communities across the country, from coast to coast and north to Hudson Bay. In a candid chat with Travel and Tour world, Sylvie Bourget, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer Via Rail Canada talks about VIA Rail’s success story and why it is still considered as Canada’s best railway.

  • Mr. Eric Van Piggelen

    Travel and Tour world found the opportunity to interview Mr. Eric Van Piggelen, Chief Executive Officer BCCK. He has recently taken his responsibilities as CEO of BCCK from January 1, 2014. He joined BCCK in 2011 as Director of Operations. With an experience of over 20 years in the travel industry, Mr. Piggelen’s has made some interesting observation about the MICE industry, the BCCK and the global travel market.

  • Michael Stief

    Travel and Tour World had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Stief, Media Spokesperson of Zurich Airport. Speaking to TTW, he revealed how Zurich Airport is contributing to the Swiss economy and tourism. Read the interview to know more!

  • Dr Ahmad Belhoul

    TTW had the pleasure interviewing Dr Ahmad Belhoul, CEO of Strategy and Tourism Sector Development, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). He shared valuable facts behind the development of Dubai tourism. Read the full interview to know more!

  • Jenny Herbison

    In an interview with Ms. Jenny Herbison, Director of Mobile at Skyscanner, shared her views and experience working with Skyscanner. She gave a detailed understanding and advantages of the app which offer users an easy way to compare travel options and book a trip no matter where they are, on the go.

  • Mrs. Ratna Chadha

    This International Women’s Day, Travel And Tour World celebrates the contributions of women in framing prosperous civilizations worldwide, sharing an exclusive interview with Mrs. Ratna Chadha, Chief Executive, TIRUN Travel Marketing, India Representative: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Let’s focus on her views and opinions regarding cruise industry trends worldwide.

  • Sanjay Reddy

    Sanjay Reddy, Managing Director of Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore, in an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World talks about the importance of Kempegowda Airport in India’s aviation sector. Read the interview to know more!

  • Mr. Jeet Sawhney

    Travel and Tour World had the pleasure of speaking to Mr Sawhney, MD, Abacus India. His experience and understanding of the Indian travel market and his visions of positioning travel technology in the market is inspiring. With a 20 years experience in the travel market Sawhney will definitely set commendable standards for Abacus in India.

  • Adrienne Clarke

    Adrienne Clarke, Head of Conference Sales of The Convention Centre Dublin speaks about the features and facilities of The CCD.

  • Dr. Michael Kerkloh

    In an exclusive interview, Dr. Michael Kerkloh, CEO of Munich Airport talks about the success story of Munich Airport and why it still continues to be a firm favourite among passengers.

  • Ms. Barrie Seidenberg

    Viator, the best app as it vouches to be in booking and locating best tours and activities have come a long way since its inception. They have made their unique services available through the Viator tours & Activities app for both the Android and IOS users. In an interview with Ms. Barrie Seidenberg – President and CEO, Viator, she said that the success behind the development of Viator is their dedication towards the tour and activities sector. Read the exclusive interview to know more.

  • Mark Walsh

    Mark Walsh, Portfolio Director of Reed Travel Exhibition, in an interview with Travel and Tour World has mentioned some of the unique events that ATM is going to showcase for the first time. He is further hopeful and says luxury is clearly a trend that will command increased attention not only this time at ATM but also in years to come.

  • FREDERIC DE PARDIEU

    One of the pioneering travel technology provider mtrip’s CEO FREDERIC DE PARDIEU shares some amazing information regarding their apps that are extremely utilitarian for tech savvy travelers, in an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World. mtrip Travel Guides ensures superb aid to make your travel experience hassle-free and relaxed.

  • Harsh Dhingra

    In conversation with Harsh Dhingra, Chief Country Representative, Bombardier Transportation India

  • Taleb Rifai

    Taleb Rifai served as the Deputy Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) from February 2006 to February 2009. After which he took over the role of UNWTO’s Secretary-General as interim on 1 March 2009. He shares his views on an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World.

  • Al Tareq Al Ameri

    Al Tareq Al Ameri is Chief Executive Officer of Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Al Ameri was responsible in developing the iconic Yas Marina into a community hub as well as a venue for significant global gatherings. Travel And Tour World shares an exclusive interview of Al Tareq Al Ameri on tourism in the Yas Marina Circuit.

  • Francesca Nina Soemitro

    Mrs. Francesca Nina Soemitro, Director of Market Development Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Indonesia has wide experience in regional and multilateral tourism. Travel And Tour World shares an exclusive interview with Mrs. Soemitro on how Indonesia plans to make a global difference.

  • Graeme Barnett Senior Exhibition Director EIBTM

    EIBTM, is all set to open its doors in November (18th to 20th) in Barcelona, Spain. Being one of the official media partners of EIBTM, Travel And Tour World shares a candid conversation with Mr. Graeme Barnett, Senior Exhibition Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions, EIBTM.

  • Izabela Helbin

    Izabela Helbin – Director of the Krakow Festival Office which operates the ICE Kraków Congress Centre. Her former positions include those of the Deputy Director for Marketing and the Krakow Promotion Director, as well as the Head of the Press Office of the Mayor of the City of Krakow. She shares interesting information with us on ICE Kraków Congress Centre

  • Tim Jacox

    Travel And Tour World shares an exclusive interview with Tim Jacox, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Un-Cruise Adventures. Mr. Jacox highlights some of the impressive, upcoming cruise trends and itineraries.

  • Mike Lee

    An interview with Mike Lee, the Vice President of Sales for Marina Bay Sands. Enhancing aspects of MICE, Business and Leisure Tourism and special focus on revenue responsibility, he joined Marina Bay Sands in November 2010. With over 35 years of hotel marketing, sales and developmental experience, he has set dynamic standards in the hotel industry.

  • Three noticeable dignitaries of the Sikkim Government

    In an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World, three noticeable dignitaries of the Sikkim Government spoke about the state’s growing tourism potential and its latest plans to allure international tourists. Travel And Tour World asked various questions on the development of the travel and tourism sector in Sikkim to:

    • The Hon’ble Chief Minister ‘Shri Pawan Kumar Chamling’, Govt. of Sikkim,
    • The Hon’ble Tourism Minister ‘Shri Ugen T. Gyatso’, Govt. of Sikkim
    • The Hon’ble Parliamentary Secretary of Tourism ‘Shri D. N. Sherpa’, Govt. of Sikkim.

  • Lois Wilcox, Exhibition Manager IBTM Arabia

    In an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World, Lois Wilcox, Exhibition Manager IBTM Arabia speaks about the various aspects of show, its innovative format and the growth of MICE and business traveling in the GCC region in the recent times. TTW asks:

  • Nick Waight

    An interview with Nick Waight, the Managing Director of Group Convention Centres overseeing the ICC and Chief Executive of Dublin Convention Centre. He offers strategic consultancy to other convention centre projects. Nick has many roles which he performs to perfection and makes his own contribution in the MICE tourism Industry of Ireland largely felt.

  • Mr. Ronald van Weezel

    In a conversation with Travel And Tour World, Mr. Ronald van Weezel, the newly appointed General Manager of Hilton Sydney shares some of his valuable experiences while working in the global hospitality industry for almost four decades. Read on to know more about the imperative aspects of his career

  • Nick Pilbeam

    In a candid conversation with Travel And Tour World, Mr. Nick Pilbeam, the newly appointed Travel Divisional Director of Reed Travel Exhibitions shares some of his valuable experiences while working in the global travel events industry for a considerable period.

  • Daniel Levine

    In an exclusive interview with Travel And Tour World, Daniel Levine, an expert in travel trends and a popular keynote speaker shares his views about what makes a great tourism event. He also talks about the evolving face of the global travel industry, and the state of innovation in travel and tourism. TTW asks:

  • Gloria Molins

    In a candid conversation with Travel And Tour World, Gloria Molins, the founder and CEO of Trip4real, shares her journey in shaping up her experiential travel start-up company as one of the most coveted ones in Europe. TTW asks:

  • Kelly Tompkins

    An avid cyclist and adventure travel enthusiast, Kelly Tompkins, the CEO and Founder of AdventureLink shares his insights with Travel And Tour World in this exclusive interview… TTW asks:

  • Ms. Katrina Leung

    As the world travel industry starts to shift its focus on Singapore, Travel And Tour World speaks to Ms. Katrina Leung, the Executive Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organisers of ITB Asia, regarding various aspects of the event and the Asia Pacific travel market.

  • Robert Friedman

    The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak, is a corporation striving to deliver a high quality, safe, on-time rail passenger service that exceeds customer expectations. Robert Friedman, Vice President, Brand Management and Marketing in an exclusive conversation with Travel And Tour World speaks about the new age developments in Amtrak.

  • Mr. Edmund Bartlett

    Mr. Edmund Bartlett has been recently elected as chairman of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO)’s executive Council for affiliates. We shared a conversation with him on his contributions in the travel and tourism industry.

  • Mark Speranza

    Mark Speranza has more than 20 year’s expertise in hospitality in the NYC area. He has recently joined The William Vale as Director of Sales and Marketing helping the hotel to revive its strategies for better returns.

  • ECTAA

    ECTAA is the Group of national travel agents’ and tour operators’ associations within the EU. founded in 1961 at Bad Kreuznach (Federal Republic of Germany) by the national associations of travel agents and tour operators, ECTAA now represents the national associations of travel agents and tour operators of 27 EU Member States, of 2 EU accession countries as well Switzerland and Norway, and 3 international Members.

  • Mr. Sidh N

    Mr. Sidh N C – Director at QnA International shares an insightful conversation with Travel And Tour World before 4th Annual MICE India & Luxury Travel Congress on the MICE industry. Read on.

  • Katrina Leung

    Katrina Leung, Executive Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organiser of ITB Asia shares an insightful interview with Travel And Tour World. Read on.

  • Shinu Pillai

    Travel And Tour World conducted an exclusive interview with Shinu Pillai, Exhibition Director, ibtm Arabia which will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 7 – 9 February, 2017.

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