Not
everybody has the time to watch a 15 or 20-minute in-depth interview
in video format.

Not only does video drain your mobile’s
battery a lot faster than just audio, a lot of the time you cannot just put it down
and listen to what’s being said without the phone turning the audio off
when the screen goes dark.

That’s why in 2016 we started making
podcasts of all the interviews that we do, and they have proved
very popular.

Links to the corresponding video interviews can
be found in each podcast’s description below.

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suggestions, ideas, or would like to sponsor our podcasts please do

let us know. Thank you.

How’s Business in Cambodia?
Exclusive Interview with Richard Dusome, MD of Dara Hotels

How has COVID19 impacted the hotel and tourism
industry in Cambodia? Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com
interviews Richard Dusome, Managing Director of Dara Hotels, to
ask him about some of the important tourism-related infrastructure
projects in Cambodia, how Dara Hotels has been impacted by the
pandemic, whether the company has used the downtime to invest in
properties, what the development pipeline is like now, and and
what plans the company has for the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2022 which
is currently scheduled to take place in Sihanoukville in January. Note: This interview was conducted
over the internet, so the audio quality is not as good as in the
interviews pre-COVID19. (video)

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How’s Business in Koh Samui,
Thailand? Exclusive Interview with Adrian Pulido, GM of the Hyatt
Regency

How’s business in Koh Samui, Thailand? Exclusive
interview with Adrian Pulido, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency
Koh Samui. Note: This interview was conducted
over the internet, so the audio quality is not as good as in the
interviews pre-COVID19. (video)

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Airline Network Planning in
2021 and Beyond – Interview with Cem Tanyel, Sabre

Exclusive interview with Cem Tanyel, Chief
Services Officer at Sabre Travel Solutions, to discuss Sabre’s
latest whitepaper – The Art & Science of Airline Network Planning
to Ramp up for Recovery – as the airline industry gradually turns
its attention to longer term planning once more, and away from the
short-term operational focus that was necessary earlier in the
pandemic. Note: This interview was conducted
over Skype, so the audio quality is not as good as in the
interviews pre-COVID19. (video)

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How’s Business in Laos?
Interview with Hotelier, Duangmala Phommavong

In this interview, filmed via Skype on 1 July,
Duangmala Phommavong, hotelier and MD of EXO Travel Laos, gives us
an insight into what is happening in the beautiful landlocked
country of Laos, what she has done with the two hotels – Villa
Maly and Parasol Blanc – that she owns in Luang Prabang, and what
role the growing middle class in the country have played in
helping to build domestic tourism. All that and much, much more in
the video and podcast.
Note: This interview was conducted
over Skype, so the audio quality is not as good as in the
interviews pre-COVID19. (video)

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Promoting Hua Hin Airport and
Prachuap Khiri Khan to Regional Markets

Exclusive interview with John Laroche, CEO of
Phoenix Aviation, the company chosen to market Hua Hin
International Airport (HHQ), Hua Hin (หัวหิน), Prachuap Khiri Khan
(ประจวบคีรีขันธ์), Cha-Am (ชะอำ) and Petchaburi (เพชรบุรี), to
those living in Thailand as well as regional travellers and
businesses.
Note: This interview was conducted
over Skype, so the audio quality is not as good as in the
interviews pre-COVID19. (video)

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NDC and Sabre Travel
Solutions Interview with Kathy Morgan, VP Offer Sourcing

NDC (New Distribution Capability) has been
described as ‘an important enabler of Sabre’s vision for
personalized travel’. But what exactly is NDC, and what role does
Sabre play in its development and future growth? Those are just
two of the questions that Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com asks
Kathy Morgan, Vice President – Offer Sourcing at Sabre Travel
Solutions.
Note: This interview was conducted
over Skype, so the audio quality is not as good as in the
interviews pre-COVID19. (video)

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Elephant (ช้าง) Conservation and Tourism in Thailand – Interview with John Roberts

During the Mekong Tourism Advisory Group’s (MeTAG)
inaugural Experts Call on 10 March 2021, John Roberts, Director of
the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation in Thailand, said he
was concerned that in the rush to restart tourism, the hospitality
industry may forget lessons learned from when nature was given a
chance to rejuvenate away from mass tourism. In this interview we
discuss that, jungle bubbles, how COVID19 has affected GTAEF’s
work and much more.
Note: This interview was conducted
over Skype, so the audio quality is not as good as in the
interviews pre-COVID19. (video)

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IATA Travel Pass – Interview
with Vinoop Goel

The IATA Travel Pass will help to reduce the
risk of fake COVID19 test / vaccine certificates being used to
travel, and eventually lead to a contactless travel experience.
But where does the IATA Travel Pass app begin and end? That’s just
one of the many questions Steven Howard asks Vinoop Goel, IATA’s
Regional Director Airports and External Relations – Asia Pacific,
in this exclusive interview.
Note: This interview was conducted
over Skype, so the audio quality is not as good as in the
interviews pre-COVID19. (video)

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How’s Business in Pattaya,
Thailand? Interview with MD of Tiffany’s Show

How’s business in Pattaya, Thailand? Exclusive
interview with the Managing Director of Tiffany’s Show Pattaya,
Khun Alisa Phanthusak. In this interview, Khun Alisa tells us
about the difficulties Miss Tiffany’s has faced since having to
close just a few weeks after hosting the Miss International Queen
2020 Grand Finals in March, how closure has impacted the employees
and what plans the company has for Miss International Queen 2021.
Note: This interview was conducted
over Zoom, so the audio quality is not as good as in the
interviews pre-COVID19. (video)

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Hyatt Regency Bangkok
Sukhumvit Launches One Million Baht Promotion

The Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit has launched
a promotion which costs one million Thai Baht. What does the deal
include, who is expected to buy it, and what restrictions are
there? Sammy Carolus, GM of the hotel speaks to Steven Howard of
TravelNewsAsia.com.
Note: This interview was conducted
over Skype, so the audio quality is not as good as in the
interviews pre-COVID19. (video)

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Aman Resorts, Hotels and
Residences in Indochina – Interview with Tom Rutherford

Founded by Adrian Zecha in 1988, Aman Resorts,
Hotels and Residences is today one of the most exclusive boutique
luxury hotel brands in the world. So what makes the hotels in
Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam truly unique? How have they
been affected by the ongoing global COVID19 pandemic and which
have done well in attracting domestic market share? Interview with
Tom Rutherford, Regional Director – Indochina.
Note: This interview was conducted
over Skype, so the audio quality is not as good as in the
interviews pre-COVID19. (video)

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Thailand, COVID19 and
Quarantine – WHO Press Conference on 6 November

The World Health Organisation (WHO) invited H.E. Anutin Charnvirakul (อนุทิน ชาญวีรกูล), Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Public Health, to speak about the Kingdom’s remarkable success in controlling the spread of COVID19 at
Friday’s virtual press conference. He and Dr. Tanarak Plipat,
Deputy Director General of Thailand’s Department of Disease
Control, speak about the country’s ongoing battle, the work that
needs to be done and how Thailand is planning to reduce the number
of days that incoming travellers must currently quarantine upon
arrival. (video)

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Luxury Yacht Sales and
Charters in Thailand – Interview with Simpson Marine

How has the luxury yacht sector in Thailand –
sales and charters – been affected by the ongoing global COVID19
pandemic? Exclusive interview with Howard Prime, Country Manager –
Thailand, Simpson Marine.
Note: This interview was conducted
over Skype, so the audio quality is not as
good as in the interviews pre-COVID19. (video)

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How’s Business in Myanmar?
Video Interview with Torsten Edens, SVP, Memories Group

How has Myanmar’s tourism industry been affected
by the ongoing global COVID19 pandemic, and how has the
Yangon-based Memories Group changed its business model to ensure
it not only stays in business during this difficult time, but also
manages to grow. Interview with Torsten Edens, Senior Vice
President, Memories Group.
Note: This interview was conducted
over Skype, so the audio quality is not as
good as in the interviews pre-COVID19. (video)

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Emerging Travel Trends in
Asia Pacific – Interview with Sabre

Emerging travel trends in Asia Pacific –
interview with Sabre. There is talk of pent up demand for travel,
green shoots of recovery, of vaccines, of travel corridors being
opened, and airlines gradually starting to resume operations. But
is all that just the industry being optimistic, or are people
really ready to travel again? To answer that question, and many,
many more, Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com interviewed Mr.
Frank Trampert, Managing Director & Chief Commercial Officer, EMEA
& APAC, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, and Mr. Todd Arthur, Vice
President Agency Sales – Asia Pacific, Sabre Travel Solutions.
Note: Due to COVID19, this
interview was conducted over the internet, so the audio quality is not as
good as in the interviews pre-COVID19. (video)

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Airports, Air Travel and
COVID19 – Interview with SITA’s President of APAC, Sumesh Patel

With air travel going through its worst crisis
in history, how has SITA been affected and what are airports doing
to make the new air travel experience better for everyone? Those
are just two of the questions that Steven Howard of
TravelNewsAsia.com put to Sumesh Patel, SITA’s President for Asia
Pacific. In this interview, conducted over Skype on 16 July,
Sumesh tells us how airports are addressing the challenges they
face due to the ongoing global COVID19 pandemic and how SITA is
helping them to achieve those goals.
Note: Due to COVID19, this
interview was conducted over Skype, so the audio quality is not as
good as in the interviews pre-COVID19. (video)

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Churning a Dream into Reality
– Interview with CEO of Laos Buffalo Dairy, Susie Martin

In this interview, Susie Martin, CEO of Laos
Buffalo Dairy explains where the idea of a Buffalo Dairy came
from, and how they managed to turn that idea into a reality that
is now looking at exporting over 2 tonnes per month and is in talks
with governments in the region to establish similar farms in those
countries.
Note: Due to COVID19, this
interview was conducted over Skype, so the audio quality is not as
good as in the interviews pre-COVID19. (video)

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COVID19 Interview with Divisional MD of Belmond Asia Pacific, Iain Langridge

Exclusive interview with Iain Langridge,
Divisional Managing Director of Belmond Asia Pacific. Filmed on 24
June, Iain tells us more Belmond’s luxury hotels in Asia, when
they will re-open, how they have been impacted by COVID19, how
Belmond is embracing technology to enhance the guest experience,
and how the company is looking to grow its footprint in the
region. All that and much, much more in this exclusive interview.
Note: Due to COVID19, this
interview was conducted over Skype, so the audio quality is not as
good as in the interviews pre-COVID19. (video)

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History of Conwy, North Wales
– Interview with Councillor Bill Chapman

Conwy Town in North Wales has long been a
favourite summer destination for those living not only in Wales,
but also with travellers in Ireland, England and Scotland too. To
learn more about the town’s fascinating history, Steven Howard of
TravelNewsAsia.com sat down with Conwy Town Councillor and
ex-Mayor, Bill Chapman, to ask him to share some insights into
what makes this historic town so very special. (video)

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Saving Elephants in Thailand
and Beyond – Interview with John Roberts of GTAEF

In this exclusive interview, John Roberts gives
us an update on the status of elephants in Thailand, what the
Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) does, as well as
how the year 2019 ended and what they have planned for 2020. John
tells us what Jungle Bubbles are, who is staying in them, how many
elephants people can expect to see, whether they are safe, and how
they plan to expand this rather unusual idea. All that and much,
much more in the interview. (video)

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North Wales Tourism –
Interview with Jim Jones, CEO

In this exclusive interview, filmed in February
2020, Jim Jones, CEO of North Wales Tourism, tells us how 2019
ended, how that compares to 2018 and what targets they have for
2020. We discuss visitor arrivals, spending, and why Jim feels
that Conwy has potential as a tourism destination for tourists
from overseas. Jim tells us where the international visitor
arrivals are coming from, why he has spent so much time trying to
build Japan as a key source market, what they are doing to address
language issues, how they use technology to promote the
destination and what it is about North Wales that he believes will
appeal to tourists from Asia. All that and much,
much more in the interview. (video)

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Hilton to Open Garden Inn Hotel at Adventure Parc Snowdonia, North Wales

Surf Snowdonia, now called Adventure Parc
Snowdonia, was born in 2008 when an aluminum works with over 100
years of history was purchased and turned into the world’s first
inland surf lagoon with a handful of glamping pods for people who
wanted to stay. Since then, the site has expanded enormously and
will soon be home to Hilton’s second hotel in Wales, with the
other Hilton being in the capital, Cardiff. (video)

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venue cymru in Llandudno,
North Wales, Completes Multi-Million Pound Renovation – What’s
Next?

The venue cymru in Llandudno, North Wales,
recently completed phase one of a multi-million GBP renovation and
expansion project. In this exclusive interview you will learn what
type of events venue cymru can now handle, what trends they are
seeing, how the international expansion of airports such as
Liverpool, Manchester and Cardiff has helped the business, and
whether there is still more work to be done. (video)

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What Does Tourism Mean to Conwy, North Wales?
Interview with Mayor Cyng
Goronwy O Edwards

Exclusive FHD video interview with Mr. Cyng
Goronwy O Edwards, Mayor of Conwy, North Wales. In this interview,
Goronwy tells us about new developments that are happening in the
area, including a new Hilton hotel, how Conwy uses sport to
promote the destination, and why North Wales is fast becoming
known as the adventure capital of Europe. All that and much, much
more in the podcast. (video)

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The Quay Hotel and Spa in
Deganwy, North Wales – Interview with GM, Brid Collins

Exclusive interview with Brid Collins, General
Manager of The Quay Hotel and Spa in Deganwy, Conwy, north Wales.
In this interview, filmed at the hotel on 7 February 2020, Brid
tells us more about the hotel and north Wales as tourism
destination. (video)

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Farmer Gareth Wyn
Jones Promotes Sustainable Living and Tourism in North Wales

Farmer Gareth Wyn Jones is one of the most
positive, forward thinking and inspirational people I have ever
had the good fortune to meet and interview. I genuinely wish there
were more people like him promoting sustainable living, protecting
heritage and helping create new and sustainable tourism
experiences and initiatives, not just in north Wales – but around
the world. (video)

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Welsh Wine from the Gwinllan
Conwy Vineyard – Interview with Colin Bennett

In the county of Conwy in north
Wales, the Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard has seen its business grow
rapidly since it opened in 2016. Today, the vineyard, located in the
hamlet of Llangwstenin, has the
capability of producing up to around 10,000 bottles per year and
this could well increase to 20,000 in the near future. Colin
Bennett explains what wine from the Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard is all
about, and what plans they have for the future. (video)

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Making a Difference: Aerobility The British Flying Charity for Disabled People

Aerobility has two simulators, a small fleet of
aircraft, a dedicated and passionate team, and impressive dreams
of expanding the admirable work they do to not only other parts of
the UK, but the world as well. To learn more about Aerobility’s
plans for 2020 and beyond, Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com
visited their headquarters at Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire and
sat down with Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mike Miller-Smith MBE. (video)

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Did Strength of Thai Baht
Affect Arrivals from UK in 2019? Interview with TAT

Despite the strength of the Thai Baht many
would argue that Thailand still represents excellent value for
money as a destination, and with approximately 39.77 million
people visiting the country in 2019, the numbers seem to suggest
that many agree. So how has the strong Baht, Brexit and other
UK-related issues impacted Thailand’s tourism industry? (video)

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Thailand Travel Mart (TTM+)
2020 – Interview with Chiravadee Khunsub

Khun Chiravadee Khunsub, Director of the Tourism
Authority of Thailand – UK, Ireland and South Africa tells us
about TAT’s plans for the Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2020.
Filmed at TAT’s office in London on 8 January 2020, Khun
Chiravadee tells us when and where TTM+ 2020 will take place, why
that city was chosen, what the theme will be this year, and how
many buyers and sellers are expected to attend. Khun Chiravadee
tells us how many buyers from the UK will be going and how those
buyers will be chosen, and much, much more. (video)

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Celtic Compass and The
Hebridean Creative Retreat – Interview with Sarah Ewing

Sarah Ewing, Founder of Celtic Compass, tells us
how the company has been impacted by COVID19 and why she thinks
that the UK domestic market will be interested in retreats. Sarah
tells us when and where the first, the Hebridean Creative Retreat,
will take place, why numbers have been limited, which hotel they
are working with, and how they will implement the required social
distancing rules and regulations.
Note: This interview was conducted
over Skype, so the audio quality is not as
good as in the interviews pre-COVID19. (video)

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Simpson Marine – Interview
with Howard Prime, Country Manager – Thailand

Simpson Marine is one of Asia’s largest yacht
dealers. With offices around the region, Simpson Marine recently
appointed Howard Prime as the new Country Manager for Thailand,
based in Phuket. Simpson Marine represents some of the biggest names in
yachting, including Sanlorenzo, Monte Carlo Yachts, Fairline
Yachts, Beneteau, Lagoon, Aquila and Viking, to give them an
enviable portfolio that caters to a variety of wealthy clients and
their different needs. (video)

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Seaplanes in Thailand?
Interview with Dennis Keller, CBO of Siam Seaplane

Seaplanes in Thailand? In this interview, filmed
at the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show on 21 November 2019, Dennis
Keller, CBO of Siam Seaplane, tells us more about the company, why
they were attending the boat show, what being in ‘Development
Phase’ really means, when they hope to be fully operational and
what exactly it is the company will do once they are. We discuss
the types of seaplanes the company will operate, whether they
already have the planes here in Thailand, how they have been
configured, and much, much more. (video)

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Future of Airline
Distribution and NDC – Interview with Yanik Hoyles, IATA

On the first day of the IATA Airline Industry
Retailing Symposium in Bangkok, Thailand, Steven Howard of
TravelNewsAsia.com sat down with Yanik Hoyles, IATA’s Director of
Industry Distribution Programmes, to ask him about NDC (New
Distribution Capability). Yanik tells us how the certification
levels within NDC, such as Level 4 and @scale, differ from one
another, why they are important, what needs to be done to go from
one level to another, and so very much more. (video)

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Discover Thainess at the
Vince Hotel Bangkok Pratunam – Interview with GM, Khun Fah

Exclusive interview with Mr. Pitayakom (Fah)
Yangsuksathaporn, General Manager of the Vince Hotel Bangkok Pratunam. In this interview, filmed in the rooftop bar of the
hotel on 1 November 2019, Khun Fah tells us about the location of
the Vince Hotel Bangkok Pratunam, where the hotel’s guests are
coming from, how 2019 compares to 2018, what its USPs are, where
all the creative ideas come from, which other events the hotel
will attend this year, what guests can expect from the property,
what plans they have for 2020, and whether there are more Vince
Hotels planned. All that and much, much more in the FHD video and
podcast. (video)

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Lost Bags and Airline Baggage
Tracking – Interview with Peter Drummond, SITA

It has happened to most frequent travellers at
one time or another, you arrive at your destination only to find
that the baggage you checked-in a few hours earlier somehow missed
the flight. How does that happen, are more bags being delayed or
lost now than in previous years, and what technology can airports
and airlines use to minimise, or even eradicate, this problem?
Those are just some of the questions that Steven Howard of
TravelNewsAsia.com put to Peter Drummond, SITA’s Portfolio
Director Baggage. (video)

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All of the
HD videos of the above interviews can
be watched,
here.


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