My LinkedIn network is now heavily punctuated with that now familiar white out of green hashtag, ‘#Open to work’. When are those vaccines due again?
The whole concept is the best example I have seen yet of an airport adapting to crisis and one that has the added benefit of permanently underlining the allure of Changi as a destination in its own right.
For now, like the bubble itself, the celebratory balloons at Hong Kong International Airport will have to be deflated, the Heinemann welcoming gifts set aside.
Colm mistook – quite understandably – the chap on the right for American actor and heartthrob George Clooney…
In this year that has brought so much darkness, the spirit of Diwali is perhaps more important than ever to our sector.
As autumn bathes the northern hemisphere in golden leaves and spring brings rebirth to the south, a pitch-black shadow that has hung over the whole world throughout all seasons may soon be lifting.
We would taste the whiskies from the individual countries and then compare them with the final blend, right? Wrong. Miyamoto san had a better way to show us what each constituent brought to the party.
Let’s not flip-flop in our industry’s commitment to sustainability. Let’s focus on business for good, not just for growth. Let’s show our soul with some sole. Some Ocean Sole.
We should stop talking about when travel retail as an industry or sector will recover but break it out country by country, or more accurately country to country.
It was like being the Captain of the just relaunched Singapore Airlines A380 flight from New York to Singapore (9,536.5 miles from JFK to Changi), switching over occasionally to my excellent Irish co-pilot Dermot Davitt on the Knowledge Hub sessions.
It’s been wonderful to chat with some of the leading Chinese retailers in their own language, similarly so for the teams from Lotte and Shilla in South Korea.
Roll on ten years and my business is fighting, like so many others, for its life, but I am in rollicking good health. I know which scenario I prefer.
The year of the rat hasn’t done much for the public image of rodents and it has certainly proved disastrous for MICE (Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions).