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By Rakesh Patel — The consistent message in most 2024 travel forecasts, was the robust return of Chinese tourists. So far, so good, looking at the Chinese New Year data. Led by domestic travel once again, total tourism revenues surpassed

By Rakesh Patel — As we move into 2024, there is a plethora of travel trend forecasts for next year. The high-end for Asia is covered by Tatler and Conde Nast editorials, who are touting less visited exotic destinations, such

By Rakesh Patel — Wellness is a sector I know well, both personally and professionally. My mother has been an inspirational yoga wellness pioneer since the 1980s (picture of her book above), my brother runs a yoga school in London,

By Rakesh Patel — It was great to be part of the PHIST (Phuket Hotels Island Sustaining Tourism) event and to share a panel on Sustainable Wellness. The event does an important job of keeping the discussion live around sustainability

By Rakesh Patel — Always great to attend the South East Asia Hotel Investors Summit (SEAHIS) in Bangkok and speak on a wellness panel. Insightful content from the speakers over two days. Some of the key macro takeaways:

By Rakesh Patel — Top travel executives were in a bullish mood in their 1Q results announcements. The CEOs of TripAdvisor, Marriot, Hyatt, Hilton and Airbnb commented that 2023 is expected to be a strong year, and in particular they

By Rakesh Patel — It was a pleasure to discuss Sustainable Investing in Real Estate with Calvin Lee Kwan and Krystal Chia at the Bloomberg Wealth Summit in Hong Kong. Some key takeaways from our panel and other speakers at