I would have to say that the greatest achievement for me is creating new relationships with the travel industry while working for a company new to Australia
Being here in the Maldives, we need to create a family atmosphere, because we work together, we eat together, we have social events together
It’s lonely at the top’- a former GM at a large hotel I was Operations Manager at told me that and it’s true
I’ve loved travel from an early age, ever since a family holiday to Disneyland I’ve been hooked.
Eventually I know that giving services to people is my basic instinct
Managing a hotel is like inviting someone into your home, you anticipate their needs and make them feel welcome
I care to forget when I actually entered the travel industry but let’s say it was a couple of years back now
Mohan Du is the 28-year-old founder of Capital Alliance, a Melbourne-based development group that is making waves in the industry.
My career in hospitality started in 1987 as an apprentice in the kitchen. Actually the plan was to become an Electronics engineer
In 1995 I left Sweden and my hometown Malmo for Cyprus where I started my career in the hospitality industry, as a tour guide
My biggest achievements are the two major awards I was given by PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) in 2013 and 2014
I joined the industry in 1999, the fact that (even at that time) the hospitality sector was growing faster than any other sector encouraged me to explore options within
After I graduated from hotel management school in Switzerland in 2007, I was given a huge opportunity to run a hotel business for my close friend family
Love of food at first then Food and Beverage Manager in the US in 1991 followed by my first job in Thailand in 1992
As I work at the corporate level for a large hotel chain I have to think of various strategies for our variety of properties, locations, target markets and styles
Rating number six on trip advisor within 10 months and seeing how well my young staff are progressing
Prior to this I worked for nine years in the New Zealand Army with my last posting to Singapore in 1798 and 1979, which sparked my desire to travel and work in Southeast Asia
I’m lucky enough to work all over the Asia Pacific region, meeting people of all different nationalities, backgrounds and cultures
I have done 4 pre-openings as a GM or AGM, which are always the most enjoyable because of the feeling of welcoming the first paying guest is unsurpassed
Personalized travel, having information via apps, sharing moments with social media, etc.