Addressing the gathering, publisher Wimintra Jangnin first of all expressed her gratitude to all those in attendance for their contribution to Hotelintel.co’s successful first year. She also noted that in addition to the range of hotel news, interviews and features, Hotelintel.co has consistently sought to present three particular categories in which the industry can make a difference in improving society: CSR, environmental issues, and the promotion of women, especially in the Asian region. New ideas for Hotelintel.co’s future plans were also revealed.
“We will be opening a classified section where you can post openings in your organization, and also for candidates to upload a resume. I know how hard it can be to find the right person for the right job and I hope this platform can help connect potential employees and employers.”
In keeping with this theme of bringing people together and giving back to the community, Wimintra believes that Hotelintel.co also has something new to offer the regional hotel industry. Everyone benefits from the support of others, especially in a close-knit business such as hospitality, so she is creating an event next year for industry professionals to meet up and exchange information, insights, and issues.
“I’d like to introduce you to our new exciting project, ‘ASEAN Tourism Economy and Marketing Summit’ that is created for the ASEAN hotel market. We will have panel discussions, debates, presentations, and also some training to offer. I firmly believe that we’re all in this together, and we will drive our business together. We share the same passion and fate and we should look out for each other.”
With thanks for the ongoing support of guests such as Rob Rijnders from Onyx Hospitality, Sommai Yocapajorn from the Dusit Thani, Bangkok, Stephen Morton from E Global Travel Media, and Soros Raktham from Smart Finders, Hotelintel.co intends to build upon its first year accomplishments, and looks forward to sharing many more anniversary celebrations in the future.