Regions Top Travel and Tourism Leader Named at the 2012 CNBC Travel Business Leader Award

Ho Kwon Ping awarded the 2012 TBLA at the Asia Travel Leaders Summit 

CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, announced the winner of the 2012 Travel Business Leader Award in Asia Pacific (TBLA) during an award ceremony that was held this evening at the Asia Travel Leaders Summit (ATLS) gala dinner.

The 2012 Travel Business Leader of the Year was awarded to Mr. Ho Kwon Ping of Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd for his leadership in a company in the travel industry.  With a personal commitment to creating a strong corporate culture, Mr. Ho has helped shape Banyan Tree Holdings into a leading manager and developer of premium resorts, hotels and spas around the world that stands out for its distinctive brand image.  After rehabilitating a piece of environmentally damaged property in Thailand into an integrated resort in 1994, Mr. Ho decided to launch the company’s global hotel branding aimed at high-end travelers.  With his leadership and the clear, innovative strategy he put into place, this became the ever-expanding umbrella under which Mr. Ho’s many plans and initiatives have materialized, making Banyan Tree a model of success in the industry.

“The CNBC Travel Business Leader Award is our way of celebrating and recognizing business leaders who through strong innovation and effective management skills are paving the way forward in this dynamic sector,” said Satpal Brainch, President and Managing Director, CNBC International.  “Congratulations to Ho Kwon Ping and all the nominees for their outstanding achievements throughout the year.”

Ho Kwon Ping was awarded the 2012 CNBC TBLA at the ATLS opening gala dinner, which was organized by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). 

Lionel Yeo, Chief Executive of the Singapore Tourism Board said, “We are very pleased to partner CNBC once again for the Travel Business Leader Award (Asia Pacific) in conjunction with the Asia Travel Leaders Summit. As part of TravelRave, Asia’s most influential travel trade festival, the awards play an important role in recognising the outstanding leadership achievements within the travel industry.  We applaud all candidates for their contributions and accomplishments and salute Mr. Ho Kwon Ping for his continuing commitment to excellence and leadership in the travel and tourism industry.”

Chicago Booth and Millward Brown are the Knowledge and Research Partners for TBLA.  They, along with David Scowsill (President & CEO, WTTC) and Tony Tyler (CEO & Director General, IATA), have worked closely with CNBC to ensure a rigorous selection criteria and judging process.


Source = CNBC
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