• Angela Mak, Chief Executive Officer, Yes Travel & Holidays

    Angela Mak, Chief Executive Officer, Yes Travel & Holidays

  • The MICE industry in Malaysia has been rapidly growing and gaining significant attention from various sectors. The country's strategic location, excellent infrastructure, and diverse cultural heritage make it an ideal destination for MICE tourism. Leading the charge in the MICE industry in Malaysia is Yes Travel & Holidays, a well-known travel agency that has been providing exceptional services for over a decade. As the Chief Executive Officer of Yes Travel & Holidays, Angela Mak has been instrumental in the company's growth and success. Under her leadership, Yes Travel & Holidays has become one of the leading MICE travel agencies in Malaysia, offering a range of services, including event planning, transportation, and accommodation.

  • Angela Mak: Paving the Way for Innovative & Sustainable MICE Tourism in Southeast Asia

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Top 10 Best Leaders From Travel Asia - 2023

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  • Top 10 Best Leaders From Travel Asia - 2023

    To Travel Is To Live:

    Travel refers to the act of moving from one place to another, typically for the purpose of exploration, tourism, business, leisure, or visiting friends and family. Traveling offers the opportunity to experience new cultures, landscapes, cuisines, and activities. Travel can be a solo adventure, a family vacation, a group trip, or even a business.Travel takes us out of our comfort zones and inspires us to see, taste and try new things. It constantly challenges us, not only to adapt to and explore new surroundings, but also to engage with different people, to embrace adventures as they come and to share new and meaningful experiences with friends and loved ones.

    Travel Industry Is Widening:

    As one of the biggest contributors to the global The Travel and Tourism industry directly contributes about 3.6 percent of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and, indirectly contributes about 10.3 percent to it and this industry directly employs nearly 77 million people worldwide, which comprises about 3 percent of the world’s total employment. It is difficult to define the tourism industry, as unlike with other industries, there is not one clear product.

    Earn Your Leadership Every Day As A Leader:

    A leader empowers their team members to embrace their own unique leadership qualities and act with independently accountable passion.In general, the role of a leader is to coach, guide, and inspire others. They motivate teams through challenging times and guide individuals through their career progressions.A great leader will balance both the goals of the employee with those of the organization.

    CEO Insights Asia in this issue presents a list of ‘Top 10 Best Leaders From Travel Asia- 2023' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in offering effective skills to the market. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board. We recognize their valuable contribution to the ever expanding and competitive market and their ability to sustain themselves and emerge as top contestants through their reliable knowledge.

Top 10 Best Leaders From Travel Asia - 2023

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Yes Travel & Holidays Angela Mak , Chief Executive Officer Yes Travel & Holidays A seasoned travel industry professional with extensive experience in the field, paving the way for innovative & sustainable MICE tourism
Berry Journeys Ashish Kishore , Strategic Advisor Berry Journeys A business leader, entrepreneur, and advisor who has built and led outstanding businesses and customer relationships in prestigious organizations, with over two decades of experience
FCM Travel Asia Bertrand Saillet , Managing Director FCM Travel Asia A highly accomplished international senior executive with a strong leadership experience in various industries including telecom, IT and travel
CWT Carla Atienza , Director CWT A strategic leader with more than two decades of experience, skilled in commercial management, P&L oversight, hotels and more
Ketapang Wisata Tour & Travel Metta Widya Dharma , Managing Director Ketapang Wisata Tour & Travel An open-minded leader with a proven track record of working in the tours & travel industry, has working experience of more than a decade which helped her in solving complex issues of organizations
BCD Travel Neeraj Singhal , CFO BCD Travel A professional leader with with two decades of experience, skilled in strategy, financial analysis & management and more
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Raki Phillips , CEO Ras Al Khaimah Tourism A serial entrepreneur with over two decades of experience responsible for driving the tourism sector, in addition to the economic and social prosperity
Travel Distinction Stephen Scola , Founder Travel Distinction A consulting director, competency leader, and certified consultant in IT strategy, data and analytics, mobility, and business process transformation
Discova Suyin Lee, Managing Director Discova A passionate leader with over two decades of experience in organisations across a broad range of service sectors including travel & tourism, telecommunications, utilities and business advisory services
Travel Options India Tushar A Shinde, Founder & CMD Travel Options India A visionary leader with 28 years of experience, skilled in travel management, tourism, leisure travel and more

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