3 -min. read AWAKEN focuses on the future, so you can solve tomorrow's problems today. We're rounding up the insights from AWAKEN 2019 that will shape your work in the next five years (and beyond): according to some of the world's leading hospitality gurus; innovative problem-solvers; and creative thinkers.
FURTHER EAST BLOG
The most innovative stories, inspiring interviews with iconic names and cutting-edge travel trends from Asia
5 -min. read Over the last 10 years, Serge Dive has redefined luxury travel. Read his perspectives on the future of luxury travel in Asia – and how he believes hospitality professionals can tap into the trends shaping our ever-changing industry.
4 -min. read The 2008 Olympic Games and 2010 World Expo resulted in a huge development of international luxury hotels in China, introducing Chinese people to big brands... View Article
2 -min. read Set to open later this year, Joali Maldives is a haven of sustainable local glamour, combining a commitment for the authentic with a passion for the unconventional. Read why they're choosing Further East to showcase their new brand.
2 -min. read Further East is all about connecting Asia’s best buyers, suppliers and media in a truly incredible and inspirational setting. It’s a place where the continent’s... View Article
4 -min. read The newly opened Capella Ubud is a beautiful embodiment of true exoticism. Get up to speed on what this entrancing new property has in store for their lucky, lucky guests.
4 -min. read Ahead of AWAKEN, we caught up with Ronald Akili, founder of Potato Head Beach Club which will host this year's un-conference, to get his views on sustainability, brand authenticity and the future of luxury travel in Asia.
4 -min. read Be Good is a new series that looks behind the buzzwords of conservation and social responsibility, uncovering stories from travel projects that are, simply, doing the right thing. This week: how design-led Bali hotel Katamama saved the fate of a village with 1.8 million hand-pressed bricks.
2 -min. read Viceroy Bali is one of the world’s most breath-taking tropical hideaways. General Manager Anthony Syrowatka reveals why he’s bringing their unique blend of luxury, seclusion and philanthropy to the shores of Seminyak Beach for the inaugural edition of Further East.
6 -min. read Bleisure is bludgeoned, TED is dead and Burning Man is in the ashes. Olivia Squire investigates how the latest breed of ‘thinking festivals’ are taking the merging of work and play a step further by going under the radar.
5 -min. read Plastics are one of the biggest environmental threats – predictions are that if nothing changes by 2025 there will be one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish in the ocean. So how can the travel industry help?
3 -min. read From the hand-breaking of individual stones to the recycling of waste water, Emma Love investigates how Bawah Island is going the extra eco-mile to breathe life into its surroundings.