Travel and tourism contributes one out of every 11 jobs on the planet. By 2023, the industry is projected to create 70 million new jobs. And of those jobs two thirds – some 47 million – will be in Asia.
This week, Peter Greenberg Worldwide is coming from the World Travel & Tourism Council’s The Asia Summit at the Lotte Hotel Seoul, South Korea, where he’s talking to the top CEOs and decision makers in the travel industry.
Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 am until 1 pm ET on Saturday, September 21, 2013.
Featured guests include:
David Scowsill, president & CEO of World Travel & Tourism Council, explains the mission of WTTC’s The Asia Summit as well as the record growth of travel by Asian nations.
Brett Tollman, chief executive officer and president of The Travel Corporation, talks about the increase of high-end travelers coming from Asian markets.
Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Travel Weekly and senior VP of Northstar Travel Media, analyzes the newest international airports and how they compare to their U.S. counterparts.
Geoffrey Kent, chairman and chief executive officer of Abercrombie and Kent, explains how demand for travel within Asia has grown and how the company is responding with new tour options.
Nick Ross, UK journalist principally broadcasting for the BBC, discusses the highlights he gathered as anchor for the WTTC Summit.
John Slosar, CEO of Cathay Pacific Airways, explains the challenges and growth opportunities for airlines flying in and out of Asia today.
Mr Sean Lim, news anchor and correspondent for Arirang News, talks about his favorite spots for dining in Seoul, including a Buddhist temple whose cuisine is one of the most defining features.