Travel, finally, is back, and it seems like everyone in Hong Kong is planning a trip. (Meanwhile, hotels and restaurants and other businesses are bracing for an influx of travellers coming to visit us!). It seems like a good moment to take stock of where the travel industry is headed after a long pandemic hiatus. Look no further, as we have one of the most distinguished names in the luxury travel industry right here in our Taikoo Place community–the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
In this month’s Taikoo Place Insider, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong's general manager, Amanda Hyndman, shares her thoughts on how travel has changed for the post-pandemic traveller–and how the concept of “luxury travel” is evolving as a new generation packs its bags.
We’re finally seeing a nearly full return to travel after three years of pandemic disruption. What is the most immediate concern for you, from a hospitality and marketing perspective, as free travel resumes again?
We are truly optimistic and we have absolute confidence the HK tourism industry will progressively recover. And we’re very focused on getting ready for that resurgence of stronger demand.