Matthew Smith has been appointed as General Manager of Destination
Asia - Singapore.
Matthew has over 18 years of experience in
the travel industry, especially within the meeting & events
and DMC sectors. Alongside the management of daily operations,
he will work to drive forward new initiatives and further develop the
key sectors of meeting and events, luxury FIT travel and cruise.
Matthew said, “I am delighted to be joining one of Asia's
leading DMCs. Having partnered with Destination Asia in the past
on numerous projects, I am fully aware of their excellent
reputation and look forward to becoming part of a dynamic team in
Matthew succeeds Bob Guy who is retiring
after eight years as managing director of Destination Asia
Singapore. Bob set up the Singapore office in October 2010
alongside James Reed and Gill Guy, growing the company in the city from an initial five staff to 34 travel specialists.
his nearly 4 decades in Singapore, Bob also served as board
director of the Singapore Tourism Promotion Board as well as
Corporation member of the Sentosa Development Corporation.
will continue in his role as managing director of Destination Asia
in Malaysia until the end of the 2018.