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About / Steven Howard

Established in 1997, / is updated daily (Monday-Friday).

The website features podcasts, videos, pictures, as well as a RSS Feed, daily email and WhatsApp service of all the Latest Travel Industry News from the region - ensuring that you are kept constantly updated with all the latest news covering hotels, aircraft, airlines, MICE, GDS, tech solutions, travel-related security, sport tourism and so much more. / was the first website in the world to provide a Daily Travel News Email service about the markets in Asia Pacific, Australasia and the Middle East. Launched in 1997, our Latest Travel News Daily Email today goes out to over 35,000 subscribers via email and WhatsApp, from Monday to Friday.

We also produce hundreds of in-depth and exclusive HD video interviews with Ministers, MDs, CEOs, SVPs, VPs, GMs from within the exciting world of travel. In addition to the interviews, / produces HD videos of hotels, as well as still photography from many of the leading events from within Asia Pacific as well as from further afield. Read about our: Media Services.

Steven Howard - Editor / Founder

Steven Howard of /

Our editor (and founder), Steven Howard, worked for two of the largest banks in the world before entering the travel industry in Asia almost 30 years ago.

Steven was Publisher of ASIA Travel Trade magazine, the oldest travel trade magazine in Asia, started by a visioanary who understands luxury hotels and hospitality like very few others, Adrian Zecha - the creative mind behind Aman hotels and resorts, which is still today one of the most exclusive luxury brands in the industry.

In the 1990s, Steven launched and developed Frequent Traveller magazine into the leading corporate consumer travel magazine in Asia, found on airplanes, newsstands across Asia, airport lounges, hotels and more.

He has also worked as Group Publisher of Panacea Publishing Asia, managing well known regional travel magazines such as Mix! - Asia's Creative Meetings Magazine, Business Traveller China and Business Traveller Asia Pacific.

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In addition, Steven is a professional photographer and videographer. Not only has he conducted close to 1,000 exclusive video interviews with Ministers of Tourism from different countries, CEOs, MDs, EVPs, SVPs and VPs, as well as other leading figures from within the travel and aviation industries, but has had his photography published in magazines and other media around the world, even a movie!

He has a passion for travel, reading, cycling, swimming and sports in general, as well as the immense benefits that sport tourism can bring to a destination, both in the short and long term.

Being a firm believer that 5-star does not always mean best, he loves to discover new places, hotels, ideas and concepts, and to share those finds with readers.

Never one to shy away from getting his hands dirty, he is as happy sat in the cold rain taking pictures of an event such as the Hong Kong Sevens or other pictures, as he is sipping the finest wines, whiskies and Champagnes in the executive floor of a true 5-star hotel.

Steven Howard in a Thai hospital a few hours prior to the operation to have his right eye removed. They blue mark is there to ensure the surgeon does not make a mistake and remove the wrong eye!

Over the years (since the early 1990s), Steven has lived and worked in England, France, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand, with most of his adult life spent in South East Asia.

In May 2017, Steven Howard lost his right eye in a freak accident in Thailand that almost killed him. You can read more about that horrific moment here.

In 2019, the incident was featured in The Big Chilli, a popular monthly magazine for expats produced in Bangkok by Colin Hastings. That article, which has more pictures than the few on this page, can be seen here: How a Freak Accident Cost Photographer Steven Howard the Loss of an Eye (opens in a new tab). Steven also published a video about living with one eye, six years on, that is meant to explain his experience and help others.

Future Changes to /

It has certainly been challenging keeping abreast of all the tech changes related to websites over the years, especially in the mobile and social media side of the business. When was born, tech solutions such as WordPress, Joomla, FB and Twitter did not exist. Our goal at the beginning was to do the travel news alongside direct hotel reservations as well as useful tips on the best bars, restaurants and hotels etc from within Asia Pacific. We were amongst the first to do that, and were very successful, producing 35 bookings a day for one hotel at the prime. Now however, the direct hotel reservations have been cut entirely, and we no longer update the 'tips' side of the website as our main focus is on travel news - both industry and consumer, but mainly travel industry - from airlines and aviation in general, to GDS, travel trade solutions, hotels and industry events.

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