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Future of Tune Hotels Group? Exclusive HD Video Interview with CEO

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Friday, 30 November 2012
 

[HD video below] This exclusive HD video with the CEO of Tune Hotels Group, Mr. Mark Lankester, was filmed in the Lobby Lounge of The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur on 29 November 2012.

In the HD video, Steven Howard of ASIA Travel Tips discusses with Mr. Lankester the Tune Hotels Group's expansion plans, and discovers how many hotels it hopes to have open by 2015.

We discuss the geographic areas of growth in terms of which countries Tune Hotels is targeting for its ambitious expansion plans. We also look at what challenges some of the major hubs in Asia Pacific, such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo pose as potential areas of growth, and how soon will it be before we see a Tune Hotel in Australia, China or India.

Tune Hotels already has quite a few hotels open in the UK, and is about to open a very exciting new property in Edinburgh. We discuss these hotels, learn what the new hotel in Scotland has to do with Murrayfield Stadium, and what type of challenges the immense competition from very established budget hotel companies in the UK pose to the Malaysian-based Tune Hotels Group.

Guest demographics are discussed, and viewers will learn what percentages of guests are male and female, their average age, where they are mainly coming from, and whether they are travelling on business or leisure.

Green credentials are also looked at. With one major budget hotel chain in the UK starting to use Solar Power, we ask what Tune Hotels is doing to lessen its carbon footprint and become more environmentally friendly.

We ask what Mr. Lankester's thoughts are on new technology, and how soon it will be before we see self check-in kiosks and such like at Tune Hotels here in Asia Pacific or elsewhere.

All this, and a lot, lot more. This is not an interview you should miss, and we hope to have many more from Mr. Lankester and the Tune Hotels Group in the future.

Exclusive Interview with CEO of Tune Hotels Group - Mr. Mark Lankester

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