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Since 2004, I have teamed up with companies across Asia and worldwide to  produce research-based research, analysis and insights on travel, consumer and technology issues.

I am an Asia travel and tourism analyst for Phocuswright, and a South East Asia consumer trends analyst for Mintel.

I also work with management consultancy firms in Asia, hotel groups in China and Hong Kong, an insurance company and a marketing expansion services firm in Europe and media, events and conference companies worldwide. 

I write a regular travel and tourism column for the Asia Media Centre in New Zealand.

I am a member of both the World Tourism Network and the Mekong Tourism Advisory Group and an advisor to CESTUR China in Madrid.

Recent projects include White Papers, reports, weekly digests and monthly updates. Plus, thought-leadership commentaries and articles.

I also create tailored content for websites, newsletters, presentations and conference publications.

Framework themes range from emerging trends in travel and tourism to smart cities and interactive technology.

Brand partnerships and co-promotion strategies are hot topics.

So, too, are sports marketing, digital currencies and SuperApps.

Post-COVID consumer behaviours and engagement strategies are rising up the agenda.

And everyone is talking about what’s next in live-streaming.

Recent clients include DKSH, Phocuswright, Mintel, EyeforTravel, FCM Travel, GMS, HRS, JLL, Lynk, Medienkonzepte, Hannover Re  and The Peninsula Hotels.

Here are a few selected recent projects:

Work with me.

DKSH – Thought-leadership commentaries on consumer issues in South East Asia

Six reasons why live-streaming will dominate e-Commerce in 2021

2020 was the year that live-stream selling went mainstream across Asia. Now extending beyond direct sales, live-stream broadcasting is also being used to build and position brands, showcase new experiences and create gamified experiences for consumers.

Five factors to drive e-payments growth in South East Asia

South East Asia’s blossoming love affair with cashless transactions is evident everywhere. However, an intense and dynamic battle is underway to build loyalty among cashless customers who tend to switch between payment formats.

Five trends transforming group buying in South East Asia

Group buying has made a remarkable comeback in Asia. A combination of social interaction, digital incentives and shifting consumer behaviour is giving collective shopping a radical overhaul, while social commerce aspect adds extra spice.

Mintel – Monthly consumer, travel, retail and tech trends analysis in ASEAN

Since 2018, I have regularly contributed to Mintel’s Observations subscription service

Recent Commentary topics have included the expansion of social commerce, innovations in upcycled chic and new trends in domestic tourism in Vietnam, plus developments in sharia finance, above-the-mask beauty and ‘recession-proof’ retail in Indonesia.

FCM Travel – Commentary articles on business travel topics in Asia Pacific

Destination Beijing Daxing International Airport

What can business travellers expect from this dazzling new gateway to the world’s second largest economy?

Navigating Asia’s Smart Cities

Intelligent technology could enable cities to merge their digital and physical landscapes, and rethink the ways the residents and visitors interact with urban spaces.

GMS – ASEAN Economic Commentaries & Updates

I am currently working on a series of economic updates for the 10 ASEAN countries. These incorporate key pandemic era business trends, travel reopening plans and COVID-19 vaccine programmes.

Asia Travel Re:Set

In the coming months, I will also be unveiling new opportunities for travel-related companies and brands to partner with Asia Travel Re:Set. Stay tuned!