The Experts
Those in the know when it comes to luxury travel share their insights & recommendations on all things luxurious

NEW Tim Reynolds

Tim Reynolds is the Founder and Owner of ANI Private Resorts and ANI Art Academies. TLTB recently chatted with Tim over Zoom about private Luxury, memorable experiences and who he would most like to sit next to on a long haul flight. It’s certain to say that his enthusiasm and passion for ANI, the art academies and life is as infectious as it is inspiring.



NEW Melie Dunod

 Melie Dunod is the  CEO and Co-Founder of Europe-based co-ownership holiday home company, August. August’s diverse collections of stunningly beautiful properties are located some of the most sought-after destinations and offers families from all over the world the chance to own a 1/21 share of five holiday homes instead of just one.


International Women's Day 2022 

NEW International Women's Day 2022

This  International Women's Day theme is #BreakTheBias. With this year's theme in mind, The Luxury Travel Bible is celebrating some of our favourite women from the world of Luxury Travel. These wonderful women are at the forefront of the travel industry and are leading experts, forces and voices in the world of luxury travel.  



Jenny Tan

Jenny Tan, a successful Sumbanese businesswoman, is the brains behind the new Lelewatu Resort in Sumba, already a member of the prestigious Preferred Hotels & Resorts portfolio. Tan found her calling in the hospitality industry almost by accident and is an inspiring and passionate female leader in the Asian hospitality industry.



Jaisal Singh

Jaisal Singh is Vice-President of Relais & Châteaux, Chief Operating Officer of SUJAN Luxury Hotels, Owner of Serai (Jaisalmer) and Sher Bagh (Ranthambhore). Jaisal Singh has a passion for delivering luxurious, authentic and sustainable hotel experiences in areas of outstanding natural beauty.


 Thanakorn 'Gob' Hoontrakul

Thanakorn 'Gob' Hoontrakul and his wife Goya, are the owners of five-star luxury resort, The Tongsai Bay on Thailand’s island of Koh Samui. Here TLTB talks with Thanakorn to discover how the resort reduces its impact on the environment and how can luxury travellers reduce their impact. And believe us, his passion for making the world a greener place is infectious!



Christopher E. Stafford

Christopher E. Stafford, has more than 34 years’ experience in hospitality, travel and event management, Swedish national / world traveller Chris Stafford is what you call ‘a seasoned industry professional. Now Stafford is COO of the 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts. 


  Anchalika Kijkanakorn

The visionary founder and Managing Director of Akaryn Hospitality Management Services (AHMS) is the woman who brought the concept of ‘boutique’ hotels  to Thailand. Kijkanakorn is also the first female, and the first Asian, Chairman of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) which represents more than 570 independent properties around the world. 



Sonia Cheng

Forbes has described Sonia Cheng as one of Asia’s most powerful businesswomen, we’d venture to suggest that she is in fact one of the world’s most powerful businesswomen. Here she talks to TLTB about the latest luxury travel news.


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