TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific team consists of marketing, communications and sales professionals with many years of experience in travel, tourism and hospitality industry.
Luc CitrinotChief Editor Asia-Pacific
Jounalist and Consultant Air Transport and Tourism
A French national, Luc Citrinot has been busy as a freelance journalist and consultant in tourism and air transport for over 20 years in Paris. He works for various travel and air transport trade publications based in both Europe and Asia and has been writing tourism and air transport reports and studies for MINTEL, which acquired Travel and Tourism Intelligence from the Economist Group in 2000. He has regularly worked with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to produce reports and studies on air transport issues linked to tourism development. He also helped editing press kits and newsletter for Indonesia Ministry of Culture and Tourism from 2005 to 2011.
He is since 1989 aviation editor for France’s leading business travel publication Voyages d’Affaires. He also reports regularly on Asian destinations.
Over the last two decades, he has been editing an official daily newsletter for foreign media at the ITB Berlin the world’s largest trade show on tourism. From 2005 to 2008, he also worked with the editing team of Travel Business Analyst for a daily newsletter at World Travel Market in London, another leading travel show in Europe.
His interest for Asia dates back from the early nineties and he has already visited most of the countries located in Northeast and Southeast Asia.
He moved to Asia in 2003, working during two years (2003-2005) as a Business Development Consultant with the low fare airline AirAsia and its Thailand’s subsidiary, Thai AirAsia. Following its airline experience, he reversed back to his previous position as a travel writer and journalist in tourism and air transport, commuting between Europe and Asia reporting extensively on Asian development in both French and English around the world from his Asian base in Bangkok.
Today, Luc is the Chief Editor Asia-Pacific
of TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific! Ligang FuChief Editor of MICE, Greater China
Ligang earned his master degree in International Law from China Foreign Affairs University. Before graduating, he had already five years experience in travel industry, especially in MICE. He works for China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) as Chief Editor of MICE and Director of Chief Editor's office of China Trade News. He has published more than 200 articles about MICE which were largely reproduced or quoted by many other newspapers, magazines and websites.
During 2010 Shanghai Expo, he took a serial of exclusive interviews with most popular pavilions’ head and countries’ chief representatives, including UN Deputy Secretary General, Secretary General of the Bureau of International Exhibition.
His job experience also includes teaching at the Huzhou Teacher’s University, Zhejiang Province, China. He is a former editor of the World Affairs Press, established the bilingual magazine "English Salon" (for kids) and edited many books, such as Special Meeting of UN magazine, American oral English, the History of Europe, Review on China International Strategy, Great power politics & diplomacy, etc.
Today, Ligang is the Chief Editor of MICE for Greater China region
of TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific!MARKETING & SALES
Philippe GuertinInternational Sales & Marketing Director of TravelDailyNews Media Network
As the International Sales & Marketing Director of TravelDailyNews Media Network
, Philippe provides innovative and strategic marketing and promotional solutions to TDN's major clients.
Philippe is also responsible for the TDN's international sales & marketing team. Within his strong experience in marketing and strategic business development combine with his expertise as a sales coach, Philippe brings this team to another level.
Philippe objective is to train his team to offer the best marketing and communication option to their clients. To do so, Philippe expect his team to apply his three most important values for a sales rep, which are; listen the needs, working for the interest of the client, and no hesitating to avoid a sales if there is no values for the client.
Manager owning 15 years experience in project management, sales and marketing. Philippe is an executive sale professional with a strong international background. With is experience in direct marketing combine with over ten years experience in sponsorship sales, he develop an expertise in Strategic marketing.
With his work in different organization such as IATA (International Air Transport Association) and IIR (Institute for International Research) Philippe became a reference in the B2B marketing for the T&T (Tourisime and Transport) industry.
Philippe use to counsel top Fortunes 500 companies such as Oracle, IBM, Deloitte & Touche, SAP, Accenture, and GE on their conferences sponsorship strategies.
Graduated from University of Montreal and HEC, Philippe start his carrier in the communication and B2C marketing Industry. Stephen YongDirector Asia-Pacific of TravelDailyNews Asia-PacificStephen
as the Director Asia-Pacific of TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific is responsible to offer to the travel industry of the region Marketing, Communication and Promotion tools and solutions in order to assist them spread their messages and facilitate business with the rest of the world.
Stephen has a vast experience in travel and tourism sector through various positions. He worked as Business Development Director of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), as Executive Director of Mekong Tourism Co-ordinating Office (MTCO), as Vice-President Sales Asia-Pacific of FastBooking, as Managing Director Asia-Pacific of ResNet, while he is the Business Development Director of FreePlayo. Nicole ZhouMarketing Assistant & Content Creator
Nicole is the liaison between the marketing and editorial department dealing with content creation and social media management. She scans the chinese travel industry news and reports respectively, while on the same time she is managing TMA's and TDN's accounts in the chinese social media.
Nicole has a BA in Business Management from East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) as well as MSc in Marketing for Tourism & Hospitality from Bournemouth University.
Stratis VoursoukisDirector Asia-Pacific - Travel Media Applications
' aim is to expand Travel Media Applications
' activities in Asia-Pacific region and especially into the representation of tourism companies, hotels and destinations so as to ensure they are properly promoted in new, developing and promising markets, like Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and others.
With his vast experience as being Director of several leading Tour Operators and travel agencies for more than a decade and his know-how in designing and selling travel products, Stratis' role is to offer value added marketing and sales solutions to the Asian travel industry through TravelDailyNews Media Network
Theodore KoumelisCo-Founder & Managing Editor of TravelDailyNews Media NetworkTheodore
is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network
; his responsibilities apart from Managing Editor include planning for TravelDailyNews long-term opportunities. This includes responsibility for leading TravelDailyNews overall strategy in addition to extending the company's brand as the unrivaled leader in international tourism news.
Theodore earned his Bachelor in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Crete. He has written and edited numerous articles in various tourism and economic magazines and has been author or co-author in several tourism publications. He has also been involved in teaching and consulting.Vicky KarantzavelouCo-Founder & Editor-in-Chief of TravelDailyNews Media Network
is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network
and editor-in chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.