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Plaza Premium Group launches virtual talks programme: ‘Come Fly with Us’

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Tue, 01/18/2022 - 09:49

The leading airport hospitality provider invites industry experts to discuss the travel landscape and share valuable insight on navigating the new airport experience in their first virtual talks programme.

HONG KONG - The pioneer and industry leader in innovating global airport hospitality services, Plaza Premium Group, is sharing their unique insights with a global audience, through the launch of a virtual talks programme titled ‘Come Fly with Us’. Moderated by the Editor-in-Chief of Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Jeninne Lee-St. John, the virtual talks programme is a three-part series that invites leaders from across the travel ecosystem to share their experiences and discuss the industry alongside some of Plaza Premium Group’s highest profile Directors, as well as CEO and Founder Mr. Song Hoi-see.

Over the past year, Plaza Premium Group has witnessed travel rebound and welcomed visitors back to its airport facilities. Having been elevating travel experiences for over 20 years, Plaza Premium Group is in a position to help people navigate a new era of travel and understand today’s travel landscape. The Group’s first virtual talk series, in collaboration with Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, aims to alleviate stress and leave travellers feeling equipped for their next trip.

Episode One: The Best Airport Tips from an Insider
Executive Director of Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW) at Malaysia Airports Holdings BHD, Mr. Mohammad Nazli Bin Abdul Aziz, is the guest for the first episode in the ‘Come Fly With Us’ series, titled ‘The Best Airport Tips from an Insider’. In conversation with the Founder & CEO of Plaza Premium Group, Mr. Song Hoi See, the pair shed light on the ambitions of their respective businesses and respond to the rapid changes seen in the airport hospitality industry currently. Alongside the moderator, the two business leaders also share their tips on how travellers can successfully navigate and get the most out of their airport experience wherever they are in the world.

Episode Two: The Best Air Travel Escape
The second episode, ‘The Best Air Travel Escape’, invites Mr. Rami El-Dahshan, Head of Clubhouses, Virgin Atlantic, to join a compelling and thought-provoking conversation with Plaza Premium Group’s Global Business Development Director, Jonathan Song. The two professionals discuss how the airport experience has altered since the start of the pandemic, and look in to the ways in which business, leisure and family travellers can prepare themselves for their next trip. Updates at Plaza Premium Lounges and Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses are also discussed, as well as the role of sustainability in both the of the companies’ operations. It’s not all business though; the three speakers also share personal stories of their favourite airport moments, the last trips that they went on and where they hope to fly to next. The second episode is scheduled to air in late January 2022.

Episode Three: Where Do You ‘Spend’ Most When You Travel
The third episode, ‘Where Do You ‘Spend’ Most When You Travel’ welcomes Mr. David Fowler, Vice President of Cross-Border and Sales Excellence, Asia Pacific, Visa, to speak alongside Mei Mei Song, Global Brand and Product Transformation Director of Plaza Premium Group. The episode delves in to holiday spending, looking at what travellers are prioritising when it comes to travel-related purchases, and provides tips on how travellers can find the best deals pre, during and post-holiday. The future of travel and the resumption of global travel are also discussed. The third episode is scheduled to air in February 2022.

The first episode of ‘Come Fly with Us’ is now available on Plaza Premium Group’s Youtube channel, as well as the Travel & Leisure South East Asia website. Behind the scenes footage can be viewed on the Plaza Premium Group LinkedIn, Plaza Premium Lounge Instagram and Facebook, as well as Travel & Leisure South East Asia’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. The next two episodes will be published on Plaza Premium Group’s Youtube channel and the Travel & Leisure Southeast Asia website in the coming weeks.


Vicky Karantzavelou

Co-Founder & Chief Editor

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the 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.