The winner of the 2012 Travel Business Leader Award in Asia Pacific (TBLA) was announced at the Asia Travel Leaders Summit (ATLS) gala dinner. The 2012 Travel Business Leader of the Year was awarded to Mr. Ho Kwon Ping of Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd for his leadership in a company in the travel industry. Mr. Ho has helped shape Banyan Tree Holdings into a leading manager and developer of premium resorts, hotels and spas around the world that stands out for its distinctive brand image. After rehabilitating an environmentally damaged property in Thailand into an integrated resort in 1994, Mr. Ho decided to launch the company’s global hotel branding aimed at the high-end travel market.
Mr Ho Kwon Ping was awarded the honour at the ATLS which was organized by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). Mr Lionel Yeo, Chief Executive of the Singapore Tourism Board said, “to partner with the Travel Business Leader Award (Asia Pacific) in conjunction with the Asia Travel Leaders Summit and complimented all candidates for their contributions and accomplishments to the travel and tourism industry.