TL TALKS GLOBAL: The silver lining within the new collective movement

Leaders in travel and lifestyle discuss trends and opportunities within our new social gathering guidelines.  

Stacy Fischer: President Fischer Travel (USA)
Francesco Galli Zugaro: Founder & CEO Aqua Expeditions (Singapore)
Daniela Falcão: CEO Globo Condé Nast (Brazil)
Neil Jacobs: CEO Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas (Singapore)

MEET OUR SPEAKERS:

Stacy Fischer

Stacy, had devoted her career to transforming and growing Fischer Travel Enterprises, a membership-only travel, and lifestyle company that was founded by her father, Bill Fischer. Now, as president of the company, she has more than 37 years of experience working with high-end clientele in the luxury travel sector. Fischer-Rosenthal’s career path went in a new direction, however, after she took a class through Goldman Sachs called 10,000 Small Businesses. She was inspired to create a business of her own. Drawing on the expertise and knowledge she gained from working in the luxury travel industry with high-end, niche clients for a long period of time, Fischer-Rosenthal recently launched Fischer-Rosenthal Consulting. The company advises hotel owners, developers, and management companies on how to strengthen their offerings and services—whether by scouting a property, diversifying inventory, or breathing new life into an established landmark. Fischer-Rosenthal says that her favorite part about running her business is that she gets to create incredibly memorable experiences for people that will last a lifetime.

Francesco Galli Zugaro

Francesco is a reference when it comes to ideas about innovation, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and market trends. Aqua Expeditions began with the launch of three Aqua Expeditions river cruise vessels, the Aqua Amazon and Aria Amazon in 2008 and 2011 respectively in the Peruvian Amazon, followed by an expansion in Southeast Asia – Cambodia and Vietnam with the Aqua Mekong in 2014. In 2019, Francesco announced the continued global expansion of Aqua Expeditions with two new vessels and three new destinations. Aqua Blu, the cruise line’s first-ever oceangoing explorer yacht will explore three new coastal destinations of East Indonesia, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Komodo National Park from November 2019. In the process, Galli Zugaro has cultivated a brand that exemplifies his attention to detail and desire to personalize an immersive luxury cruise experience by pairing iconic boutique five-star vessels with “soft adventures”. Aqua Expeditions has received international acclaim, including the Gold Award in the Architecture/New Build category in the 2015 Asia Hotel Design Awards for the Aqua Mekong. VIP guests to have cruised on an Aqua vessel include leading travel journalists from Travel + Leisure, Financial Times, Conde Nast Traveller, Forbes, and Robb Report.

Daniela Falcão

Daniela an editorial director since 2016 of Edições Globo Condé Nast, oversees Vogue Brazil together with other magazines in the joint-venture publishing portfolio, which includes the Brazilian editions of GQ, Casa Vogue and Glamour. A graduate of Universidade de Brasilia, Daniela began her career in journalism working at a local newspaper in Bahia, Salvador before applying for a trainee program at the Folha de São Paulo newspaper, where she worked for eight years. She spent two years at São Paulo’s other leading newspaper Jornal do Brasil and eventually became sub-editor of the weekly Sunday magazine. Additionally, she was the editorial director of pop culture and lifestyle magazines TPM and TRIP. In early 2016 Daniela was appointed editor-in-chief at Vogue Brazil a role that she credited her with having re-established the luxury magazine’s prominence within the global fashion community. A keen advocate for Brazil and mindful of its growing international profile, Daniela features key landmarks such as the Iguazu Falls in editorial shoots and regularly places Brazilian personalities on the cover.

Neil Jacobs

Neil prior to joining Six Senses, spent 5 years at Starwood Capital Group as president of global hotel operations where he was responsible for the development of two innovative new brands, Baccarat Hotels and 1 Hotels, which debuted in 2014. Neil spent 14 years with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts most recently serving as senior vice president operations for Asia Pacific since 2003. Based in Singapore, he was responsible for the operation of 16 hotels throughout the Asia Pacific region with 10 additional properties under development in China, India, Vietnam and the Indian Ocean. His career has also included key leadership roles with New Europe Hotels NV, IDG Resorts, Grand Champions Resort Corporation and Venture Inns of America. Neil He began his hospitality career in Food & Beverage with Trusthouse Forte and his spirit of adventure has taken him to exciting postings around the world including London, Rome, Sardinia, Paris, Sri Lanka, Bali, Barbados and Los Angeles. Neil attended the Westminster Hotel School in London and The Sorbonne in Paris.
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