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ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame. Designed to mark the 50th anniversary of ASEAN, this is the first website to honour the many industry stalwarts who founded and shaped one of the region’s most remarkable economic sectors. Conceptualised by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil, it will be a live, ongoing project open to anyone who consider themselves, or their parents, qualified to be listed. The individuals must have been born before 1960, and held a senior executive decision-making position before 2000. Small and medium sized entrepreneurs are particularly welcome. Please email profiles to imtiaz@travel-impact-newswire.com.

2 Jan, 2017

Khoo Hock Aun, Deputy Executive Director, ASEAN Tourism Information Centre

Place and Date of Birth: Penang, Malaysia, 10 October 1955 Marital Status: Married Education Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness), University of Agriculture (Putra) Malaysia. Nuffield Foundation Study Fellow with the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, United Kingdom Career Staff Writer, Malaysian Business magazine (1978-1983) Executive Director, ASEAN Chambers of Commerce and Industry (1986-88) Deputy […]

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13 Dec, 2016

Kamarulzaman ‘Kip’ Bahadun, President, ASEANTA

ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame – Initiated by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil to recognise the many veterans who helped grow and shape ASEAN tourism over the last 50 years.

Date and Place of Birth: 19 November 1941, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Marital status: Married to Rozita Rohaizad in 1993. Education: Studied Accountancy in the UK Career Executive Secretary of UMNO (United Malays National Organisation) Malaysia’s ruling political party, from 1981 to 1984. Acted in the movie The 7th Dawn in 1964, starring William Holden and Capucine, […]

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8 Dec, 2016

Anthony Wong, Group Managing Director, Asian Overland Services, Malaysia

ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame – Initiated by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil to recognise the many veterans who helped grow and shape ASEAN tourism over the last 50 years.

Date and Place of Birth: January 13 1956, Kuala Lumpur Marital Status: Married with four children Education Master of Arts (Sustainable Tourism) (Honoris CAUSA) Presently Group Managing Director of Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel Sdn Bhd; AOS Conventions & Events Sdn Bhd; AOS Training Centre Sdn Bhd; AOS Consultancy Services Sdn Bhd; The Jungle […]

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21 Nov, 2016

Datuk Abdullah Jonid, Executive Director, ASEAN Tourism Information Centre

ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame – Initiated by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil to recognise the many veterans who helped grow and shape ASEAN tourism over the last 50 years.

  Date and Place of Birth: 10 May 1938, Pontian, Johor Education Cambridge School Certificate (1957) Diploma in Tourism Studies Bournemouth College of Technology, United Kingdom (1973) Group Training Course in Tourism in Japan under the Colombo Plan Training Course in Court Procedures, Police College, Malaysia Career Began career in the Malaysian Government service in […]

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21 Nov, 2016

Tunku Iskandar, President, ASEAN Tourism Association

ASEAN Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame – Initiated by Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil to recognise the many veterans who helped grow and shape ASEAN tourism over the last 50 years.

  Date of Birth: 01 January 1947 Marital status: Married to Maneesah Ahmad since 1970, 3 daughters / 3 sons-in-law, 4 grandchildren Education: M.Sc. International Marketing, University of Strathclyde, UK. Professional Career: Fully involved in travel & tourism business since 1972, in various capacities: Mitra Malaysia Travel and Mitra Kembara Travel – Group President Pacific […]

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