Asia's Leading Travel Personality 2014


And the winner is...

World Travel Awards Winner Shield 2014

Mr. Zhang Ling, Chairman, HNA Tourism Group

Winner Profile | hnagroup.com/…poration/board-of-directors/the-board/

Mr. Zhang Ling, Chairman, HNA Tourism Group

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Meet the Winner

Since beginning his career at the turn of the millennium, Mr. Zhang Ling has made a unique contribution to the growth of tourism in China; with the launch of the HNA Cruises, the first Chinese luxury cruise company, and the development of Tangla Hotel Tianjing, the only property in China to be awarded the Six Star Diamond Award by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, among his crowning achievements.

He has also been behind the growth of Deer Jet, the first Asian private jet charter company to obtain the ARGUS Platinum Five-Star rating and the IS-BAO certification, and now the largest company of its kind in the Asian Pacific region.

Under his leadership, the HNA Tourism Group has grown to become one of the most dynamic enterprises in modern China; developing into the sixth largest tourism group, with a turnover of more than $3.5 billion and a workforce of over 18,000 employees.

As an industry leader, he promotes innovation and flexibility, his passion and dedication for tourism putting him at the forefront of one of the most exciting industries anywhere on earth.

His vision is to build a world-class tourism company, and to realise the dreams of those who wish to travel the world. These ambitions, I am sure you will agree, have been accomplished admirably.

Award History

Asia's Leading Travel Personality 2017: Michael Henssler, Chief Operating Officer Asia, Kempinski Hotels
Asia's Leading Travel Personality 2014: Mr. Zhang Ling, Chairman, HNA Tourism Group
Asia's Leading Travel Personality 2013: Mr William E Heinecke, Founder and Chairman, Minor International PLC


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