Chris Head

Jomtien, Thailand

About Chris Head

General Manager for Travel Daily Media, Travel Daily Jobs, Travel Daily Events and Connect2Social

An experienced travel industry professional with extensive background in both business development and operations within the travel media, agency, tour operations, global distribution systems and airline sectors. Bangkok based, Comprehensive understanding of both the South East Asian and South Pacific travel markets.

Key Attributes:
• Exceptional account management and CRM skills with ability to meet stretch targets
• Strong organizational, networking, relationship building and negotiation skills
• Proven ability to successfully market products & services
• Strong business acumen with ability to achieve stretched targets.
• Sound financial skills – including budget development and setting, monitoring and compliance

AFTA Travel College
International Travel, Fares and Ticketing 1 and 2
01 Jan, 1998 - 31 Dec, 1999
TIME (Travel Industry Mentoring Experience)
Mentoring with Mr. Ron Rosalki
Travel Mentoring / Airline and Airport operations
01 Jan, 2012 - 31 Dec, 2012
AFTA Travel College
Domestic Travel, Fares & Ticketings 1 and 2
01 Jan, 1996 - 31 Dec, 1996

Committee Member

TDs Inspiring Women in Travel Asia (IWTA)

Jul 2021 - Present • 11 months
Committee Member

General Manager (GM)

Travel Daily Media (TD) • Bangkok

Aug 2017 - Present • 4 years 10 months
Global leader for all operations, development, Finance, Campaign Management, Business Development and Managing Editor.

General Manager (GM)

Travel Daily Jobs • Bangkok

Jul 2017 - Present • 4 years 11 months
Global operations for Travel Daily Jobs

General Manager (GM) • Bangkok

Mar 2017 - Present • 5 years 3 months
Global operations control of entire business unit.

Operations Manager

Travel Daily Media (TD)

Mar 2017 - Jul 2017 • 5 months
Co-ordinate the operations of Travel Daily Media globally.

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The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon Unveils Restaurant “Ojo” Helmed by One of Mexico’s Top Chefs

The whole city of Bangkok and beyond forms the backdrop of The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon’s new rooftop restaurant, Ojo. For the crown jewel of The Standard’s Asia flagship, the pioneering lifestyle brand decided to collaborate with one of Mexico’s most exciting chefs, Francisco “Paco” Ruano, to open a Mexican inspired restaurant unlike any in the region.

wndr is taking over GenZ and Millennial travelers with short-form videos

A new start-up company wndr is revolutionizing the travel discovery experience by focusing on short-form TikTok style videos, targeting Millennials and GenZ. wndr is focusing on bringing a new income stream to video creators from commissions on bookings. wndr is already available in most of the largest and most traveled cities in the United States, making big waves on social media.

Thailand Covid Insurance for Thailand Pass

When it comes to documentation, Thai immigration authorities are very rigorous. If you’re going to travel to Thailand, a number of insurance companies in Thailand have teamed together to create COVID-19 insurance plans that will be approved by immigration, and these policies may be acquired quickly and conveniently online.

How to Plan a Surprise Birthday Party for Your Spouse

Your spouse's birthday is the best time to show how much you love and appreciate having them in your life. The daily routine may keep you from spending more time together, which is vital in keeping your relationship strong. Birthdays are milestones and a cause to celebrate. There is no better time to plan a surprise party for the love of your life and make them feel how precious they are to you.  To make this event unique and memorable, you can research party houses to rent to accommodate your guests and create the perfect atmosphere for a fantastic birthday party. To help you, here are some tips for planning a surprise birthday party that your spouse will always look back on with warm thoughts.

Top 5 tips for budget-friendly traveling experience

The pandemic made the traveling experience more challenging and complicated. But nothing can stop the dedicated travelers from learning about new countries and continents. How to adjust to the situation in the world and travel freely? There are a couple of issues to mind before you set off on another journey.

4 best golf school vacation spots to visit in the USA

Are you planning a vacation in 2022 to get away from all the hustle, bustle, and stress from the pandemic? Why not combine two of your favorite things, golf and vacation, to come back with a fresh suntan and a lower handicap? That sounds like the best of both worlds! All of the top resort spots on our list are run by Bird Golf Academy, which strives to give all of its students “The Ultimate Golf Experience”. No matter what state you want to visit on your vacation, you can’t go wrong with any of these golf resorts on our list.

VisitOman ignites interest in the Middle East’s most exciting new tourist destination

The Sultanate of Oman has been voted Top 10 Country as Best in Travel 2022 by Lonely Planet, demonstrating that the world has begun to take notice of the Sultanate’s potential as a must-visit destination. This accolade coincides with the launch of which has welcomed the new era of digital travel with open arms and created a seamless platform for registered travel agents to book a full experience with the click of a button.

Why Korea is garnering merit as the optimal incentive travel destination

According to a well-known futurologist who declared that “the world is making a fundamental shift from industrial production to cultural production,” the growing dominance of the content industry over the past few years has shown us its powerful influence in the world economy. A solid share of the influence has been claimed by the “Korean Wave,” with the Billboard-topping boy band BTS, the Oscar-winning film Parasite and Netflix's most-watched series Squid Game headlining the sensation.

Easter escape at Hotel Arts Barcelona combines mediterranean vibes, springtime city break sightseeing and kids’ programming

With Barcelona’s balmy April temperatures beckoning, Hotel Arts Barcelona is ready to open the doors to spring and sunshine with fun-filled family stays on the Mediterranean over the Easter break. Located only a stone’s throw from the beach, the upscale urban retreat is the ideal base for families who want to keep their kids’ joy levels high and explore the city between scrumptious alfresco meals, Easter egg hunts and afternoons lazing by the pool. Groups of friends, in the meantime, will find a vibrant nightlife, independent shops and top-rated cultural sites all within walking distance, with soothing spa treatments awaiting weary heritage hunters at 43 the Spa floating high above the city.

Selo Group appoints renowned sustainability expert Piet Van Zyl as Chief Regenerative Officer

, Selo Group, an award-winning and fully integrated development company based in Singapore, announced the appointment of Piet Van Zyl as chief regenerative officer. Drawing on his wealth of experience with regenerative travel and zero waste projects for hotels and islands, Van Zyl will enhance Selo’s existing regenerative initiatives and implement new company-wide programs for its projects in Lombok, Sumatra Indonesia, and Tioman Island in Malaysia.

Why you need to book an Australian vacation

Australia tops most travelers’ bucket lists, and the fact that the country has been cut off from the rest of the world for the last few years has made this even more enticing. Now is the time to take the leap and finally book your Australian vacation.

Vietnam domestic lives on with LUXPERIA

LUXPERIA’s TRAVEL BAZAAR is showcased at Estella Place, District 2, HCMC Vietnam for 2 days only 19 and 20 March while sales shall continue until 20 April 2022. More details at the link:

The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon collaborates with top Thai fashion houses for a bespoke uniform collection

Ahead of its anticipated opening in May 2022, The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon has announced designer collaboration with Fah Chak WO+MAN to develop a range of bespoke staff uniforms for the property, including looks for front desk, housekeeping, restaurant hosts and waiting staff. Known for their quirky styles with a touch of wonderful, the two brands form a natural partnership that promises to turn the hotel’s lobby and dining venues into some of the city’s most happening spots.

Selong Selo Resort & Residences reopens in scenic South Lombok, Indonesia

Selo Group, an award-winning and fully integrated development company based in Singapore, today announced the reopening of Selong Selo Resort & Residences, the group’s award-winning flagship resort and residences on the scenic coast of South Lombok in Indonesia from now onwards. To celebrate, the all-villa property is offering two reopening specials: 30% off one-night stays to kickstart domestic travel and fuel those spontaneous island escapes, and 50% off stays of five nights or more, perfect for extended families looking to reconnect, destination wedding parties and wellness-minded remote workers.

Kudos Travel Technology appoints Commercial Manager

Kudos Travel Technology – a Brisbane-based technology company – has appointed former Amadeus Head of Travel Management Sales, Gena Signorini, as Commercial Manager.  While most businesses in the travel and travel technology sectors have experienced major setbacks during the last two years of Covid, Kudos has gone from strength to strength with new client acquisitions across AsiaPac, USA and Europe.

Why Positano, Italy needs to be on your travel bucket list

Few destinations continue to boast local charm and authenticity as Positano. This iconic little refuge on the Amalfi Coast of Italy is a delight for anyone looking to avoid large cities and genuinely experience a destination. Here’s why we’re confident Positano needs to be on your travel bucket list.

Avani+ Khao Lak Resort opens on Thailand’s stunning Phang Nga Coastline

Avani Hotels announces the opening of Avani+ Khao Lak Resort a 327-key oceanfront property located on the sandy shores of Bangsak Beach in Thailand’s Phang Nga. The brand’s largest resort in Thailand by number of keys, the property serves as a launch pad for AvaniFit — the brand’s new lifestyle concept aiming to put fun and variety into hotel fitness.

GPS-Guided Tours Platform, Mobile App

User Generated Looking for strategic acquirer or investment. Tech allows individuals, companies to create, sell or take GPS-guided tours. Fast-growing, 60k downloads per month, tour creation on iPhone and Android, for travel industry and real estate markets. Asset sale or investment.

LOI/Term Sheet Signed B2B & B2C

Booking Engines (IBE). 3 active airline customers. Enables airlines to sell direct to travel agent and to consumers. Extensive features, for airlines of any size, scalable book and manage up to 500,000 segments per day. Next gen-architecture, cloud-based, multiple ancillaries, customer portal, 500+ payment options. Asset sale (IP, team, customers, contracts).
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