MakeYourAsia’s Interview with W Business Center on World Tourism Day
In the rhythmic heartbeat of our planet, there lies a tapestry of cultures, landscapes, and untold stories waiting to be discovered. As avid enthusiasts of exploration and advocates for the wonderful power of travel, MakeYourAsia is thrilled to join in the celebration of World Tourism Day. We view this day as an opportunity to not only celebrate the wanderlust that beats in every traveler's heart but also to reflect on the profound impact tourism can have on communities, economies, and the very fabric of our shared human experience.
In collaboration with W Business Center to celebrate World Tourism Day, MakeYourAsia participated in an interview in which we shared our tourism insights and our own wonderful travel memories through Asia – the region where we operate and have created a special bond with. Now let’s dive into the interview with our CEO – Mr. Lukasz Kozlowski and explore his intriguing perspective on the tourism industry and unique travel anecdotes.
Interview question #1: Can you tell us about your journey in the tourism industry and how your business has evolved over the years?
"My passion for tourism started over 15 years ago, when I was discovering and guiding my friends in my lovely hometown – Poznan, Poland. However, my journey with tourism industry in Southeast Asia didn’t start until 8 years ago, when I moved to Vietnam and began working as a tour designer and tour leader. At the time, I saw the opportunity to bring a new standard of experience to Southeast Asia. So, we founded a small company with the goal of discovering the most breathtaking sceneries and showcasing the cultural diversity, culinary wonders, and most important of all, the amazing people here.
Our team has expanded over the years and we take pride in nurturing our own guides. We got to showcase Southeast Asia's wonders to thousands and fought through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic also pushed the industry to reset and reinvent itself."
Interview question #2: In your opinion, what are the key trends or changes you've observed in Vietnam's tourism sector recently, and how have you adapted your business to stay relevant?
"Before, Vietnam was seen as a backpacker's destination, offering cheaper experiences for one-time travel. Today, the country has seen investment in luxury resorts, infrastructure, airports, hotels, enhancing accessibility to tourists. With the growth of tourists coming to Vietnam, environmental problems such as pollution and waste management also arise.
Vietnam has also witnessed a shift towards becoming a more premium destination. This is not only luxurious experiences, but also sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives.
At MakeYourAsia, we commit to be a bit ahead of the rest of the industry. We aime to bring clients to les crowded places while implementing eco-solutions within our firm."
Interview question #3: As we celebrate World Tourism Day, could you share a memorable experience or a destination that holds a special place in your heart, and why it's significant?
"If we're talking only about Vietnam, Sapa has a special place in my heart for so many reasons. It's such a beautiful mountain towns, with the gorgeous rich terraces and the amazing ethnic minorities. We have established great connections there, not only in Sapa town but also in the local villages up in the valley. I cannot recommend this place enough to anyone looking for a relaxing culturally enriching experience in Vietnam."
Turn your trip into a truly rewarding experience with MakeYourAsia.
Through the interview above, MakeYourAsia is delighted to have a chance to unravel the insights on tourism that we have cultivated over years of experience working in the industry. We bring this expertise and knowledge into what we do every day – crafting custom itineraries through which our guests will experience to the fullest the essence of the region that they are traveling through. If you are looking for the journey of a lifetime, then you have landed in the right place. Get in touch with us today and embark on the fascinating journey through the extraordinary Asia.