Richard Cogswell
About Richard Cogswell

Richard joins us with 20 years B2B payments and electronic invoicing experience. Richard is originally from the UK and has been based in Singapore for 6 years with wide ranging experience across APAC. Richard will be helping to lead the expanding WEX Asia team and go to market strategy, focusing on travel and corporate payments in the region.

Growth More Than Story Of One Country: APAC Travel Market Series

Tourists

A look at APAC booking trends naturally focuses on China. It would be difficult to overestimate the impact of its enormous population and demand for travel. According to Phocuswright’s 10th edition of Asia Pacific Online Travel Overview; China’s travel gross bookings are expected to grow 46% by 2021. At that time, “China will account for 50% of the APAC online travel market.” China is the… Read more »

More Mobile & OTA Bookings — More Intra-Regional Travel: APAC Travel Market Series

In our last blog post on the Asia Pacific travel market, we focused in on the impressive growth the region is set to see (see: Asia Pacific Travel Market Growing At A Rapid Pace), this time we are focusing in on where travel is booked. According to Phocuswright’s 10th edition of Asia Pacific Online Travel Overview, mobile’s share of the APAC online travel market was… Read more »

Asia Pacific Travel Market Growing At A Rapid Pace: APAC Travel Market Series

Asian Traveler

“With travel becoming a popular lifestyle choice among the growing middle and upper classes region-wide, APAC travel gross bookings will register high growth every year from 2017 to 2021.” That’s just one of the findings in Phocuswright’s 10th edition of Asia Pacific Online Travel Overview. APAC’s 2017 aggregate gross bookings (US$386.4 billion) make it “the world’s biggest regional travel market.” The report notes that in… Read more »