About TBLA

Since its inception in 2010, CNBC Travel Business Leader Award (TBLA) has recognized business leaders who have demonstrated leadership excellence within the travel and tourism industry ...


Candidates for this Award are distinguished business leaders in the travel and tourism industry, including Airlines, Hospitality (hotels & resorts), Attractions, Tour Operators, Travel Agents and Airports ...

Past Winners

The 2014 CNBC Travel Business Leader of the Year was awarded to Mr. Stephen Ho, President of Starwood Asia Pacific for his vision and leadership excellence in the travel & tourism industry ...


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