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Steve Shellum

Chief Editor, Hospitality Industry News at Hospitality Leaders

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Steve Shellum has been a journalist for more than 40 years and has extensive experience of reporting on the hotel and hospitality industry.

Steve launched HOTEL Asia Pacific magazine in 2000, and it quickly established itself as the region’s most respected industry publication, noted for its no-nonsense and in-depth approach to covering the sector.

Its uncompromising editorial standards made it essential reading to industry leaders, and it was awarded the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s (PATA) prestigious Gold Award for an unprecedented four successive years.

For the past 10 years, Steve has been Executive Editor of The Standard, Hong Kong’s largest circulation daily English newspaper, where he leads a team of 50 and is responsible for every aspect of editorial content.

Steve began his career on daily newspapers in England in 1973, and moved to Hong Kong in 1984. Since then he has edited a number of leading hospitality and tourism-related publications, including Business Traveller Asia Pacific, Asia Travel Trade, Travel News Asia and Asian Hotelier.

He also worked for The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited for three years as Manager of Design Development, overseeing all print production for the group.

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Chief Editor, Hospitality Industry News
January 2015 - Current
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