by Meetings & Conventions Asia | August 06, 2018
Matthew Smith takes the helm as general manager of Destination Asia.
Destination Asia has appointed Matthew Smith as general manager of Destination Asia in Singapore with effect from August 1. 

Smith will head the team in Singapore, backed by 18 years of experience in the travel industry and a developed network in meeting and events and DMC activities. Alongside the management of daily operations, he will also drive forward new initiatives to further develop the key sectors of meeting and events, luxury FIT travel and cruise.

Matthew Smith (left) steps up as general manager while Bob Guy (right) will continue in his role as managing director until end-2018.
Smith succeeds Bob Guy who will now retire after eight years as managing director of Destination Asia Singapore. 

Guy has set up the Singapore office in October 2010 alongside James Reed and Gill Guy, growing the company in the Lion City from an initial five staff to 34 travel specialists. During his nearly four decades in Singapore, Guy has also served as board director of the Singapore Tourism Promotion Board as well as corporation member of the Sentosa Development Corporation. 

Guy will continue in his role as managing director of Destination Asia in Malaysia until the end of the 2018.