Turning a place into a tourist hub isn’t an easy task. It needs a series of works and critical thinking creating a master plan for developing a place where visitors would love to come again and again. It means there should be support infrastructures and ancillary services for an ideal holiday. The problems of developing a hub don't end here as studies on feasibility, land negotiation, environment clearance, financial assessment, and legalities among other factors are involved in it.
What if all these solutions are given at one place? Yes, this is what Euro-Asia Management Group has been doing all these years after it came into being in 1994. Louis Gerard Saliot is the CEO and President of this company, which is involved in the project development and management for hospitality and leisure industry. With over 35 years of work experience in the real estate, he utilises his skills and expertise in conceptualising projects in different regions.
Though many experts were there on the team, it was Saliot who realised the importance and potential of developing numerous tourist projects in the Asia Pacific regions.
As EuroAsia specialises in developing world-class integrated resorts and leisure destinations, it was mandated to prepare National Tourism Development Master Plan of Indonesia in 1995-1998. The group started from the scratch to transform the land in Bali into an attractive hub for visitors. The action plan included studying feasibility, financial assessment, project finance and other ancillary services needed for hospitality and tourism. The company succeeded and impressed by their work in Bali, International Labour Organisation (ILO) has mandated to prepare the East Java Tourism Development Master Plan in 2009-10.
In 2015, Gerard Saliot initiated the Hotel Modular Development (HMD) – a Joint Operation with Teamworx and Team Module both companies are based in Indonesia. This company will feasibility and study market for construction of modular hotels in the regions.
There is no doubt building of a tourism hub is difficult. However, the visionary leadership, professionalism, and expertise of Gerard Saliot can be seen in every project he takes over.