Industry Update
Appointment26 July 2018

Filip Boyen

Joined Forbes Travel Guide as Chief Executive Officer

Filip Boyen

Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority on luxury travel, announced today a plan to significantly scale the company from evaluating and verifying luxury hospitality in 60 countries to 100 countries by the end of 2019. As part of this growth strategy, the company has made several key appointments and executive promotions. Filip Boyen, will be appointed CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. Filip was most recently the CEO of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, which he joined in 2015 following decades of stewardship with Orient Express Hotels and Resorts where his last role was Chief Operation Officer at Belmond and will remain in London. 

Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, is the originator of the prestigious Five Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry's most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958.
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