Chee Chong is passionate about the tourism industry, so much so that his 20-year career has been centred around it. He has founded not one but two start-ups to better meet the needs of the buoyant travel/tourism industry.
He is currently Chief Executive Officer and visionary of GlobalTix, a leading technology and distribution platform focused on providing end-to-end solutions in the tourism space. Chee Chong was also one of the co-founders of Adventure Glamping, which pioneered and built the first-ever “glamping” (glamorous camping) resort called Canopi, located in Bintan.
He began his travel industry career with SilkAir, the regional carrier owned by Singapore Airlines, and subsequently was seconded to Singapore Airlines.
During his seven-year career with the two carriers, he handled various job functions, including postings to Thailand, Indonesia, and Central Japan which gave him invaluable exposure in the airline industry. In Central Japan, he started many initiatives, including several that continue today, and the team was recognised with a CEO’s Merit Award for operational excellence.
Chee Chong next joined Sentosa Development Corporation as a management team member. He started as the Leisure Operation, Director where he was responsible for ongoing daily operations, from beach operation, attractions to ticketing. Subsequently, he became the General Manager of Mount Faber Leisure Group.