Photographs & Memories - Michael Frenkel – Between disruption and rootedness

Our next guest was mesmerised by the hotel sector while working as a public affairs political consultant working in Hawaii for a non-profit organisation. He soon became immersed in the travel and hospitality sector – setting up his own specialist industry PR agency 20 years ago. In this episode, our memory maker speaks fondly of family road trips as a kid, his first international travel, and his love for the familiar.

Michael Frenkle has worked for Kahala Hilton Hotel, Howard Johnson Hotel Group and Cendant Corporation. He shares his memories of pre-travel planning before the internet, his first visit to Asia where he discovered the huge cultural differences as he speaks openly about the pull and tug between travel disruption and rootedness; “You need to remove preconceptions, see the world fresh, have an open mind in a very board way and experience things that change your perspective and keep it constantly changing.”
 
Listen in as he tells us of the time that he sat in Winston Churchill’s war time chair.

In the new Photographs & Memories series, our guests - Memory Makers - choose three photographs and a treasured souvenir recalling places and people from their travels. It’s an intimate look at the moments important to them, whether personally or professionally. The items transport the Memory Maker on a journey back in time, giving them the chance to reflect on the significance of life’s moments and the impact on themselves and the world around them. We hope it’s a journey you enjoy.

 

Produced by Travel Market Life, a Haynes MarComs series. Hosted and sponsored by Atomize.

 

For more episodes and details of the series, visit Photographs & Memories.