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Ep 151: Good News for South East Asia as Japan, Taiwan & Hong Kong Reboot Travel

29 Sep 2022 β€’ 31m02s

A big buzz in South East Asia as Japan prepares to reopen, and Hong Kong and Taiwan ease entry restrictions. Hannah is back from Japan, where she observed the response to its decision to unlock the airport gates from 11 October while attending Tourism Expo Japan in Tokyo. This week, Gary and Hannah discuss the potential inbound and outbound boost for South East Asia as North East Asia gradually returns to the travel fold.
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The South East Asia Travel Show is written, produced and hosted by Gary Bowerman and Hannah Pearson. Each episode discusses the hottest travel topics in South East Asia and Asia Pacific. More Info Β»

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16 Sep 2022 β€’ 36m02s

Ep 150: Japan Reopens for Tourism, with Kyoji Kuramochi, JNTO

“From 6.2 million visitors in 2011, Japan welcomed 32 million arrivals in 2019.” The reopening of Japan has been eagerly anticipated across Asia Pacific. Japan is both a highly desirable “four seasons” destination and a vital market for travel and tourism region-wide. This week, Gary and Hannah discuss the outlook as Japan accelerates its reopening with Kyoji Kuramochi, Executive Director, Global Strategy Headquarters of the Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO).
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Ep 149: When Will Chinese Travellers Return - And What’s Changed?

When will Chinese travellers return to Asia Pacific - and what has changed in China in the interim? These are questions that all tourism operators are asking themselves. On this week’s show, we fill in some of the gaps. Gary recently produced the China Travel Market Report 2021-2025 for Phocuswright, and is working on a couple of other China travel economy projects. So, Hannah grills him on the impact of the pandemic across the Chinese travel industry - and what happens next as the world awaits the return of Chinese tourists.
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1 Sep 2022 β€’ 32m42s

Ep 148: 10 Reasons August Was an Eventful Month for Travel & Tourism in Asia Pacific

Two-thirds of the way through 2022, travel and tourism in South East Asia are gaining momentum. Visitor arrivals increased across the region in August, while stirrings of travel activity in China and Japan are sparking optimism. This week, Gary and Hannah assess the 10 key travel talking points of the past month throughout Asia Pacific. The journey takes us to Singapore, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam, plus China, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong.
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25 Aug 2022 β€’ 35m28s

Ep 147: Tourism & Climate Change in Asia, with Alexander Trupp, Sunway University

“We wanted to create a status quo assessment of tourism and climate change in Asia, where research has been limited.” This week’s show tackles a white-hot issue for the travel industry: how to address carbon emissions and global heating. The impacts of climate change are all around us in South East Asia, with a recent report citing Thailand, Myanmar, the Philippines and Vietnam as particularly vulnerable to climate risks. This week, Gary chats with Alexander Trupp, Associate Dean of Research & Postgraduate Studies at the School of Hospitality & Service Management, Sunway University in Malaysia.