Ep 116: 22 For 2022: A Wishlist for Travel & Tourism in ASEAN - Part I

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14 Jan 2022 β€’ 35m00s

A new year brings new hopes … and plentiful new challenges. So (roll the drum…) it’s time for our third annual travel wish list show, which this year we are calling ’22 for 2022’.

Gary and Hannah have put together a list of 20 ways in which travel and tourism could get better – and surely, it really must get better – in 2022.

We also added two extra ideas submitted by our learned listeners – to make a total of 22. The show is separated into two halves.

In Part 1, our travel wishes include: a separation of border control from tourism management; a recognition that quarantines are unworkable; the word β€œreopening” will disappear from our vocabulary; and a more nuanced understanding of the value that backpacker tourism brings to South East Asia.

Plus, the travel industry must confront the fact that two years of Covid-19 have changed many things. Some of these changes will be temporary, but some might be permanent.

Show Notes

21 for 2021: A Travel Industry Wish List For The New Year - Part I

21 for 2021: A Travel Industry Wish List For The New Year - Part II

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