Ep 127: Two Years of Travel Disruption, Part 8 - Take-off for South East Asia’s New Travel Reality, with Dan Lynn, ZUZU Hospitality

About This Episode

25 Mar 2022 • 34m45s

South East Asia’s travel landscape is reshaping, and we’re ready for take off!

Travel activity is re-emerging across the region, and the travel industry is preparing for a recovery to start in earnest in the second half of 2022.

The final edition of our 8-part Two Years of Travel Disruption series is perfectly timed, as both Singapore and Malaysia prepare to fully reopen on 1 April. To bring together the impacts of the past two years and anticipate an exciting, and volatile, new era of travel and hospitality, Gary and Hannah are joined by Dan Lynn, co-founder of Singapore-based ZUZU Hospitality.

Dan’s career includes management roles with Expedia, the AirAsia-Expedia joint venture and eLong – and he previously joined us on the show in late November 2021.

Combining the latest data with insights from South East Asia’s protracted quest to restore travel and tourism flows, we check the outlook for destinations, airlines, airports, hotels and OTAs.

We also discuss the absence of the Chinese market and the drivers of deeper digitalisation across travel chains.

Plus, how soon will testing be dropped across the region, and where will South East Asia’s inbound and outbound sectors fit into a global travel recovery in 2022.

View All Episodes

Latest Episodes Catch up with the pods you may have missed

Play
30 Nov 2023 • 35m42s

Ep 193: Reflections on a Hectic Year of Travel in South East Asia and Beyond, with Vincent Vichit-Vadakan

Just back from Jakarta and Hanoi, respectively, Gary and Hannah can confirm that South East Asian airports are getting busier as the end-of-year travel season nears. So, it’s the perfect time to revisit some key tourism themes in 2023 with Bangkok-based travel journalist Vincent Vichit-Vadakan. Vincent was last on the show in April 2022, when the regional outlook was very different. This year, he has travelled on assignment to over 25 destinations including Singapore and Vietnam on various occasions, plus China, Nepal and Maldives.
Play
9 Nov 2023 • 26m36s

Ep 192: The Top 8 Under-the-Radar Travel & Tourism Talking Points in South East Asia

Could Brunei become a regional aviation hub connecting China and South East Asia? And how might AI, humanoid simulants and an apocalyptic sci-fi landscape boost movie tourism in Thailand? This week, Gary and Hannah have created a list of 8 travel developments that may not make major headlines, but are still highly interesting. These tourism talking points that snuck under the radar take us from Singapore to Brunei, Indonesia to China and Thailand to Japan.