On this week’s show, Gary and Hannah sift through the 10 top travel and tourism stories in South East Asia over the past 7 days. The journey takes us to Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, plus Brunei and Timor Leste, about which we don’t talk nearly enough.
En route, we discuss tourism fees and visitor price hikes, annual arrival forecasting and booster vaccine travel requirements.
We also ask when ASEAN will welcome its 11th member, and pass through the only country in the region not yet fully open to visitors.
Plus, who is enabling tourists to “leave your shoes with us,” and which is the latest country to jump on the “tourism villages” train?