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

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29 Sep 2022 • 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. We’ve also got the latest travel news from South Korea, China and Macau.

We finish the show amid the tranquil Himalayan beauty of Bhutan, and discuss the broader implications of its new USD200 per night Sustainable Development Fee.

Will destinations in South East Asia introduce similar tourism pricing policies in future?

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