Ep 18: Not Everything in Travel Relates to COVID-19!

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8 May 2020 β€’ 27m36s

This week, Gary and Hannah discuss 8 travel and tourism developments in 2020 that flew under the COVID-19 radar.

South East Asia entered the pandemic as the world’s most dynamic tourism region. Although the entire infrastructure of travel has been shutdown by the pandemic, many intriguing developments still occurred.

Topics discussed range from proposed high-speed rail networks to UNESCO World Heritage applications, and unearthed ancient treasures to new airports and, perhaps an 11th member of ASEAN.

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