Ep 204: The Top 8 Travel & Tourism Talking Points in South East Asia in Q1 2024

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15 Mar 2024 • 31m13s

From Changi’s statistical milestone to a festive travel renaissance and Taylor Diplomacy to Thailand’s ‘Tourism Salesman’. As the end of Q1 2024 draws near, we move towards another major milestone. Nearly two years ago, on 1 April 2022, South East Asia began to fully reopen after the dark days of the pandemic.

So, how has the first quarter of 2024 panned out, and what were the key takeaways? This week, Gary and Hannah assess the Top 8 travel and tourism talking points from throughout the region in the first three months of 2024. En route, we discuss the debut of China’s C919 aircraft in ASEAN, the Thai PM’s tourism pitch at ITB Berlin and higher passenger service charges in Malaysia.

Plus, we look at AirAsia’s plan to launch new airlines in Singapore and Vietnam and its parent company’s goal of listing on the Nasdaq later this year. And we garnish each talking point with the region’s latest travel statistics.

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