Ep 216: 'From Battambang to Taking the Stage in New York, Sydney & Montreal': The Best Bits From The South East Asia Travel Show in May 2024

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5 Jun 2024 β€’ 15m52s

“From Battambang to Taking the Stage in New York, Sydney & Montreal” to “Say versus Do in Sustainable Tourism” and “Backwards Steps in Domestic Tourism in ASEAN”. Welcome to the third edition of our monthly mini-round-up of the key moments from recent podcast discussions and interviews.

During May, Craig Dodge, Senior Director of Sales & Marketing at Phare, discusses the compelling journey of Cambodia’s arts circus from a wartime refugee camp in Battambang to a theatre stage tour taking in New York, Sydney & Montreal. Plus, we discuss the backwards steps in incentivising and promoting domestic tourism in South East Asia since the pandemic, and Thailand’s latest visa entry gambit.

Plus, in which ASEAN country are 34% of travellers becoming “tired of hearing about climate change all the time”? Is the Say-Do gap in sustainable tourism shifting emphasis?

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