Ep 4: 20 for the 2020s: An SEA Travel Wishlist - Part 2

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22 Jan 2020 • 29m26s

Gary and Hannah debate items 11-20 on their ‘20 for the 2020s’ travel wish list.

Hot topics include the future of travel agents in South East Asia, managing the challenges of more intra-ASEAN travel, and the potential impact of superbugs on tourism in Asia and worldwide.

The pod also questions the ubiquity of ‘personalised’ travel and asks if this will be the decade when ‘unthinking’ tourism is curtailed. And could restaurants open up their own airlines in future?

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