Ep 48: 21 for 2021: A Travel Industry Wish List For The New Year - Part I

About This Episode

8 Jan 2021 β€’ 35m00s

2020 was an awful year, but do we just write it off and discard it, or should we dig deeper to understand how travel and travel consumers have changed? What are the meaningful lessons to learn and apply?

Gary and Hannah kick off 2021 by running through a 21-point wish list to revitalise travel and tourism in South East Asia.

Topics discussed in Part 1 include adapting the learnings from domestic travel, a broader remit for tourism industry stimulus packages and competing on destination differentiation rather than price slashing.

We also how ask how technology can be used more effectively, address the the “Urban” vs “Nature” and “High Yield” vs “Mass” tourism debates, and look at the prospects for vaccine rollouts, and the dreaded 14-day quarantine.

Plus, what will be the role of National Tourism Boards in the post-pandemic era - are they still relevant, or should tourism planning and development be decentralised?

View All Episodes

Latest Episodes Catch up with the pods you may have missed

Play
18 Jun 2021 β€’ 41m00s

Ep 77: A Roadmap For Tourism Reopening in Cambodia, with Nick Ray

How do you go from filming Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie at Angkor Wat to writing travel guides for Lonely Planet and producing travel video content for Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism? Pretty easy for Nick Ray, Principal at Hanuman Films, Lonely Planet writer for Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam and an ecotourism consultant with the World Bank. This week, Hannah and Gary chat all things travel, tourism and film production in Cambodia with Nick, who has lived and worked across the country or over two decades.
Play
15 Jun 2021 β€’ 42m00s

Ep 76: Travel Reopening: Is it Only About Inbound Tourists?

Inbound vs Outbound vs Domestic. With Phuket and Bali focused on attracting international visitors, how will outbound and domestic travel be incorporated into tourism planning across South East Asia in future? After 15 months of border closures and a reliance on domestic travel only, Gary and Hannah discuss how Thailand and Indonesia are leading the charge to reboot inbound tourism. Domestic travel, though, appears to have assumed less importance. Meanwhile neither country is looking yet at attracting travellers from fellow ASEAN countries, as outbound travel remains static due to government restrictions.