The Friday Rewind 5: Thai Domestic Travel Delivers Big, MICE Makes Waves in Singapore & Roll on Cambodia 2023...

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11 Sep 2020 • 15m00s

In episode 5 of The Friday Rewind, Gary and Hannah zip through 5 red-hot talking points in South East Asian travel from the past 7 days - in just 15 minutes. Today’s topics are:

  1. Thailand’s Songkran Replacement Holiday Rakes in B8.8bn
  2. Vietnam Restores Domestic Flights to Danang
  3. Singapore Requests Tenders for New Business Events
  4. Philippine Airlines & Singapore Airlines to Retrench Staff
  5. Cambodia Prepares for its First Ever Major Sporting Event
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