The South East Asia Travel Show

20 SEA Travel Outcomes That No-one Predicted in 2020

July 14, 2020

2020 is proving to be a year that no-one in the travel industry or travellers themselves will forget. At times, it has seemed surreal and absurd, as well as scary and uncertain. So this week, Gary and Hannah discuss 20 travel outcomes that could not have been foreseen at the end of 2019. From Singapore Changi Airport closing 2 of its 4 terminals to a stranded Estonian tourist living in Manila Airport for 110 days, and from Chinese travellers being shut out of all SEA markets to Cambodia listing 'Cremation Costs' in its visitor arrival terms and conditions - the list is both thought-provoking and heart-breaking. The show finishes by wondering how the concept of a "Travel Recovery" became the guiding philosophy for the second half of 2020. Truly unpredictable.