Assessing the broader regional picture is vital to tracking travel and tourism flows in, out of and around South East Asia. So this week, Hannah and Gary approach the ongoing travel recovery from a pan-Asia Pacific perspective with special guest Liz Ortiguera, CEO of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). Liz took on this high-profile position in May 2021, a highly challenging point in time for countries throughout Asia Pacific. She explains the challenges across the past year and the emerging opportunities for travel businesses and travellers, and the direction PATA will navigate for its members in future. We also discuss PATA's international visitor forecast scenarios through 2024 and the return of in-person conferences and events. Plus, we address vital issues such as diversity and inclusion, vaccine equity, climate change and strategies to de-plasticise the planet.
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