47 min

Phuket & Bali: Will They Both Reopen in July?, with Brett Henry, MG Group The South East Asia Travel Show

    • Places & Travel

Anticipation is building across South East Asia as Phuket and Bali prepare to greet international travellers in July. This week, Hannah and Gary team up with Brett Henry, President of Jakarta-based MG Group, to debate the vital issues around reopening to vaccinated travellers after more than a year. What are the near-term strategies of both destinations, and how will they ensure the safety of travellers and residents - and what are the perceived risks? What approaches are each destination taking to attract travellers from different source markets - and which markets are likely to be off limits? How will travel, airline and hospitality players plan ahead for a gradual return of international tourists? And what does the imminent return of inbound visitors mean for the future of domestic tourism? And we round off by comparing which of the two reopening plans we think is likely to kick into gear first.

Anticipation is building across South East Asia as Phuket and Bali prepare to greet international travellers in July. This week, Hannah and Gary team up with Brett Henry, President of Jakarta-based MG Group, to debate the vital issues around reopening to vaccinated travellers after more than a year. What are the near-term strategies of both destinations, and how will they ensure the safety of travellers and residents - and what are the perceived risks? What approaches are each destination taking to attract travellers from different source markets - and which markets are likely to be off limits? How will travel, airline and hospitality players plan ahead for a gradual return of international tourists? And what does the imminent return of inbound visitors mean for the future of domestic tourism? And we round off by comparing which of the two reopening plans we think is likely to kick into gear first.

47 min