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Live Webinar: Navigating the Path to Tourism Demand Recovery in Asia Pacific

This webinar will delve into the latest recovery trends within the global tourism market amid current economic challenges. Comprehensive updates on visitor arrival forecasts to and from 39 markets in the Asia Pacific region will be shared by considering the effects of the global economic slowdown and its implications for travel demand and spending. Speakers will examine the resilience of the tourism industry in light of such factors as China’s visa waiver policy, rising travel costs, and geopolitical uncertainties. 

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the speakers on the evolving dynamics of the tourism industry such as traveller spending patterns, with a particular focus on experiential travel with a view to helping destinations within the Asia Pacific navigate through the economic and geopolitical uncertainties.   

What You'll Learn:  

  1. Which destinations/regions will lead the recovery in the Asia Pacific region amid current economic challenges  

  2. What are the drivers and barriers that affect tourism recovery  

  3. Which source markets will be the main engine for the tourism recovery in the region  

  4. What is the airline performance to support the tourism recovery in the region  

  5. What are the latest consumer and travel spending priorities  

  6. What key mega trends are shaping consumer preferences and behaviours  

  7. Emerging trends and preferences in the way travellers are making payments  

  8. Looking ahead – future trends we are watching to drive the next wave of growth

June 4, 2024, 4:30 PM Singapore (9:30 AM London | 2 PM New Delhi | 3:30 PM Bangkok | 6:30 PM Sydney | 8:30 PM Auckland)


Professor Haiyan Song, Associate Dean and Chair Professor, Mr and Mrs Chan Chak Fu Professor in International Tourism, Director of Research Centre for Digital Transformation of Tourism, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University  

Professor Haiyan Song has a background in Economics with a particular focus on tourism demand modelling and forecasting. He has published widely in academic journals and served as consultants for a number of international organisations and businesses related to tourism. Read more

Caroline Bremner, Senior Head of Travel Research, Euromonitor International

Caroline Bremner manages the global content strategy for the travel and tourism industry at Euromonitor International, which she joined in July 1996. Caroline has a degree in French (MA (Hons), University of Edinburgh) and Postgraduate Diploma in European Marketing and Languages (PG Dip, Napier University, Edinburgh). Read more

Leon Rais, Head of Cross Border Travel Asia Pacific, Visa Inc.

Leon is a payments and retail banking leader with over 18 years experience gained across multiple markets and a diverse array of disciplines spanning analytics, product & portfolio management, partnerships, business development & consulting. Today he leads Visa’s Cross Border Travel Hub in Asia Pacific where he is responsible for the design, development and curation of end to end travel solutions aimed and supporting Visa’s clients grow their cross border travel payments businesses. Read more

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