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PATA x Airbnb: Trends in APAC Visitor Spending

  • Timezone: GMT+8 Singapore Singapore (map)

With the APAC travel industry now making a strong recovery, in some instances surpassing 2019 levels, Airbnb and Oxford Economics share new data on how Airbnb guests are spending in Asia Pacific, with country-specific breakdowns, and the way this is supporting jobs within the sector and far beyond. This expert panel will then consider tourism trends within their destinations, including a rise in travel dispersal, and an increased awareness in the region of the crucial role tourism plays in creating jobs and driving economic growth. 

December 7, 2023, 4PM Singapore (8 AM London | 1:30 PM New Delhi | 3 PM Bangkok | 7 PM Sydney | 9 PM Auckland)


Mich Goh, Head of Public Policy, Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Airbnb

Mich Goh is the Head of Public Policy for Airbnb in Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong & Taiwan. She leads a team in these countries/ regions that drives policy initiatives, and engages with government, elected officials, associations and other relevant third parties across these countries/ regions in support of a fair and progressive regulatory framework that embraces the potential of short-term rental. Read more

Michael Shoory, Head of APAC Tourism Analysis, Oxford Economics

Michael is the Head of Tourism Analysis for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, working on a combination of subscription products and bespoke consulting projects. Michael contributes to forecasts for travel flows in APAC, analyses trends and developments in the region, and presents the most recent outlook at events and webinars. Read more

Wouter Schalken, Senior Tourism Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank

Wouter Schalken is ADB’s Senior Sustainable Tourism Specialist. Enhancing resilient and sustainable tourism is at the heart of his 30 years’ experience in tourism development across Asia, Africa and the Middle-East. This experience covers the complete scope of tourism ranging from individual enterprise development to national policy and strategy formulation with sustainable resource utilization as a core theme. Read more

David Goodger, Managing Director, EMEA, Tourism Economics

Dave Goodger leads Oxford Economics’ work in tourism forecasting and economic impact analysis as Managing Director of Tourism Economics EMEA. He manages the team in forecasting global tourism flows for 185 countries and over 300 cities, based on economic drivers and in reaction to major events including the pandemic and geopolitical events as well as major business and sporting events. Read more

Taichiro Ishida, Marketing Manager, SURUGA Marketing & Tourism Bureau

Worked in the tourism industry for 18 years. My career began in Borneo, Southeast Asia. In Borneo, I was planning and promoting ecotourism at DMC, and was also a TV and photographer coordinator. After changing to my current position, I worked in convention sales for the first three years, and for the past five years I have also been responsible for tourism destination marketing and B to B sales.

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