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Gary Bowerman is the director of Check-in Asia, a tourism-focused content, marketing, and trends research company with bases in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Kuala Lumpur – and co-host of The South East Asia Travel Show podcast.

Starting on the backfoot

Tourism analyst Gary Bowerman expects much of the first half of 2022 to be about rebuilding the newly lost confidence, as the much hoped-for rebound at CNY seems further away.

Covid sparks innovation in domestic tourism

Covid has triggered a major tourism reset across Asia, with governments forced to pivot to the domestic market, which prior to the pandemic received little support in terms of finance and marketing.