Radio & TV

I am regularly invited by leading radio & TV and online media to discuss developing travel and tourism topics across Asia Pacific.

Here are a few recent examples of TV and radio interviews and pre-recorded podcasts:

OAG South East Asia Travel Webinar | November 2021

Gary Bowerman and Hannah Pearson, who co-host The South East Asia Travel Show, were guests on a special edition of the OAG webinar assessing the air travel and tourism outlook in South East Asia over the next 6 months.

Watch the webinar here

Gary Bowerman OAG Webinar July 2021

OAG Webinar | July 2021

Gary Bowerman was a guest on the monthly global aviation and travel show produced by travel data experts OAG. We discussed the latest Asia Pacific airline data, the Australia-New Zealand travel bubble, domestic travel in China, the Tokyo Olympics and the outlook for international tourism in the region. Plus, insights on hotel and self-drive travel marketing across Asia Pacific.

Listen the the show (morning session)

CNA938 | July 2021

Gary Bowerman joined the drive-time Singer Tonight show once again to discuss the prospects for Thailand’s Phuket Sandbox and Samui Plus tourism reopenings – and their potential influence on governments, tourism boards and travellers across Asia Pacific. 

CNA938 | June 2021

“When will leisure travel resume in Asia Pacific, and how different might it be in future?” Gary Bowerman was invited back to the Singapore Tonight show to discuss the potential next steps for airlines, hotels and tour operators across there region.

CNA938 | January 2021

The prime-term Singapore Tonight radio show invited Gary Bowerman to discuss government strategies to reopen for travel in Asia Pacific, the latest status of lockdowns, vaccine rollouts and quarantine regulations and the outlook for travel businesses in the first half of 2021. Read the transcript here.

Asia Gaming Brief | December 2020

Gary Bowerman speaks with Asia Gaming Brief managing editor Sharon Singleton about the prospects for a tourism recovery in 2021, how governments are attempting to boost domestic travel in the interim, and the challenges ahead for the region’s airlines.

Channel News Asia (CNA) | November 2020

Live on the Singapore-based channel’s flagship evening news show, Gary Bowerman discusses the outlook for domestic and international travel in Asia Pacific ahead of an expected winter spike in COVID-19 infections.

CNA938 | November 2020

Ahead of the (later delayed) launch of the Singapore-Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble, Gary Bowerman was interviewed by the Singapore Tonight radio show about how the gradual resumption of holiday travel may, or may not, unfold in the coming months. Watch here.

ViuTV6 | May 2020

Gary Bowerman appeared on ViuTV6 in Hong Kong to discuss the prospects for Trans-Tasman and Baltic travel bubbles, plus the economic impact of travel bans and border reopening health risks in China, Vietnam, Korea, plus analysis of the emerging new era of tourism politics.

Channel News Asia (CNA) | March 2020

Interviewed live on the Asia Tonight show, Gary Bowerman answered questions about the wave of unprecedented travel restrictions across Asia following the spread of COVID-19, the economies likely to be impacted the most, and the scale of government support tourism-related businesses will need to survive a prolonged pandemic.

Channel News Asia Interview with Gary Bowerman

Channel News Asia (CNA) | January 2020

As Chinese New Year neared, Asia was in a state of panic. China banned outbound travel groups and mass cancellations by Chinese tourists to Asian destinations presaged a hugely damaging year for the region’s travel and tourism sectors. Gary Bowerman was invited by Channel News Asia’s evening news show to outline the immediate challenges, and the potential longer term impacts.

Channel News Asia Gary Bowerman Interview

Channel News Asia | October 2019

Live on the Friday evening news show with Steve Lai and Glenda Chong, Gary Bowerman discussed the Uluru climbing ban in Australia, the pros and cons of Asia’s travel boom and the outlook for sustainable tourism and Independent vs Group Travel in Asia.

EyeforTravel | April 2018

Gary Bowerman joined Alex Hadwick, Head of Research at London-based EyeforTravel, to discuss the key trends that will define the Chinese travel market in 2018, and beyond.

EyeforTravel | April 2018

Gary Bowerman and Alex Hadwick, EyeforTravel’s Head of Research, analysed how China’s payments landscape is diverging considerably from Europe and North America, and discuss why this matters and how travel brands can take advantage.

CNN Business Traveller | December 2017

For the season finale of CNN Business Traveller with Richard Quest, the “Chinese Travel Revolution” show – named after Gary Bowerman’s book – focused on how Chinese airlines are supporting the growth in demand for leisure and business travel. Although mostly filmed in Shanghai, Gary was interviewed by the Hong Kong harbourside about China’s developing impact on global tourism and relaxed visa entry policies for its tourists. He also discussed China’s plan for a home-built passenger jet to sell to airlines at home and worldwide. Watch here.

CNN Business Traveller Interview with Gary Bowerman