Asia Travel Re:Set‘s Gary Bowerman delivered the keynote speech at the TravMedia Asia Summit 2022 in Singapore. The speech was titled Rethinking the Travel & Lifestyle Economy.
8 Reasons to Rethink Everything in Travel
Gary’s keynote speech discussed how 8 dynamic trends will return Asia Pacific to the forefront of global travel and tourism. These include applications of intelligent technology, pop culture, digital finance, consumer agility, adoption of sustainable mobility and demographic change.
Along the way, he touched on topics ranging from the Chinese outbound market to tourism investment in Indonesia, and a free flight ticket giveaway in Hong Kong to Asia’s great eVTOL race. He also addressed the Asian markets likely to lead metaverse innovation, travel distribution via TikTok and the connection between Night Tourism and South Korean megastars BTS.
2023 will be a defining year for the travel industry in Asia Pacific. The pandemic instilled a resolve for travellers to make up for lost time, but consumer perceptions are shifting. How will the travel and lifestyle economy evolve? And what will the dynamic drivers of disruption be as a new era takes shape?
Here’s the description of Gary’s speech by the event organisers
“Keynote speaker Gary Bowerman, one of Asia’s most renowned travel analysts, on-air hosts and authors, discussed Rethinking the Travel & Lifestyle Economy, outlining the latest trends and explaining how travel brands can capitalise on changing consumer perceptions and the evolving travel and lifestyle economy.”
The response to the speech has been overwhelming. Every single delegate who submitted a conference feedback form to the organisers, TravMedia, rated Gary’s presentation as “7: Excellent” on a scoring scale of 1-7.