TTG Conversations: Five Questions kicks off April season with resident sentiments focus

TTG Conversations: Five Questions video series returns for an April season with another strong line-up of travel and tourism industry thought leaders, with TCI Research’s Olivier-Henry Biabaud kicking off the first episode.

Biabaud will be joined by other opinion leaders such as Safe Travel Barometer’s Chetan Kapoor, Singapore Hotel Association’s Kwee Wei-Lin, and renowned architect, interior designer, hotelier and conservationist Bill Bensley.

In this season debut, out today, Biabaud reviews how residents are taking to the concept of tourism pre- and post-pandemic. While resident sentiments have remained largely the same and positive overall, Biabaud’s research team has picked up a recent “slight erosion” in tourism sentiments among residents in cities with a history of overtourism.

Biabaud, who specialises in measuring host community sentiments and their impact on tourism development and management, also discusses with series host Karen Yue the likelihood of host community sentiments impacting destination vaccine requirements for tourists and if destination managers and marketers should also track racial issues which could shape the destination’s image.

Past and upcoming episodes of TTG Conversations: Five Questions video series can be accessed on the TTG Asia Media YouTube channel.

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