Travel Bubbles

COVID-19 has delivered a crushing blow to the tourism and travel sector, but some countries are successfully managing the virus, and are considering opening up their borders to neighbouring nations. These ‘travel bubbles’ have been pitted to bolster the global economy and enable us to travel safely and with more freedom. 

In this episode, David is joined by new podcast host Tom Robinson, and Curtin researchers Dr Mingming Cheng and Professor Kirsten Holmes, to discuss the likelihood of travel bubbles, changes to tourism operations, and how our own travel experiences may evolve in the wake of COVID-19.

  • What travel bubbles are [01:26]
  • Impact of COVID-19 on local tourism [03:04]
  • Changes to the way we travel [05:42]
  • Cost of future travel [08:20]
  • Loss of tourism volunteers [14:40]
  • Sustainability and tourism [17:48]

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You can read the full transcript for the episode here.