The show initially broadcasted in HD on June 14th, 2017 at 9PM GMT+ Bangkok, Thailand.
Crowded Tourist Hotspots – The Reality of the Future
Tourism and air travel have both exploded in the past two decades, with tourism claiming 18% of the GDP in Thailand alone. Wherever you’re thinking about visiting, you can be sure that you’ll be facing busy airports crowded tourist hotspots. Why does this seem to be happening only in the past 10 years? Let’s focus on the big three reasons, that have seemed to form a perfect storm of congestion at both the tourist hotspots and in the airports.
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The Perfect Storm of Travel Conditions
Airports are also straining to handle the air traffic resulting from lower air fares. The growth of budget airlines has made it cheaper for people to travel than ever before. In the Asia-Pacific region, it’s become very cost-effective to travel around the continent by air.
Cheaper air travel means more attractions can be seen in less time. An itinerary that used to take days by bus or train can now be achieved within hours.
Continue to the next page and find out the second reason why tourism and air travel exploded