Filipino tourists wearing traditional Korean hanbok pose for photographs at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul on September 30. With Covid-19 going nowhere and widespread vaccines unlikely for another year, the imperative is to quickly establish protocols for safe travel. Photo: EPA-EFE Filipino tourists wearing traditional Korean hanbok pose for photographs at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul on September 30. With Covid-19 going nowhere and widespread vaccines unlikely for another year, the imperative is to quickly establish protocols for safe travel. Photo: EPA-EFE
Filipino tourists wearing traditional Korean hanbok pose for photographs at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul on September 30. With Covid-19 going nowhere and widespread vaccines unlikely for another year, the imperative is to quickly establish protocols for safe travel. Photo: EPA-EFE
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Apec failed to see the urgency of restarting travel and tourism. Can Hong Kong take a lead?

  • Apec should be pushing for international agreement on Covid-19-safe travel protocol when millions of jobs are at stake. With global cooperation still lacking, Hong Kong could show the way with travel bubbles and testing regimes

Filipino tourists wearing traditional Korean hanbok pose for photographs at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul on September 30. With Covid-19 going nowhere and widespread vaccines unlikely for another year, the imperative is to quickly establish protocols for safe travel. Photo: EPA-EFE Filipino tourists wearing traditional Korean hanbok pose for photographs at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul on September 30. With Covid-19 going nowhere and widespread vaccines unlikely for another year, the imperative is to quickly establish protocols for safe travel. Photo: EPA-EFE
Filipino tourists wearing traditional Korean hanbok pose for photographs at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul on September 30. With Covid-19 going nowhere and widespread vaccines unlikely for another year, the imperative is to quickly establish protocols for safe travel. Photo: EPA-EFE
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