Borobudur, in Indonesia’s Central Java province, recently opened to domestic tourists. Photo: Shutterstock Borobudur, in Indonesia’s Central Java province, recently opened to domestic tourists. Photo: Shutterstock
Borobudur, in Indonesia’s Central Java province, recently opened to domestic tourists. Photo: Shutterstock
Mercedes Hutton
Opinion

Opinion

Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

Asian tourism is in crisis. Will it be Chinese tourists to the rescue?

  • As countries begin to open up for home grown tourists, destinations fear that they cannot depend on domestic arrivals alone
  • Many are hoping for the return of Chinese travellers, but they are held back by economic concerns, travel bans and geopolitics

Borobudur, in Indonesia’s Central Java province, recently opened to domestic tourists. Photo: Shutterstock Borobudur, in Indonesia’s Central Java province, recently opened to domestic tourists. Photo: Shutterstock
Borobudur, in Indonesia’s Central Java province, recently opened to domestic tourists. Photo: Shutterstock
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.