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Introducing The SEA Travel News Show

Introducing The SEA Travel News Show

23 Nov 2021

Have you listened to our new weekly show, The SEA Travel News Show yet? Launched in October 2021, The SEA Travel News Show airs every Friday. Each edition is a snappy mix of news, updates and interviews to keep you up to speed with travel developments in South East Asia. Here are brief details of the first three episodes of the show: #1 - Two Months to Rescue Travel & Tourism in 2021 Features the hottest updates from Thailand, Bali, Singapore and Australia.

Surging Global Interest for SEA Travel Podcasts in October

Surging Global Interest for SEA Travel Podcasts in October

15 Nov 2021

Interest in South East Asia travel and tourism is surging as borders start to reopen - and more listeners than ever are downloading our podcasts. In October, The South East Asia Travel Show published 6 new podcasts, and we reached listeners in 55 countries worldwide. The top 10 listener markets were: Australia, US, UK, Canada, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and India. Four European nations, Belgium, Italy, Germany and Greece, appeared between 10th-20th on the list, along with Japan, New Zealand, UAE, Hong Kong, Philippines and Cambodia.

South East Asia’s Embattled Economies Crave the Return of Chinese Tourists

South East Asia’s Embattled Economies Crave the Return of Chinese Tourists

10 May 2020

Chinese spending power is coveted more than ever as recession, spiralling debt and high unemployment threaten to dampen a recovery in domestic and regional travel. “South East Asian countries where economic growth relies heavily on tourism, such as Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, are suffering the most, followed by Indonesia and the Philippines… Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia are facing less of an impact.” The prospect of anyone uttering those words five months ago was virtually zero.

 

Latest Episodes Catch up with the pods you may have missed

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30 Nov 2021 • 31m00s

Ep 112: Omicron Strikes Fear into South East Asia

Here we go again! “Omicron’s very emergence is another reminder that although many of us might think we are done with COVID-19, it is not done with us,” said the WHO this week. The emergence of a new ‘variant of concern’ is striking fear across South East Asia after the damage the Delta variant caused earlier in 2021 - and continues to cause in some countries of the region. Omicron events have already moved quickly, as governments around the world erect new travel barriers and quarantines come back into fashion.
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26 Nov 2021 • 23m00s

Ep 110: The SEA Travel News Show: Riding the China-Laos Railway

The spectacular country of Laos has been overshadowed as more prominent destinations in South East Asia grab the reopening headlines. Laos has tentatively set in motion its own reopening plan – and is about to make its mark on the global news agenda with the opening of the China-Laos Railway. For the latest news from Laos, Gary chats with Jason Rolan, who is Senior Partner of Vientiane-based RDK Group. We have news about the upcoming land border Vaccinated Travel Lane between Malaysia and Singapore and the latest on the Philippines’ crystallising reopening plans.