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2021: The South East Asia Travel Show in Statistics

2021: The South East Asia Travel Show in Statistics

12 Jan 2022

Thank you to everyone who contributed and listened to The South East Asia Travel Show during our second year in 2021. Despite the immense difficulties for the travel and tourism sectors, interest in South East Asia remains strong - and is getting stronger! During 2021, The South East Asia Travel Show produced 67 new episodes. These included: 35 interviews on subjects ranging from sports tourism to casino travel, tourism education to hotel marketing, and airline data analytics to restaurant management.

10.25% Listener Growth in November

10.25% Listener Growth in November

5 Dec 2021

Global interest in South East Asian travel & tourism soared in November, as the region began to reopen its borders. During the month, travel talk turned cautiously positive after 20 months of gloom. And then - right at the end of November - Omicron arrived! November 2021 saw The South East Asia Travel Show again break our monthly download record for the 3rd successive month - with 10.25% listener growth compared to October.

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 2021, 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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14 Jan 2022 • 35m00s

Ep 116: 22 For 2022: A Wishlist for Travel & Tourism in ASEAN - Part I

A new year brings new hopes … and plentiful new challenges. So (roll the drum…) it’s time for our third annual travel wish list show, which this year we are calling ’22 for 2022’. Gary and Hannah have put together a list of 20 ways in which travel and tourism could get better – and surely, it really must get better – in 2022. We also added two extra ideas submitted by our learned listeners – to make a total of 22.
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7 Jan 2022 • 29m00s

Ep 115: 2022: The Current State of Travel & Tourism in South East Asia

It’s January. This should be peak season for travel across South East Asia. But 2022 is not starting as a ‘normal’ year. Instead, as we prepare for a third year of living with COVID-19, the impending spread of Omicron dominates the economic and social discourse across the region. Shards of light for travel and tourism glistened briefly back in November 2021, but most borders are once again closed or heavily patrolled.