10.25% Listener Growth in November

10.25% Listener Growth in November
Blog Published on 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.

Our Top 10 listener markets are: US, Australia, UK, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Canada, Philippines, Vietnam & Indonesia. We’re so thrilled that 6 of those are ASEAN countries! Cambodia also resides in the Top 20 (17th).

Overall, 12 of the Top 20 download markets in November are in Asia Pacific, 5 in Europe, 2 North America & 1 (Kenya) in Africa.

Thanks to everyone who listened in - from Argentina to Romania, and South Africa to Trinidad & Tobago.

During November, we launched our new weekly news, interviews and current affairs show, The SEA Travel News Show. Each episode is drawing a strong support - and the show claimed 3 of the Top 4 most downloaded podcasts last month.


Check out the 9 episodes we produced in November 2021 by clicking the links below:

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Latest Episodes Catch up with the pods you may have missed

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27 May 2022 • 37m15s

Ep 134: South East Asia Seeks to Build Momentum For A Travel Recovery

Traveller Covid testing requirements are finally gone - so can South East Asia now build momentum for a sustainable tourism recovery? May was a positive month across the region, but the landscape is still evolving. Travel volumes and outlook optimism vary throughout South East Asia. Familiar destinations are leading the return of tourism, while bookings are slower elsewhere. This week, Gary and Hannah recap the key developments during May, and look forward to the second half of 2022.
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11 May 2022 • 25m34s

Ep 133: Laos Reopens to International Tourists, with Jason Rolan

We’ve been talking in recent weeks about the pieces of South East Asia’s travel jigsaw being put back together. But a Laos-shaped hole remained. That gap has now been filled. Laos reopened to international travellers on Monday 9 May. This week, Gary and Hannah welcome back Vientiane-based Jason Rolan to discuss the tourism challenges and opportunities ahead for this beautiful landlocked country. Jason talks about the new regime for e-visas. He also explains which airlines are preparing to return to Laos - and which new routes might be developed.