2021: The South East Asia Travel Show in Statistics

2021: The South East Asia Travel Show in Statistics
Blog Published on 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.
  • An 8-part mini series entitled The Year So Far in ASEAN, which reviewed the 2021 travel year with local experts in 8 countries of the region.
  • 6 episodes of The SEA Travel News Show (which will return in February 2022).

Throughout the year, the podcast was downloaded in 94 countries and regions worldwide.

Our Top 10 listener markets were: 1) US, 2) Australia, 3) UK, 4) Singapore, 5) Canada, 6) Malaysia, 7) Vietnam, 8) Indonesia, 9) Thailand and 10) the Philippines.

The rankings from 11-20 were: 11) India, 12) Spain, 13) Cambodia, 14) New Zealand, 15) Germany, 16) Japan, 17) Netherlands, 18) Laos, 19) Hong Kong and 20) Belgium.

During 2021, we also reached listeners from Bangladesh to Mexico and Chile to Russia.

Here’s to 2022!

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