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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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.