August 2022: In Review

August 2022: In Review
Blog Published on 4 Sep 2022

August was an important month for travel and tourism as South East Asia forged ahead with its recovery. Global interest is burgeoning. In July and August 2022, The South East Asia Travel Show recorded its 2nd and 3rd highest total of monthly downloads since launching in January 2020.

Two interviews feature in this month’s Top 5 podcasts. We assessed Malaysia’s tourism recovery with Tunku Dato Seri Iskandar Tunku Abdullah, Group Executive Chairman of Melewar Group. We also discussed tourism and climate change with Alexander Trupp, Associate Dean of Research & Postgraduate Studies at the School of Hospitality & Service Management, Sunway University in Malaysia, who is co-author of a new research paper, Tourism Under Climate Crisis in Asia: Impacts and Implications..

Click the links below to listen to our top-rated August 2022 shows - listed in ranking order (for total listens during the month):

And, catch our new show trailer here:

Here are our top 4 August podcast stats:

  • The show was downloaded in 70 countries during the month.
  • Top 10 listener markets were: US, UK, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, Vietnam and Ireland.
  • Just outside the Top 10 were Netherlands, Norway, UAE, Denmark, France and Poland.
  • 25.8% of listeners tuned in via Apple Podcasts, 18.5% on Spotify, 13.2% on Google Podcasts, 5.2% on CastBox and 3.5% via Overcast
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Ep 213: Visa Waivers, Extreme Weather, AI Tools & ‘All-Gender Weddings’: Revisiting the 2024 Travel Wishlist

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