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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Latest Episodes Catch up with the pods you may have missed

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25 Nov 2022 • 32m10s

Ep 156: This Week’s 8 Top Travel Talking Points in South East Asia

The G20 Summit. A proposed aerotropolis. Resolution of a long-running passport saga. A new direct flight service with Canada. It’s been another busy period for travel news as the region’s recovery gains traction. This week, Gary and Hannah discuss the top 8 travel and tourism developments from across South East Asia. The journey takes us to 8 of the 10 countries of ASEAN, plus Japan, China, India and Taiwan. So, which country expects 60 million domestic travellers over Christmas and New Year?
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5 Nov 2022 • 31m53s

Ep 155: South East Asia Starts to Reopen for Travel - One Year On!

Test & Go. Vaccinated Travel Lanes. ‘The Most Open Country in South East Asia.’ One year ago, on 1 November 2021, Thailand introduced the Test & Go tourism entry policy. In the same month, Singapore accelerated its Vaccinated Travel Lanes and Cambodia made travel easier for visitors than anywhere else. This week, Gary and Hannah rewind to November 2021 – the month that reignited travel in South East Asia after 20 months of lockdowns and labyrinthine travel restrictions.