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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29 Sep 2022 • 31m02s

Ep 151: Good News for South East Asia as Japan, Taiwan & Hong Kong Reboot Travel

A big buzz in South East Asia as Japan prepares to reopen, and Hong Kong and Taiwan ease entry restrictions. Hannah is back from Japan, where she observed the response to its decision to unlock the airport gates from 11 October while attending Tourism Expo Japan in Tokyo. This week, Gary and Hannah discuss the potential inbound and outbound boost for South East Asia as North East Asia gradually returns to the travel fold.
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16 Sep 2022 • 36m02s

Ep 150: Japan Reopens for Tourism, with Kyoji Kuramochi, JNTO

“From 6.2 million visitors in 2011, Japan welcomed 32 million arrivals in 2019.” The reopening of Japan has been eagerly anticipated across Asia Pacific. Japan is both a highly desirable “four seasons” destination and a vital market for travel and tourism region-wide. This week, Gary and Hannah discuss the outlook as Japan accelerates its reopening with Kyoji Kuramochi, Executive Director, Global Strategy Headquarters of the Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO).