February 2022: In Review

February 2022: In Review
Blog Published on 7 Mar 2022

February is a short month, but The South East Asia Travel Show still produced 4 new podcasts. We kickstarted our 8-part Two Years of Travel Disruption series, which looks back on the short-, mid- and long-term impacts of the region’s 2-year-long COVID-19 travel shutdown. The first 4 episodes of the series included two interviews, with Bali-based Stuart McDonald, Founder of Travelfish, and Karen Yue, Group Editor of TTG Asia.

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

  1. Ep 121: Two Years of Travel Disruption, Part II: Bali, Indonesia & Beyond with Stuart McDonald
  2. Ep 120: Two Years of Travel Disruption, Part I: 15 Temporary & Permanent Changes in Travel
  3. Ep 122: Two Years of Travel Disruption, Part 3: A New Era Beckons in Singapore, with Karen Yue
  4. Ep 123: Two Years of Travel Disruption, Part 4 - Pandemic Travel Experiments That Failed

Here are our top 4 February podcast stats:

  • The show was downloaded in 50 countries during the month.
  • February brought our 6th biggest monthly audience since we launched in January 2020.
  • Top 10 listener markets were: Australia, UK, US, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Canada, Philippines, Indonesia & Malaysia.
  • 40.7% of listeners tuned in via Apple Podcasts, 18.8% on Spotify, 8.9% on Google Podcasts, 3.4% on CastBox & 2.6% via Podcast Addict.
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29 Sep 2022 β€’ 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 β€’ 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).