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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