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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Latest Episodes Catch up with the pods you may have missed

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27 May 2022 • 37m15s

Ep 134: South East Asia Seeks to Build Momentum For A Travel Recovery

Traveller Covid testing requirements are finally gone - so can South East Asia now build momentum for a sustainable tourism recovery? May was a positive month across the region, but the landscape is still evolving. Travel volumes and outlook optimism vary throughout South East Asia. Familiar destinations are leading the return of tourism, while bookings are slower elsewhere. This week, Gary and Hannah recap the key developments during May, and look forward to the second half of 2022.
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11 May 2022 • 25m34s

Ep 133: Laos Reopens to International Tourists, with Jason Rolan

We’ve been talking in recent weeks about the pieces of South East Asia’s travel jigsaw being put back together. But a Laos-shaped hole remained. That gap has now been filled. Laos reopened to international travellers on Monday 9 May. This week, Gary and Hannah welcome back Vientiane-based Jason Rolan to discuss the tourism challenges and opportunities ahead for this beautiful landlocked country. Jason talks about the new regime for e-visas. He also explains which airlines are preparing to return to Laos - and which new routes might be developed.