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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11 Aug 2022 • 33m27s

Ep 145: Checking Malaysia’s Travel Recovery Pulse, with Tunku Dato Seri Iskandar Tunku Abdullah

“Both Malaysia and ASEAN have been generally dependent on the Chinese outbound market, so we need a conscious and strategic shift to other markets.” This week, Gary and Hannah bring it home to Malaysia to discuss the emergent travel recovery with special guest Tunku Dato Seri Iskandar Tunku Abdullah, Group Executive Chairman of Melewar Group. An experienced tourism industry leader in Malaysia, Tunku is a life member of ASEANTA and a Former President of PATA.
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3 Aug 2022 • 30m54s

Ep 144: Domestic Travel & Tourism Lead the Recovery Across South East Asia

A promising outlook for domestic travel and tourism is emerging across South East Asia. This week, Gary and Hannah take a trip through Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Cambodia and Laos to assess some of the key issues around domestic travel as the regional recovery takes shape. Homegrown tourism kept the travel industry afloat during the border closures of 2020 and 2021 – and into 2022 in some countries – and continues to evolve.