January 2022: In Review

January 2022: In Review
Blog Published on 2 Feb 2022

We kickstarted 2022 by producing 5 new podcasts - including our annual 2-part travel wish list show for South East Asia, and a regional round-up ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday. We also interviewed Lombok-based travel filmmaker Josh Edwards.

Click the links below to listen to our January 2022 shows - listed in ranking order:

  1. Ep 115: 2022: The Current State of Travel & Tourism in South East Asia
  2. Ep 116: 22 For 2022: A Wishlist for Travel & Tourism in ASEAN - Part I
  3. Ep 118: 22 for 2022: A Wishlist for Travel & Tourism in ASEAN - Part II
  4. Ep 117: Producing Travel Shows in Lombok, with Josh Edwards
  5. Ep 119: Is South East Asia Ready to Reboot Travel in the Year of the Tiger?

Here are our top 4 January podcast stats:

  • The show was downloaded in 57 countries during the month.
  • January brought our 2nd biggest monthly audience, slightly behind November 2021.
  • Top 10 listener markets were: UK, US, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada & Brazil.
  • 46.1% of listeners tuned in via Apple Podcasts, 15.8% on Spotify, 7.2% on Google Podcasts, 4.0% Podcast Addict & 2.38% on Pocket Casts.
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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.