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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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).