July 2022: In Review

July 2022: In Review
Blog Published on 6 Aug 2022

In Episode 140, Gary and Hannah discussed the top travel talking points in South East Asia & China from the first half of 2022 - and it was our most downloaded episode in July. Also placed among the Top 5 most listened-to podcasts of the month were our interviews with Stephen King, CCO of Cambodia Airports, Sumi Soorian, Executive Director of the Phuket Hotels Association and Liz Ortiguera, CEO of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

Click the links below to listen to our top-rated July 2022 shows - listed in ranking order (for total listens during the month):

  1. Ep 140: The Top 12 Travel Talking Points in South East Asia & China in 2022 So Far
  2. Ep 142: The Top 10 South East Asian Travel & Tourism Stories This Week
  3. Ep 141: Charting Cambodia’s Aviation Recovery, with Stephen King, Cambodia Airports
  4. Ep 139: Positive Vibes in Phuket One Year After the Phuket Sandbox, with Sumi Soorian of the Phuket Hotels Association
  5. Ep 143: Assessing Asia Pacific’s Travel Recovery Outlook, with Liz Ortiguera, CEO, PATA

Here are our top 4 July podcast stats:

  • The show was downloaded in 59 countries during the month.
  • Top 10 listener markets were: Australia, US, UK, Canada, Japan, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Laos and Ireland.
  • Just outside the Top 10 were India, Vietnam, Sweden, Spain and Hong Kong.
  • 34.45% of listeners tuned in via Apple Podcasts, 15.8% on Spotify, 9.5% on Google Podcasts, 2.7% on CastBox and 2.5% via Podcast Addict.
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