May 2022: In Review

May 2022: In Review
Blog Published on 11 Jun 2022

“Our Man in Vientiane” tops the list again! Three times, we’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Jason Rolan on The South East Asia Travel Show. Three times, Jason’s on-the-spot insights about travel in Laos have taken the respective month’s No.1 podcast title. November 2020. August 2021. Now May 2022. Congrats to Jason, who topped the Deciphering South East Asia’s Hottest Travel Buzzwords pod, which placed second in May.

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

  1. Ep 133: Laos Reopens to International Tourists, with Jason Rolan
  2. Ep 132: Deciphering South East Asia’s Hottest Travel Recovery Buzzwords
  3. Ep 134: South East Asia Seeks to Build Momentum For A Travel Recovery
  4. Ep 130: Talking All Things Travel & Tourism in Thailand in 2022, with Vincent Vichit-Vadakan

Here are our top 4 February podcast stats:

  • The show was downloaded in 61 countries during the month.
  • Top 10 listener markets were: US, Australia, UK, Thailand, Canada, Singapore, Ireland, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Philippines.
  • Just outside the Top 10 were Kenya, New Zealand, Japan, Denmark, UAE and Netherlands.
  • 36.4% of listeners tuned in via Apple Podcasts, 19.3% on Spotify, 10.0% on Google Podcasts, 3.1% on CastBox & 2.9% via Overcast.
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Latest Episodes Catch up with the pods you may have missed

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Ep 138: Is Bali Tourism Back on Track? With Simona Chimenti & Melina Caruso of the Bali Hotels Association

“Since the end of March, the landscape of travelling to Bali has changed dramatically. It’s much easier to travel here now.” This week, Gary and Hannah check on the current state of tourism in Bali with Simona Chimenti, General Manager of The Pavilions Bali and Marketing & Media Relations Director of the Bali Hotels Association, and Melina Caruso, Technology & Marketing Consultant for the Bali Hotels Association. After a slow start, Bali is welcoming back visitors from around the world, but is anxious to attract more flights to boost arrivals.
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16 Jun 2022 β€’ 37m30s

Ep 137: Revitalising Greater Mekong Tourism, with Catherine Germier-Hamel

The Greater Mekong Region – comprising Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and China - is seeking new ways to develop and promote tourism after the ravages of Covid-19. This week, Gary and Hannah welcome Phnom Penh-based Catherine Germier-Hamel, CEO of Destination Mekong, and a passionate advocate of sustainable tourism development. Born in France of Eurasian heritage, she spent several years working in South Korea, including 6 years as Director of Global Programs for the UNWTO’s Sustainable Tourism Eliminating Poverty (ST-EP) Foundation.