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 top-rated 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 Asiaโ€™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 May 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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29 Sep 2022 โ€ข 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 โ€ข 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).