Surging Global Interest for SEA Travel Podcasts in October

Surging Global Interest for SEA Travel Podcasts in October
Blog Published on 15 Nov 2021

Interest in South East Asia travel and tourism is surging as borders start to reopen - and more listeners than ever are downloading our podcasts.

In October 2021, The South East Asia Travel Show published 6 new podcasts, and we reached listeners in 55 countries worldwide.

The top 10 listener markets were: Australia, US, UK, Canada, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and India.

Four European nations, Belgium, Italy, Germany and Greece, appeared between 10th-20th on the list, along with Japan, New Zealand, UAE, Hong Kong, Philippines and Cambodia.

During the month, 38% of listeners logged onto Apple Podcasts, 16% on Spotify, 5% on Podcast Addict, 4% on Pocket Casts and 3% on Castbox. In addition, 10 other pod platforms were used to catch the show.

Many thanks to everyone who listened in over the past month - from Brazil to Morocco and Poland to South Africa.

September and October 2021 were the top 2 months for downloads since we officially launched in January 2020 … and we’ve got some exciting new episodes before the year ends!


Check out the 6 episodes we produced in October 2021 by clicking the links below:

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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).