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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27 May 2022 • 37m15s

Ep 134: South East Asia Seeks to Build Momentum For A Travel Recovery

Traveller Covid testing requirements are finally gone - so can South East Asia now build momentum for a sustainable tourism recovery? May was a positive month across the region, but the landscape is still evolving. Travel volumes and outlook optimism vary throughout South East Asia. Familiar destinations are leading the return of tourism, while bookings are slower elsewhere. This week, Gary and Hannah recap the key developments during May, and look forward to the second half of 2022.
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11 May 2022 • 25m34s

Ep 133: Laos Reopens to International Tourists, with Jason Rolan

We’ve been talking in recent weeks about the pieces of South East Asia’s travel jigsaw being put back together. But a Laos-shaped hole remained. That gap has now been filled. Laos reopened to international travellers on Monday 9 May. This week, Gary and Hannah welcome back Vientiane-based Jason Rolan to discuss the tourism challenges and opportunities ahead for this beautiful landlocked country. Jason talks about the new regime for e-visas. He also explains which airlines are preparing to return to Laos - and which new routes might be developed.