Japan Tourism Agency announced that sales of 45 major travel companies increased by 106.7% year on year to 323.6 billion JPY in total in March 2022. Compared to March 2019, the result recovered to a 28.3% decrease, improving from a 78.5% decrease in February 2022.
Sales in domestic travel were up 109.8% year on year to 308.8 billion JPY, which were up 22.6% even compared to March 2019 mainly because of an increase in group travel sales. Sales in overseas travel were up 85.2% year on year to 12.6 billion JPY, but still down 92.9% compared to March 2019. Sales in inbound travel were 2.2 billion JPY, 16.5% less than a year ago or 90.4% less than March 2019.
Sales in domestic package tours were up 43.7% year on year to 34.5 billion JPY with 1,142,463 customers (up 51.2% year on year).
Among 45 travel companies, JTB Group’s seven companies remarkably increased sales by 42.6% to 219.8 billion JPY in total, compared to March 2019. HIS (six companies) continued reducing sales by 91.1% to 4.2 billion JPY compared to three years ago because it largely relies on the overseas travel business. KNT-CT Holdings reduced sales by 9.9% to 38.6 billion JPY over three two years ago.