Japan Tourism Agency announced that sales of 45 major travel companies increased by 31.6% year on year to 174 billion JPY in total in December 2021. Compared to two years ago, the result recover to a 54% decrease, improving from a 61.4% decrease in November 2021
Sales in domestic travel were up 31.4% year on year to 166.5 billion JPY (down 19.3% over two years ago), much better than a 16.5% decrease in November 2021, mainly because COVID-19 cases dramatically reduced.
Sales in overseas travel were up 33.9% to 5.7 billion JPY (down 96.4% over two years ago). Sales in inbound travel were up 41.2% year on year to 1.9 billion JPY (down 88.3% over two years ago).
Sales in domestic package tours were down 10.9% year on year to 40.9 billion JPY with 1,296,607 customers (down 7% year on year).
Among 45 travel companies, the top was JTB Group (9 companies) with sales of 79.8 billion JPY (down 40.8% over two year ago). HIS (six companies) reduced sales by 89.4% to 4.3 billion JPY compared to two years ago because it largely relies on the overseas travel business. KNT-CT Holdings (13 group companies) reduced sales by 53.6% to 16.4 billion JPY over two years ago.