Japanese travel companies still suffered from a 26% decrease in domestic travel sales in October 2021 even after the emergency declaration was lifted

Japan Tourism Agency announced that sales of 45 major travel companies decreased by 22.1% year on year to157 billion JPY in total in October 2021. Compared to two years ago, the result was down 72.9%.

Sales in domestic travel were down 25.7% year on year to 114.2 billion JPY (down 53.6% over two years ago) even after the declaration of a state of emergency was lifted, and the reduction rate was larger than 5.2% in September 2021. 

Sales in overseas travel were up 93.5% to 6.8 billion JPY (down 96.1% over two years ago). Sales in inbound travel were up 82.5% year on year to 1.3 billion JPY (down 95.6% over two years ago).


Sales in domestic package tours were down 58.6% year on year to 25.3 billion JPY with 770,790 customers (down 60.6% year on year). 

Among 45 travel companies, the top was JTB Group (9 companies) with sales of 47.8 billion JPY (down 69.8% over two year ago). HIS (six companies) reduced sales by 92.5% to 2.9 billion JPY compared to two years ago because it largely relies on the overseas travel business. KNT-CT Holdings (13 group companies) resulted in sales of 13.2 billion JPY (down 71.5% over two years ago). 

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