Closed hotels and ryokans for the first nine months of 2021 were already more than those in the last year
Teikoku Data Bank reported that the number of closed hotels and ryokans for the first nine months of 2021 was 143, already more than the last year or the most in the last decade.
Kyoto City supports a MICE organizer by subsidizing the expense of up to 3 million JPY for PCR tests
Kyoto City and Kyoto Convention Bureau launched a support program to subsidize four-fifths of the expense on PCR tests for a MICE organizer.
Japanese railway JR East starts offering designated ‘Shinkansen Office Car’ with no additional fare on all lines
JR East will begin offering the 8th Shinkansen car on all Tohoku, Hokuriku and Jyoetsu lines as ‘Shinkansen Office Car’ exclusively for business travelers to establish a seamless work space network.
ANA and JAL come into line in familiarizing Sustainable Air Fuel, targeting zero emission from air transportation in 2050
ANA and JAL drew up a joint report ‘Toward Virtually Zero CO2 Emissions from Air Transport in 2050’ toward a joint effort to expand awareness and understanding of Sustainable Air Fuel (SAF) in Japan.
11 travel companies join the government-leading ‘vaccination and test package’ demonstration for their selected 38 tours departing mostly from Tokyo to a variety of destinations nationwide.
How are travel and transportation companies in Japan changing after emergency declaration was lifted?
Since declaration of a state of emergency related to COVID-19 in Japan was lifted, travel and transportation companies have seen good signs for demand recovery. How are their businesses changing?
Kyoto anticipates quick recovery of tourists in this autumn leaves season from low occupancy rate of 26.8% in August
Japanese guests in 100 hotels in Kyoto City were up 30.4% in August 2021 compared to a year ago or down 20.6% compared to two year ago. DMO KYOTO has foreseen that the occupancy rate will rise in November, the autumn leaves month, due to ease of travel restriction.
‘Adventure Travel World Summit 2023’ will be held in Hokkaido, expecting to be a chance to boost travel after COVID-19
Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) 2023 will be held in Hokkaido as a real event, which is expected to become one of the keys for tourism revitalization after COVID-19.
ANA and JAL launch campaigns to give perks to vaccinated travelers and travelers with negative certificates
ANA Group and JAL Group launched campaigns to encourage fully-vaccinated travelers or travelers with negative certificates to travel in Japan, following complete lifting of declaration of a state of emergency.
Ministry of Tourism of Japan is demonstrating ‘vaccination and test package’ for smooth and safe travel
Ministry of of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism will begin demonstrating ‘vaccination and test package' for designated tours or accommodations, following lifting of declaration of a state of emergency on September 30 2021.
Self-quarantine for vaccinated travelers is shortened to 10 days in Japan in accordance with lifting of the emergency declaration
The Japanese government has shortened a self-quarantine period for vaccinated travelers from two weeks to 10 days since October 1 2021 following lifting of declaration of a state of emergency.
Hankyu Travel International launched a new business to propose programs to reduce CO2 emission for MICE and group travel to use environment-friendly accommodations and transportations and a carbon-offset scheme.
Club Tourism and Future Sessions, a project promotor for public organizations, produce National Park tours in ties up with local J. League professional football clubs in Tottori and Nagano.
Okinawa builds a tourism data platform to deliver more effective information and expand local spending
Okinawa Convention &Visitors Bureau (OCVB) and other organizations will build a tourism data platform to visualize data on tourist needs, movements and consumption for effective delivery of tourism information and expansion of tourist spending.
HIS establishes a partnership body to create a distribution channel to promote tourism in Japan with Japanese foods
HIS and Terroir and Tradition Japan, a food trading firm, established a partnership body ‘Fooravel & Delivalue’ to deliver information on a variety of Japanese foods particularly in Europe.
Airbnb Japan gives financial supports for renovation of old folk houses in Tatsuno Town, Nagano Prefecture
Airbnb Japan signed a partnership agreement with Tatsuno Town in Nagano Prefecture, in which Airbnb gives financial supports for renovation of old folk houses and trial Workcation.
Rakuten Travel opened a special page featuring more than 1,000 lodgings with specific benefits for vaccinated travelers on its booking site.
The Sankei Research & Data survey on the future tourism finds that 69.8% of respondents intend to use domestic travel boosting program ‘Go To Travel’ if its restarts.
HIS increased net loss to 33.2 billion JPY for the third quarter of FY2021 from November 1 2020 to July 31 2021 from 16.7 billion JPY a year earlier, and sales were continuously down 77.4% year on year.
sales of 46 major travel companies increased by 214.6% year on year to 111.6 billion JPY in total in July 2021, and sales in inbound travel were largely up 2883.2% year on year to 27.6 billion JPY because of Tokyo Olympics.