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JAL subsidiary LCC ZIP AIR restarted Honolulu services and will launch Singapore services in September 2021

JAL subsidiary LCC ZIP AIR restarted Honolulu services and will launch Singapore services in September 2021

ZIP AIR Tokyo, a JAL subsidiary LCC, restarted a Narita-Honolulu flight a week and will increase the frequency to two flights a week in October, and also will launch Narita-Singapore service in September.
Japanese overseas travelers tripled to 30,000 in June 2021 over a year ago

Japanese overseas travelers tripled to 30,000 in June 2021 over a year ago

The number of Japanese overseas travelers tripled year on year to 30,700 in June 2021. The monthly result, however, was still down 98% compared to two years ago.
International visitors to Japan plunged below 10,000 in June 2021 for the first time in the last four months

International visitors to Japan plunged below 10,000 in June 2021 for the first time in the last four months

The number of international travelers to Japan was 9,300 in June 2021, plunging below 10,000 for the first time since February 2021, down 99.7% compared to two years ago (2,880,041 visitors).
JTB forecasts 40 million Japanese domestic travelers for this summer vacation period, 45% fewer travelers than two years ago

JTB forecasts 40 million Japanese domestic travelers for this summer vacation period, 45% fewer travelers than two years ago

JTB has forecasted that Japanese domestic travelers for this summer vacation period will be about 40 million, 5.3% more travelers than a year ago but 44.8% fewer travelers than two years ago.
Tourism EXPO Japan 2021 in Osaka will be postponed to autumn 2023 due to uncertainty amid the pandemic

Tourism EXPO Japan 2021 in Osaka will be postponed to autumn 2023 due to uncertainty amid the pandemic

Tourism EXPO Japan 2021 in Osaka will be postponed to autumn 2023 due to the uncertain situation, though it is scheduled to be take place from November 25 to 28 this year.
KLOOK offers a driving lesson product for an inexperienced driver in Japan, expecting driving will become more popular amid COVID-19

KLOOK offers a driving lesson product for an inexperienced driver in Japan, expecting driving will become more popular amid COVID-19

KLOOK, an in-destination experience booking platform, sells a driving lesson product in Tokyo for an inexperienced drive , expecting to meet new needs from an inexperienced driver amid the pandemic.
70% of Japanese Gen.Z choose long-haul domestic travel as their next travel after COVID-19 pandemic ends

70% of Japanese Gen.Z choose long-haul domestic travel as their next travel after COVID-19 pandemic ends

69.5% of Japanese Generation Z answered the next travel after the pandemic ends would be ‘long-haul domestic travel’, followed by ‘short-haul domestic travel (62.8%)’ and ‘traveling to Europe (34.3%).’
JTB gives travelers easier booking of local activities on smart phone, linking to a hotel check-in app

JTB gives travelers easier booking of local activities on smart phone, linking to a hotel check-in app

Completing system linkage between JTB BOKUN, a local activity booking and payment platform, and aiPass, a smart check-in OS provided by CUICIN, JTB gives travelers easier booking of local activity on smart phone.
Okinawa gives a blue wristband a visitor with vaccination certificate or negative certificate for safe and privilege traveling

Okinawa gives a blue wristband a visitor with vaccination certificate or negative certificate for safe and privilege traveling

To address economic activities and infection prevention together, Okinawa will give a blue wristband to a visitor who shows a vaccination certificate or a negative certificate in August and September.
Local municipalities of Japan begin receiving applications for Vaccination Passport effective to overseas travelers only

Local municipalities of Japan begin receiving applications for Vaccination Passport effective to overseas travelers only

Local municipalities of Japan will begin receiving applications for Vaccination Passport on July 26, and it will be issued to Japanese overseas travelers who have plans to travel to foreign countries or regions.
KNT-CT and NTA, major Japanese travel firms, provides professional consultations on the third-party travel planning app

KNT-CT and NTA, major Japanese travel firms, provides professional consultations on the third-party travel planning app

KNT-CT and NTA provide travel planning and sharing app 'Holiday' users with professional consultations on the platform, expecting to strengthen touch points with young generations.
Japanese interpreter tour guides serve online tours for Olympic athletes forcibly staying in accommodations

Japanese interpreter tour guides serve online tours for Olympic athletes forcibly staying in accommodations

For locked Olympic and Paralympic athletes, a website operator for inbound travelers serves online tours in cooperation with about 150 interpreter tour guides nationwide.
Japanese guest nights in May 2021 were down 50% over two years ago, with the occupancy rate of 27%

Japanese guest nights in May 2021 were down 50% over two years ago, with the occupancy rate of 27%

the number of Japanese guest nights was still down 50.1% 21 million in May 2021 compared to March 2019, and the average occupancy rate was 27%, worse than 31.7% in April due to the third declaration of a state of emergency.
46 major travel companies of Japan still had a hard time with a 85% decrease in domestic sales in May 2021 over two years ago

46 major travel companies of Japan still had a hard time with a 85% decrease in domestic sales in May 2021 over two years ago

Sales of 46 major travel companies increased by 284.1% year on year to 41.5 billion JPY in total in May 2021, but the result was still 90.2% lower than May 2019. Sales in domestic travel were down 84.9% over two years ago.
Japan Association of Travel Agents asks the government to draw up a roadmap for restart of outbound travel

Japan Association of Travel Agents asks the government to draw up a roadmap for restart of outbound travel

Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) is asking the government to draw up a roadmap for restart of outbound travels, expecting that the outbound travel market will partially restore in the fourth quarter of FY2021.
Japanese visitors to online retail shops were up 19% in Q1 of 2021, but the conversion rate was down 16%

Japanese visitors to online retail shops were up 19% in Q1 of 2021, but the conversion rate was down 16%

According to Adobe report on digital economy trends in Japan market, Japanese visitors to online retail shops were up 19%, and a total of order amount was also up 15%. The conversion rate, however, was down 16%.
Border price between real and online shopping is 30,000 JPY among Japanese consumers

Border price between real and online shopping is 30,000 JPY among Japanese consumers

Hakuhodo survey finds half of respondents selected online shopping for goods of less than 10,000 JPY, while more than 60% said real shopping is better for goods of 30,000 JPY or higher.
Kobe Tourism Bureau sells all-you-can-visit e-ticket for 46 tourist spots in the city

Kobe Tourism Bureau sells all-you-can-visit e-ticket for 46 tourist spots in the city

Kobe Tourism Bureau launched QR-based ‘KOBE Tourism Smart Passport,' which allows a traveler to visit all of up to 46 tourist spots in Kobe City including Kobe Port or Arima Onsen.
JAL is driving its LCC strategy in earnest, establishing three LCC networks based in Narita for tourists and VFR

JAL is driving its LCC strategy in earnest, establishing three LCC networks based in Narita for tourists and VFR

JAL is developing its LCC strategy in earnest, establishing LCC networks based in Narita Airport with a consolidated subsidiary SPRING JAPN, additionally investing Jetstar Japan and a 100% subsidiary ZIP AIR.
Paper vaccination passport will be issued in late July in Japan, followed by digital passport later

Paper vaccination passport will be issued in late July in Japan, followed by digital passport later

Chief Cabinet Secretary revealed that paper vaccination passports will be issued in late July by local governments after the vaccination rule is amended.