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Tokyo Government launches a remote-work promotion program at a hotel, introducing available hotels by area

Tokyo Government launches a remote-work promotion program at a hotel, introducing available hotels by area

Tokyo Metropolitan Government promotes remote work at a hotel, providing potential remote-workers with an opportunity to find hotels offering special plans on the Japan City Hotel Association website.
JNTO draws up a three-steps roadmap to revive the inbound travel market of Japan

JNTO draws up a three-steps roadmap to revive the inbound travel market of Japan

JNTO has revealed its three-steps roadmap toward recovery of the inbound travel market of Japan, though the end of COVID-19 spread is still far away. JNTO said that giving stronger motivations to international travelers will be required.
Tokyo Disneyland reopens on July 1 based on new operation protocol

Tokyo Disneyland reopens on July 1 based on new operation protocol

Tokyo Disney Resort reopened Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea on July 1 2020, based on new operation protocol to avoid COVID-19 infection.
JAL resumes its domestic flights to 66% of the original plan in late July

JAL resumes its domestic flights to 66% of the original plan in late July

Expecting to pick up domestic travel demand in this summer, JAL will resume its domestic flights to 66% of the original plan between July 17 and 31 2020.
New JTB CEO aims to create ‘a new tourism interaction era’ with digital and real combined in the future

New JTB CEO aims to create ‘a new tourism interaction era’ with digital and real combined in the future

New JTB President and CEO Eijiro Yamakita talked about JTB business strategies under the COVID-19 crisis at an inauguration interview with Travel Voice, including acceleration of DX and solution business.
Tourism EXPO Japan will be organized in Okinawa in this autumn as scheduled, but downsized with a different theme

Tourism EXPO Japan will be organized in Okinawa in this autumn as scheduled, but downsized with a different theme

JATA explained Tourism EXPO Japan would be organized in Okinawa in this autumn as scheduled, but the event will be forced to be downsized and change its theme due to COVID-19.
Airbnb is serious about boosting domestic travel demand in Japan, offering a special campaign for nearby destinations

Airbnb is serious about boosting domestic travel demand in Japan, offering a special campaign for nearby destinations

Airbnb has launched a special campaign to boost domestic travel demand in Japan, inspiring Japanese travelers to visit nearby destinations, which seems to be a major trend under the COVID-19 crisis.
JNTO is going to restart promotional activities by market step by step to revive the inbound travel market of Japan

JNTO is going to restart promotional activities by market step by step to revive the inbound travel market of Japan

JNTO Executive Vice President Masashi Kaneko explained at a news conference that JNTO is calmly looking for a chance to restart promotional campaigns by market step by step.
HIS plans to close one-third of all street shops over Japan, putting priority on ensuring liquidity to survive the  COVID-19 crisis

HIS plans to close one-third of all street shops over Japan, putting priority on ensuring liquidity to survive the COVID-19 crisis

When HIS announced half-year financial results for FY2020, it revealed one-third of all street shops will be closed, and puts priority on ensuring liquidity to survive the COVID-19 crisis.
440 Japanese business travelers fly to Vietnam as the first step of reopening borders

440 Japanese business travelers fly to Vietnam as the first step of reopening borders

Three temporary flights from Narita to Vietnam carried 440 Japanese business travelers in total as the first 'Travel Bubble,' maybe followed by Thailand, Australia or New Zealand.
JTB launches dynamic pricing-based domestic travel tours on its website developing a discount coupon campaign

JTB launches dynamic pricing-based domestic travel tours on its website developing a discount coupon campaign

JTB has started selling ‘dynamic pricing’-based domestic travel tour ‘JTB Dynamic Package MySTYLE’ on its website, offering a special coupon as the online launch celebration.
Japanese overseas travelers were down 99.6% to 5.500 only in May 2020

Japanese overseas travelers were down 99.6% to 5.500 only in May 2020

Japanese overseas travelers was down 99.6% year on year to 5,500 only in May 2020, as the outbound travel market of Japan consecutively had huge damage from COVID-19.
International visitors to Japan were down 99.9% again to 1,700 in May 2020, marking zero in 22 markets

International visitors to Japan were down 99.9% again to 1,700 in May 2020, marking zero in 22 markets

International visitors to Japan were down 99.9% year on year to 1,700 in May 2020. Visitors from all of the 22 JNTO ’s targeting markets were almost zero, according to JNTO.
Outline of ‘Go To Travel’ campaign to boost the domestic travel market in Japan is unveiled

Outline of ‘Go To Travel’ campaign to boost the domestic travel market in Japan is unveiled

When Japan Tourism Agency unveiled outline of the government’s initiative ‘Go To Travel’ campaign to boost domestic travel demand, Tourism Minister said, "It should be started as soon as possible."
The Japanese government permitted cross-prefecture travel nationwide and has started ‘Travel Bubble’ discussions with four countries

The Japanese government permitted cross-prefecture travel nationwide and has started ‘Travel Bubble’ discussions with four countries

Japanese prime minister Abe officially announced to allow people to travel crossing prefectures on June 19 and also to start discussion with four designated Vietnam, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand for exceptional travels in advance.
Forty percent of Japanese overseas travel lovers plan to go overseas in this summer

Forty percent of Japanese overseas travel lovers plan to go overseas in this summer

About 40% of Japanese overseas travel lovers plan overseas travels in this coming summer vacation period, according to the latest survey by the leading travel guidebook of Japan.
Kyoto City launches a campaign to support local restaurants and lodgings, encouraging local residents to use them

Kyoto City launches a campaign to support local restaurants and lodgings, encouraging local residents to use them

Kyoto City gives financial supports to local restaurants and lodgings facing the COVID-19 crisis to encourage local residents to use them, in other words, to promote so-called 'micro tourism.'
What is happening in the travel industry of Japan? What should be done next with COVID-19? -Travel Voice LIVE report

What is happening in the travel industry of Japan? What should be done next with COVID-19? -Travel Voice LIVE report

Travel Voice LIVE invited Yuichi Yamada, Japan Travel Bureau Foundation senior researcher, to share his insights about the market trends under COVID-19 and what should be done next.
Subscription-based accommodation booking service for weekdays is launched in Japan, offering 50% discounted room rate

Subscription-based accommodation booking service for weekdays is launched in Japan, offering 50% discounted room rate

AVEX, one of the biggest entertainment management companies in Japan, offers a subscription-based accommodation booking service for weekdays only at half of the regular room rate.
JTB’s joint venture helps tourist facilities in Japan digitalize their ticketing, supporting new normal travel with COVID-19

JTB’s joint venture helps tourist facilities in Japan digitalize their ticketing, supporting new normal travel with COVID-19

JTB and Good Fellows, the leading ticketing system provider, established Good Fellows JTB (GFJ) to help tourist facilities digitalize their ticketing not only for effective operation but also infection prevention.