How much economic impacts are Osaka EXPO, IR and Linear Shinkansen generating in Kansai area?
Dai-ichi Life Research Institute analyzed that economic impacts by IR including casinos will be more than the EXPO, calculating economic ripple effect of about 1.14 trillion JPY a year to Kansai area.
Nissan ties up with local DMO in Aomori to create ‘easy camping car’ tours, expecting to solve the secondary transportation issue
Nissan, one of the leading automobile companies in Japan, tied up with ‘Clan PEONY Tsugaru,’ a local DMO in Aomori Prefecture, to test use of ‘NIssan Caravan’ as an easy camping car for city tours.
ANA seriously tries to reduce food losses on international flights with two new options
ANA will begin offering pre-ordered ‘Quick & Light Meal’ and ‘No Thank you Option’ on its international flights to reduce food losses.
Japanese 20s pay more attention to sustainability in traveling than other generations, especially feeling trashes in a destination as a big issue
According to Rakuten Travel survey, the most answers of paying attention to sustainability in traveling is found in 20s, while the least answers in 40s.The most motivated reason for changing awareness is ‘food loss or food crisis’ (45.6%).
Hong Kong-based experience booking platform Klook CEO reveals Japan was the top destinations in sales in 2022
Ethan Lin, Hong Kong-based local experience booking platform ‘Klook’ CEO and Co-founder, recently visited Japan to talk about the current market trend of inbound travel to Japan.
JTB partners a health-tech company to strengthen medical tourism for luxury inbound travelers to Japan
JTB signed a contract with Smart Health Net to develop medical tourism for luxury inbound travelers to provide high-grade comprehensive medical services for inbound travelers.
Japanese outbound travelers reached 540,000 from 18 local airports in addition to major airports in February 2023
The number of Japanese overseas travelers were 537,700 in February 2023, approximately 100,000 more travelers than the previous month.
International arrivals recovered to 1.5 million with more arrivals from Singapore and Middle East than 2019
The number of international visitors in Japan in February 2023 was 1,475,300. Visitors from some source markets, such as Singapore or Middle East, were more than 2019.
Japan Tourism Agency draws up a plan to boost outbound travel with three actions
Japan Tourism Agency drew up a policy package to recover the outbound travel market, expecting to achieve 20 million travelers, the 2019 level, as soon as possible.
Booking.com collected the most word-of-mouth postings in Japan, according to TrustYou
TrustYou revealed that Booking.com collected the most word-of-mouth postings with a share of 34% in Japan, followed by Google with 21%.
Queen Elizabeth will restart Japan cruises in April 2023, stopping by Ishigaki, Hakata, Miyako, Aburatsu and Otaru for the first time
Cunard will resume Japan-based cruises of Queen Elizabeth in April 2023, stopping by Ishigaki, Hakata, Miyako, Aburatsu and Otaru for the first time.
JAL will resume flights for China in this summer, serving three flights a day on Haneda-Shanghai routes
JAL will largely resume flights for China in this coming summer schedule beginning on March 26 2023, including new daily flights (JL89/JL80) on the Haneda-Shanghai (Pudong).
Japan Customer Satisfaction Index 2022 selects four hotels in the annual top 10 overall
‘Japan Customer Satisfaction Index 2022’ is announced. The most-satisfied company is ‘Shiki Theatre Company,' and four hotels are ranked among top 10.
ANA unveils products and services of its new international brand ‘Air Japan’ with a business model in between FSC and LCC
ANA unveiled seats, in-flight services, cabin attendant uniforms and boarding music of its new international brand ‘Air Japan,’ which is scheduled to take off to Southeast Asia from Narita International Airport in February 2024.
British Airways will extend its Haneda network to 11 flights a week on March 26
British Airways will increase frequencies on the London-Haneda route from seven flights a week today to 11 flights a week on March 26 2023.
Wealthy population in Japan is estimated at 1.5 million households, including 90,000 super-rich people
Wealthy population in Japan is estimated at 1.49 million households in 2021, who hold financial assets of 364 trillion JPY in total, according to Nomura Research Institute (NRI).
Japan Tourism Agency launches a public-private committee to encourage companies to introduce telework and Workcation rules
Japan Tourism Agency launched a public-private committee for telework and Workcation promotion to create momentum for telework and Workcation and working on companies to introduce new corporate rules.
Veltra, a Japanese leading experience booking platform, extends partnership with Tiqets for API connection to increase sales channels
Veltra, a Japanese leading experience and tour booking platform, and Tiqets have agreed to extend the strategic partnership, including transition of business operation by Tiqets in Japan to Linktivity, a subsidiary of Veltra.
Japanese government has eased entry restrictions from mainland China and allowed airlines to fly to local airports since March 1
The Japanese government has eased temporary entry restrictions from mainland China and has allowed airlines to operate or increase flights from mainland China to local airports since March 1 2023.
Issued Japanese passports increased in 2022, but valid passport holders decreased
the number of issued Japanese passports in 2022 was up 117.5% to about 1.37 million, but valid passports as of the end of 2022 reduced from 24 million a year ago to 21.7 million.