International cruise travelers to Japan were down 12% to 2.15 million in 2019, affected by a decrease in cruises from China
The number of international cruise travelers to Japan was down 12.2% year on year to 2.15 million in 2019 because of a decrease in cruises departing from China, and port calls in Japan also down 2.2% to 2,866.
Japanese guest nights were down 52% YOY in August 2020, not so stimulated by the government’s tourism recovery initiative
The total number of guest nights was down 58.4% year on year to 26.3 million in August 2020 (preliminary report). The monthly result of Japanese guest nights worsened from a 47.9% reduction in July 2020 with no positive effect yet from Go To Travel campaign.
Akiko Yoshida, new Executive Senior Vice President at JNTO, talked about what JNTO can do now amid no inbound travel demand. Looking at the future, JNTO helps local communities create higher quality tourism contents.
The inbound travel market of Japan continued having a hard time, as international arrivals were down 99.7% year on year to 8,700 in August 2020. Due to travel restrictions, the almost zero results have been seen since April.
Japan is selected as the top destination in Asia and the second in US, Europe and Australia in willingness of post-COVID-19 travel
Japan is the most preferred destination to visit after COVID-19 ends among Asian travelers, according to the joint survey by DBJ and JTBF. They point out that ‘traditional cleanness’ of Japan will be one of the keys to attract international travelers again.
International visitors to Japan were down 99% to 3,800 in July 2020, marking YOY reductions for 10 months in a row
JNTO reported international visitors to Japan was down 99.9% year on year to 3,800 in July 2020, and the YOY reduction was seen for ten months in a row, and the almost zero results have been seen since April.
Economic impact of the Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 reached 646.4 billion ($6.1 billion) JPY in total. Local consumption by spectators amounted to 388.9 billion JPY ($3.6 billion), out of which consumption by international spectators amounted to 348.2 billion JPY ($3.3 billion).
TripAdvisor Japan leader gives its survey-based insight into recovery of the inbound travel at Travel Voice LIVE market
Travel Voice LIVE in late July welcomed TripAdvisor Japan leader Tomoe Makino to discuss an insight into the future inbound travel market, based on the consumer survey in six countries including Japan.
Visitors to Japan from South Korea, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong were only 460 in June 2020, 100 from South Korea, 300 visitors from China, 50 from Taiwan and fewer than 10 from Hong Kong.
The Japanese government is about to talk with 12 designated countries and regions for restart of bilateral travel
The Japanese government has decided to start talking with 12 designated countries and regions in Aisa for restart of bilateral travels in preparation for precautions against flow of COVID-19 into Japan.
International visitors to Japan was down 99.9% to 2,600 in June 2020, almost zero in 22 markets for three months in a row
International visitors to Japan was down 99.9% year on year to 2,600 in June 2020.Visitors from all of the 22 JNTO ’s targeting markets were almost zero for three months in a row.
The total number of guest nights was down 84.8% year on year to 78.1 million in May 2020, 7.67 million Japanese guest nights (-81.6%) and 140,000 international guest nights (-98.6%).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The total number of guest nights was down 76.9 year on year to 10.8 million in April 2020 in Japan, deadly damaged by COVID-19. International guest nights were down 97.4%.
Linktivity of Japan connects railway companies or tourist facilities to sales agents for e-ticketing service to international visitors
Linktivity is a new service in Japan to connect suppliers, such as railways or tourist facilities, to international travelers with QR code e-ticket service sold through travel agents.
JNTO statistics shows that International visitors from U.S., U.K. and Australia to Japan were almost zero in April 2020 obviously due to COVID-19.
The inbound travel market of Japan lost almost 100% of international visitors in April 2020 obviously because of travel restrictions under the COVID-19 pandemic.