Japan Domestic Travel

JTB survey shows willingness to travel in Japan has rapidly increased among young females

JTB survey shows willingness to travel in Japan has rapidly increased among young females

JTB survey shows that more answers of ‘I am willing to travel in Japan more than before' were found among females than among males, and the ratio of 20s and 30s females was particularly higher than any other age and sex segments.
JTB and three partners create order-made Workcation plans for a private sector

JTB and three partners create order-made Workcation plans for a private sector

JTB, Snow Peak Business Solutions, JAL and Mitsubishi Estate will create order-made Workcation Plan to solve corporate challenges, assigning a Workcation expert.
JAL and NEC jointly demonstrate the face recognition processing with a mask on in Kagoshima Prefecture

JAL and NEC jointly demonstrate the face recognition processing with a mask on in Kagoshima Prefecture

JAL and NEC will jointly demonstrate the face recognition precessing with a mask on at Kagoshima Airport and in Kirishima City until April 21 2021, testing how it works in travel experiences.
Airbnb is willing to contribute to creation of ‘engaged travelers’ in Japan, trying to increase Japanese guests

Airbnb is willing to contribute to creation of ‘engaged travelers’ in Japan, trying to increase Japanese guests

Airbnb County Manager Japan Yasuyuki Tanabe talked about 'relationship travelers' in Japan, which are expected to increase Airbnb guests, and also explained the latest awareness survey on Japanese minds to restart traveling.
32 governors, two-third of all 47, request restart of ‘Go To Travel,’ claiming tourism is essential for local economy

32 governors, two-third of all 47, request restart of ‘Go To Travel,’ claiming tourism is essential for local economy

Governors of 32 prefectures, two-third of all 47 prefectures, jointly requested gradual restart of ‘Go To Travel' in low-infection prefectures first and extension of the term beyond originally the end of June this year to boost local economy.
Japanese Guest nights worsened to a 50% reduction in January 2021, largely affected by the state of emergency declaration from December  2020

Japanese Guest nights worsened to a 50% reduction in January 2021, largely affected by the state of emergency declaration from December 2020

The number of Japanese guest nights was down 51.1% year on year to 16.4 million in January 2021, largely affected by the state of emergency declaration from December 2020, and the average occupancy rate dropped to 23.7% from 37.7% in December.
Closed accommodations outnumbered opened accommodations in Kyoto City through 2020 amid the pandemic

Closed accommodations outnumbered opened accommodations in Kyoto City through 2020 amid the pandemic

The total number of Japanese guests in major hotels in Kyoto City was down 32.5% year on year in 2020. New 518 hotels opened, while 580 hotels closed through 2020. The total number of hotels in Kyoto City decreased year on year for the first time since 2015.
Mitsui’s managing hotels in Japan sell a subscription service to choose a hotel or a room you like on a monthly basis

Mitsui’s managing hotels in Japan sell a subscription service to choose a hotel or a room you like on a monthly basis

Mitsui Fudosan and Mitsui Fudosan Hotel Management will launch a subscription service for three hotel brands in Japan to choose a hotel or a room you like on a monthly basis.
Domestic travel consumption of Japanese travelers halved to 9.9 trillion JPY in 2020, and travel expenditure a traveler were also down

Domestic travel consumption of Japanese travelers halved to 9.9 trillion JPY in 2020, and travel expenditure a traveler were also down

Domestic travel consumption by Japanese travelers was down 46.5% year on year to 2,694 billion JPY in the fourth quarter of 2020 (October to December 2020), and the yearly total accordingly decreased by 54.9% to 9,898 billion JPY. Travel expenditure was down 9.2% to 33,925 JPY a traveler a trip in 2020.
Japanese domestic recovery program ‘Go To Travel’ users reached 82.8 million guest night in total with a budget of 484 billion JPY

Japanese domestic recovery program ‘Go To Travel’ users reached 82.8 million guest night in total with a budget of 484 billion JPY

users of Japanese domestic travel recovery program ‘Go To Travel’ reached about 82.8 million guest nights in total by December 15 2020, using a budget of 484.2 billion JPY at least for the program.
More than 60% of all bookings in hotels in Kyoto City were cancelled in New Year holiday period due to suspension of ‘Go To Travel’

More than 60% of all bookings in hotels in Kyoto City were cancelled in New Year holiday period due to suspension of ‘Go To Travel’

DMO KYOTO announced that the occupation rate of 35 hotels in Kyoto City was 31.1% in the New Year holiday period, and 63.8% of all bookings in the period were cancelled following the announcement of the tentative suspension of 'Go To Travel' nationwide on December 14 2020.
Sharing economy market scale of Japan is expected to grow to 14 trillion JPY in FY2030 without anxiety about COVID-19

Sharing economy market scale of Japan is expected to grow to 14 trillion JPY in FY2030 without anxiety about COVID-19

Sharing Economy Association says that the sharing economy market scale of Japan is expected to reach 2.1 trillion JPY in FY2020 and to grow to 14.2 trillion JPY without any anxieties about COVID-19. The market scale of space sharing services including private home sharing will amount to 342.9 billion JPY in FY2020.
ANA and JAL suffered a 60% decrease in passengers during the 2020-2021New Year holidays, affected by suspension of ‘Go To Travel’

ANA and JAL suffered a 60% decrease in passengers during the 2020-2021New Year holidays, affected by suspension of ‘Go To Travel’

ANA and JAL reduced their domestic flight passengers by around 60% year on year and dropped the load factors to 40% during the 2020-2021 New Year holiday period, largely affected by suspension of the domestic travel recovery program 'Go To Travel' nationwide.
The government declares the second state of emergency in Tokyo and three neighbor prefectures, sticking to Tokyo Olympics this summer

The government declares the second state of emergency in Tokyo and three neighbor prefectures, sticking to Tokyo Olympics this summer

The Japanese government declared the second stare of emergency in Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama on January 7 for a month until February 8, while Prime Minister Suga showed a willingness to host Tokyo Olympics this summer.
Users of ‘Go To Travel,’ Japan’s domestic travel recovery initiative, reached 68.5 million as of the end of November, using a budget of 400 billion JPY

Users of ‘Go To Travel,’ Japan’s domestic travel recovery initiative, reached 68.5 million as of the end of November, using a budget of 400 billion JPY

‘Go To Travel,’ the Japan’s domestic travel recovery initiative, was used by 68.5 billion guest nights from the opening day of July 11 to the end of November, and a budget used for the initiative totaled about 406.3 billion JPY at least.
Travel consumption of 318.7 billion JPY may be lost due to  nationwide tentative suspension of the Japan’s domestic travel recovery initiative

Travel consumption of 318.7 billion JPY may be lost due to nationwide tentative suspension of the Japan’s domestic travel recovery initiative

JTB Tourism Research & Consulting has calculated losses of 9.6 million travelers and 318.7 billion JPY in travel consumption due to the tentative suspension. Japanese domestic travelers during 2020-2021 New Year holiday period is expected to reduce by 73% to 7.9 million from 29.3 million a year ago.
Japan’s domestic travel recovery initiative ‘Go To Travel’ will be suspended nationwide until January 11 2021

Japan’s domestic travel recovery initiative ‘Go To Travel’ will be suspended nationwide until January 11 2021

The Japanese government decided to suspend the domestic travel recovery initiative ‘Go To Travel’ nationwide until January 11 to make all efforts to stop infection spread. Compensation of cancellations for travel operators is up to 50% of the booked travel price.
Kyoto saw the first growth of Japanese guest nights in the past 13 months in October 2020 with the occupancy rate of 40% of higher

Kyoto saw the first growth of Japanese guest nights in the past 13 months in October 2020 with the occupancy rate of 40% of higher

Japanese guest nights in Kyoto City in October 2020 were up 2.2% year on year, the first monthly growth in the past 13 months since September 2019, and the average occupancy rate was also up 8.2 point to 41.0% compared to September, marking the first 40% or higher since Declaration of the State of Emergency.
Japan Tourism Agency boosts ‘decentralized travel’ as a New Normal traveling style

Japan Tourism Agency boosts ‘decentralized travel’ as a New Normal traveling style

Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) is developing ‘decentralized travel’ campaign as a New Normal traveling style. Using the special logo, travel operators are developing their original campaigns, creating decentralized travel-themed products and offering reward opportunities.
The Japanese government decides extension of ‘Go To Travel’ initiative to June 2021 and reception of small group inbound travelers

The Japanese government decides extension of ‘Go To Travel’ initiative to June 2021 and reception of small group inbound travelers

The Japanese government has decided to extend 'Go To Travel' to the end of June next year from originally January 31 2021 and also to receive small group inbound travelers step by step toward Tokyo Olympics next summer.