Japan Domestic Travel

Why does Agoda invest a large scale of budget into the Japan market?A leader in Japan talks about its strategies

Why does Agoda invest a large scale of budget into the Japan market?A leader in Japan talks about its strategies

Singapore-based OTA Agoda has been raising its presence in the Japan market. A leader of the OTA in Japan talked about its unique strategies both for domestic travel and for inbound travel.
ANA will resume domestic flights in latter half of FY2022 to the pre-COVID-19 level

ANA will resume domestic flights in latter half of FY2022 to the pre-COVID-19 level

ANA Group will resume the number of domestic flights, combined Peach Aviation flights, in the latter half of FY2022 to the pre-COVID-19 level. Peach will resume daily Haneda-Seoul (Incheon) services on October 30 2022.
Japanese young travelers are still willing to travel on their own judgements even amid the 7th COVID-19 wave

Japanese young travelers are still willing to travel on their own judgements even amid the 7th COVID-19 wave

The latest JTB Tourism Research & Consulting survey shows that the ratio of ‘planning to domestic travel within the next year’ was slightly up 1.9 points from the previous survey in March 2022 to 41.1%. Regarding criteria to travel, 33.9% said that they want to travel on their own judgements.
Okinawa encourages travelers to use public transportation, appealing non-rent-a-car trips

Okinawa encourages travelers to use public transportation, appealing non-rent-a-car trips

Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) encourages travelers to use public transportation without rent-a-car as a new trip way in Okinawa.The renewed site introduces model courses or trip itineraries.
Users on top 5 Japanese OTAs increased by 1.5 times in Q1 of FY2022 year on year

Users on top 5 Japanese OTAs increased by 1.5 times in Q1 of FY2022 year on year

All of top 5 Japanese OTAs increased by 1.5 times or more in the first quarter of FY2022 (April to June) compared to a year ago. Top OTA was jalan.net with 13.7 million users increasing by 71%.
Japanese domestic traveler’s mindset is changing to ‘I may as well choose better travel’ amid rise in cost

Japanese domestic traveler’s mindset is changing to ‘I may as well choose better travel’ amid rise in cost

Japanese domestic traveler’s mindset is changing to ‘I may as well choose better travel’ amid rise in cost, according to Jalan Research Center's survey. The ratio of domestic overnight travelers was 34.1% in FY2021, 2.9 higher points than FY2020.
The most-satisfied prefecture in domestic travel is Wakayama, rising from 8th in the previous survey

The most-satisfied prefecture in domestic travel is Wakayama, rising from 8th in the previous survey

The most-satisfied prefecture in domestic travel was Wakayama, rising from 8th in the previous survey, followed by Okinawa as 2nd and Mie as 3rd. The most-attractive prefecture for local foods was Fukui, followed by Ishikawa and Toyama.
A bio-jet fuel sightseeing flight tour in Goto Islands, Nagasaki is now on sale

A bio-jet fuel sightseeing flight tour in Goto Islands, Nagasaki is now on sale

JTB has begun selling a sustainable flight tour to Goto Islands in Nagasaki Prefecture, using Oriental Air Bridge aircraft with the Euglena bio-jet fuel ‘Susteo’ refueled.
The Japanese government decides to postpone “Nationwide travel support program’ due to surge of COVID-19 BA.5 cases

The Japanese government decides to postpone “Nationwide travel support program’ due to surge of COVID-19 BA.5 cases

The Japanese government has decided to postpone “Nationwide travel support program’ due ti surge of COVID-19 BA.5 cases, though it was originally expected to start in early July, but Prefectural discount support program is extended to the end of August.
ANA, JAL and three regional airlines in Kyushu collaborate for a joint demand-boosting campaign

ANA, JAL and three regional airlines in Kyushu collaborate for a joint demand-boosting campaign

ANA, JAL and three regional airlines in Kyushu of Amakusa Airlines, Oriental Air Bridge and Japan Air Commuter have developed a joint demand-boosting campaign to give the three regional airlines’ tickets or local or original products.
Japanese domestic travelers in this summer vacation are expected to be back to a 3% reduction of the 2019 level ― JTB forecasts

Japanese domestic travelers in this summer vacation are expected to be back to a 3% reduction of the 2019 level ― JTB forecasts

JTB has forecasted that the number of Japanese domestic travelers in this summer vacation period (July 15 to August 31 2022) is expected to reach 70 million, 75.9% more travelers than a year ago or just 3.3% fewer travelers to the same period 2019.
Japanese guest nights in May 2022 were recovered to a 11% reduction compared to May 2019

Japanese guest nights in May 2022 were recovered to a 11% reduction compared to May 2019

The total number of Japanese guest nights in May 2022 (provisionally) was up 81% year on year to 37 million, 11% fewer guests nights than the same month in 2019, and the occupancy rate was 46.7% overall, higher than 43.2% in April 2022.
96% of Workcation experiences in Okinawa say they want to come back again, but the biggest issue is cost

96% of Workcation experiences in Okinawa say they want to come back again, but the biggest issue is cost

95.6% of Workcation experiences in Okinawa answered that they want to come back again for Workcation. Regarding hurdles for Workcation, the most answers were found in ‘cost.'
ANA, JAL and railway companies develop a joint tourism campaign ‘Welcome Back Tokyo’

ANA, JAL and railway companies develop a joint tourism campaign ‘Welcome Back Tokyo’

ANA, JAL, JR Tokai, JR East and Tokyo Metro is developing a joint tourism campaign ‘Welcome Back Tokyo,' offering gift opportunities on Instagram and Twitter.
Domestic tourism campaign of Japan will be extended nationwide in early July, subsidizing more financial supports

Domestic tourism campaign of Japan will be extended nationwide in early July, subsidizing more financial supports

Domestic tourism campaign will be extended from within the six designated regional blocks currently to the whole nation in early July 2022, financially supporting up to 8,000 JPY a night for travels using public transportation and up to 5,000 JPY a night for other travels.
Japanese guest nights recovered to a 16% reduction in March 2022 compared to March 2019

Japanese guest nights recovered to a 16% reduction in March 2022 compared to March 2019

The total number of Japanese guest nights in April 2022 (provisionally) was up 49.8% year on year to 33.3 million, and the occupancy rate was 43.2% overall, 21.8 lower points than 2019.
The best ‘must-go-flower park’ in Japan is ‘Ashikaga Flower Park’ with gorgeous spring wisteria in Tochigi Prefecture

The best ‘must-go-flower park’ in Japan is ‘Ashikaga Flower Park’ with gorgeous spring wisteria in Tochigi Prefecture

Travel magazine ‘Jalan' survey finds that the best ‘must-go-flower park’ in Japan is ‘Ashikaga Flower Park’ in Tochigi Prefecture, a well-known park for spring wisteria.
Okinawa expects to restore incoming tourists well even after the Golden Week holiday period

Okinawa expects to restore incoming tourists well even after the Golden Week holiday period

Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCVB) announced its forecast to increase incoming tourists for the first three months of FY2022 (April to June 2022) by 113.7% year on year to 1,187,000.
ANA Group and partners launch a concierge brand for luxury travelers to create unique and rich experiences

ANA Group and partners launch a concierge brand for luxury travelers to create unique and rich experiences

ANA X and ANA Business Jet, ANA Group companies, have joined ‘Travel concierge services for luxury travelers’ program to launch ‘nfinity,’ a travel concierge brand, which is engaged in development of unique and rich experiences.
The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry requests government's initiatives for tourism recovery, including effective operation of Go To Travel

The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry requests government's initiatives for tourism recovery, including effective operation of Go To Travel

The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) Tourism Committee compiled requests for tourism recovery in Japan, including effective operation of ‘Go To Travel’ and extension of the program.