Japan Domestic Travel
Okinawa builds a tourism data platform to deliver more effective information and expand local spending
Okinawa Convention &Visitors Bureau (OCVB) and other organizations will build a tourism data platform to visualize data on tourist needs, movements and consumption for effective delivery of tourism information and expansion of tourist spending.
Airbnb Japan gives financial supports for renovation of old folk houses in Tatsuno Town, Nagano Prefecture
Airbnb Japan signed a partnership agreement with Tatsuno Town in Nagano Prefecture, in which Airbnb gives financial supports for renovation of old folk houses and trial Workcation.
Rakuten Travel opened a special page featuring more than 1,000 lodgings with specific benefits for vaccinated travelers on its booking site.
ANA has started selling a 3-days/2-nights tour for Miyakojima with A380 ‘FLYING HONU,’ which is usually operated for the Honolulu flights. The tour will be performed on October 30 this year.
The Japanese government plans to restart social activities, including travel, with a vaccination passport as early as November
Japanese Prime Minster Yoshihide Suga said, "“The government has a plan to ease restrictions even under declaration of a state of emergency, and taking advantage of a vaccination or test certificate package."
JR East, a railway company, will serve ‘Suica Smart Lock,' which allows you to use Suica, JE East IC card for payment, as an entrance key for a hotel or an office.
20s to 30s males and females and senior males strongly desire to travel within the next year by June 2022
JTB Tourism Research & Consulting’s regular awareness survey finds that 34.5% said they have plans to travel within the next year by June 2022, particularly higher ratios among in 20s to 30s males and females and 60 years old or older males.
Meta Tourism, a new tourism concept, kicks off in Japan, visualizing meanings and values of contents on a digital map
Meta Tourism, a new tourism concept that oversees a variety of content layers for a particular place or a particular phenomenon, has started its activities in earnest, when it held a kick-off event for Sumida Meta Tourism Festival on August 24 2021.
Domestic travel consumption by Japanese travelers in Q2 of 2021 increased by 80% year on year, but still 70% smaller than two years ago
Domestic travel consumption by Japanese travelers was up 80.1% year on year to 1.8 trillion JPY in the second quarter of 2020, as the total number of Japanese domestic travelers was up 92.7% to 63 million.
JAL launches ‘Flight Subscription Service’ from/to Haneda in tie-ups with a subscription-based accommodation service start-up
JAL demonstrates ‘Flight Subscription Service’ with Kabuk Style, a start-up providing a subscription-based accommodation service ‘HafH,' offering a package of three return flights and three nights at fixed 36,000 JPY.
Japan Tourism Agency has decided to extend a subsidy support for local tourism-boosting programs to December 31 2021 from previously October 31 2021, following requests from prefectures.
JTB forecasts 40 million Japanese domestic travelers for this summer vacation period, 45% fewer travelers than two years ago
JTB has forecasted that Japanese domestic travelers for this summer vacation period will be about 40 million, 5.3% more travelers than a year ago but 44.8% fewer travelers than two years ago.
KLOOK offers a driving lesson product for an inexperienced driver in Japan, expecting driving will become more popular amid COVID-19
KLOOK, an in-destination experience booking platform, sells a driving lesson product in Tokyo for an inexperienced drive , expecting to meet new needs from an inexperienced driver amid the pandemic.
Okinawa gives a blue wristband a visitor with vaccination certificate or negative certificate for safe and privilege traveling
To address economic activities and infection prevention together, Okinawa will give a blue wristband to a visitor who shows a vaccination certificate or a negative certificate in August and September.
AI-based sharing mobility service is launched in Japan, offering all-you-can-ride within 2 km from home at 5,000 JPY a month
WILLER has just begun selling AI-based sharing mobility service ‘mobi’ in Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture and Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, as a subscription service at 5,000 JPY a month.
Tourism White Paper 2021 of Japan reveals guest nights for ‘Go To Travel’ campaign totaled 87.8 million for six months
Tourism White Paper 2021 reports guest nights for ‘Go To Travel’ domestic travel boosting campaign for six months and changes of travel trends in Japan, and also clarifies the current challenges and required solutions for the tourism industry.
The Japanese government enters into discussion of dynamic pricing for railway in response to change of lifestyle after COVID-19
The Japanese government has entered into serious discussion about dynamic pricing for railway in response to possible change of working style, expecting that it may help easing congestion in a commuting time zone in urban areas.
Heisei Enterprise, a Japanese sightseeing bus operator, will launch a campaign to pay 1,000 JPY back to a completely vaccinated traveler.
Domestic travel consumption by Japanese travelers was down 50.1% year on year to 1.6 trillion JPY in the first quarter of 2020 under the second declaration of a state of emergency, as Japanese domestic travelers was also down 46.1% to 50 million.
Prince Hotel begins selling a PCR test-packaged plan for Japanese guests, giving a special coupon to a negative guest
Prince Hotel will sell a PCR test-packaged plan in the limited period between May 21 and July 21 2021, offering a special coupon for hotel facilities to a negative guest.