Japan Domestic Travel

Okinawa gives a blue wristband a visitor with vaccination certificate or negative certificate for safe and privilege traveling

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

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 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 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.
A Japanese bus operator develops a campaign to pay 1,000 JPY back to a vaccinated traveler

A Japanese bus operator develops a campaign to pay 1,000 JPY back to a vaccinated traveler

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 of Japanese travelers halved to 1.6 trillion JPY in Q1 of 2021

Domestic travel consumption of Japanese travelers halved to 1.6 trillion JPY in Q1 of 2021

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 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.
Japan Tourism Agency gives an additional support of 100 billion JPY to lodging services for health protocol and Workcation

Japan Tourism Agency gives an additional support of 100 billion JPY to lodging services for health protocol and Workcation

Japan Tourism Agency gives an additional financial supports of 100 billion JPY to lodging services for more enhanced health protocol and new developments for Workcation.
Domestic travelers in Japan are expected to double to 9.5 million in this year’s Golden Week, but to remain a 60% reduction over 2019

Domestic travelers in Japan are expected to double to 9.5 million in this year’s Golden Week, but to remain a 60% reduction over 2019

Domestic travelers are expected to reach 9.5 million in this year’s Golden Week period between April 25 and May 5, about 1.9 times more travelers than a year ago, and travel consumption is expected to amount to 306.9 billion JPY in total, about 2.1 times more consumption than a year ago.
ANA and local ground transportations in Osaka offer a packaged ticket for ANA users

ANA and local ground transportations in Osaka offer a packaged ticket for ANA users

ANA and four ground transportation companies in Osaka offer a reasonable packaged ticket called ‘Osaka Aozora Kiipu’ for ANA flight users on ANA Airport Access Navi to receive a packaged transportation ticket at Itami Airport at once.
JTB survey shows only 10% of Japanese people have plan to travel in Golden Week holiday season

JTB survey shows only 10% of Japanese people have plan to travel in Golden Week holiday season

JTB survey shows that the ratio of Japanese people who have plans to travel in a week-long Golden Week season of 2021 is only 10.3%. Many people answered that they will cancel their planning travels when declaration of a state of emergency is issued.
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.