Airbnb is serious about boosting domestic travel demand in Japan, offering a special campaign for nearby destinations
Airbnb has launched a special campaign to boost domestic travel demand in Japan, inspiring Japanese travelers to visit nearby destinations, which seems to be a major trend under the COVID-19 crisis.
Three temporary flights from Narita to Vietnam carried 440 Japanese business travelers in total as the first 'Travel Bubble,' maybe followed by Thailand, Australia or New Zealand.
JTB launches dynamic pricing-based domestic travel tours on its website developing a discount coupon campaign
JTB has started selling ‘dynamic pricing’-based domestic travel tour ‘JTB Dynamic Package MySTYLE’ on its website, offering a special coupon as the online launch celebration.
Japanese overseas travelers was down 99.6% year on year to 5,500 only in May 2020, as the outbound travel market of Japan consecutively had huge damage from COVID-19.
When Japan Tourism Agency unveiled outline of the government’s initiative ‘Go To Travel’ campaign to boost domestic travel demand, Tourism Minister said, "It should be started as soon as possible."
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.
About 40% of Japanese overseas travel lovers plan overseas travels in this coming summer vacation period, according to the latest survey by the leading travel guidebook of Japan.
Kyoto City launches a campaign to support local restaurants and lodgings, encouraging local residents to use them
Kyoto City gives financial supports to local restaurants and lodgings facing the COVID-19 crisis to encourage local residents to use them, in other words, to promote so-called 'micro tourism.'
Subscription-based accommodation booking service for weekdays is launched in Japan, offering 50% discounted room rate
AVEX, one of the biggest entertainment management companies in Japan, offers a subscription-based accommodation booking service for weekdays only at half of the regular room rate.
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%.
34% of Japanese people hope to restart traveling in consecutive holidays in September, while more people worry about bad public images
The combined survey by JTB and JTB Tourism Research & Consulting shows how Japanese people think about restart traveling. Interestingly, more people worry about bad public images when they travel.
‘Relationship population’ is defined as travelers who have deep connection to a particular local region in Japan. The survey finds how people see and expect relationship population.
Tourism minister says ‘GO TO Campaign’ for tourism recovery in Japan will possibly be launched in July
Tourism Minister Akaba said 'GO TO Campaign' for tourism recovery in Japan will be launched in July this year, for which public offering for four targeting areas started on May 26.
The Japanese government has decided to allow people to travel in Japan, inside the prefecture in the beginning, on June 19 2020.
Domestic travel consumption in Japan was down 20% to 3,300 billion JPY in the first quarter of 2020, hit by COVID-19
Domestic travel consumption by Japanese travelers was down 20.5% year on year to 3,347 billion JPY with a 22.3% decreases in travelers in the first quarter of 2020.
The awareness survey on 'travel with COVID-19' shows 60% is reluctant to take in international visitors
The awareness survey on 'travel with COVID-19' finds Japanese travelers' views about the appropriate time to restart traveling, preferable things to do, taking in international visitors and so forth.
Only 3,900 Japanese travelers went overseas in April 2020, reducing by 99.8% compared to 1.67 million travelers a year ago, due to travel ban under state of emergency declaration.
COVID-19-related travel restrictions between Japan and Hawaii, Micronesia and Pacific Islands (As of May 5 2020)
The COVID-19-related travel restrictions between Japan and Hawaii, Micronesia and Pacific Islands are effective. The Japan's Level 2 warning to all countries and regions is also still effective.
Travel Voice summarizes the COVID-19-related travel restrictions between Japan and Southeast Asia and India as of May 6 2020. Japan has refused entries from all of the countries.
COVID-19-related travel restrictions between Japan and U.S., Europe and Australia (As of May 7 2020)
Travel Voice summarizes travel restriction information related to the COVID-19 between Japan and U.S., Europe and Australia as of May 7 2020. Japan refuses entries of foreigners from all of the countries.