Japan is the world’s top country acquiring ‘multiple short paid holidays’ among 19 countries and regions
According to the Expedia’s survey on paid holiday in 19 countries and regions, Japan is the world’s top country acquiring ‘multiple short paid holidays' with the ratio of 51%, much higher than 34% in US (2nd). More than half of Japanese also wish paid holidays every month.
JTB Report 2020 for Japanese overseas travel trend in 2019 illustrates the departure rate of Generation Z was 46%
The JTB Report 2020, analyzing the outbound travel market of Japan in 2019, illustrates major reasons for the record-breaking result, and some of the trends are likely to continue even after COVID-19 ends.
Japanese travel planners for this summer vacation have reduced, but travel to a neighbor prefecture is preferred
The ratio of ‘no travel plan’ for this summer vacation accounts for 62%, and even domestic travel planners reduce by 22.1 points year on year to 26.6% maybe because many people still worry about spread of COVID-19.
HIS launches overseas tour ‘Social Travel’ with thorough precautions departing from Japan after October 2020
HIS has started selling overseas package tour ‘Social Travel’ series with thorough precautions against COVID-19, which will be performed after October 2020 following lifting of the current restrictions in both Japan and destinations.
Kobe Tourism Bureau launches smart phone-based city pass ticket to support the local tourism industry
Amid COVID-19, Kobe Tourism Bureau has begun selling smart phone-based the city tour pass to support the local tourism industry and to promote contactless tickets for travelers.
The Japanese government is about to talk with 12 designated countries and regions for restart of bilateral travel
The Japanese government has decided to start talking with 12 designated countries and regions in Aisa for restart of bilateral travels in preparation for precautions against flow of COVID-19 into Japan.
Okinawa is selected as No.1 prefecture in four theme categories of the Japan prefecture attractiveness ranking 2020
The prefecture attractiveness quotient ranking 2020 shows that Okinawa is selected as No.1 prefecture in four theme categories. No.1 local food prefecture is Ishikawa.
AB-ROAD Research Center survey shows that ANA and JAL sweep the passenger satisfaction in all categories as well as overall. Singapore Airlines is ranked 3rd overall, dropping from 1st last year.
Japanese overseas travelers was down 99.3% year on year to 10,700 only in June 2020, and the half-year total reduced by 68.7% to 2,990,400.
The Mastercard survey finds that 40% of Japanese intend to reduce shopping opportunities at real stores’ amid COVDI-19, and the ratio of ‘reducing payment by cash' reached 41%.
The total number of guest nights was down 84.8% year on year to 78.1 million in May 2020, 7.67 million Japanese guest nights (-81.6%) and 140,000 international guest nights (-98.6%).
Tokyo Government launches a remote-work promotion program at a hotel, introducing available hotels by area
Tokyo Metropolitan Government promotes remote work at a hotel, providing potential remote-workers with an opportunity to find hotels offering special plans on the Japan City Hotel Association website.
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.
Outline of the government's leading domestic travel recovery campaign to boost the domestic travel market in Japan is unveiled
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.'