Domestic travel sales of 43 major travel companies in Japan recovered to the pre-pandemic level in November 2022
Sales of 43 major travel companies increased by 76.9% year on year to 309.4 billion JPY in total in November 2022. Domestic travel sales were up 56% year on year to 256.5 billion JPY, which were up 0.9% even compared to pre-pandemic November 2019.
Spending per international traveler in Japan in the last three months of 2022 exceeded the pre-pandemic level
Spending in Japan by international travelers for three months from October to December 2022 was estimated at 595.2 billion JPY. Spending per international traveler was up 24.6% to 212,000 JPY even compared to three years ago.
International arrivals in Japan in December 2022 were 1.5 times more than the previous month, totaling 3.8 million in 2022
The number of international arrivals in Japan in 2022 was 3,831,900, which were 88% fewer arrivals than 2019. In December 2022, arrivals were up 1.5 times to 1.37 million compared to November. The largest source market in December 2022 was South Korea with 456,100 visitors.
40% of Japanese domestic travel experiences are aware of 17 SDGs goals, higher than general consumers
JTB Tourism Research & Consulting’s survey on SDGs finds that the awareness rate of 17 SGDs goals among domestic travel experiences in the past three years was 40.8%. The most important action in tourism was ‘preserving sea richness (38.1%)’
No.1 on-time performance airport is Haneda in Japan with 90%, and ANA as 2nd and JAL as 3rd for airlines
Haneda Airport was top with the on-time departure rate of 90.33%, and ANA and JAL were ranked as 2nd with 88.61% and 3rd with 88% respectively for on-time airline arrival rate, according to Cirium on-time performance airports and airlines in 2022.
More than 60% of Japanese Generation Z do not want to drive in Okinawa, and 80% want to use public transportation
62.9% of Generation Z living in Tokyo or Osaka areas answered that they do not want to drive in Okinawa. 83.3% of those want to use public transportation in Okinawa, according to Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB)’ survey.
The number of Japanese overseas travelers were 379,200 in November 2022, just about 30,000 more travelers than 349,557 in the previous month. Compared to November 2019 (1,642,333 travelers), the result was still down 79.6%.
Foreigner arrivals in Japan were close to 1 million in November 2022 with more arrivals from South Korea than 2019
the number of international arrivals in Japan almost doubled to 934,500 in November 2022 from 498,600 in the previous month. The largest source market in November 2022 was South Korea with 315,400 visitors, which were 53.8% more than even November 2019.
ANA and JAL together provide 10% fewer domestic seats and 77% fewer international seats in 2022 than 2019
OAG revealed that Japanese airlines provide about 30 million seats in total in December 2022, which were still 82% of the monthly total in December 2019 but 27% more seats than January 2022. ANA Group occupies 42% of the total available seats, JAL Group is 30.5%.
The most globally powerful city in 2022 is London, followed by Tokyo as 3rd, influenced by timing of border open
According to ‘Global Power City Index 2022’ by the Mori Memorial Foundation Institute for Urban Strategies, the most powerful city is London, followed by New York and Tokyo. The ranking and scores this year are influenced by timing of the border open and of receiving tourists.
The No.1 searched destination in Japan on NAVITIME is Universal Studio Japan, and event venues were more searched
According to ‘NAVITIME Spot Search Ranking 2022,' The most-searched destination was Universal Studio Japan in Osaka, surpassing Tokyo Disneyland as 2nd.
According to Japan Finance Corporation (JFC)’s survey, 76.6% of the surveyed companies said that purchase cost has risen over the last year, and for the next year, 92.2% said that purchase cost will continue rising.
Kyoto City saw the post-pandemic highest hotel occupancy rate in October 2022 and 4 times more inbound travelers than September 2022
The occupancy rate of 116 hotels in Kyoto City in October 2022 was up 9.3 points over September 2022 or up 24.9 points over October 2021 to 63.7%. Japanese guest nights in October 2022 totaled 533,611, which was 12.4% more nights than September 2022.
Japanese guest nights were up 5.8% in October 2022 even compared to pre-pandemic, boosted by the travel discount program
The total number of Japanese guest nights in October 2022 (provisionally) was up 32.5% year on year to 42.1 million, which were up 5.8% even compared to October 2019. The occupancy rate was 52.6% overall, higher than 49.5% in September 2022.
70% of hotels and ryokans in Japan suffer from labour shortage while domestic travel demand rapidly grows
Labour shortage of full-time employees was seen in 65.4% of hotels and ryokans (51.1% on average), and labour shortage of part-time employees in 75% of hotels and ryokans (31% on average). , according to the latest Teikoku Databank’s survey.
Travel consumption in Japan by Japanese travelers in Q3 of 2022 recovered to a 20% decrease before the pandemic
The total amount of Japanese travel consumption was up 131% year on year to 5.3 trillion JPY in the 3rd quarter of 2022, which improved from a 26.9% reduction in the previous quarter.
Domestic travel sales of 43 travel companies in Japan in September 2022 recovered to 80% of the 2019 level
Sales of 43 major travel companies increased by 114.3% year on year to 227 billion JPY in total in September 2022. Sales in domestic travel were up 94.2% year on year to 186.5 billion JPY, which were down 21% compared to September 2019.
The number of Japanese overseas travelers were 349,600 in October 2022, just about 30,000 more travelers than 319,165 in the previous month.
Japan welcomed 2.5 times more international visitors in October 2022 than previous month, reflected by open of the border
The number of international arrivals in Japan in October 2022 was 498,600, which were up 2.5 times from 206,500 in September 2022, but remained a 80% decrease compared to three years ago.
The leisure market of Japan shrank by 23% in 2021 compared to 2019, according to Leisure White Paper 2022
‘Leisure White Paper 2022’ in Japan says that domestic leisure travel dropped from top in 2019 to 4th in 2020 and to 6th in 2021 among major leisure activities, and travelers reduced from 33.9 million in 2020 to 32.2 million in 2021.