More than 60% of all bookings in hotels in Kyoto City were cancelled in New Year holiday period due to suspension of ‘Go To Travel’
DMO KYOTO announced that the occupation rate of 35 hotels in Kyoto City was 31.1% in the New Year holiday period, and 63.8% of all bookings in the period were cancelled following the announcement of the tentative suspension of 'Go To Travel' nationwide on December 14 2020.
Sharing economy market scale of Japan is expected to grow to 14 trillion JPY in FY2030 without anxiety about COVID-19
Sharing Economy Association says that the sharing economy market scale of Japan is expected to reach 2.1 trillion JPY in FY2020 and to grow to 14.2 trillion JPY without any anxieties about COVID-19. The market scale of space sharing services including private home sharing will amount to 342.9 billion JPY in FY2020.
ANA and JAL suffered a 60% decrease in passengers during the 2020-2021New Year holidays, affected by suspension of ‘Go To Travel’
ANA and JAL reduced their domestic flight passengers by around 60% year on year and dropped the load factors to 40% during the 2020-2021 New Year holiday period, largely affected by suspension of the domestic travel recovery program 'Go To Travel' nationwide.
Kyoto City saw a 43% increase in Japanese guest nights in hotels in November 2020, the largest YOY growth ever
Japanese guest nights in 66 hotels were up 42.8% year on year in November 2020, which was the largest YOY growth since the survey began.The average occupancy rate was 63.2%, 22.2 points higher than October (41.0%), improving for seven months in a row.
Japanese guest nights in Japan recovered to a 16% reduction in November 2020, though low occupancy rates continued in urban areas
The total number of Japanese guest nights was down 15.7% to 34.2 million in November 2020, improving from a 35.2% reduction in October 2020 clearly because of ‘Go To Travel,' and international guest nights increased from 270,000 in October 2020 to 440,000 due to the limited ease of the entry rules.
Sales of 47 major travel companies in Japan recovered to a 66% reduction in October 2020, boosted by Go To Travel
Sales of 47 major travel companies reduced by 65.7% year on year to 155.6 billion JPY in total in October 2020. Domestic travel were down by 38.7% to 151 billion JPY, improving from from a 62.8% reduction in September, boosted by ‘Go To Travel' that has included Tokyo in October.
The number of Japanese overseas travelers was down 98.1% year on year to 30,700 in November 2020.No large increase was seen in November, despite ease of quarantine for Japanese business travelers after returning to Japan and start of pre-test program for Japanese travelers in Hawaii.
International arrivals in Japan remained a 97.7% reduction in November 2020, despite doubling from October
The number of international arrivals in Japan was down 97.7% year on year to 56,700 in November 2020, doubling from the previous month (28,000 arrivals). Arrivals from China still decreased by 97.6% year on year to 18,100, but largely increasing from 4,500 in October.
Kyoto saw the first growth of Japanese guest nights in the past 13 months in October 2020 with the occupancy rate of 40% of higher
Japanese guest nights in Kyoto City in October 2020 were up 2.2% year on year, the first monthly growth in the past 13 months since September 2019, and the average occupancy rate was also up 8.2 point to 41.0% compared to September, marking the first 40% or higher since Declaration of the State of Emergency.
70% of Vietnamese travel agents want to restart selling travel in Japan by the next cherry blossom season
JNTO Hanoi Office’s survey finds that about 70% of local travel agents intend to restart selling travel in Japan by the next cherry blossom season, but 82% answered that ‘lifting of travel restrictions in both Japan and Vietnam’ will be required.
Japanese domestic guest nights recovered well to a 20% reduction in October 2020, clearly boosted by ‘Go To Travel’ initiative
The total number of Japanese guest nights in October 2020 was down 17.2% year on year to 33 million, improving by 19 points from a 36.2% reduction in September 2020, clearly boosted by the government’s domestic travel recovery initiative ‘Go To Travel.'
The number of home sharing hosts giving up their businesses reached 7,807 as of November 10 2020, according to Japan Tourism Agency, The major reason is 'Not expecting to make a profit' amid the COVID-19 crisis with a share of 49.1%.
The number of Japanese overseas travelers was down 98.1% year on year to 31,000 in October 2020, as the reduction rates of international flights and available seats were unchanged from the previous month.
The number of international arrivals in Japan was down 98.9% year on year to 27,400 in October 2020. Visitors from five markets accounted for half of the total including the most 6,200 from Vietnam (-86.7%).
48 major travel companies in Japan still struggled with a 78.9% reduction in sales in September 2020, despite the domestic travel was boosted by the campaign
Sales of 48 major travel companies unprecedentedly reduced by 78.9% year on year to 91.9 billion JPY in total in September 2020, and sales of domestic travel were down by 62.8% to 88.4 billion JPY, however, the monthly reduction rate improved from 76.3% in August.
Japanese guest nights in Japan recovered to a 37% reduction in September 2020, boosted by the domestic travel recovery campaign
The total number of Japanese guest nights was down 37.4% year on year to 25.3 million in September 2020, improving from a 51.8% reduction in August 2020, and the average occupancy rate was still low with 35.6%, but improved from 31.9% in August 2020.
Kyoto City recovered Japanese guest nights to 80% a year ago in September 2020, boosted by ‘Go To Travel’ campaign
Japanese guest nights in Kyoto City were down 23.9% in September 2020 year on year, but the monthly result recovered well to the 80% level a year ago. The average occupancy rate was 33.0%, 10.2 points higher than August (22.8%).
Private accommodations giving up their businesses doubled from 3,692 as of March 11 2020 to 7,292 as of October 7 2020 amid COVID-19. Registrations was 20,192 as of October 7 2020, 215 fewer accommodations than a month ago.
The number of Japanese overseas travelers was down 98.2% year on year to 31,600 in September 2020, considerably reducing from 1.75 million a year ago. After October, business tracks between Japan and several Asian countries started.
International arrivals in Japan were more than 10,000 in September 2020 for the first time in the past half a year
The number of international arrivals in Japan was down 99.4% year on year to 13,700 in September 2020, exceeding 10,000 for the first time in the past half a year. Arrivals from Singapore was 30 only even though the business track started.