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ANA begins serving complimentary in-flight internet access even to  international flight business class passengers 

ANA begins serving complimentary in-flight internet access even to  international flight business class passengers 

ANA will begin serving complimentary in-flight internet access even to Business Class passengers on its international flights in this coming summer.
JTB works together with Asahi Breweries to develop a nighttime rickshaw tour in Asakusa for inbound travelers

JTB works together with Asahi Breweries to develop a nighttime rickshaw tour in Asakusa for inbound travelers

JTB, Asahi Breweries and Jidaiya, a rickshaw operator, worked together for a inbound travel program to tour cherry blossom spots in Asakusa by rickshaw. The program is to boost nighttime economy by inbound travelers.
Japanese outbound travelers are expected to recover to 90% of the pre-pandemic level during this year’s Golden Week period

Japanese outbound travelers are expected to recover to 90% of the pre-pandemic level during this year’s Golden Week period

JTB has estimated that the total number of Japanese travelers during this year’s Golden Week period (April 25 to May 5) will be up 1.8% to 23.3 million, including 520,000 outbound travelers, 67.7% more than a year ago.
Japanese government starts issuing 'digital nomad’ visa to foreigners with annual income  of 10 million JPY or more in 50 countries or regions

Japanese government starts issuing 'digital nomad’ visa to foreigners with annual income of 10 million JPY or more in 50 countries or regions

Ministry of Justice of Japan has started issuing ‘digital nomad’ visa to a foreigner with annual income of 10 million JPY or more in about 50 visa waiver countries or regions
Japan Tourism Agency selects 20 pioneer model areas for prevention of over-tourism

Japan Tourism Agency selects 20 pioneer model areas for prevention of over-tourism

Japan Tourism Agency has selected 20 pioneer model areas and 51 general areas for prevention of over-tourism, such as ‘Niseko Model for usage of taxi’ in Kutchan, Hokkaido, ‘Equalization of crowd and ease of traffic jam’ in Hakone, Kanagawa.
JAL launches corporate SAF program to issue reliable CO2 reduction certificate

JAL launches corporate SAF program to issue reliable CO2 reduction certificate

JAL has launched ‘JAL Corporate SAF Program,’ which enables corporate users to visualize CO2 reduction based on JAL flights in terms of cargo transport or business trips.
Japanese OTA for high-end accommodation opens an overseas hotel booking platform in tie-ups with Expedia

Japanese OTA for high-end accommodation opens an overseas hotel booking platform in tie-ups with Expedia

Ikyu, a Japanese OTA for high-end accommodation, opened an overseas hotel booking platform in tie-ups with Expedia Rapid API.
HIS, a Japanese leading travel company, launches a new accommodation booking platform with unique properties only

HIS, a Japanese leading travel company, launches a new accommodation booking platform with unique properties only

HIS launched a new accommodation booking platform ‘WOW+,’ which lists unique properties only, giving users search opportunities from experience keywords.
Delta Air Lines expands seat capacity in APAC in 2024, optimizing the joint venture with Korean Air

Delta Air Lines expands seat capacity in APAC in 2024, optimizing the joint venture with Korean Air

Jeff Moomaw, Vice President Asia Pacific at Delta Air Lines, revealed that the airline will increase seat capacity in APAC by 35% in 2024. The airline continues investing to improvement of customer experiences.
Hakone Town and Miyazu City in Japan are selected as Green Destinations Top 100 2024

Hakone Town and Miyazu City in Japan are selected as Green Destinations Top 100 2024

Green Destinations Top 100 Story Awards selected Hakone Town, Kanagawa Prefecture, as top in Business & Marketing and Miyazu City, Kyoto Prefecture as 3rd in Culture & Tradition.
Activity booking system ‘JTB BÓKUN’ completes API integration with a food experience booking platform for inbound travelers to Japan

Activity booking system ‘JTB BÓKUN’ completes API integration with a food experience booking platform for inbound travelers to Japan

‘JTB BÓKUN,’ an activity booking management system,’ has completed API integration with ‘byFood.com' for inbound travelers to Japan, enabling food tour providers on byFood.com to make their operations more effective.
JTB develops new tour routes in Hokkaido and Tohoku for inbound travelers, incorporating adventure travel contents

JTB develops new tour routes in Hokkaido and Tohoku for inbound travelers, incorporating adventure travel contents

JTB Global Marketing & Travel has deveped two new tour routes of ‘Hokkaido AdveNature Route’ and ‘Northern Japan Discovery Route’ in Tohoku in SUNRISE TOURS for inbound travelers.
The most Japanese ski resorts for the last decade went bankrupt in 2023 due to shortage of snow

The most Japanese ski resorts for the last decade went bankrupt in 2023 due to shortage of snow

Bankruptcies of ski resorts in Japan increased from three in 2022 to seven in 2023, which were the most bankruptcies in the last decade due to unprecedented warm winter and shortage of snow.
Travel + Leisure acquires a traditional Japanese inn in Nagano Japan to rebrand to Club Wyndham

Travel + Leisure acquires a traditional Japanese inn in Nagano Japan to rebrand to Club Wyndham

Travel + Leisure has acquired the Yushi Chikumakan resort in Chikuma City, in the Nagano prefecture of Japan, and will rebrand the property to ‘Club Wyndham Chikumakan Nagano.’
American Airlines will launch daily JFK-Haneda services in June 2024, enhancing the joint venture with JAL

American Airlines will launch daily JFK-Haneda services in June 2024, enhancing the joint venture with JAL

American Airlines will launch daily New York (JFK)-Haneda services with the Boeing 777-200 on June 28 2024, enhancing the joint venture with JAL, expanding to up to 17 flights a day including 10 flights for Haneda a day.
Emirates will introduce A380 on the Dubai-Kansai route on June 1 2024, increasing available seats to 900 seats a week on the route

Emirates will introduce A380 on the Dubai-Kansai route on June 1 2024, increasing available seats to 900 seats a week on the route

Emirates will introduce A380 on the Dubai-Kansai route on June 1 2024, expecting to carry transit passengers to Milan, Madrid, Paris or London beyond Dubai from Japan.
Japan Tourism Agency reveals outlines of a travel discount program in the devastated Hokuriku, but opening date is not decided yet

Japan Tourism Agency reveals outlines of a travel discount program in the devastated Hokuriku, but opening date is not decided yet

Japan Tourism Agency officially announced outlines of a travel discount program in the devastated Hokuriku. International visitors to Japan are eligible for the program, too.
ANA sells air tickets on trip.com through NDC, making possible flight change, repayment or purchase of additional options

ANA sells air tickets on trip.com through NDC, making possible flight change, repayment or purchase of additional options

ANA has started selling international flight tickets on trip.com through Travelfusion, a NDC aggregator, allowing a user to change a flight, repay and purchase optional services in addition to booking and ticketing on trip.com.
Europe Travel Commission vitalizes the Japan market for sooner recovery, appealing sustainable tourism through gastronomy or railway travel

Europe Travel Commission vitalizes the Japan market for sooner recovery, appealing sustainable tourism through gastronomy or railway travel

Europe Travel Commission (ETC) has been developing promotions in Japan to recover Japanese tourists to Europe as soon as possible amid several challenges, appealing sustainable tourism including gastronomy and railway.
Spare-time job offerings by hotels in Japan reached record-high in December 2023 due to serious labor shortage

Spare-time job offerings by hotels in Japan reached record-high in December 2023 due to serious labor shortage

Timee, a spare-time job matching platform, revealed that the number of spare-time job offerings by hotels increased by about 4.2 times in December 2023 compared to a year ago. it resulted from serious labor shortage in the hospitality industry in Japan.