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New JTB CEO aims to create ‘a new tourism interaction era’ with digital and real combined in the future

New JTB CEO aims to create ‘a new tourism interaction era’ with digital and real combined in the future

New JTB President and CEO Eijiro Yamakita talked about JTB business strategies under the COVID-19 crisis at an inauguration interview with Travel Voice, including acceleration of DX and solution business.
Tourism EXPO Japan will be organized in Okinawa in this autumn as scheduled, but downsized with a different theme

Tourism EXPO Japan will be organized in Okinawa in this autumn as scheduled, but downsized with a different theme

JATA explained Tourism EXPO Japan would be organized in Okinawa in this autumn as scheduled, but the event will be forced to be downsized and change its theme due to COVID-19.
HIS plans to close one-third of all street shops over Japan, putting priority on ensuring liquidity to survive the  COVID-19 crisis

HIS plans to close one-third of all street shops over Japan, putting priority on ensuring liquidity to survive the COVID-19 crisis

When HIS announced half-year financial results for FY2020, it revealed one-third of all street shops will be closed, and puts priority on ensuring liquidity to survive the COVID-19 crisis.
JTB launches dynamic pricing-based domestic travel tours on its website developing a discount coupon campaign

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.
Outline of ‘Go To Travel’ campaign to boost the domestic travel market in Japan is unveiled

Outline of ‘Go To Travel’ 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."
What is happening in the travel industry of Japan? What should be done next with COVID-19? -Travel Voice LIVE report

What is happening in the travel industry of Japan? What should be done next with COVID-19? -Travel Voice LIVE report

Travel Voice LIVE invited Yuichi Yamada, Japan Travel Bureau Foundation senior researcher, to share his insights about the market trends under COVID-19 and what should be done next.
Subscription-based accommodation booking service for weekdays is launched in Japan, offering 50% discounted room rate

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.
JTB’s joint venture helps tourist facilities in Japan digitalize their ticketing, supporting new normal travel with COVID-19

JTB’s joint venture helps tourist facilities in Japan digitalize their ticketing, supporting new normal travel with COVID-19

JTB and Good Fellows, the leading ticketing system provider, established Good Fellows JTB (GFJ) to help tourist facilities digitalize their ticketing not only for effective operation but also infection prevention.
Linktivity of Japan connects railway companies or tourist facilities to sales agents for e-ticketing service to international visitors

Linktivity of Japan connects railway companies or tourist facilities to sales agents for e-ticketing service to international visitors

Linktivity is a new service in Japan to connect suppliers, such as railways or tourist facilities, to international travelers with QR code e-ticket service sold through travel agents.
JTB ended FY2019 with large reductions in sales and profits, but ensured a surplus

JTB ended FY2019 with large reductions in sales and profits, but ensured a surplus

JTB announced large reductions in consolidated sales and profits for FY2019 , hit by COVID-19 in the last quarter, but ensured a surplus of 1.6 billion JPY from loss of 15.1 billion JPY in FY2018.
Tourism minister says ‘GO TO Campaign’ for tourism recovery in Japan will possibly be launched in July

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.
48 major travel companies in Japan unprecedentedly lost 71% of their sales in March 2020, hit by COVID-19

48 major travel companies in Japan unprecedentedly lost 71% of their sales in March 2020, hit by COVID-19

48 major travel companies were deadly hit by COVID-19 in March 2020, reducing sales of all domestic, overseas and inbound travels. Total sales in FY2019 also resulted in year-on-year reduction.
A COVID-19 guideline for the hospitality industry of Japan calls for particular and thorough precautions

A COVID-19 guideline for the hospitality industry of Japan calls for particular and thorough precautions

Three hotel and ryokan associations release a COVID-19 guideline for the hospitality industry of Japan, calling for thorough precautions in particular areas and scenes to avoid infection.
JATA announces a COVID-19 guideline for the travel industry, calling for online procedures more frequently

JATA announces a COVID-19 guideline for the travel industry, calling for online procedures more frequently

Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) releases an industrial guideline, calling for detailed precautions against COVID-19 to travel agents in restarting their businesses.
Japanese airlines suffer from catastrophic reductions in passengers during this year’s Golden Week period under state of emergency declaration

Japanese airlines suffer from catastrophic reductions in passengers during this year’s Golden Week period under state of emergency declaration

All of the Japanese airlines resulted in catastrophic reductions in passengers during the Golden Week holiday period, considerably affected by state of emergency declaration related to COVID-19.
Robot-served Henn na Hotel sets a special offer for a business person to stay at the hotel near an office

Robot-served Henn na Hotel sets a special offer for a business person to stay at the hotel near an office

HIS Hotel Holdings' Henn na Hotels introduce the hotel near an office to a business person at a special offer of 2,000 JPY a night, helping prevent from COVID-19 infection in congested commuter train.
JAL results in 65% reduction in net profit for FY2019, putting off financial forecast announcement for FY2020

JAL results in 65% reduction in net profit for FY2019, putting off financial forecast announcement for FY2020

JAL announced its consolidated financial results for FY2019 ended March 31 2020, posting large reductions in revenues and profits due to the unexpected impact of COVID-19 in the fourth quarter.
ANA ends FY2019 with large reductions in revenues and incomes, posting 75% reduction in net income

ANA ends FY2019 with large reductions in revenues and incomes, posting 75% reduction in net income

ANA posts drastic reductions in revenues and incomes for FY2019 ended March 31 2020, damaged by travel restrictions due to COVID-19 in the fourth quarter, and its financial forecast for FY2020 cannot be estimated yet
Agriculture Ministry of Japan helps tourism workers find new jobs in the agriculture industry challenging shortage of labors

Agriculture Ministry of Japan helps tourism workers find new jobs in the agriculture industry challenging shortage of labors

Ministry of Agriculture of Japan offers opportunities for tourism and other industries' workers, which has been laid off due to COVID-19, to find new jobs in the agriculture industry challenging shortage of labors.
JTB appoints Eijiro Yamakita as new president, accelerating its global business and digital transformation

JTB appoints Eijiro Yamakita as new president, accelerating its global business and digital transformation

JTB is accelerating its global business and digital transformation under new leadership by Eijiro Yamakita, who will be promoted from Managing Executive Officer.