Both ANA and JAL received 80% more domestic flight bookings and four times more international flight bookings in this coming New Year holiday period. The booking rates of international flights remarkably improved to 77% for both.
Virgin Australia will launch its first Japan service from Cairns in June 2023, expanding code-shares with ANA
Virgin Australia announced launch of its first Japan service between Cairns and Haneda with the Boeing 737-8 on June 28 2023, expanding code-share flights with ANA. They expect that Japanese passengers may be 60 to 70% of the total on average through a year.
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%.
JTB, the Japanese leading travel company, has started selling ‘Chartered Shinkansen Package’ for a group, expecting that Shinkansen can be an unique venue for an original event.
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.
HIS, one of the Japanese leading travel companies, still suffered from deficit in FY2022 despite large increases in sales
HIS, one of the Japanese leading travel companies, still suffered from net loss of 9.5 billion JPY for the full year of FY2022 ended October 31 2022 despite an increase in sales to 142.8 billion JPY because of gradual recovery of the travel business.
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.
Hotel Okura, one of the luxury hotel group in Japan, announced that ‘the Okura Resort Muscat’ will open in Muscat, the capital of Oman, in 2027.
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.
Princes Cruise will restart cruises in Japan in March 2023, offering 22 courses on 32 departure days in the period between March 13 and November 9 2023.
Japanese travelers are estimated at 21 million domestically and 150,000 internationally during this coming New Year holidays - JTB
JTB has forecasted that domestic travelers will increase by 16.7% year on year to 21 million during this coming New Year holidays, which will be 28.2% fewer travelers than 2019, and the average travel expenses will be up 12.1% to 37,000 JPY, which will be 15.6% more than even 2019.
JTB has developed ‘JTB Data Connect HUB’ connecting property management system (PMS) for accommodation with a variety of business support solutions.
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.
Tokyo Metro has begun selling a set of one-day passes on Amazon since November 29 2022 as its first year-around online ticket sales.
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.
Navitime, a Japan’s leading navigation app, sees a rapid increase in searches for tourist spots in Japan by international users
Navitime Japan, a Japan’s leading navigation solution provider, says ‘Japan Travel by NAVITIME’ have increased rapidly in September and October 2022. Searches by users in Asia particularly grew, and Hokkaido, Yamanashi and Oita were more searched.
Japan Tourism Agency opened a special website to search benefited travel products for weekdays as one of “One more night in weekday’ campaigns.
Japan Tourism Agency announced that the nationwide travel discount program will be extended to December 27 2022 (checkout on December 28) from originally December 21 2022 and to even the next year despite smaller discount rate.