JTB opened a Workcation information website for corporations to connect about 35,000 partner companies with 555 local governments nationwide, proposing a variety of Workcation trials for corporations.
JTB survey shows traveling with married couples or partners and traveling alone have increased in pandemic Japan
JTB survey shows the ratio of ‘married couples or partners’ as a traveling company was up 4.4 points to 33.1% in 2020, and also the ratio of ‘traveling alone’ up 3.9% to 17.1% in the pandemic.
JTB survey shows that more answers of ‘I am willing to travel in Japan more than before' were found among females than among males, and the ratio of 20s and 30s females was particularly higher than any other age and sex segments.
JTB, Snow Peak Business Solutions, JAL and Mitsubishi Estate will create order-made Workcation Plan to solve corporate challenges, assigning a Workcation expert.
Japanese guest nights slightly picked up in February 2021, but the low occupancy rate was still low with 27%
Japanese guest nights was down 46% year on year to 17.6 million in February 2021 , slightly higher than a 49.7% reduction in January, and the average occupancy rate was 26.9%, improving a little from 23.4% in January.
Japanese experienced overseas travelers are aggressive about travel in Japan as well, according to the sentiment survey
JTB Tourism Research & Consulting's survey shows that Japanese who experienced overseas travelers in 2019 traveled in Japan in 2020 more frequently than those who experienced domestic travel only in 2019.
Airbnb is willing to contribute to creation of ‘engaged travelers’ in Japan, trying to increase Japanese guests
Airbnb County Manager Japan Yasuyuki Tanabe talked about 'relationship travelers' in Japan, which are expected to increase Airbnb guests, and also explained the latest awareness survey on Japanese minds to restart traveling.
32 governors, two-third of all 47, request restart of ‘Go To Travel,’ claiming tourism is essential for local economy
Governors of 32 prefectures, two-third of all 47 prefectures, jointly requested gradual restart of ‘Go To Travel' in low-infection prefectures first and extension of the term beyond originally the end of June this year to boost local economy.
Closed accommodations outnumbered opened accommodations in Kyoto City through 2020 amid the pandemic
The total number of Japanese guests in major hotels in Kyoto City was down 32.5% year on year in 2020. New 518 hotels opened, while 580 hotels closed through 2020. The total number of hotels in Kyoto City decreased year on year for the first time since 2015.
Mitsui’s managing hotels in Japan sell a subscription service to choose a hotel or a room you like on a monthly basis
Mitsui Fudosan and Mitsui Fudosan Hotel Management will launch a subscription service for three hotel brands in Japan to choose a hotel or a room you like on a monthly basis.
Domestic travel consumption of Japanese travelers halved to 9.9 trillion JPY in 2020, and travel expenditure a traveler were also down
Domestic travel consumption by Japanese travelers was down 46.5% year on year to 2,694 billion JPY in the fourth quarter of 2020 (October to December 2020), and the yearly total accordingly decreased by 54.9% to 9,898 billion JPY. Travel expenditure was down 9.2% to 33,925 JPY a traveler a trip in 2020.
Keys to choose accommodation are ‘like staying home,’ ‘dining in a private room’ and ‘chartered bath’ among Japanese travelers
JTB Tourism Research & Consulting's survey shows that keys to choose accommodation is ‘thorough hygiene,' ‘dining a private room,' and ‘chartered bath,' all of which are to avoid close contact with others like staying home.
Guest nights in Japan worsened to a 38% reduction with the occupancy rate of lower than 40% in December 2020
The total number of Japanese guest nights was down 24.4% year on year to 28.7 million, dropping from a 16.1% reduction in November 2020 obviously because the Japanese domestic travel recovery program ‘Go To Travel’ has been suspended nationwide.
Japanese domestic recovery program ‘Go To Travel’ users reached 82.8 million guest night in total with a budget of 484 billion JPY
users of Japanese domestic travel recovery program ‘Go To Travel’ reached about 82.8 million guest nights in total by December 15 2020, using a budget of 484.2 billion JPY at least for the program.
Japan Railway East prepares remote work environment in the bullet train ‘Shinkansen’ for business travelers
Japan Railway East will operate a special remote-work train car on the Tohoku Shinkansen line for business travelers, looking for a new business opportunity under new normal lifestyle.
The government declares the second state of emergency in Tokyo and three neighbor prefectures, sticking to Tokyo Olympics this summer
The Japanese government declared the second stare of emergency in Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama on January 7 for a month until February 8, while Prime Minister Suga showed a willingness to host Tokyo Olympics this summer.
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.
Users of ‘Go To Travel,’ Japan’s domestic travel recovery initiative, reached 68.5 million as of the end of November, using a budget of 400 billion JPY
‘Go To Travel,’ the Japan’s domestic travel recovery initiative, was used by 68.5 billion guest nights from the opening day of July 11 to the end of November, and a budget used for the initiative totaled about 406.3 billion JPY at least.
Travel consumption of 318.7 billion JPY may be lost due to nationwide tentative suspension of the Japan’s domestic travel recovery initiative
JTB Tourism Research & Consulting has calculated losses of 9.6 million travelers and 318.7 billion JPY in travel consumption due to the tentative suspension. Japanese domestic travelers during 2020-2021 New Year holiday period is expected to reduce by 73% to 7.9 million from 29.3 million a year ago.