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Interest in overseas travel of Japanese people is much lower than the world’s average

Interest in overseas travel of Japanese people is much lower than the world’s average

American Express International’s survey ‘American Express Global Travel Trend Report’ finds the ratio of Japanese people who answered that they want to travel overseas more than before in 2024 was just 15%, which was much lower than the world average.
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.
Private Jet membership service for 72 airports nationwide is launched in Japan

Private Jet membership service for 72 airports nationwide is launched in Japan

The Japan’s first private jet membership service was launched, providing members with an opportunity to charter Honda Jet in preference to individual charter.
60% of Japanese people agree to dual-pricing for inbound travelers, while 50% of 60s disagree

60% of Japanese people agree to dual-pricing for inbound travelers, while 50% of 60s disagree

42.2% of Japanese people recognized what dual-pricing is, and 29.4% agreed to it, and 28.9% fairly agreed to it. 39.2% answered that dual-pricing encourages you to travel in Japan.
Cherry blossoms blooming is forecasted on March 18 in Tokyo first, and full blooming is expected to be earlier nationwide

Cherry blossoms blooming is forecasted on March 18 in Tokyo first, and full blooming is expected to be earlier nationwide

This year's cherry blossom season is expected to start blooming first in Tokyo on March 18, according to Weathernews. Full blooming will be earlier than usual nationwide.
Three prefectures in Hokuriku will start receiving bookings for financial aid package on March 8 2024, encouraging leisure travel in the earthquake-hit regions

Three prefectures in Hokuriku will start receiving bookings for financial aid package on March 8 2024, encouraging leisure travel in the earthquake-hit regions

Niigata, Toyama and Fukui Prefectures have decided to receive bookings for financial aid package on March 8 2024. The package will be applicable to travel from March 16 to April 26.
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.
Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 32% in December 2023 compared to pre-pandemic

Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 32% in December 2023 compared to pre-pandemic

The total number of guest nights in December 2023 (provisionally) was up 9.4% year on year to 51.5 million, which were also up 9.3% compared to the same month of 2019. Foreigner travelers were up 32.3% to 12.1 million.
EXPO 2025 Osaka Kansai is expected to generate 891.3 billion JPY in spending by visitors

EXPO 2025 Osaka Kansai is expected to generate 891.3 billion JPY in spending by visitors

Asia-Pacific Institute of Research (APIR) estimated spending by visitors to EXPO 2025 Osaka Kansai at 891.3 billion JPY in a basic case, which of 224 billion JPY for transportation, 173.5 billion JPY for accommodation, 161.9 billion JPY for drinking and eating, 186.7 billion JPY for shopping and 145 billion JPY for entertainment.
A tourism aid package for four prefectures hit by Noto Peninsula Earthquake is approved, discounting up to 30,000 JPY for a  two-nights tour

A tourism aid package for four prefectures hit by Noto Peninsula Earthquake is approved, discounting up to 30,000 JPY for a two-nights tour

To support the Noto Peninsula Earthquake-hit regions, a travel discount program is launched for four prefectures, which will be available from March to late April before Golden Week period starts.
Guest nights in Japan by both Japanese and foreigners finally exceeded the pre-pandemic level for three consecutive months

Guest nights in Japan by both Japanese and foreigners finally exceeded the pre-pandemic level for three consecutive months

Total number of guest nights in November 2023 (provisionally) was up 16.9% year on year to 53.6 million, which were up 7.9% compared to the same month of 2019. The share of foreigners’ guest nights was 22.8% of the total in October.
JTB estimates the most-ever inbound travelers of 33.1 million to Japan in 2024, but outbound travelers are still expected to recover slowly

JTB estimates the most-ever inbound travelers of 33.1 million to Japan in 2024, but outbound travelers are still expected to recover slowly

JTB has forecasted that the number of Japanese travelers in 2024 are expected to reach 287.5 million, and the number of inbound travelers will reach the most-ever 33.1 million, 31.3% more than a year ago or 3.8% more than 2019.
The most-searched tourist spot on navigation app NAVITIME Japan in 2023 was Universal Studio Japan for two years in a row

The most-searched tourist spot on navigation app NAVITIME Japan in 2023 was Universal Studio Japan for two years in a row

According to NAVITIME Japan, a Japan’s leading navigation app, the most-searched tourist spot in 2023 was ‘Universal Studio Japan.' For foreigners, the top was ‘Fushimi Inari Taisha' in Kyoto.
Total sales of 43 Japanese major travel companies in October 2023 decreased by 23% over 2019

Total sales of 43 Japanese major travel companies in October 2023 decreased by 23% over 2019

Sales of 43 major travel companies in October 2023 were down 22.9% to 347 billion JPY compared to the same month of 2019. As sales of both domestic and overseas package tours were largely down, a trend to shift from group travel to FIT seemed to be strong.
JTB forecasts total number of Japanese travelers during this coming New Year holidays will almost recover with record-high average domestic travel expenses

JTB forecasts total number of Japanese travelers during this coming New Year holidays will almost recover with record-high average domestic travel expenses

JTB forecasted the total number of Japanese travelers would be up 5% year on year or down 5% over 2019 to 28.6 million during this coming New Year holiday period. Domestic travelers are estimated at 28 million, and Japanese outbound travelers at 580,000.
Airbnb Japan introduces its first new functions exclusively forJapan, reflecting the current trends of increases in group guests and stays in local areas

Airbnb Japan introduces its first new functions exclusively forJapan, reflecting the current trends of increases in group guests and stays in local areas

Airbnb Japan has introduced new specific functions for Japan in line with the recent trends in the Japanese market, saying that guests choose locations other than famous tourist spots and prefer to group travel.
A tour to stay in a mountain cabin at the 5th station of Mt. Fuji in the winter is available at 79,200 JPY a person

A tour to stay in a mountain cabin at the 5th station of Mt. Fuji in the winter is available at 79,200 JPY a person

Sato-koya, a mountain cabin located in the 5th station of Mt.Fuji, will begin providing a tour to stay in the winter. The price is 79,200 JPY a night a person, including a variety of activities and a guide tour.
A Japanese traveler spent 12% more money for domestic travel in Q3 of 2023 than 2019

A Japanese traveler spent 12% more money for domestic travel in Q3 of 2023 than 2019

the total amount of Japanese travel consumption was up 15.7% year on year to 6.3 trillion JPY in the 3rd quarter of 2023 (July to September 2023). Travel spending a travel per traveler was up 3.3% year on year to 44,361 JPY.
Hoshino Resorts, a Japan’s hotel chain, offers a digital detox plan for young guests, sealing a smartphone in a box

Hoshino Resorts, a Japan’s hotel chain, offers a digital detox plan for young guests, sealing a smartphone in a box

Hoshino Resorts, a Japan’s hotel chain, has started selling an unique stay plan without a smartphone, named ‘No Smartphone Stay.’ In checking in, smartphone is sealed in the box.
Guest nights in Japan by both Japanese and foreigners finally exceeded the pre-pandemic level in September 2023

Guest nights in Japan by both Japanese and foreigners finally exceeded the pre-pandemic level in September 2023

Guest nights by Japanese travelers and foreigner travelers in September 2023 were respectively up 0.6% to 40.7 million and up 15.4% to 9.5 million compared to the same month of 2019.