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.
Japan’s domestic travel recovery initiative ‘Go To Travel’ will be suspended nationwide until January 11 2021
The Japanese government decided to suspend the domestic travel recovery initiative ‘Go To Travel’ nationwide until January 11 to make all efforts to stop infection spread. Compensation of cancellations for travel operators is up to 50% of the booked travel price.
Kyoto saw the first growth of Japanese guest nights in the past 13 months in October 2020 with the occupancy rate of 40% of higher
Japanese guest nights in Kyoto City in October 2020 were up 2.2% year on year, the first monthly growth in the past 13 months since September 2019, and the average occupancy rate was also up 8.2 point to 41.0% compared to September, marking the first 40% or higher since Declaration of the State of Emergency.
JTB survey finds 85% have no plan to travel during the New Year holidays amid an increase in COVID-19 cases
The JTB survey on travel trend in this coming New Year holidays results find that the ratio of ‘traveling including homecoming’ accounted for 14.8% including ‘probably traveling (6.9%),’ which was 5.2 lower points than a year ago.
Japanese domestic guest nights recovered well to a 20% reduction in October 2020, clearly boosted by ‘Go To Travel’ initiative
The total number of Japanese guest nights in October 2020 was down 17.2% year on year to 33 million, improving by 19 points from a 36.2% reduction in September 2020, clearly boosted by the government’s domestic travel recovery initiative ‘Go To Travel.'
The Japanese government decides extension of ‘Go To Travel’ initiative to June 2021 and reception of small group inbound travelers
The Japanese government has decided to extend 'Go To Travel' to the end of June next year from originally January 31 2021 and also to receive small group inbound travelers step by step toward Tokyo Olympics next summer.
Japan’s domestic travel recovery initiative ‘Go To Travel’ users reached 52.6 million by November 15 with discount amount of 300 billion JPY
Users for the Japanese government’s leading domestic travel recovery initiative ‘ Go To Travel’ reached about 52.6 million by November 15. For the half a month by November 15 only, about 8.25 million users increased.
Okinawa targets 7 million incoming travelers in FY2021, focusing on revival of school trips in the recovery project
Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) targets 3.7 million arrivals in FY2020 and 6.7 million domestic arrivals and 300,000 international arrivals in FY2021, supposing that the current COVID-19 condition including travel restrictions, will improve.
Japan’s domestic travel recovery program ‘Go To Travel’ excludes Osaka and Sapporo, where COVID-19 cases increase again
The Japanese government decided to exclude Osaka City and Sapporo City as destinations from the domestic travel recovery initiative 'Go To Travel' by December 15 2020 because COVID-19 cases have rapidly been increasing.
JTB launches ‘resort working’ subscription program in Okinawa, offering all-you-can-use services for a year
JTB has started selling the subscription-typed resort working program in Okinawa, which allows you to use a hotel, co-working places, rent-a-car, delivery of baggage and flights to resort islands for a year whenever you want to, by paying 30,000 JPY.
Japanese domestic travel recovery initiative ‘Go To Travel’ was used by 39.8 million guest nights in total, supporting 4,700 JPY a traveler
The number of guest nights for Japanese domestic travel recovery initiative ‘Go To Travel’ reached 39.8 million by the end of October, and the average supported amount by the government was 4,743 JPY a traveler a night.
Japanese guest nights in Japan recovered to a 37% reduction in September 2020, boosted by the domestic travel recovery campaign
The total number of Japanese guest nights was down 37.4% year on year to 25.3 million in September 2020, improving from a 51.8% reduction in August 2020, and the average occupancy rate was still low with 35.6%, but improved from 31.9% in August 2020.
Guest nights of the government’s domestic travel recovery initiative ‘Go To Travel’ reached about 31.4 million in the period between the launch day of July 22 and October 15 2020, doubling from 16.9 million announced on September 15.
Kyoto City recovered Japanese guest nights to 80% a year ago in September 2020, boosted by ‘Go To Travel’ campaign
Japanese guest nights in Kyoto City were down 23.9% in September 2020 year on year, but the monthly result recovered well to the 80% level a year ago. The average occupancy rate was 33.0%, 10.2 points higher than August (22.8%).
Where did travelers go from Tokyo after Tokyo was added in the government’s domestic travel recovery campaign ‘Go To Travel’?
NAVITIME Japan surveyed what Tokyo residents searched for their travels after Tokyo was added in the government’s domestic travel recovery campaign ‘Go To Travel' in comparison between the first weekend of October and the first weekend of September. The most-searched prefecture for public transportation was Ishikawa.