Nissan ties up with local DMO in Aomori to create ‘easy camping car’ tours, expecting to solve the secondary transportation issue
Nissan, one of the leading automobile companies in Japan, tied up with ‘Clan PEONY Tsugaru,’ a local DMO in Aomori Prefecture, to test use of ‘NIssan Caravan’ as an easy camping car for city tours.
Queen Elizabeth will restart Japan cruises in April 2023, stopping by Ishigaki, Hakata, Miyako, Aburatsu and Otaru for the first time
Cunard will resume Japan-based cruises of Queen Elizabeth in April 2023, stopping by Ishigaki, Hakata, Miyako, Aburatsu and Otaru for the first time.
Japan Travel and Tourism Association opens a comprehensive tourism database covering 1,741 local regions nationwide
Japan Travel and Tourism Association opened a new tourism information website ‘JAPAN 47 GO’ containing about 110,000 local tourism attractions and experiences in 1,741 local regions nationwide.
Travel spending in Japan by Japanese travelers recovered to the 2019 level in Q4 of 2022
The total amount of Japanese travel consumption was just down 0.6% year on year to 5.1 trillion JPY in the 4th quarter of 2022(October to December 2022), compared to the same period of 2019.
Japanese guests nights in December 2022 were up 8.3% even compared to 2019, and international guest nights recovered to a 35% decrease
the total number of Japanese guest nights in December 2022 (provisionally) was up 5.8% year on year to 41 million, and international guest nights were up 1695.8% year on year to 5.9 million.
Hong Kong-based local experience booking Klook sells a package pass of Tokyo subway and several activities
Hong Kong-based local experience booking platform ‘Klook' have begun selling ‘Klook Pass Tokyo & Tokyo Subway Ticket’ combining activities in Tokyo and one-day pass for 13 subway lines in Tokyo.
More than 60% of Japanese Generation Z do not want to drive in Okinawa, and 80% want to use public transportation
62.9% of Generation Z living in Tokyo or Osaka areas answered that they do not want to drive in Okinawa. 83.3% of those want to use public transportation in Okinawa, according to Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB)’ survey.
Bullet train Shinkansen can be chartered as an event venue with a variety of surprising options-JTB
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.
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.
Nationwide travel discount program is extended to the next year despite smaller discount rate
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.
Domestic travel sales of 43 travel companies in Japan in September 2022 recovered to 80% of the 2019 level
Sales of 43 major travel companies increased by 114.3% year on year to 227 billion JPY in total in September 2022. Sales in domestic travel were up 94.2% year on year to 186.5 billion JPY, which were down 21% compared to September 2019.
The leisure market of Japan shrank by 23% in 2021 compared to 2019, according to Leisure White Paper 2022
‘Leisure White Paper 2022’ in Japan says that domestic leisure travel dropped from top in 2019 to 4th in 2020 and to 6th in 2021 among major leisure activities, and travelers reduced from 33.9 million in 2020 to 32.2 million in 2021.
Railway company JR West and travel company NTA jointly create a helicopter tour toward the future ‘flying car’ service
JR West Innovations and Nippon Travel Agency (NTA) are working together to create a helicopter tour product in order to improve social acceptance of the future ‘flying car’ service.
Japanese guest nights in September 2022 restored to a 5.4% decrease from pre-pandemic level
The total number of Japanese guest nights in September 2022 (provisionally) was up 70.5% year on year to 38.3 million, which were 5.4% fewer guests nights than the same month in 2019. The occupancy rate was 46.9% overall.
Nationwide travel discount program, a Japanese government’s initiative, was sold out in some regions on the opening day
A nationwide travel discount program began on October 11 2022 to boost domestic travel demand, but Several OTAs stopped selling the qualified products on the opening day because of no more availabilities.
Japanese guest nights in August 2022 were up 50% year on year despite the COVID-19 7th wave
The total number of Japanese guest nights in August 2022 (provisionally) was up 49.8% year on year to 46 million, which were 14.5% fewer guests nights than the same month in 2019, and the occupancy rate was 50.1% overall, higher than 47.8% in July 2022.
JTB to establish a sustainable EV-charging infrastructure, proposing neighborhood tourism contents during charging
JTB Communication Design and Terra Motors agreed to a business partnership to establish a sustainable EV-charging and tourism infrastructure and a tourism platform to provide tourist information and services in the neighborhood.
A nationwide travel discount program will be kicked off on October 11, supporting up to 11,000 JPY a traveler a night
The Japanese government will kick off a nationwide travel discount program and an event discount program on October 11 2022. The program will discount by 40% a traveler a night.
Japanese guest nights in July 2022 were recovered to a 7% reduction even amid the 7th COVID-19 wave
the total number of Japanese guest nights in July 2022 (provisionally) was up 29.4% year on year to 38 million, and the occupancy rate was 46.7% overall, 16.6 lower points than 2019.