20s to 30s males and females and senior males strongly desire to travel within the next year by June 2022
JTB Tourism Research & Consulting’s regular awareness survey finds that 34.5% said they have plans to travel within the next year by June 2022, particularly higher ratios among in 20s to 30s males and females and 60 years old or older males.
Meta Tourism, a new tourism concept, kicks off in Japan, visualizing meanings and values of contents on a digital map
Meta Tourism, a new tourism concept that oversees a variety of content layers for a particular place or a particular phenomenon, has started its activities in earnest, when it held a kick-off event for Sumida Meta Tourism Festival on August 24 2021.
Expedia survey finds that the most-searched destination for New Year holidays by Japanese travel planners is Oahu
Expedia said that the most-searched destination by Japanese people for New Year holidays was Oahu, and Bangkok (3rd), Singapore (6th), Bali (7th), Taipei (8th) and Phuket (10th) were ranked in top 10.
JAL launches ‘Flight Subscription Service’ from/to Haneda in tie-ups with a subscription-based accommodation service start-up
JAL demonstrates ‘Flight Subscription Service’ with Kabuk Style, a start-up providing a subscription-based accommodation service ‘HafH,' offering a package of three return flights and three nights at fixed 36,000 JPY.
JTB forecasts 40 million Japanese domestic travelers for this summer vacation period, 45% fewer travelers than two years ago
JTB has forecasted that Japanese domestic travelers for this summer vacation period will be about 40 million, 5.3% more travelers than a year ago but 44.8% fewer travelers than two years ago.
KLOOK offers a driving lesson product for an inexperienced driver in Japan, expecting driving will become more popular amid COVID-19
KLOOK, an in-destination experience booking platform, sells a driving lesson product in Tokyo for an inexperienced drive , expecting to meet new needs from an inexperienced driver amid the pandemic.
70% of Japanese Gen.Z choose long-haul domestic travel as their next travel after COVID-19 pandemic ends
69.5% of Japanese Generation Z answered the next travel after the pandemic ends would be ‘long-haul domestic travel’, followed by ‘short-haul domestic travel (62.8%)’ and ‘traveling to Europe (34.3%).’
Okinawa gives a blue wristband a visitor with vaccination certificate or negative certificate for safe and privilege traveling
To address economic activities and infection prevention together, Okinawa will give a blue wristband to a visitor who shows a vaccination certificate or a negative certificate in August and September.
the number of Japanese guest nights was still down 50.1% 21 million in May 2021 compared to March 2019, and the average occupancy rate was 27%, worse than 31.7% in April due to the third declaration of a state of emergency.
COVID-19 cases in school trips in Japan were just 30 out of 710,000 participants, 4.2 cases per 100,000 people, in FY2020
The number of COVID-19 cases was just 30 out of 710,000 participants in total performed by JTB, NTA, KNT and Tobu Top Tours in the period between March and December 2020.
Club Tourism strengthens selling of domestic tours for 65 years old or order amid acceleration of vaccination
Club Tourism has started a campaign for domestic tours at 2,500 JPY or higher a person departing from August 1 to December 20 2021. targeting 65 years old or older travelers, as vaccination to aged persons is accelerating.
The first Japanese Tour Grand Prix 2021 in two years picks ‘Land Cruise JTB,’ seat-in-couch tour in Europe, as Tourism Minister Award
'Tour Grand Prix 2021,’ which was the 28th Grand Prix for the first time in two years, picked ‘Land Cruise JTB,’ a seat-in-couch tour product in Europe, as Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Award and four online tours were selected as digital category for overseas travel.
AI-based sharing mobility service is launched in Japan, offering all-you-can-ride within 2 km from home at 5,000 JPY a month
WILLER has just begun selling AI-based sharing mobility service ‘mobi’ in Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture and Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, as a subscription service at 5,000 JPY a month.
JR Kyushu, a railway company in Japan, prepares a share office function in Shinkansen for traveling workers
JR Kyushu, a railway company covering Kyushu area, will operate ‘Share Office Shinkansen’ from June 14 and 30 this year except weekend, preparing the designated car without reserved-seats.
Heisei Enterprise, a Japanese sightseeing bus operator, will launch a campaign to pay 1,000 JPY back to a completely vaccinated traveler.
Japanese guest nights in March 2021 were up 18% over a year ago, but remained half over two years ago
The number of Japanese guest nights was up 18.2% to 26.9 million in March 2021 compared to March 2020, and the average occupancy rate was 34.3%, improving from 26.9% in February.
Domestic travelers in Japan are expected to double to 9.5 million in this year’s Golden Week, but to remain a 60% reduction over 2019
Domestic travelers are expected to reach 9.5 million in this year’s Golden Week period between April 25 and May 5, about 1.9 times more travelers than a year ago, and travel consumption is expected to amount to 306.9 billion JPY in total, about 2.1 times more consumption than a year ago.
JTB survey shows that the ratio of Japanese people who have plans to travel in a week-long Golden Week season of 2021 is only 10.3%. Many people answered that they will cancel their planning travels when declaration of a state of emergency is issued.
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.