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Closed accommodations outnumbered opened accommodations in Kyoto City through 2020 amid the pandemic

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’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 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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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.