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.
JTB raises 30 billion JPY in total mainly for digital platform developments and creation of new tourism contents
JTB has raised 30 billion JPY in total through the third-party allotment to its main banks and others to develop a digital platform for improvement of customer journeys, more attractive tourism contents in local regions and a B to B digital platform.
JTB sells a Japan-based luxury cruise for vaccinated travelers only, chartering SILVERSEA Cruise ‘Silver Muse’
JTB has begun selling ‘Eight-days cruise in western Japan with Silver Muse’ departing on October 9 2021 for vaccinated travelers only. JTB charters the ship as a domestic cruise.
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.
JTB gives travelers easier booking of local activities on smart phone, linking to a hotel check-in app
Completing system linkage between JTB BOKUN, a local activity booking and payment platform, and aiPass, a smart check-in OS provided by CUICIN, JTB gives travelers easier booking of local activity on smart phone.
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.
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.
JTB launches a new business to support companies or schools for workplace COVID-19 vaccination, serving selection of a venue, dispatch of doctors or nurses, schedule management and layout arrangement in a venue.
JTB ended FY2020 with the worst deficit of 105 billion JPY, but it has confidence to move back into the black in FY2021
JTB posted the record-high net loss of 105.2 billion JPY for FY2020, deadly hit by the pandemic, but it has expected to move back into the black for FY2021, anticipating recovery of travel demands and acceleration of the cost cut efforts.
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.
JTB survey shows that more answers of ‘I am willing to travel in Japan more than before' were found among females than among males, and the ratio of 20s and 30s females was particularly higher than any other age and sex segments.
JTB, Snow Peak Business Solutions, JAL and Mitsubishi Estate will create order-made Workcation Plan to solve corporate challenges, assigning a Workcation expert.
JTB builds a virtual space platform to offer a variety of tourism and e-commerce experiences in Japan with avatar operation
JTB will build ‘Virtual Japan Platform’ to offer a variety of Japan's experience contents on a virtual space including e-commerce, together with Fun Japan Communications and FIXER, having an initial goal of 10 million active users by 2024.
JTB will reduce its capital from 2.3 billion JPY currently to 100 million JPY as of March 31 2021, downsizing to a small to mid-sized business on the corporate tax system to pay corporate tax at lower rate.
JTB is accelerating digital transformation combined with human-touch services, trying to break away from paper brochures
JTB is accelerating digital-based human-touch services in Tourism, Area Solution and Business Solution fields, shifting its selling channels from retailers or call centers to smart devices-oriented Online Mergers with Offline amid its digital transformation efforts.
JTB develops tourism-oriented MaaS software to provide seamless services from search and booking to mobility experience
JTB has developed ‘JTB MaaS API Gateway’ as a tourism-oriented MaaS software. The software provides travelers with seamless services from product search, booking and payment to mobility experience through API connection between the gateway and tourism operators’ apps.
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.
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.