Japan Tourism Agency revises a guideline to accept a foreign tourist tour without a tour conductor
Japan Tourism Agency has revised "Guidelines for Accepting Foreign Tourists." A travel agency or a travel service arrangement agency is responsible for the tour. They have to make arrangements for round-trip air tickets and all accommodations throughout traveling in Japan before entering Japan.
KNT, a major Japanese travel agent, restarts dynamic package tours for Guam and Hawaii
Kinki Nippon Tourist or KNT will restart selling its dynamic package tours for Guam and Hawaii on May 17 2022.
Nippon Travel Agency organizes a SDGs-themed metaverse event, offering chances for avatars to move in the virtual space
Nippon Travel Agency (NTA) will hold SDGs-themed metaverse event ‘GO!SDGs’ on March 25 2022 in cooperation with GAIA LINK. Applicants can freely move as avatars in the virtual space.
Hankyu Travel launches a new business to reduce CO2 emission for MICE and group travel
Hankyu Travel International launched a new business to propose programs to reduce CO2 emission for MICE and group travel to use environment-friendly accommodations and transportations and a carbon-offset scheme.
Japanese travel companies still suffered from 72.8% less sales in July 2021 than two years ago
sales of 46 major travel companies increased by 214.6% year on year to 111.6 billion JPY in total in July 2021, and sales in inbound travel were largely up 2883.2% year on year to 27.6 billion JPY because of Tokyo Olympics.
More than 40% of accommodation operators in Japan suffered a 70% or more decrease in bookings in 2021 over 2019
The ratio of accommodation operators suffering a 70% or more decrease in bookings over 2019 was 42.3% in January, 43% in February, 31% in March, 42.3% in April and 47.2% in May, according to Japan Tourism Agency's survey.
Bankruptcies of travel companies in Japan were just two in January 2021, thanks to the government’s supports
According to Tokyo Shoko Research (TSR), bankruptcies of travel companies in Japan were just two in January 2021, fewer bankruptcies than a year ago for three months in row, probably because of effective financial supports by the government and banks amid the pandemic.
Nippon Express Travel, founded in 1955 in Japan, will be dissolved in the end of March, despite no debt
Nippon Express Travel established in 1955 will be dissolved in the end of this coming March despite no debt because of the worsening environment surrounding the travel industry.
48 major travel companies in Japan still struggled with a 78.9% reduction in sales in September 2020, despite the domestic travel was boosted by the campaign
Sales of 48 major travel companies unprecedentedly reduced by 78.9% year on year to 91.9 billion JPY in total in September 2020, and sales of domestic travel were down by 62.8% to 88.4 billion JPY, however, the monthly reduction rate improved from 76.3% in August.
KNT-CT, one of the leading travel agents in Japan, gives up its package brands and closes two-thirds of retail stores
KNT-CT Holdings has decided to carry out drastic business reform by giving up long-history package tour brands 'Mate' and 'Holiday,' closing two-thirds of retail stores nationwide and cutting one-third of all 7,000 employees to survive the current crisis.