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.
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida orders drawing up of a new tourism promotion plan by the end of March next year
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida ordered that a new Tourism Promotion Plan as a public-private strategy should be drawn up by the end of March next year, especially eying Osaka Kansai EXPO in 2025.
Japan will fully open the border on October 11 2022 by lifting visa requirement for foreigners and the limited entry cap a day
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced that Japan will fully open the border on October 11 2022 by lifting visa requirement for foreigners and the limited entry cap a day.
Tourism White Paper 2022 states necessities of tourism service reform and local revitalization by using digital solutions
Tourism White Paper 2022 clearly states that Japan Tourism Agency aims to reform tourism services and local revitalization by using digital technologies, showing concrete directions to solve the current challenges in the travel industry space.
Arrival test and quarantine in Japan will be exempted for visitors from low-risk countries and regions on June 1
The Japanese government has decided that international visitors to Japan from designated low-risk countries and regions will be exempted from arrival test and quarantine on June 1, raising the entry ceiling from 10,000 entries a day today to 20,000 entries a day.
The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry requests government's initiatives for tourism recovery, including effective operation of Go To Travel
The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) Tourism Committee compiled requests for tourism recovery in Japan, including effective operation of ‘Go To Travel’ and extension of the program.
Japanese government will expand subsidies for domestic travel to a regional block on April 1 before nationwide Go To Travel
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced at a news conference on March 16 that the government will expand subsidies for domestic travel from within prefecture to a regional block on April 1 before nationwide ‘Go To Travel’ campaign is restarted.
Japanese government will ease the border restrictions on March 1, maintaining the most severe level among G7 nations
Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida officially announced that the current border restrictions will gradually be eased on March 1, adding that the most severe level among G7 nations will be maintained.
JTB Group has launched a cross-sectional sustainability committee and drawn up its sustainability strategy to set a global-standard goal of CO2 emission reduction through Scope 3 value chain in FY2022.
Japan Business Federation proposes sustainable and resilient tourism, including upgrading of Tourism Agency to ministry
Japan Business Federation or Keidanren summarized a proposal titled ‘Innovation to sustainable and resilient tourism' to seek ‘autonomous tourism,’ ‘new-typed tourism’ and ‘sustainable tourism.'
Universal Studio Japan (USJ), Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau and The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry have signed an agreement on tourism regeneration in Osaka to draw up tourism vision and strategy.
11 travel companies join the government-leading ‘vaccination and test package’ demonstration for their selected 38 tours departing mostly from Tokyo to a variety of destinations nationwide.
Ministry of Tourism of Japan is demonstrating ‘vaccination and test package’ for smooth and safe travel
Ministry of of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism will begin demonstrating ‘vaccination and test package' for designated tours or accommodations, following lifting of declaration of a state of emergency on September 30 2021.
Self-quarantine for vaccinated travelers is shortened to 10 days in Japan in accordance with lifting of the emergency declaration
The Japanese government has shortened a self-quarantine period for vaccinated travelers from two weeks to 10 days since October 1 2021 following lifting of declaration of a state of emergency.
Japan Business Federation proposes shorter quarantine period and use of a vaccination passport for domestic economic activities
Japan Business Federation or Keidanren has proposed establishment of a medical system for early treatments,’ ‘More active COVID-19 test’ and ‘optimization of the mandatory quarantine’ to the government.
The Japanese government plans to restart social activities, including travel, with a vaccination passport as early as November
Japanese Prime Minster Yoshihide Suga said, "“The government has a plan to ease restrictions even under declaration of a state of emergency, and taking advantage of a vaccination or test certificate package."
The Japanese government enters into discussion of dynamic pricing for railway in response to change of lifestyle after COVID-19
The Japanese government has entered into serious discussion about dynamic pricing for railway in response to possible change of working style, expecting that it may help easing congestion in a commuting time zone in urban areas.
Japan Tourism Agency adds support packages for local tourism businesses in accordance with the third emergency declaration
Japan Tourism Agency will add two new support steps in the local tourism business support package to assist local tourism providers under declaration of a state of emergency to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo.
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.
World's domestic travel recovery promotion case studies 2020 to survive the COVID-19 crisis, varying from country to country
Travel Voice has released its original survey report titled ‘Overseas Case Studies on Travel Demand Stimulus Strategies’ to analyze cases similar to ‘Go To Travel’ and ‘COCOA,’ a contact-tracing app, giving a clear picture of comparisons among the governments' initiatives.