Virgin Australia will launch its first Japan service from Cairns in June 2023, expanding code-shares with ANA
Virgin Australia announced launch of its first Japan service between Cairns and Haneda with the Boeing 737-8 on June 28 2023, expanding code-share flights with ANA. They expect that Japanese passengers may be 60 to 70% of the total on average through a year.
JTB, the Japanese leading travel company, has started selling ‘Chartered Shinkansen Package’ for a group, expecting that Shinkansen can be an unique venue for an original event.
Air Asia Thailand will launch three flights a week between Bangkok (Don Mueang) and Fukuoka as its first service to Japan on October 12 2022, increasing the frequency to four flights a week on October 30 2022.
Delta Air Lines will launch Haneda-Honolulu services in December and resume Haneda-Los Angeles services in October
Delta Air Lines will start serving daily flights between Haneda and Honolulu on December 2 2022 and resume three Haneda-Los Angeles flights a week on October 31 2022 and will increase the frequency to daily flights on December 1 2022.
Japanese railway JR East starts offering designated ‘Shinkansen Office Car’ with no additional fare on all lines
JR East will begin offering the 8th Shinkansen car on all Tohoku, Hokuriku and Jyoetsu lines as ‘Shinkansen Office Car’ exclusively for business travelers to establish a seamless work space network.
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.
Telecom Square offers a new free service on its app to issue location certificate for 14 days after entering Japan
Telecom Square has released a new free service to issue location certificate on its AR navigation app to meet requirement for travelers entering into Japan to save location information on selected map app for 14 days.
HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island in Okinawa stops serving a bottled water in a room, desalinating seawater for self-sufficiency
HOSHINOYA Taketomi Island in Okinawa stops serving a bottled water in a room for an environmental reason, desalinating seawater for self-sufficiency of drinking water.
Japanese start-up Carstay launches ‘Mobile Office’ project to rent a travel trailer as a remote-working space
Carstay, a Japanese start-up offering sharing services of travel trailers, has launched ‘Mobile Office’ project to rent a travel trailer as a remote-working space, expecting to meet new needs amid the pandemic.
Tokyo Disneyland introduces a dynamic pricing system in the next March and ‘early entry ticket’ for guests of Disney hotels
Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea have decided to introduce their first dynamic pricing system on March 20 2021, ranging from 8,200 JPY to 8,700 JPY for an adult one-day passport. The prices vary with seasons or day of week.
A local bus operator in Japan launches a new package product incorporating PCR testing in tie-ups with a local clinic
Local bus and tour operator in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture launches a new package product incorporating PCR testing in tie-ups with a local clinic to ensure safer travel and confidence in traveling.
HIS launches an overseas business travel support service, providing COVID-19-related solutions including PCR test or quarantine hotel
In preparation for restart of overseas business travel, HIS has launched a support travel plan for travelers to Bangkok, offering a package of the COVID-19-related solutions including test opportunity, self-quarantine hotel and airport transfer.
Agriculture Ministry of Japan helps tourism workers find new jobs in the agriculture industry challenging shortage of labors
Ministry of Agriculture of Japan offers opportunities for tourism and other industries' workers, which has been laid off due to COVID-19, to find new jobs in the agriculture industry challenging shortage of labors.