HIS, a leading travel company of Japan, still struggle with 70% fewer overseas travel bookings during Golden Week than 2019

HIS has received 20 times more overseas travel bookings during this coming Golden Week holiday period (April 29 to May 7 2023) than a year ago, but still struggled with 70% fewer bookings than 2019. 

The average overseas travel expenses per traveler were up 7.4% over 2022 or up 23.1% over 2019 to 201,100 JPY. The most-booked destination is Seoul, followed by Taipei and Honolulu. In addition, bookings of Pusan, a cruise destination in South Korea, have increased because cruises have restarted. 

Bookings of long-haul destinations accounted for 20% of the total, despite a 20 lower points than a year ago. Bookings of Paris were still down 42.5% over 2019, but the reduction rate was much lower than other long-haul destinations. 


Bookings of domestic travel were up 69.1% compared to a year ago, and the average travel expenses per traveler were also up 20% over 2022 or up 14.8% over 2019 to 108,000 JPY. The most-booked destination is Okinawa, followed by Hokkaido, Nagasaki, Osaka and Tokyo. 

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