96% of Workcation experiences in Okinawa say they want to come back again, but the biggest issue is cost
95.6% of Workcation experiences in Okinawa answered that they want to come back again for Workcation. Regarding hurdles for Workcation, the most answers were found in ‘cost.'
The total number of Japanese guest nights in April 2022 (provisionally) was up 49.8% year on year to 33.3 million, and the occupancy rate was 43.2% overall, 21.8 lower points than 2019.
Three-in-four Japanese couples want to honeymoon overseas unless the pandemic happens, according to Expedia Japan survey. The mots popular destination is Hokkaido, followed by Hawaii and Okinawa, including future honeymooners.
JTB has started selling ‘regenerative tourism’ tours in Canada, based on a partnership agreement with Destination Canada, including study of indigenous cultures escorted by a local indigenous guide.
ANA enhances its app to improve traveler experiences, taking out automatic check-in kiosk for domestic flights
ANA announced ‘ANA Smart Travel,’ an app-based new service to provide an individual passenger with personalized information and services, trying to increase online check-in passengers.
The total amount of Japanese travel consumption was up 35.4% year on year to 2.2 trillion JPY in the first three months of 2022. Travel spending a traveler was up 10.8% year on year to 35,879 JPY, which were 2.9% more than even 2019.
The number of Japanese overseas travelers were 129,200 in April 2022, exceeding 100,000 a month for the first time since March 2020, boosted by ease of travel warning.
HIS offers a package of nine services to sweep away concerns about overseas travel for Japanese travelers
HIS has started offering ‘RE:TRAVEL SUPPORT,’ a package of nine services to support Japanese overseas travelers, including bookings of PCR tests before departure overseas and return to Japan.
A Japanese travel industry organization clarifies guidelines to perform overseas travel tours amid the pandemic
Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) announced guidelines for travel companies to restart performing overseas travel tours, including criteria to suspend a tour and to collect cancellation fee.
Restarting to sell package tours to Hawaii since early April this year, major travel companies of Japan have increased overseas travel bookings for this coming summer, which seems to give consumers a message of ‘reopening of overseas travel.'
ikyu.com, a luxury accommodation OTA of Japan, launched its original SNS ‘YADOLINK' to create a user community, giving them functions to find high quality stay experiences through posted photos.
JTB and HIS will restart selling package tours for Hawaii, supporting PCR test in returning to Japan
JTB has decided to restart sending LOOK JTB MyStyle tours to Hawaii on April 28, followed by HIS on May 1, as Japanese government lowered the COVID-19-related travel warning from Level 3 to Level 2 for U.S.
Tourism Australia develops a large scale of advertising campaign for Japan, appealing local experiences and free entry
Tourism Australia (TA) has started developing a large scale of advertising campaign in Japan to appeal tourism attractions to be selected as the next leisure destination in accordance with ease of travel restrictions into Japan.
JATA sent a delegation to Hawaii as the first step for reopening of overseas travel, hoping to restart package tour this summer
Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) sent an inspection delegation to Hawaii on April 3, positioning it as the first step for reopening of outbound travel from Japan. Hiroyuki Takahashi, JATA Chairman, said "JATA member companies will begin producing and selling products for Hawaii this summer.”
The total amount of Japanese travel consumption was down 8.5% year on year to 9.1 trillion JPY in 2021, which were 58.4% less than 2019. The total number of travelers was down 9.0% year on year to 267 million.
More than 70,000 Japanese travelers departed overseas in January 2022, the most since the pandemic happened
The number of Japanese overseas travelers were 75,000 in January 2022, marking the most Japanese departures a month since the pandemic happened.
The most-taken SDGs action by Japanese travelers is ‘to avoid crowd,’ while awareness to food loss or plastic bag is low
JTB Tourism Research & Consulting survey shows that 12.2% of targeting 3,000 Japanese travelers regard ‘concrete actions to climate change’ as the most important goal, and the most-taken SDGs action in traveling is ‘to avoid crowd’ with 33.4%. #Japan #Travel #research
The total number of guest nights in December 2021 was up 4% to 39.5 million compared to December 2019 or up 33.8% year on year, and the occupation rate was 46.9%, 11.8 lower points than December 2019.
According to JTB Tourism Research & Consulting survey, the ratio of respondents who purchase SDGs-oriented travel if it is more expensive is around 30%, and 41.7% say that they do not choose SDGs-oriented travel if it is more expensive than normal travel.
The number of Japanese overseas travelers were 512,200 in 2021, down 83.9% over 2020 or down 97.4% over 2019 (20,080,669).