Japanese Travelers

Japanese outbound travelers in April 2024 still remained half of April 2019

Japanese outbound travelers in April 2024 still remained half of April 2019

The number of Japanese outbound travelers was down 46.7% to 888,800 in April 2024 compared to the same month 2019.
Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 33% in March 2024 compared to pre-pandemic

Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 33% in March 2024 compared to pre-pandemic

The total number of guest nights in March 2024 (provisionally) was up 8.2% year on year to 54.9 million, which consisted of 42.2 million Japanese guests (up 1.3%) and 12.7 million foreigners' guests (up 33.4%).
Narita Airport tests the face recognition boarding process on a passenger’s smartphone in linkage with ANA and JAL apps

Narita Airport tests the face recognition boarding process on a passenger’s smartphone in linkage with ANA and JAL apps

The face recognition boarding process ‘Face Express’ on a passenger’s smartphone was tested at Narita Airport, linking the app with ANA and JAL apps.
JAL and ANA have received around 10% more international flight bookings for this coming Golden Week holiday period

JAL and ANA have received around 10% more international flight bookings for this coming Golden Week holiday period

ANA and JAL have received around 10% more international flight bookings for this coming Golden Week holiday period. ANA's bookings on Honolulu flights increased by 1.5 times to record-high 15,993.
Japanese outbound travelers still recovered slowly to 1.2 million in March 2024

Japanese outbound travelers still recovered slowly to 1.2 million in March 2024

The number of Japanese outbound travelers was down 36.8% to 1,219,800 in March 2024 compared to the same month 2019.
Guest nights in home-sharing in Japan for the first two months of 2024 were 30% more than a year ago

Guest nights in home-sharing in Japan for the first two months of 2024 were 30% more than a year ago

The number of guest nights in lawfully-registered home-sharing properties for the first two months of 2024 was up 27.7% to 239,333 compared to a year ago. Tokyo had the most 132,137 guest days.
Interest in overseas travel of Japanese people is much lower than the world’s average

Interest in overseas travel of Japanese people is much lower than the world’s average

American Express International’s survey ‘American Express Global Travel Trend Report’ finds the ratio of Japanese people who answered that they want to travel overseas more than before in 2024 was just 15%, which was much lower than the world average.
Japanese outbound travelers are expected to recover to 90% of the pre-pandemic level during this year’s Golden Week period

Japanese outbound travelers are expected to recover to 90% of the pre-pandemic level during this year’s Golden Week period

JTB has estimated that the total number of Japanese travelers during this year’s Golden Week period (April 25 to May 5) will be up 1.8% to 23.3 million, including 520,000 outbound travelers, 67.7% more than a year ago.
Delta Air Lines expands seat capacity in APAC in 2024, optimizing the joint venture with Korean Air

Delta Air Lines expands seat capacity in APAC in 2024, optimizing the joint venture with Korean Air

Jeff Moomaw, Vice President Asia Pacific at Delta Air Lines, revealed that the airline will increase seat capacity in APAC by 35% in 2024. The airline continues investing to improvement of customer experiences.
Japanese outbound travelers still recovered slowly in February 2024

Japanese outbound travelers still recovered slowly in February 2024

The number of Japanese outbound travelers was down 36.2% to 978,900 in February 2024 compared to the same month 2019.
Japanese passport issues were up 2.8 times to 3.4 million in 2023, with half issued to 30 years old or younger

Japanese passport issues were up 2.8 times to 3.4 million in 2023, with half issued to 30 years old or younger

The number of general passport issues was up 2.8 times year on year to 3,401,533 in 2023. The total of valid passports as of the end of 2023 reached 21.5 million, about 240,000 fewer passports than a year ago.
60% of Japanese people agree to dual-pricing for inbound travelers, while 50% of 60s disagree

60% of Japanese people agree to dual-pricing for inbound travelers, while 50% of 60s disagree

42.2% of Japanese people recognized what dual-pricing is, and 29.4% agreed to it, and 28.9% fairly agreed to it. 39.2% answered that dual-pricing encourages you to travel in Japan.
Expedia CEO said the OTA giant is strengthening investment to Japan, developing a new marketing campaign

Expedia CEO said the OTA giant is strengthening investment to Japan, developing a new marketing campaign

Peter Kern, Vice Chairman and CEO Expedia Group visited Japan, celebrating the18th anniversary of staring its service in Japan. Expedia is developing a new campaign exclusively for Japan, renaming its global branding message ‘Made to Travel’ to ‘Itsumo no Soto.'
Japanese  outbound travelers in January 2024  increased by 90% year on year, but still decreased by 40% over 2019

Japanese outbound travelers in January 2024 increased by 90% year on year, but still decreased by 40% over 2019

The number of Japanese outbound travelers was down 42.3% to 838,600 in January 2024 compared to the same month 2019.
Europe Travel Commission vitalizes the Japan market for sooner recovery, appealing sustainable tourism through gastronomy or railway travel

Europe Travel Commission vitalizes the Japan market for sooner recovery, appealing sustainable tourism through gastronomy or railway travel

Europe Travel Commission (ETC) has been developing promotions in Japan to recover Japanese tourists to Europe as soon as possible amid several challenges, appealing sustainable tourism including gastronomy and railway.
JTB releases hospitality packages of Major League Baseball opening games in Seoul at lowest 498,000 JPY for one game

JTB releases hospitality packages of Major League Baseball opening games in Seoul at lowest 498,000 JPY for one game

JTB will start receiving applications for hospitality packages of Major League Baseball (MLB) opening games of Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres in Seoul. A 4 days and 3 nights package for two games is offered at 728,000 JPY a person.
Narita Airport recovered international flight passengers to 70% of the pre-pandemic level in 2023 due to surge in inbound travelers

Narita Airport recovered international flight passengers to 70% of the pre-pandemic level in 2023 due to surge in inbound travelers

Narita International Airport passengers in 2023 was up 12% year on year to 32.7 million, out of which international flight passengers were up 77% to 25 million. Inbound travelers were up 270% year on year to 16 million (down 12% over 2019).
SNS and map app are more used as tools for collecting tourism information among Japanese travelers, and AI is more used during traveling

SNS and map app are more used as tools for collecting tourism information among Japanese travelers, and AI is more used during traveling

JTB Tourism Research & Consulting reported the survey results about usage of smartphone and travel spending in Japan. SNS is widely used not only for consumption-related information but also for news or current affairs.
Japanese outbound travelers were 9.6 million in 2023, not reaching half of those in 2019

Japanese outbound travelers were 9.6 million in 2023, not reaching half of those in 2019

The number of Japanese outbound travelers was down 52.1% to 9,624,100 in 2023 compared to 2019, though the result was about 3.5 times more than 2022.
Japan's leading travel agent HIS launches a new service for group travel to Hawaii, proposing a team-building program to corporate travel

Japan's leading travel agent HIS launches a new service for group travel to Hawaii, proposing a team-building program to corporate travel

HIS launches a new service for group travel, working together with Hawaii Tourism Authority and Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, offering ‘Malama Hawaii’ program on SDGs or regenerative tourism.