The tourism promotion committee for Taiwan in Japan met the counterpart in Taiwan in Taoyuan City, Taiwan for 2022 Japan-Taiwan Tourism Summit to share a goal to achieve 7.5 million two-way travelers a year.
Three doses vaccination travelers will no longer need PCR negative certificate for entry into Japan on September 7
Japan will lift requirement of negative certificates on PCR test within 72 hours before leaving a destination on September 7, but maintain a cap of 20,000 entries a day for a while.
Japanese young travelers are still willing to travel on their own judgements even amid the 7th COVID-19 wave
The latest JTB Tourism Research & Consulting survey shows that the ratio of ‘planning to domestic travel within the next year’ was slightly up 1.9 points from the previous survey in March 2022 to 41.1%. Regarding criteria to travel, 33.9% said that they want to travel on their own judgements.
HIS received 1374.5% more overseas travel bookings for the period than a year ago, and the average expenses are up 30.5% to 216,800 JPY year on year or even up 90.3% compared to 2019. The most-booked destination was Hawaii.
PCR negative certificate even before departing Japan is acceptable for a three-days or shorter overseas trip
The new PCR rule is that a negative certificate even before departing Japan is accepted for a three-days (72 hours) or shorter overseas trip, which means a Japanese citizen no longer needs a negative certificate in a destination.
The most popular travel-related website as of June 2022 was jalan.net, followed by Rakuten Travel and JAL. All of the top 10 sites increased unique users compared to a year ago,.Users of video sharing sites and SNS as travel information sources increased even compared to 2019.
Rakuten survey finds that the most-preferred accommodation cost is ‘8,000 to 10,000 JPY’ a night with the ratio of 23% this summer among Japanese young generation. The most-selected information source is ‘Instagram’ with the ratio of 62.8%,
Amid the 7th COVID-19 wave, more Japanese travelers continue traveling with s cancellation insurance for travel. Insurance companies offer a variety of products in cooperation with travel or other industry partners.
Japanese travelers not returning home from Bali, Indonesia appear one after another due to positive on local PCR test
Japanese travelers who cannot return home have recently increased because of positive results on local PCR tests before leaving Bali, according to Consulate-General of Japan in Denpasar, Bari, Indonesia.
Both ANA and JAL have received four times more international flight bookings in this busiest summer period than a year ago
ANA and JAL have received over four times more international flight bookings in this busiest summer ‘Bon’ period (August 6 to 16) than a year ago, particularly seeing considerable growths on Hawaii flights.
The number of Japanese overseas travelers were 171,500 in June 2022, about 40,000 more travelers than 134,013 in May and more than 100,000 for three months in a row.
Yahoo Marketing Headquarters gave its insights on the updated travel trend based on Yahoo!JAPAN data at Travel Voice LIVE. The ratio of 50 years old or older who considered traveling as of April 2022 accounted for 44% of all of the age segment, up 5 points over a year ago.
Watabe Wedding, an offshore wedding company of Japan, has received about 7 times more wedding bookings in Hawaii by Japanese couples in September to November this year than May 2022.
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.