Statistics

Kyoto City saw the post-pandemic highest hotel occupancy rate in October 2022 and 4 times more inbound travelers than September 2022

Kyoto City saw the post-pandemic highest hotel occupancy rate in October 2022 and 4 times more inbound travelers than September 2022

The occupancy rate of 116 hotels in Kyoto City in October 2022 was up 9.3 points over September 2022 or up 24.9 points over October 2021 to 63.7%. Japanese guest nights in October 2022 totaled 533,611, which was 12.4% more nights than September 2022.
Japanese guest nights were up 5.8% in October 2022 even compared to pre-pandemic, boosted by the travel discount program

Japanese guest nights were up 5.8% in October 2022 even compared to pre-pandemic, boosted by the travel discount program

The total number of Japanese guest nights in October 2022 (provisionally) was up 32.5% year on year to 42.1 million, which were up 5.8% even compared to October 2019. The occupancy rate was 52.6% overall, higher than 49.5% in September 2022.
70% of hotels and ryokans in Japan suffer from labour shortage while domestic travel demand rapidly grows

70% of hotels and ryokans in Japan suffer from labour shortage while domestic travel demand rapidly grows

Labour shortage of full-time employees was seen in 65.4% of hotels and ryokans (51.1% on average), and labour shortage of part-time employees in 75% of hotels and ryokans (31% on average). , according to the latest Teikoku Databank’s survey.
Travel consumption in Japan by Japanese travelers in Q3 of 2022 recovered to a 20% decrease before the pandemic

Travel consumption in Japan by Japanese travelers in Q3 of 2022 recovered to a 20% decrease before the pandemic

The total amount of Japanese travel consumption was up 131% year on year to 5.3 trillion JPY in the 3rd quarter of 2022, which improved from a 26.9% reduction in the previous quarter.
Domestic travel sales of 43 travel companies in Japan in September 2022 recovered to 80% of the 2019 level

Domestic travel sales of 43 travel companies in Japan in September 2022 recovered to 80% of the 2019 level

Sales of 43 major travel companies increased by 114.3% year on year to 227 billion JPY in total in September 2022. Sales in domestic travel were up 94.2% year on year to 186.5 billion JPY, which were down 21% compared to September 2019.
Recovery of Japanese departures overseas was slow with 350,000 only  in October 2022

Recovery of Japanese departures overseas was slow with 350,000 only in October 2022

The number of Japanese overseas travelers were 349,600 in October 2022, just about 30,000 more travelers than 319,165 in the previous month.
Japan welcomed 2.5 times more international visitors in October 2022 than previous month, reflected by open of the border

Japan welcomed 2.5 times more international visitors in October 2022 than previous month, reflected by open of the border

The number of international arrivals in Japan in October 2022 was 498,600, which were up 2.5 times from 206,500 in September 2022, but remained a 80% decrease compared to three years ago.
The leisure market of Japan shrank by 23% in 2021 compared to 2019, according to Leisure White Paper 2022

The leisure market of Japan shrank by 23% in 2021 compared to 2019, according to Leisure White Paper 2022

‘Leisure White Paper 2022’ in Japan says that domestic leisure travel dropped from top in 2019 to 4th in 2020 and to 6th in 2021 among major leisure activities, and travelers reduced from 33.9 million in 2020 to 32.2 million in 2021.
Jalpak wins NO.1 customer satisfaction in the travel industry, and Skymark is top in domestic long-haul transportation

Jalpak wins NO.1 customer satisfaction in the travel industry, and Skymark is top in domestic long-haul transportation

According to Japanese Customer Satisfaction Index 2022 (JCSI 2022), Jalpak won NO.1 customer satisfaction, followed by ikyu.com, Hankyu Travel, JTB and ANA Travelers in the travel industry.
Japanese guest nights in September 2022 restored to a 5.4% decrease from pre-pandemic level

Japanese guest nights in September 2022 restored to a 5.4% decrease from pre-pandemic level

The total number of Japanese guest nights in September 2022 (provisionally) was up 70.5% year on year to 38.3 million, which were 5.4% fewer guests nights than the same month in 2019. The occupancy rate was 46.9% overall.
45% of hotels and ryokans in Japan are expected to increase revenue in FY2022, but still have long ways to full recovery

45% of hotels and ryokans in Japan are expected to increase revenue in FY2022, but still have long ways to full recovery

45% of about 800 targeted hotels and ryokans in Japan are expected to increase annual revenue for FY2022, according to Teikoku Databank. the most challenge to full-scale recovery is labor shortage in the hospitality industry
Spending in Japan by international visitors this summer is estimated at 163.1 billion JPY or 310,000 JPY a day

Spending in Japan by international visitors this summer is estimated at 163.1 billion JPY or 310,000 JPY a day

Spending in Japan by international visitors for three months from July to September 2022 was estimated at 163.1 billion JPY or 310,000 JPY a day.
Labor shortage in the hospitality industry of Japan will possibly be a serious concern for full-scale business recovery

Labor shortage in the hospitality industry of Japan will possibly be a serious concern for full-scale business recovery

The latest Teikoku Databank survey finds that the ratio of companies suffering labour shortage reached 50.1% as of September 2022, which was the largest ratio since the pandemic began.
43 Japanese travel companies reduced sales in August 2022 by 60% compared to pre-pandemic, but saw a recovery sign in outbound travel

43 Japanese travel companies reduced sales in August 2022 by 60% compared to pre-pandemic, but saw a recovery sign in outbound travel

Sales of 43 major travel companies increased by 141.9% year on year to 194.2 billion JPY in total in August 2022. Sales in overseas travel were up 521.8% year on year to 34.3 billion JPY due to gradual restart of overseas travel package tours.
International arrivals in Japan exceeded 200,000 in September 2022 for the first time in the pandemic

International arrivals in Japan exceeded 200,000 in September 2022 for the first time in the pandemic

The number of international arrivals in Japan in September 2022 was 206,500, which were the first over 200,000 a month in the pandemic. Compared to August 2019 (2,272,883 arrivals), the result remained a 90.9% decrease.
Japanese guest nights in August 2022 were up 50% year on year despite the COVID-19 7th wave

Japanese guest nights in August 2022 were up 50% year on year despite the COVID-19 7th wave

The total number of Japanese guest nights in August 2022 (provisionally) was up 49.8% year on year to 46 million, which were 14.5% fewer guests nights than the same month in 2019, and the occupancy rate was 50.1% overall, higher than 47.8% in July 2022.
International arrivals in August 2022 were still 170,000 only, despite more than 100,000 for five consecutive months

International arrivals in August 2022 were still 170,000 only, despite more than 100,000 for five consecutive months

the number of international arrivals in Japan in August 2022 was 169,800 only. The partial reopen of the inbound travel market since June 2022 did not work well, though arrivals were more than 100,000 for five consecutive months.
43 Japanese travel companies earned six times more sales in overseas travel than a year ago due to restart of package tours

43 Japanese travel companies earned six times more sales in overseas travel than a year ago due to restart of package tours

sales of 43 major travel companies increased by 60.5% year on year to 180.3 billion JPY in total in July 2022. Compared to July 2019, the reduction rate increased to 55.9% because of the 7th COVID-19 wave.
Japanese guest nights in July 2022 were recovered to a 7% reduction even amid the 7th COVID-19 wave

Japanese guest nights in July 2022 were recovered to a 7% reduction even amid the 7th COVID-19 wave

the total number of Japanese guest nights in July 2022 (provisionally) was up 29.4% year on year to 38 million, and the occupancy rate was 46.7% overall, 16.6 lower points than 2019.
Japanese young generation is motivated by ‘a sense of togetherness’ or ‘local unique experience’ for participation in an event

Japanese young generation is motivated by ‘a sense of togetherness’ or ‘local unique experience’ for participation in an event

Consumer Affairs Agency of Japan reported that Japanese young generation is more motivated by ‘a sense of togetherness’ or ‘one-time experience’ for participation in an event or an experience.