JTB successfully made a profit for FY2022 for the first time in the past three years, mostly driven by domestic travel
JTB succeeded in making a profit for FY2022 ended March 31 2023 for the first time in the past three years, posting operating income of 33.6 billion JPY. For FY2023, JTB has forecasted sales will further increase by 12.8% year on year to 1,103 billion JPY.
Narita Airport expects to achieve the first profit in this fiscal year for the last four years, despite 50 billion in deficit for FY2022
Narita International Airport has forecasted the first profit of 600 million JPY for the last four years in FY2023 ended March 31 2024, despite 50 billion in deficit for FY2022.
43 major travel companies in Japan finally earned more sales in March 2023 than pre-pandemic
Sales of 43 major travel companies increased by 17.8% to 531 billion JPY in total in March 2023, compared to March 2019.
Tokyu Kabukicho Tower, a new tourism landmark in Tokyo, welcomes 1 million visitors just for 1.5 months after opening
Tokyu Kabukicho Tower in Shinjuku, a new tourism landmark in Tokyo, welcomed 1 million visitors on May 22 since it opened on April 14 2023.
Only 14% of Japanese people say that they are traveling overseas for fun within the next year
The latest JTB Tourism Research & Consulting’s survey finds that only 14.1% of all 20 years old or older respondents have plans to travel overseas for fun within the next year.
The Japan’s oldest pilgrimage route partners with Routes of Santiago de Compostela in Spain to cooperate each other in local revitalization
The Japan’s oldest pilgrimage route ‘Saigoku Sanjyusansho (33 designated temples in west Japan)’ signed a friendship agreement with the World Heritage ‘Routes of Santiago de Compostela' in Spain.
Available seats on international flights to Japan this summer are expected to recover to 70% of those in 2019
According to ANA Strategic Research Institute, available seats on international flights to Japan in this summer schedule period are expected to reach 25.8 million in total, about 18 million more seats than a year ago.
A Japanese local experience booking platform develops a joint promotion for bus tour ‘Land Cruise’ in Europe
Veltra, a Japanese local experience booking platform, has started a joint promotion for bus tour ‘Land Cruise’ that is operated by Europemundo Vacations, a JTB Group company.
ANA and JAL saw remarkable recoveries of international flight passengers, particularly on the Hawaii routes, during this year’s Golden Week holiday period
ANA and JAL carried more passengers on both domestic and international routes and considerably improved the load factors during this year’s Golden Week holiday period.
Japan Association of Travel Agents commences half-price support for passport application to boost overseas travel demand
Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) has started a half-price support for acquisition of an passport to boost overseas travel demand in this summer.
Japan Tourism Agency is promoting outbound travel from Japan, together with the travel industry, designating 24 destinations as significant markets
Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) and Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) launched an outbound travel initiative called ‘Now, Overseas Travel!' to recover the outbound travel market, including half-price support for acquisition of a passport by JATA.
International travel-tech conference ‘WiT Japan’ will be held face-to-face on July 5 and 6 2023
International travel-tech conference ‘WiT Japan’ will be held face-to-face in Westin Tokyo on July 5 and 6 2023. Early-bird tickets will be available by May 12.
A leading Japanese home electrical appliance retailer launches a travel company specializing in outdoor activities
Ishi Sports, one of Yodobashi Camera group, a leading Japanese home electrical appliance retailer, launched a new travel company specializing in outdoor activities.
Canada Westjet began serving Narita-Calgary flights as its first transpacific route, expecting to attract more Japanese leisure travelers
Westjet of Canada began serving three flights a week between Narita and Calgary on May 1 2023. Travel Alberta has a marketing plan to appeal indigenous tourism as well as World Heritages, nature or foods for Japanese travelers.
Japan’s leading travel company JTB invests to a restaurant booking platform to promote gastronomy tourism
JTB has decided to invest to Tablecross, an operator of one-stop food platform ‘byFood.com' for international travelers to Japan, in order to promote gastronomy tourism.
ANA achieved the first full-year profit in the last three fiscal year, expecting to recover international flight demand to 80% by the end of FY2023
ANA achieved achieved the first full-year profit in the last three fiscal year by posting net income of 89.4 billion JPY in FY2022 ended March 31 2023 (143.6 billion JPY in deficit in FY2021).
Japan National Tourism Organization accelerates actions for full- recovery of the inbound travel market
Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) drew up major action plans in FY2023 to boost full-recovery of the inbound travel market, positioning Northern Europe (Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland) as a new focus market.
A Japanese startup regional airline launches a fan community club, for which NFT arts are sold, before starting its service
TOKI AIR, a Nigata Airport-based startup regional airline, has developed ‘TOKI AIR NFT Project’ to launch a fan community ‘CLUB TOKI’ and to sell NFT arts.
Japanese travel fintech service ‘HafH’ founder talks about his ambition to redesign the world with a new business model
Kenji Sunada, founder and CEO of KabuK Style talks about his ambition on fintech-based travel subscription services ‘HafH’ for accommodation and flight. He said, "We are committed to change the world with a new business model.”
EXPO 2025 Osaka Kansai promotes ‘Tourism + EXPO’ to spread its effects nationwide
Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition begins driving ‘Tourism + EXPO’ efforts in earnest to spread effects of the EXPO nationwide. Nobuhiko Hohokabe, Executive Director of Local Community and Tourism Department, talked about ‘Tourism + EXPO.'