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Closed hotels and ryokans for the first nine months of 2021 were already more than those in the last year

Closed hotels and ryokans for the first nine months of 2021 were already more than those in the last year

Teikoku Data Bank reported that the number of closed hotels and ryokans for the first nine months of 2021 was 143, already more than the last year or the most in the last decade.
Kyoto City supports a MICE organizer by subsidizing the expense of up to 3 million JPY for PCR tests

Kyoto City supports a MICE organizer by subsidizing the expense of up to 3 million JPY for PCR tests

Kyoto City and Kyoto Convention Bureau launched a support program to subsidize four-fifths of the expense on PCR tests for a MICE organizer.
Japanese railway JR East starts offering designated ‘Shinkansen Office Car’ with no additional fare on all lines

Japanese railway JR East starts offering designated ‘Shinkansen Office Car’ with no additional fare on all lines

JR East will begin offering the 8th Shinkansen car on all Tohoku, Hokuriku and Jyoetsu lines as ‘Shinkansen Office Car’ exclusively for business travelers to establish a seamless work space network.
ANA and JAL come into line in familiarizing Sustainable Air Fuel, targeting zero emission from air transportation in 2050

ANA and JAL come into line in familiarizing Sustainable Air Fuel, targeting zero emission from air transportation in 2050

ANA and JAL drew up a joint report ‘Toward Virtually Zero CO2 Emissions from Air Transport in 2050’ toward a joint effort to expand awareness and understanding of Sustainable Air Fuel (SAF) in Japan.
Eleven travel companies join the government-leading ‘vaccination and test package’ demonstration

Eleven travel companies join the government-leading ‘vaccination and test package’ demonstration

11 travel companies join the government-leading ‘vaccination and test package’ demonstration for their selected 38 tours departing mostly from Tokyo to a variety of destinations nationwide.
How are travel and transportation companies in Japan changing after emergency declaration was lifted?

How are travel and transportation companies in Japan changing after emergency declaration was lifted?

Since declaration of a state of emergency related to COVID-19 in Japan was lifted, travel and transportation companies have seen good signs for demand recovery. How are their businesses changing?
‘Adventure Travel World Summit 2023’ will be held in Hokkaido, expecting to be a chance to boost travel after COVID-19

‘Adventure Travel World Summit 2023’ will be held in Hokkaido, expecting to be a chance to boost travel after COVID-19

Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) 2023 will be held in Hokkaido as a real event, which is expected to become one of the keys for tourism revitalization after COVID-19.
ANA and JAL launch campaigns to give perks to vaccinated travelers and travelers with negative certificates

ANA and JAL launch campaigns to give perks to vaccinated travelers and travelers with negative certificates

ANA Group and JAL Group launched campaigns to encourage fully-vaccinated travelers or travelers with negative certificates to travel in Japan, following complete lifting of declaration of a state of emergency.
Ministry of Tourism of Japan is demonstrating ‘vaccination and test package’ for smooth and safe travel

Ministry of Tourism of Japan is demonstrating ‘vaccination and test package’ for smooth and safe travel

Ministry of of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism will begin demonstrating ‘vaccination and test package' for designated tours or accommodations, following lifting of declaration of a state of emergency on September 30 2021.
Self-quarantine for vaccinated travelers is shortened to 10 days in Japan in accordance with lifting of the emergency declaration

Self-quarantine for vaccinated travelers is shortened to 10 days in Japan in accordance with lifting of the emergency declaration

The Japanese government has shortened a self-quarantine period for vaccinated travelers from two weeks to 10 days since October 1 2021 following lifting of declaration of a state of emergency.
Hankyu Travel launches a new business to reduce CO2 emission for MICE and group travel

Hankyu Travel launches a new business to reduce CO2 emission for MICE and group travel

Hankyu Travel International launched a new business to propose programs to reduce CO2 emission for MICE and group travel to use environment-friendly accommodations and transportations and a carbon-offset scheme.
Club Tourism produces National Park experience tours in ties up with local J.League football clubs

Club Tourism produces National Park experience tours in ties up with local J.League football clubs

Club Tourism and Future Sessions, a project promotor for public organizations, produce National Park tours in ties up with local J. League professional football clubs in Tottori and Nagano.
HIS establishes a partnership body to create a distribution channel to promote tourism in Japan with Japanese foods

HIS establishes a partnership body to create a distribution channel to promote tourism in Japan with Japanese foods

HIS and Terroir and Tradition Japan, a food trading firm, established a partnership body ‘Fooravel & Delivalue’ to deliver information on a variety of Japanese foods particularly in Europe.
Rakuten Travel, a Japanese OTA, offers accommodation plans exclusively for vaccinated travelers

Rakuten Travel, a Japanese OTA, offers accommodation plans exclusively for vaccinated travelers

Rakuten Travel opened a special page featuring more than 1,000 lodgings with specific benefits for vaccinated travelers on its booking site.
HIS continues struggling with an increase in deficit and a large decrease in sales for Q3 of FY2021

HIS continues struggling with an increase in deficit and a large decrease in sales for Q3 of FY2021

HIS increased net loss to 33.2 billion JPY for the third quarter of FY2021 from November 1 2020 to July 31 2021 from 16.7 billion JPY a year earlier, and sales were continuously down 77.4% year on year.
Japanese travel companies still suffered from 72.8% less sales in July 2021 than two years ago

Japanese travel companies still suffered from 72.8% less sales in July 2021 than two years ago

sales of 46 major travel companies increased by 214.6% year on year to 111.6 billion JPY in total in July 2021, and sales in inbound travel were largely up 2883.2% year on year to 27.6 billion JPY because of Tokyo Olympics.
HIS America launches a sustainable travel booking site to find how much CO2 your travel emits

HIS America launches a sustainable travel booking site to find how much CO2 your travel emits

HIS International Tours, a local firm of HIS in America, has launched ‘Copolo,’ an online booking site exclusively for sustainable travel, in collaboration with CHOOOSE, a startup of Norway.
ANA offers a 3-days/2-nights tour for Miyakojima with A380 ‘FLYING HONU’

ANA offers a 3-days/2-nights tour for Miyakojima with A380 ‘FLYING HONU’

ANA has started selling a 3-days/2-nights tour for Miyakojima with A380 ‘FLYING HONU,’ which is usually operated for the Honolulu flights. The tour will be performed on October 30 this year.
JAL raises additional 300 billion JPY for environment-friendly aircraft and a new revenue management system

JAL raises additional 300 billion JPY for environment-friendly aircraft and a new revenue management system

JAL will raise around 300 billion JPY for introduction of environment-friendly A350-1000s, renovation of a revenue management system for domestic flights.
Flying taxi is tested in Osaka toward practical use in Osaka Kansai EXPO 2025

Flying taxi is tested in Osaka toward practical use in Osaka Kansai EXPO 2025

Demonstration of an Air Taxi project by flying taxi in Osaka Bay Area will be performed toward practical use in Osaka Kansai EXPO 2025.