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ANA flies special livery "Green Jet’ to appeal sustainable flights

ANA flies special livery "Green Jet’ to appeal sustainable flights

ANA began flying special livery ‘ANA Green Jet’.' The first green Boeing 787 is operated for scheduled Haneda-San Francisco flights on October 5 2022, followed by the second one on some domestic routes in November.
A Japanese startup releases a new service to automatize recouping of cancellation fees for hotels or restaurants

A Japanese startup releases a new service to automatize recouping of cancellation fees for hotels or restaurants

Payn, a Japanese startup, has released bata ‘Payn’ to automatize a billing service for hotels or restaurants which have troubles with recouping cancellation fees, financing 90 million JPY from two investors.
Korean Air augments services for Japan after October 2022, resuming Fukuoka and Sapporo flights

Korean Air augments services for Japan after October 2022, resuming Fukuoka and Sapporo flights

Korean Air will largely increase flights for Japan after October 2022, expecting to restart two-way traffic between Japan and South Korea in earnest, resuming Fukuoka and Sapporo services.
Japan and Spain sign a memorandum for mutual tourism cooperation in five priority spaces

Japan and Spain sign a memorandum for mutual tourism cooperation in five priority spaces

Japan and Spain signed a memorandum for mutual tourism cooperation on September 22 2022, focusing on five priorities including local tourism and sustainable tourism as new viewpoints.
JTB to establish a sustainable EV-charging infrastructure, proposing neighborhood tourism contents during charging

JTB to establish a sustainable EV-charging infrastructure, proposing neighborhood tourism contents during charging

JTB Communication Design and Terra Motors agreed to a business partnership to establish a sustainable EV-charging and tourism infrastructure and a tourism platform to provide tourist information and services in the neighborhood.
Qantas Airways is driving tourism promotion in Japan in earnest with restart of Haneda-Sydney services

Qantas Airways is driving tourism promotion in Japan in earnest with restart of Haneda-Sydney services

Resuming three flights a week between Haneda and Sydney with A330-300 (28 business class seats and 260 economy class seats) on September 13, Qantas Airways is restarting tourism promotion activities in Japan in earnest.
JAL is serving ‘practical zero CO2 flight’ for a Okinawa tour in November 2022

JAL is serving ‘practical zero CO2 flight’ for a Okinawa tour in November 2022

JAL will serve ‘Sustainable Charter Flight’ on the Haneda-Naha route on November 18 2022, realizing ‘practical zero CO2 flight’ with A350-900.
A nationwide travel discount program will be kicked off on October 11, supporting up to 11,000 JPY a traveler a night

A nationwide travel discount program will be kicked off on October 11, supporting up to 11,000 JPY a traveler a night

The Japanese government will kick off a nationwide travel discount program and an event discount program on October 11 2022. The program will discount by 40% a traveler a night.
Japan will fully open the border on October 11 2022 by lifting visa requirement for foreigners and the limited entry cap a day

Japan will fully open the border on October 11 2022 by lifting visa requirement for foreigners and the limited entry cap a day

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced that Japan will fully open the border on October 11 2022 by lifting visa requirement for foreigners and the limited entry cap a day.
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.
HIS invests to a tourism-oriented digital currency/NFT startup to expand its Web 3.0 business space

HIS invests to a tourism-oriented digital currency/NFT startup to expand its Web 3.0 business space

HIS has acquired shares of Rural, a startup to provide tourism-oriented digital currency ‘Rural Coin’ and ‘Rural NFT' to accelerate its new business in a Web 3.0 space.
ANA is accelerating ‘ESG Management’ with four pillars of Environment, Human Rights, DEI and Regional Revitalization

ANA is accelerating ‘ESG Management’ with four pillars of Environment, Human Rights, DEI and Regional Revitalization

Chikako Miyata, Executive Vice President Group Chief Sustainability Officer at ANA Holdings, talked about ANA ‘ESG Management,’ placing ‘Environment,’ ‘Human Rights,’ ‘Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI)’ and ‘Regional Revitalization.'
ANA will expand Honolulu services with A380 ‘Flying Honu’ in this coming autumn

ANA will expand Honolulu services with A380 ‘Flying Honu’ in this coming autumn

ANA will increase the frequencies from five flights a week on the Haneda-Honolulu route and from two flights a week to three flights a week on the Narita -Honolulu route including an A380 ‘Flying Honu’ service.
Japan and Taiwan are working together for 7.5 million two-way travelers a year

Japan and Taiwan are working together for 7.5 million two-way travelers a year

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.
Japan Tourism Agency revises a guideline to accept a foreign tourist tour without a tour conductor

Japan Tourism Agency revises a guideline to accept a foreign tourist tour without a tour conductor

Japan Tourism Agency has revised "Guidelines for Accepting Foreign Tourists." A travel agency or a travel service arrangement agency is responsible for the tour. They have to make arrangements for round-trip air tickets and all accommodations throughout traveling in Japan before entering Japan.
A Japanese leading travel firm welcomed 1.3 million visitors a month in its metaverse shop

A Japanese leading travel firm welcomed 1.3 million visitors a month in its metaverse shop

HIS, a Japanese leading travel firm, welcomed 1.3 million or more visitors in its virtual shop ‘HIS Travel World,’ which was launched in a smartphone metaverse space ‘REALITY World.'
HIS sells Huis Ten Bosh theme-park to aHong Kong-based investment firm at 66.6 billion JPY

HIS sells Huis Ten Bosh theme-park to aHong Kong-based investment firm at 66.6 billion JPY

HIS, a leading Japanese travel company, officially announced to sell its 100% subsidiary Huis Ten Bosh theme-park in Nagasaki to Hong Kong-based investment firm PAG HTB Holdings at 66.6 billion JPY.
ANA will resume North America flights to 90% of the pre-pandemic level, restarting Washington DC, Huston and Chicago services

ANA will resume North America flights to 90% of the pre-pandemic level, restarting Washington DC, Huston and Chicago services

ANA will resume its North America flights to about 90% of the initial flight plan in 2020 in this coming winter schedule, restarting Washington DC, Huston and Chicago services.
ANA will resume domestic flights in latter half of FY2022 to the pre-COVID-19 level

ANA will resume domestic flights in latter half of FY2022 to the pre-COVID-19 level

ANA Group will resume the number of domestic flights, combined Peach Aviation flights, in the latter half of FY2022 to the pre-COVID-19 level. Peach will resume daily Haneda-Seoul (Incheon) services on October 30 2022.
Air Asia Thailand launches its first Japan flights on the Bangkok-Fukuoka route on October 12 2022

Air Asia Thailand launches its first Japan flights on the Bangkok-Fukuoka route on October 12 2022

Air Asia Thailand will launch three flights a week between Bangkok (Don Mueang) and Fukuoka as its first service to Japan on October 12 2022, increasing the frequency to four flights a week on October 30 2022.