Japan Travel and Tourism Association builds a digital platform to help local regions use tourism data analysis
Japan Travel and Tourism Association has built ‘Japan Travel and Tourism Association Digital Platform’ to help local regions use tourism data analysis for sustainable tourism business, offering a basic function and a paid extension function.
Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau installs generative AI on its official website, responding inquiries with more than 20 different languages
Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau will install multi-language generative AI ‘Kotozna laMondoI’ with a capability of more than 20 different languages on its official website.
A share of International guests staying in Kyoto City rapidly recovered to more than 50% in April 2023
The occupancy rate in Kyoto City in April 2023 was up 33.1 points year on year to 78% mainly because of rapid recovery of international visitors after the border open and the Easter vacation. The ratio of international guest nights largely rose from 37.5% in March 2023 to 55.1%.
The latest JTB survey on DX finds that 43% of DMOs or local governments want to use TikTok or GoogleMyBuisness as tools to delivery information.
Airbnb Japan partners Kansai Tourism Bureau for inbound tourism promotions toward Osaka Kansai EXPO 2025
Airbnb Japan signed a comprehensive partnership agreement with Kansai Tourism Bureau for home-sharing-based tourism promotions targeting international visitors for Osaka Kansai EXPO 2025.
Japan Tourism Agency shows four pillars of how local tourism plays promote DX to improve destination management
Japan Tourism Agency instructs how local tourism players should promote digital transformation in four pillars, showing the future vision, the current challenges, how to solve issues and also KPIs in FY2027.
Nissan ties up with local DMO in Aomori to create ‘easy camping car’ tours, expecting to solve the secondary transportation issue
Nissan, one of the leading automobile companies in Japan, tied up with ‘Clan PEONY Tsugaru,’ a local DMO in Aomori Prefecture, to test use of ‘NIssan Caravan’ as an easy camping car for city tours.
Japan Business Federation proposes sustainable and resilient tourism, including upgrading of Tourism Agency to ministry
Japan Business Federation or Keidanren summarized a proposal titled ‘Innovation to sustainable and resilient tourism' to seek ‘autonomous tourism,’ ‘new-typed tourism’ and ‘sustainable tourism.'
Okinawa Prefecture sells Okinawa to Japanese travelers as an alternative destination to overseas travel
Okinawa Prefecture and Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) promote to sell Okinawa to Japanese overseas travel lovers as an alternative destination to overseas travel in four categories of ‘America,’ ‘Hawaii,’ ‘Asia’ and ‘Ryukyu.'
Universal Studio Japan (USJ), Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau and The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry have signed an agreement on tourism regeneration in Osaka to draw up tourism vision and strategy.
Kobe Tourism Bureau launched QR-based ‘KOBE Tourism Smart Passport,' which allows a traveler to visit all of up to 46 tourist spots in Kobe City including Kobe Port or Arima Onsen.
DMO KYOTO develops ‘Visit Intent Index’ based on accesses on five official websites, showing the bottom in April
DMO KYOTO has developed ‘Visit Intent Index’ to measure tourists’ intents to visit Kyoto in a quantitative way. In December 2020, both of actual visitors and the visit intent index dropped to 60.7 and 67.1 because ‘Go To Travel’ program was tentatively suspended amid re-spread of COVID-19.
More than 60% of all bookings in hotels in Kyoto City were cancelled in New Year holiday period due to suspension of ‘Go To Travel’
DMO KYOTO announced that the occupation rate of 35 hotels in Kyoto City was 31.1% in the New Year holiday period, and 63.8% of all bookings in the period were cancelled following the announcement of the tentative suspension of 'Go To Travel' nationwide on December 14 2020.
According to the new DMO guideline, Japan Tourism Agency canceled registrations of seven DMO candidates, while approving registration renewals of all 41 registered DMOs.
Kyoto City delivers ‘Stay Home, Feel Kyoto’ movie contents to the world, giving chances to enjoy Kyoto at home
Kyoto City delivers ‘Stay Home, Feel Kyoto’ movie contests to let people staying home enjoy unique history and cultures of Kyoto, such as Zen meditation lesson.
Setouchi DMO and Kyushu Tourism Promotion Organization signed an agreement on partnership for inbound travel promotions on September 2 2019.