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HIS reveals that overseas travel bookings by Japanese in this summer is still 52% of the 2019 level

HIS reveals that overseas travel bookings by Japanese in this summer is still 52% of the 2019 level

HIS overseas travel bookings in this summer vacation period was 97.5% of the last year, but just 52.3% of the 2019 level. The most-booked destination was Seoul, followed by Taipei, Honolulu. Bangkok and Singapore.
JTB forecasts outbound travelers from Japan may recover to 65% of pre-pandemic in this summer holiday season

JTB forecasts outbound travelers from Japan may recover to 65% of pre-pandemic in this summer holiday season

JTB has forecasted the number of Japanese travelers will decrease by 4.1% year on year to 69.8 million in total. Outbound travelers are expected to increase by 1.2% year on year to 1.75 million, around 65% of the pre-pandemic level.
The climbing regulations to Mt. Fuji will start on July 1 2024 as a solution to avoid ‘over-tourism’

The climbing regulations to Mt. Fuji will start on July 1 2024 as a solution to avoid ‘over-tourism’

Yamanashi Prefecture and Shizuoka Prefecture, the gateway of Mt.Fuji, will launch management systems to control climbers on July 1 2024, expecting the regulations will be a model case to solve over-tourism.
JAL launches a platform connecting people between local areas and urban areas to solve local challenges

JAL launches a platform connecting people between local areas and urban areas to solve local challenges

JAL has launched its original platform to match human resources in urban areas with challenges in local areas. The platform helps users search areas, contents, term or budget meeting their own needs.
Tourism EXPO Japan will go to Aichi in 2025 for the first time, appealing tourism in Hokuriku after the devastated earthquake

Tourism EXPO Japan will go to Aichi in 2025 for the first time, appealing tourism in Hokuriku after the devastated earthquake

‘Tourism EXPO Japan 2025’ will be held in Aichi Sky Expo in Aichi Prefecture for the first time, appealing Chubu and Hokuriku areas. Tourism EXPO Japan 2024 will open in Tokyo Big Sight on September 26 2024.
Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 17% in April 2024 compared to pre-pandemic

Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 17% in April 2024 compared to pre-pandemic

The total number of guest nights in April 2024 (provisionally) was up 11.9% year on year to 50.9 million, which were also up 0.5% compared to the same month of 2019, and guest nights of foreigner travelers were up 16.5% to 13.2 million.
Club Tourism of Japan launches ‘solo travel’ tours for 30s to 50s females, forming a project team by the same generation

Club Tourism of Japan launches ‘solo travel’ tours for 30s to 50s females, forming a project team by the same generation

Club Tourism, a Japanese travel company especially for elder people, targets 30s to 50s females as well as senior people, a core target, for ’solo travel’ tours. Club Tourism marketed more than 1,300 solo travel tours in 2023.
Eight railways in Kanto area transfer magnetic ticket to QR-code ticket on the companies-cross system

Eight railways in Kanto area transfer magnetic ticket to QR-code ticket on the companies-cross system

Eight railway companies in Tokyo Metropolitan area will transfer the current magnetic ticket to QR-code ticket on the companies-cross system step by step after 2026.
A Japanese traveler spent 13% more money for domestic travel in Q1 of 2024 than 2019

A Japanese traveler spent 13% more money for domestic travel in Q1 of 2024 than 2019

The total amount of Japanese travel consumption was up 11.8% year on year to 4.6 trillion JPY in the 1st quarter of 2024, 3.8 trillion JPY for overnight trips (up 16.0% over 2019) and 99 million JPY for day trips (up 2.9% over 2019).
International Tourism Trade Show Tokyo became a new opportunity for the tourism industry of Japan to share knowledge about Wellness and DX

International Tourism Trade Show Tokyo became a new opportunity for the tourism industry of Japan to share knowledge about Wellness and DX

International Tourism Trade Show 2024 was held in Tokyo Big Sight for three days from May 8th to 10th as a new BtoB tourism event, organizing the 2nd International Wellness Tourism EXPO and the first Tourism Marketing EXPO.
A pre-booking program for Mt. Fuji will be launched in July 2024, giving climbers wristbands for qualification

A pre-booking program for Mt. Fuji will be launched in July 2024, giving climbers wristbands for qualification

Yamanashi Prefecture will introduce a pre-booking program to collect admission fees from climbers to Mt.Fuji on July 1 2024. The prefecture placed a gate in the Mt. Fuji fifth entrance station to collect admission fees this year.
Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 33% in March 2024 compared to pre-pandemic

Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 33% in March 2024 compared to pre-pandemic

The total number of guest nights in March 2024 (provisionally) was up 8.2% year on year to 54.9 million, which consisted of 42.2 million Japanese guests (up 1.3%) and 12.7 million foreigners' guests (up 33.4%).
Popularity of ‘Pets Tourism’ is rising in Japan, as two-thirds of dog owners hope to travel with their pets

Popularity of ‘Pets Tourism’ is rising in Japan, as two-thirds of dog owners hope to travel with their pets

63% of dog owners hope to travel together with their dogs. The ratio of owners who are eager to travel with their pets (except owners who want to if possible) reduced to about 10% of all.
A stay program in 400-years-old ‘Marugame Castle’ in Kagawa Prefecture will be on sale at 1.26 million JPY a night

A stay program in 400-years-old ‘Marugame Castle’ in Kagawa Prefecture will be on sale at 1.26 million JPY a night

A stay in 400-years-old ‘Marugame Castle Experience’ in Kagawa Prefecture will be on sale at 1,265,000 JPY a night for two persons including one dinner and one breakfast.
JAL and ANA have received around 10% more international flight bookings for this coming Golden Week holiday period

JAL and ANA have received around 10% more international flight bookings for this coming Golden Week holiday period

ANA and JAL have received around 10% more international flight bookings for this coming Golden Week holiday period. ANA's bookings on Honolulu flights increased by 1.5 times to record-high 15,993.
Interest in overseas travel of Japanese people is much lower than the world’s average

Interest in overseas travel of Japanese people is much lower than the world’s average

American Express International’s survey ‘American Express Global Travel Trend Report’ finds the ratio of Japanese people who answered that they want to travel overseas more than before in 2024 was just 15%, which was much lower than the world average.
Japanese outbound travelers are expected to recover to 90% of the pre-pandemic level during this year’s Golden Week period

Japanese outbound travelers are expected to recover to 90% of the pre-pandemic level during this year’s Golden Week period

JTB has estimated that the total number of Japanese travelers during this year’s Golden Week period (April 25 to May 5) will be up 1.8% to 23.3 million, including 520,000 outbound travelers, 67.7% more than a year ago.
Private Jet membership service for 72 airports nationwide is launched in Japan

Private Jet membership service for 72 airports nationwide is launched in Japan

The Japan’s first private jet membership service was launched, providing members with an opportunity to charter Honda Jet in preference to individual charter.
60% of Japanese people agree to dual-pricing for inbound travelers, while 50% of 60s disagree

60% of Japanese people agree to dual-pricing for inbound travelers, while 50% of 60s disagree

42.2% of Japanese people recognized what dual-pricing is, and 29.4% agreed to it, and 28.9% fairly agreed to it. 39.2% answered that dual-pricing encourages you to travel in Japan.
Cherry blossoms blooming is forecasted on March 18 in Tokyo first, and full blooming is expected to be earlier nationwide

Cherry blossoms blooming is forecasted on March 18 in Tokyo first, and full blooming is expected to be earlier nationwide

This year's cherry blossom season is expected to start blooming first in Tokyo on March 18, according to Weathernews. Full blooming will be earlier than usual nationwide.