Rakuten survey finds that the most-preferred accommodation cost is ‘8,000 to 10,000 JPY’ a night with the ratio of 23% this summer among Japanese young generation. The most-selected information source is ‘Instagram’ with the ratio of 62.8%,
The total number of Japanese guest nights in June 2022 (provisionally) was up 72.2% year on year to 33.9 million, which were 6.5% fewer guests nights than the same month in 2019. The occupancy rate was 44.2% overall, 16.4 lower points than 2019.
Japanese domestic traveler’s mindset is changing to ‘I may as well choose better travel’ amid rise in cost
Japanese domestic traveler’s mindset is changing to ‘I may as well choose better travel’ amid rise in cost, according to Jalan Research Center's survey. The ratio of domestic overnight travelers was 34.1% in FY2021, 2.9 higher points than FY2020.
The most-satisfied prefecture in domestic travel is Wakayama, rising from 8th in the previous survey
The most-satisfied prefecture in domestic travel was Wakayama, rising from 8th in the previous survey, followed by Okinawa as 2nd and Mie as 3rd. The most-attractive prefecture for local foods was Fukui, followed by Ishikawa and Toyama.
JTB has begun selling a sustainable flight tour to Goto Islands in Nagasaki Prefecture, using Oriental Air Bridge aircraft with the Euglena bio-jet fuel ‘Susteo’ refueled.
The Japanese government decides to postpone “Nationwide travel support program’ due to surge of COVID-19 BA.5 cases
The Japanese government has decided to postpone “Nationwide travel support program’ due ti surge of COVID-19 BA.5 cases, though it was originally expected to start in early July, but Prefectural discount support program is extended to the end of August.
A travel association of Japan holds postponement of a nationwide travel demand boosting campaign in check
Hiroyuki Takahashi, Chairman at Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA), checked postponement of a nationwide travel demand boosting campaign and claimed elimination of three barriers against cross-border travel.
Japanese domestic travelers in this summer vacation are expected to be back to a 3% reduction of the 2019 level ― JTB forecasts
JTB has forecasted that the number of Japanese domestic travelers in this summer vacation period (July 15 to August 31 2022) is expected to reach 70 million, 75.9% more travelers than a year ago or just 3.3% fewer travelers to the same period 2019.
The total number of Japanese guest nights in May 2022 (provisionally) was up 81% year on year to 37 million, 11% fewer guests nights than the same month in 2019, and the occupancy rate was 46.7% overall, higher than 43.2% in April 2022.
96% of Workcation experiences in Okinawa say they want to come back again, but the biggest issue is cost
95.6% of Workcation experiences in Okinawa answered that they want to come back again for Workcation. Regarding hurdles for Workcation, the most answers were found in ‘cost.'
ANA, JAL, JR Tokai, JR East and Tokyo Metro is developing a joint tourism campaign ‘Welcome Back Tokyo,' offering gift opportunities on Instagram and Twitter.
Domestic tourism campaign of Japan will be extended nationwide in early July, subsidizing more financial supports
Domestic tourism campaign will be extended from within the six designated regional blocks currently to the whole nation in early July 2022, financially supporting up to 8,000 JPY a night for travels using public transportation and up to 5,000 JPY a night for other travels.
The total number of Japanese guest nights in April 2022 (provisionally) was up 49.8% year on year to 33.3 million, and the occupancy rate was 43.2% overall, 21.8 lower points than 2019.
Osaka Kansai EXPO 2025 unveils contents of private pavilions, including the future experiences with ‘GUNDAM’
Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition unveiled contents of private companies and organizations’ pavilions, including ‘MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM Pavilion’ by Bandai Namco.
Three-in-four Japanese couples want to honeymoon overseas unless the pandemic happens, according to Expedia Japan survey. The mots popular destination is Hokkaido, followed by Hawaii and Okinawa, including future honeymooners.
The total amount of Japanese travel consumption was up 35.4% year on year to 2.2 trillion JPY in the first three months of 2022. Travel spending a traveler was up 10.8% year on year to 35,879 JPY, which were 2.9% more than even 2019.
The best ‘must-go-flower park’ in Japan is ‘Ashikaga Flower Park’ with gorgeous spring wisteria in Tochigi Prefecture
Travel magazine ‘Jalan' survey finds that the best ‘must-go-flower park’ in Japan is ‘Ashikaga Flower Park’ in Tochigi Prefecture, a well-known park for spring wisteria.
ikyu.com, a luxury accommodation OTA of Japan, launched its original SNS ‘YADOLINK' to create a user community, giving them functions to find high quality stay experiences through posted photos.
Yokohama City started ‘Find Your YOKOHAMA Campaign’ as a tourism recovery support program to discount travel attractions for travelers from neighboring prefectures except Tokyo.
the total number of Japanese guest nights in February 2022 was up 34.4% year on year to 23.4 million, and the occupancy rate was 34.5% overall, 27.4 lower points than 2019.