A Japan National Tourism Organization leader talks about the promotional strategies for rebound of the inbound travel market
Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Executive Senior Vice President Kyoji Kuramotchi talked about the next steps for rebound of the inbound travel market, expecting FIT will be opened soon. How does JNTO develop its strategies to achieve the national goals.
Three doses vaccination travelers will no longer need PCR negative certificate for entry into Japan on September 7
Japan will lift requirement of negative certificates on PCR test within 72 hours before leaving a destination on September 7, but maintain a cap of 20,000 entries a day for a while.
spending in Japan by international visitors totaled 104.7 billion JPY for the first quarter of FY2022 (April to June 2022), and spending a visitor was estimated at 257,206 JPY, higher than usual.
Passenger demand in 2025 is forecasted to grow by 1.3 times to 37.3 million compared to 2018, boosted by Osaka Kansai EXPO and an increase in visitors from emerging Asian countries.
Japan National Tourism Organization is preparing for open of individual travel, including online advertising campaigns with airlines
As soon as the FIT market is reopened, JNTO will develop a large scale of advertising campaigns to let consumers know that Japan is ready for every international tourist, as many potential international travelers seem to wait and see until FIT is allowed.
The number of applicants to Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System(ERFS), which is a registration system for new foreigner entries into Japan, totaled 12,291 only as of July 28 2022.
Fliggy, Alibaba’s OTA, ties up with Japanese OTA ‘AirTrip’ to book accommodations in Japan for Chinese travelers
Fliggy, a travel service platform of Alibaba Group, has tied up with Japanese OTA ‘AirTrip.' More than 20,000 lists on AirTrip will be provided to more than 300 million Fliggy members in China.
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.
Japan has to jump various hurdles to receive international tourists, though the market is supposed to open
AndBeyondTokyo, a Tokyo-based tour operator, run helter-skelter to receive its first international customers after the partial reopening of leisure-purpose travelers from San Francisco. Too many hurdles are still on the road to Japan. What are CEO Kuroiwa worried about?
A Japanese tour operators association warns Japan is not selected as a tourist destination if the regulations goes on
Overseas Tour Operators Association of Japan or OTOA demanded further deregulations of cross-border tourism and called for global standard dealings to Japaneses travel companies. Chairman said Japan is not selected as a tourist destination if the regulations goes on.
Japan Tourism Agency draws up a guideline to accept international tourists, clarifying operators’ responsibility
Japan Tourism Agency announced a guideline for tour operators, tour conductors and accommodations in accepting international package tours, requiring to register tour applicants to the Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System or ERFS.
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.
Arrival test and quarantine in Japan will be exempted for visitors from low-risk countries and regions on June 1
The Japanese government has decided that international visitors to Japan from designated low-risk countries and regions will be exempted from arrival test and quarantine on June 1, raising the entry ceiling from 10,000 entries a day today to 20,000 entries a day.
Japan Tourism Agency will develop a pilot program to restart receiving leisure-purpose inbound travel by the end of Mayto draw up a guideline for tour operators and accommodation providers.
Spending by international visitors in Japan amounted to 35.2 billion JPY for the first three months of 2022
Spending by international visitors in Japan amounted to 35.2 billion JPY for the first three months of 2022. Based on 100,566 visitors, spending a visitor was 350,225 JPY.
Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)'s survey finds that potential visitors to Japan are estimated at about 330 million out of the total population of 4.5 billion in 22 focus markets. About 40% of overseas travel experiences in Taiwan and Hong Kong have visited Japan four times or more.
Japanese tourism organizations and transportation companies demand ease of travel restrictions to the Transport Minister
Tourism-related organizations, including Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) and Japan Travel and Tourism Association, ANA, JAL and JR Group together requested ease of travel restrictions to Tetsuo Saito, Minster of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Virtual tourism tour combined with live e-commerce for Kagoshima was broadcasted to Chinese high-end consumers
Kouraku Japan, a marketing company for Chinese high-end consumers, broadcasted a virtual tourism tour combined with live e-commerce for Kagoshima Prefecture on Alibaba Group’s ‘Fliggy,’
The total number of Japanese guest nights in the calendar year of 2021 was down 0.2% year on year to 310.8 million, which were 35.3% fewer guests nights than 2019. The occupancy rate was 34.5% overall, 28.2 lower points than 2019.
Japanese government will ease the border restrictions on March 1, maintaining the most severe level among G7 nations
Japanese prime minister Fumio Kishida officially announced that the current border restrictions will gradually be eased on March 1, adding that the most severe level among G7 nations will be maintained.