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.
A Japanese travel industry organization clarifies guidelines to perform overseas travel tours amid the pandemic
Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) announced guidelines for travel companies to restart performing overseas travel tours, including criteria to suspend a tour and to collect cancellation fee.
JATA sent a delegation to Hawaii as the first step for reopening of overseas travel, hoping to restart package tour this summer
Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) sent an inspection delegation to Hawaii on April 3, positioning it as the first step for reopening of outbound travel from Japan. Hiroyuki Takahashi, JATA Chairman, said "JATA member companies will begin producing and selling products for Hawaii this summer.”
Japan Association of Travel Agents sends its first delegation to Hawaii to push forward restart of overseas tours
Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) will send its first delegation to Hawaii on April 3 2022 to restart overseas tours and develop the national momentum toward overseas travel.
Hiroyuki Takahashi, who took office as Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) Chairman in December 2021, said at a New Year press conference, “My priority mission as JATA chairman is regeneration of tourism.”
Tourism EXPO Japan 2022 will be organized with a hybrid format in Tokyo for the first time in the past four years
Hybrid ‘Tourism EXPO Japan 2022’ will be organized in Tokyo Big Sight for four days from September 22 to 25 next year. This will be the first event in Tokyo in the past four years.
New JATA Chairman wishes that vaccination passport will be used to lift traveling restrictions in Japan
Jungo Kikuma, new Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) Chairman, talked about what the travel industry needs for restart of traveling, including vaccination passport, and new travel styles after COVID-19.
Tourism EXPO Japan 2021 in Osaka will be postponed to autumn 2023 due to uncertainty amid the pandemic
Tourism EXPO Japan 2021 in Osaka will be postponed to autumn 2023 due to the uncertain situation, though it is scheduled to be take place from November 25 to 28 this year.
Japan Association of Travel Agents asks the government to draw up a roadmap for restart of outbound travel
Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) is asking the government to draw up a roadmap for restart of outbound travels, expecting that the outbound travel market will partially restore in the fourth quarter of FY2021.
COVID-19 cases in school trips in Japan were just 30 out of 710,000 participants, 4.2 cases per 100,000 people, in FY2020
The number of COVID-19 cases was just 30 out of 710,000 participants in total performed by JTB, NTA, KNT and Tobu Top Tours in the period between March and December 2020.
The first Japanese Tour Grand Prix 2021 in two years picks ‘Land Cruise JTB,’ seat-in-couch tour in Europe, as Tourism Minister Award
'Tour Grand Prix 2021,’ which was the 28th Grand Prix for the first time in two years, picked ‘Land Cruise JTB,’ a seat-in-couch tour product in Europe, as Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Award and four online tours were selected as digital category for overseas travel.
Travel industry’s leaders of Japan talk about the future travel at JATA Online Forum, referring to DX and Workcation
Presidents of NTA, JTB and KNT-CT talked about the future travel at JATA Online Travel Mart 2020 Forum, expecting that overseas travel will be resumed as soon as possible. They discussed demand decentralization, digitalization, workcation and so forth.
Tourism EXPO Japan will be organized in Okinawa in this autumn as scheduled, but downsized with a different theme
JATA explained Tourism EXPO Japan would be organized in Okinawa in this autumn as scheduled, but the event will be forced to be downsized and change its theme due to COVID-19.
JATA announces a COVID-19 guideline for the travel industry, calling for online procedures more frequently
Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) releases an industrial guideline, calling for detailed precautions against COVID-19 to travel agents in restarting their businesses.