JTB has launched a social gift service ‘JTB Koto Collection,’ on which a user give travel and local experience plans as gifts on SNS or e-mail.
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.
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.
JTB aims at practical carbon neutral by FY2050 after achieving practical zero CO2 emission by itself by FY2030, reducing electric power consumption in the Scope 1 and 2 stages and developing collaboration with business partners in the Scope 3 stage.
JTB has started selling ‘regenerative tourism’ tours in Canada, based on a partnership agreement with Destination Canada, including study of indigenous cultures escorted by a local indigenous guide.
JTB and HIS will restart selling package tours for Hawaii, supporting PCR test in returning to Japan
JTB has decided to restart sending LOOK JTB MyStyle tours to Hawaii on April 28, followed by HIS on May 1, as Japanese government lowered the COVID-19-related travel warning from Level 3 to Level 2 for U.S.
JTB forecasts a 97% increase in domestic travelers in 2022, despite a concern about lower demand due to rise in prices
JTB has forecasted that the number of domestic travelers in Japan will increase by 97% year on year to 260 million in 2022, but recent rise in prices may discourage people to travel.
JTB Group travel transactions reduced by 30% to 400 billion JPY in 2021 over 2019 despite well-recovery of domestic travel in December
Travel transactions of nine JTB Group companies were up 34.9% year on year to 398.1 billion JPY in 2021, but still down 30.1% compared to 2019 despite a 62.9% increase to 79.8 billion JPY in December 2021.
The most-taken SDGs action by Japanese travelers is ‘to avoid crowd,’ while awareness to food loss or plastic bag is low
JTB Tourism Research & Consulting survey shows that 12.2% of targeting 3,000 Japanese travelers regard ‘concrete actions to climate change’ as the most important goal, and the most-taken SDGs action in traveling is ‘to avoid crowd’ with 33.4%. #Japan #Travel #research
According to JTB Tourism Research & Consulting survey, the ratio of respondents who purchase SDGs-oriented travel if it is more expensive is around 30%, and 41.7% say that they do not choose SDGs-oriented travel if it is more expensive than normal travel.
JTB Group has launched a cross-sectional sustainability committee and drawn up its sustainability strategy to set a global-standard goal of CO2 emission reduction through Scope 3 value chain in FY2022.
JTB forecasts 18 million Japanese domestic travelers for 2021/2022 New Year holidays, 80% more than a year ago
JTB has forecasted that the number of Japanese domestic travelers for this coming New Year holiday period (December 23 2021 to January 3 2022) will increase by 80% year on year to 18 million in total (down 38.5% over two years ago).
JTB reduced domestic travel sales by 11.5% year on year to 31.8 billion JPY in September 2021, down 61.8% compared to two years ago.
JTB forecasts to move into the black for the full year of FY2021, earning more than half of sales from non-travel businesses
JTB announced that it has forecast to move into the black for the full year of FY2021 ended March 31 2022, posting net profit of 6.7 billion JPY for the first six months due to selling of several real estates including its headquarters building.
JTB published ‘JTB REPORT 2021 All about Japanese Overseas Travelers,' in which it says that growth of Japanese overseas travelers after the pandemic is expected to be lower than pre-pandemic.
20s to 30s males and females and senior males strongly desire to travel within the next year by June 2022
JTB Tourism Research & Consulting’s regular awareness survey finds that 34.5% said they have plans to travel within the next year by June 2022, particularly higher ratios among in 20s to 30s males and females and 60 years old or older males.
JTB raises 30 billion JPY in total mainly for digital platform developments and creation of new tourism contents
JTB has raised 30 billion JPY in total through the third-party allotment to its main banks and others to develop a digital platform for improvement of customer journeys, more attractive tourism contents in local regions and a B to B digital platform.
JTB sells a Japan-based luxury cruise for vaccinated travelers only, chartering SILVERSEA Cruise ‘Silver Muse’
JTB has begun selling ‘Eight-days cruise in western Japan with Silver Muse’ departing on October 9 2021 for vaccinated travelers only. JTB charters the ship as a domestic cruise.
JTB forecasts 40 million Japanese domestic travelers for this summer vacation period, 45% fewer travelers than two years ago
JTB has forecasted that Japanese domestic travelers for this summer vacation period will be about 40 million, 5.3% more travelers than a year ago but 44.8% fewer travelers than two years ago.
JTB gives travelers easier booking of local activities on smart phone, linking to a hotel check-in app
Completing system linkage between JTB BOKUN, a local activity booking and payment platform, and aiPass, a smart check-in OS provided by CUICIN, JTB gives travelers easier booking of local activity on smart phone.