Expedia survey finds that the most-searched destination for New Year holidays by Japanese travel planners is Oahu
Expedia said that the most-searched destination by Japanese people for New Year holidays was Oahu, and Bangkok (3rd), Singapore (6th), Bali (7th), Taipei (8th) and Phuket (10th) were ranked in top 10.
Local municipalities of Japan begin receiving applications for Vaccination Passport effective to overseas travelers only
Local municipalities of Japan will begin receiving applications for Vaccination Passport on July 26, and it will be issued to Japanese overseas travelers who have plans to travel to foreign countries or regions.
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.
Chief Cabinet Secretary revealed that paper vaccination passports will be issued in late July by local governments after the vaccination rule is amended.
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.
Japanese experienced overseas travelers are aggressive about travel in Japan as well, according to the sentiment survey
JTB Tourism Research & Consulting's survey shows that Japanese who experienced overseas travelers in 2019 traveled in Japan in 2020 more frequently than those who experienced domestic travel only in 2019.
ANA Sales starts selling package tours for Hawaii departing after July this year, providing infection prevention services
ANA Sales has started selling package tours for Hawaii departing from July 1 to December 24 this year, offering infection prevention services, such as a transport service for a limited group between the airport and Waikiki.
The unsatisfactory rate in not traveling overseas is 36% in Japan, lower than 55% in APAC, according to Klook survey
Klook survey finds that the ratio of people who are unsatisfied with not traveling overseas currently was 36% in Japan, which was lower than 55% on average in APAC.
JAL-affiliated LCC ZIPAIR sells an optional PCR test package to Hawaii flight passengers for their confidences
JAL Group LCC ZIPAIR sells optional PCR test package to passengers on it Narita-Honolulu flights, which will be launched on December 19, to ensure their travel confidence.
HIS, one of the leading Japanese travel agents, begins selling package tours for Hawaii and Guam with travel insurance
HIS has started selling its package tour brand Ciao for Hawaii and Guam departing after December 20 2020, which include HIS’s original travel insurance and compensation for an unexpected cancellation before departing.
30% of Japanese travelers rethink their overseas travels after July next year, further delayed from the previous survey
The latest survey of the well-known guidebook shows that 30.4% of the total said that they hope to go abroad ‘after July 2021,' and 35.8% said that they will reselect a destination. Also, an interesting finding is that 35.8% answered that they hesitate to travel abroad if a test is charged.
JTB Report 2020 for Japanese overseas travel trend in 2019 illustrates the departure rate of Generation Z was 46%
The JTB Report 2020, analyzing the outbound travel market of Japan in 2019, illustrates major reasons for the record-breaking result, and some of the trends are likely to continue even after COVID-19 ends.
HIS launches overseas tour ‘Social Travel’ with thorough precautions departing from Japan after October 2020
HIS has started selling overseas package tour ‘Social Travel’ series with thorough precautions against COVID-19, which will be performed after October 2020 following lifting of the current restrictions in both Japan and destinations.
The Japanese government is about to talk with 12 designated countries and regions for restart of bilateral travel
The Japanese government has decided to start talking with 12 designated countries and regions in Aisa for restart of bilateral travels in preparation for precautions against flow of COVID-19 into Japan.
Three temporary flights from Narita to Vietnam carried 440 Japanese business travelers in total as the first 'Travel Bubble,' maybe followed by Thailand, Australia or New Zealand.
The Japanese government permitted cross-prefecture travel nationwide and has started ‘Travel Bubble’ discussions with four countries
Japanese prime minister Abe officially announced to allow people to travel crossing prefectures on June 19 and also to start discussion with four designated Vietnam, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand for exceptional travels in advance.
COVID-19-related travel restrictions between Japan and Hawaii, Micronesia and Pacific Islands (As of May 5 2020)
The COVID-19-related travel restrictions between Japan and Hawaii, Micronesia and Pacific Islands are effective. The Japan's Level 2 warning to all countries and regions is also still effective.
Travel Voice summarizes the COVID-19-related travel restrictions between Japan and Southeast Asia and India as of May 6 2020. Japan has refused entries from all of the countries.
COVID-19-related travel restrictions between Japan and U.S., Europe and Australia (As of May 7 2020)
Travel Voice summarizes travel restriction information related to the COVID-19 between Japan and U.S., Europe and Australia as of May 7 2020. Japan refuses entries of foreigners from all of the countries.
The COVID-19-related travel restrictions between Japan and South Korea, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong (As of April 30 2020)
The COVID-19-related travel restrictions between Japan and East Asia are still effective (as of April 30 2020). Japan continues refusing entries of foreigners from China, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.