Japan Tourism Agency requests 2.2 times more budget for FY2024 than FY2023, focusing on a labor shortage issue in the hospitality industry
Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) has requested a budget of 24.1 billion JPY for FY2024 starting April 1 2024, 2.2 times more budget than FY2023. For programs to solve the labor shortage issue particularly in the hospitality industry, 400 million JPY, 2.67 times more than FY2023 have been requested.
Nationwide travel discount program, a Japanese government’s initiative, was sold out in some regions on the opening day
A nationwide travel discount program began on October 11 2022 to boost domestic travel demand, but Several OTAs stopped selling the qualified products on the opening day because of no more availabilities.
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.
Japan Tourism Agency subsidizes sustainable tourism contents development program to supports part of expenses on facility development or purchases of goods necessary for sustainable tourism.
Tokyo Government subsidizes 5,000 JPY a night to travel in Tokyo by residents in Tokyo, securing a new budget for 600,000 nights
Tokyo Metropolitan Government has decided a supplementary budget of 3.3 billion to subsidize 5,000 JPY a night or 2,500 JPY a day trip to a Tokyo resident who travel in Tokyo.
The Japanese government secures another 266 billion JPY for Go To Travel program in a FY2021 supplementary budget
The Japanese government has decided a FY2021 supplementary budget of 36 trillion JPY in total to recover from the economic downturn under the pandemic. For ‘Go To Travel’ program, additional 269 billion JPY have been approved.
Japan Tourism Agency budgets creation of new travel styles including Workcation and promotion of DX as new policies in FY2021
The Japanese government accepted a FY2021 budget draft of 40.9 billion JPY, 40% less than the FY2020 budget, for Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) that is focusing on new travel styles including Workcation and promotion of digital transformation for the tourism services as new policies in FY2021.
Japan Tourism Agency requests 16.8 billion JPY in the FY2021 budget for tourism policies including DX and Workcation
The budgetary request of Japan Tourism Agency for FY2021 starting April 1 2021 amounts to 16.8 billion JPY (about $159 million), and another budgets for DX and Workcation promotion will be considered later, depending on the COVID-19 situation.