Japan Inbound Tourism News

Japanese hospitality benefits from falling value of yen

Japanese hospitality benefits from falling value of yen

31st Oct 2016 Hotel News Tourism News

Japan’s hotel industry has benefitted substantially from the devaluation of the Japanese yen, experiencing four consecutive years of double-digit percentage growth in gross operating profit per available room, according to STR. As reported in STR’s Profitability Review, Japan’s GOPPAR reached JPY12,512.18 in 2015, the country’s highest GOPPAR value since the time of the global financial crisis in 2008.

Hong Kong Airlines launches new flights to Yonago, Japan

Hong Kong Airlines launches new flights to Yonago, Japan

5th Aug 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Commencing on September 14th, Hong Kong Airlines will be the first and the only carrier providing direct twice-weekly flight service between Hong Kong and Yonago, Tottori Prefecture, Japan. The new service will be operated by an all-economy class Airbus A320 aircraft, further strengthening the airline’s network in Japan.

Ritz-Carlton to open Kyoto hotel

Ritz-Carlton to open Kyoto hotel

11th Jun 2011 Hotel News

Ritz-Carlton and Sekisui House, one of Japan’s leading developers, has signed an agreement for the development of The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto. The hotel, which is scheduled to open in 2014, will offer 136 guest rooms with an average size of 50 square meters for standard rooms, making them some of the largest in the city.

WTTC Summit 2011: Japan is open for tourism business

WTTC Summit 2011: Japan is open for tourism business

The scale and impact of the earthquake, tsunami and resulting nuclear accident on Japan’s travel & tourism industry will depend on how willing international visitors and Japanese people are to travel again. This was one of the key findings from research by WTTC/Oxford Economic report that was released during the 11th Global Travel & Tourism Summit in Las Vegas.

WTTC president visits Japan to assess tourism situation

David Scowsill, president and chief executive of the World Travel & Tourism Council, has returned from a visit to Tokyo to assess the tourism situation following the recent tsunami. During the visit he held meetings with the government, airlines and travel leaders to discuss how WTTC could help to kick-start the recovery in inbound, domestic and outbound travel.

Japan tourism begins recovery

Japan tourism begins recovery

18th Apr 2011 Tourism News

Tourists should no longer shun visits to Japan, as radiation levels at the country’s main airport and ports are “well within safe limits” according to new advice from the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

Flights return to Narita Airport in Japan

Flights return to Narita Airport in Japan

14th Mar 2011 Airline News

Airlines operating from the United States and Australia have returned to full operations in Japan following an earthquake and subsequent tsunami on Friday. American Airlines and Delta Air Lines both confirmed they would offer a full schedule today following disruption over the weekend, while Qantas added services were continuing as normal.