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Ritz-Carlton to open Kyoto hotel

Ritz-Carlton to open Kyoto hotel

11 June 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.

ANA helps with Japan’s recovery

ANA helps with Japan’s recovery

22 April 2011 Focus

As Japan begins rebuilding after the devastating earthquake and tsunami of 11 March, All Nipon Airways is playing a key role in operating relief flights. BTN talks to Katsuji Kitazawa, ANA’s Head of UK Sales, about the current situation.

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

18 April 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.

Japan warned over new tsunami

Japan warned over new tsunami

7 April 2011 Press Release Tourism News

An earthquake off the east coast of Honshu – the main island of Japan – has prompted warnings of a new tsunami in the country. A warning was issued for the north-east of Japan after an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck earlier.

UNWTO offers Japan support as nuclear crisis deepens

UNWTO offers Japan support as nuclear crisis deepens

30 March 2011 Tourism News

The UNWTO Regional Commission for Asia & the Pacific has expressed its full support for the people of Japan in the aftermath of the recent earthquake. The announcement comes as Japan confirmed it would decommission four stricken reactors at the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant.