Japan Tourism News
Marriott welcomes opening of the Ritz-Carlton, Nikko
The property - set amidst a UNESCO World Heritage Site - introduces a new level of luxury to the destination, with an experience marked by an emphasis on immersing oneself in the majestic natural surroundings.
Wyndham Hotels brings two new brands to Japan
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has confirmed the continued expansion of its portfolio in Japan, converting two hotels to its Wyndham Grand and Wyndham Garden brands.
Japan looks to domestic travel to rebuild tourism sector
Japan has lifted a state of emergency and is preparing to begin a phased relaunch of the domestic tourism sector. The country has been under lockdown for for seven weeks.
Japan launches new e-learning platform to agents
The Japan National Tourism Organisation has announced the launch of new e-learning platform to agents who might suddenly have a lot more time on their hands due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics delayed until next summer
The Tokyo 2020 summer Olympic and Paralympic games will be moved to next year as the world battles the coronavirus outbreak. The event had been due to begin on July 24th.
Record visitor figures for Japan ahead of Olympic Games
Japan National Tourism Organisation has announced that more than 31 million overseas travellers visited the country in 2019, marking it an all-time record.
Jamaica tourism keen to grow Japan arrivals
Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism for Jamaica, who led a delegation to Tourism Expo Japan, spoke to the improvements in the tourism product which would appeal to the market.
Carnival breaks ground on Sasebo terminal in Japan
Carnival Corporation has officially begun construction of its first terminal in Japan, located at the port of Sasebo. Building was launched with a ground-breaking ceremony attended by government, business and community representatives.
Finnair to launch Tokyo Haneda connections in March
Finnair is doubling its flights to Tokyo with new services to the city’s Haneda Airport now available. The extra daily flights to Tokyo’s second major international airport, are in addition to the Finnish carrier’s existing daily service to Tokyo Narita Airport.
Korean Air replaces Japan with new routes to China and the Philippines
Korean Air is also endeavouring to achieve route competitiveness and enhance profitability by expanding its capacity on south-east Asia, China and Oceania routes, following the falling demand and capacity on Japanese routes.
Qatar Airways to launch Osaka flights in April
Qatar Airways has announced services to Osaka, Japan, starting from April 6th. The second largest metropolitan area of Japan, Osaka will be the airline’s third gateway into the country.
Korean Air cuts Japan routes as political tension grows
Korean Air has announced its plans to adjust the frequency of some routes to Japan as tensions between the two countries rise. At the same time, the airline will increase the frequency of routes in the south-east Asia, Oceania, and Chinese markets.