Commencing on July 15th, Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, will launch daily service between Hong Kong and Kansai Airport in Osaka, Japan. This new destination will further strengthen the airline’s network in Asia-Pacific, and provide travellers who love this modern and traditional all-in-one city with more travel options.
Following increased interest in Japan, Asia specialist Insider Journeys, has introduced its first ever Japan private travel brochure. Created in partnership with the Japan National Tourism Organisation, the brochure boasts a huge selection of new immersive trips that promise a greater understanding of this ancient yet futuristic land.
Under the theme of ‘Harmonious Diversity,’ Japan aspires to convey feelings of appreciation—cherishing nature and remembering the many people involved in providing food at Expo Milano 2015. The pavilion will deliver this message by providing visitors with the experience of a faraway journey of food, extending from production areas to the dining table. Here Breaking Travel News takes a tour.
Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau has re-appointed travel and lifestyle PR specialists McCluskey International as the representatives for PR activity in the UK. McCluskey International has already represented KCB for the past three years, promoting the city to both UK media and trade.
Fresh from their victories at the World Ski Awards last weekend, representatives from Niseko have been greeted with a red-carpet welcome as they arrive back in Japan. Hosted by Nisade at The Vale, the lavish cocktail and gourmet canapé reception celebrated a series of success for the destination.
The Ascott has brought its premier Ascott The Residence brand to Tokyo through a master lease agreement with Mitsubishi Estate Company, one of Japan’s largest real estate developers. The 129-unit Ascott Marunouchi Tokyo is slated to open in 2017, ahead of the 2020 Olympics to be held in the city.
Narita Airport in Tokyo saw thousands of passengers stranded in terminals last night after snow caused flight cancellations. Some 71 flights were cancelled after eight centimetres of snow fell on the airport.
An earthquake has struck off the eastern coast of Japan, prompting a small tsunami and evacuations. A one-metre wave hit Ishinomaki in Miyagi Prefecture following the 7.3 magnitude quake, with many people heeding calls to move to higher ground before all alerts were later lifted.
Thousands of guests have been welcomed to the tallest tower in the world as it opens in Tokyo. The new Skytree dominates the skyline of the city, offering views over the city harbor and, on a clear day, as far as Mt. Fuji.
Ahead of the WTTC Summit in Japan next week, Breaking Travel News caught up with Gordon Wilson, president & chief executive of Travelport, to find out what this leading travel technology company has planned for the forum.
Following reports of economic growth in Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami earlier this year, more good news for the country today, as tourist interest in the country reaches its highest levels so far this year. According to TripAdvisor research, searches for Japan on the site have been on the rise since hitting a low in May.