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.
United Nations World Tourism Organisation secretary-general, Taleb Rifai, has called for continued international support of the tourism sector in Japan. “It is vital that we continue to work together to share accurate information on Japan’s recovery, provide support to those areas most affected and pass on the message that the situation has returned to normalcy in most of the areas which suffered the impact of the March earthquake,” explained Rifai.
Authorities in Japan are continuing the search for survivors following Typhoon Talus, which claimed 36 lives over the weekend. As many as 56 people are still believed to be missing following the impact of the weather system over the weekend.
The number of Japanese travelers into the United States is beginning to recover from a downturn following the island nation’s March 11 earthquake, tsunami, and radiation leaks, according to an NTA-TMI survey and NTA members.
An earthquake has hit the north-east of Japan triggering a tsunami measuring 10cm, according to reports