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.
Nations around the world are bracing themselves for a large slump in tourism arrivals from Japan, following last week’s devastating earthquake. Touism chiefs in Queensland fear falling arrivals from Japan could further dent a region already struggling to recover from the devastating floods. And everywhere from Taiwan to India, destinations are already feeling the pinch.
As Blossom Japan gears up for its debut in Tokyo early next year, the Japan Tourism Agency has extended its support to the event identifying the opportunity it brings to Japanese tourism.