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
Japan is to take centre stage for the final session of the 9th WTTC Travel & Tourism Summit, against a backdrop that the country has returned to recession as a result of the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Its economy has been dealt a harsher blow by the disaster than expected, contracting by 0.9 percent in the quarter ending March 30.
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.
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.
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.