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Articles tagged “japan”

Bangkok Overtakes London as Most Visited International Destination in 2016

The Asia-Pacific region is continues to grow as a powerhouse of international travel destinations. But the global cities enjoying the most spending from international travelers remain the usual suspects.

4 days ago

Japan’s Popularity as a Tourism Destination Is Making It More Expensive to Build Hotels There

Overtourism has a lot of unintended consequences. While the record tourism numbers are welcome by tourism organizations and businesses, Japan, especially Tokyo, needs to prepare itself to welcome even more travelers both in the immediate future and in time for the 2020 Olympics.

5 days ago

Japan Hopes New Animation Character Trail Will Help Boost Tourism

Japan is going after exactly what it's known for -- anime -- to help its otherwise sluggish economy get a lift from its growing appeal as a tourist destination.

1 week ago

Japan is Readying For World’s Biggest Railway IPO in More Than Two Decades

Tourism demand in Japan is on the rise in recent years and visitors will be looking for a high-end customer experience that matches or exceeds what they'd receive in the air.

2 weeks ago

Japanese Ski Town Looks to International Travelers to Turn its Tourism Around

Niseko seems to have found the right balance of tourism and local life. It's making tourism work for the local economy rather than the other way around, with the latter playing out in several destinations from Iceland to Machu Picchu.

4 weeks ago

The Next Three Olympics Are Headed to Korea, Japan, and China

No Olympic Games is ever without its troubles or controversies, and hosting the Games is never cheap. Given what's happened in Rio, however, it's clear that Olympic organizers are realizing they need to be much smarter about which cities they pick to play host: While it's an incredible honor and source of pride for the countries picked, it can also be a tremendous financial and logistical burden, too.

1 month ago

Japan Has a Word to Describe the Effects of Chinese Tourists’ ‘Explosive Shopping’

The diversification of Chinese tourists' shopping interests is good news for Japan. But as European tourism officials will tell you, they shouldn't be surprised if shopping habits change.

1 month ago

Airbnb Co-Founder Talks Design, Trust, and New Community Models

On several fronts, it's obvious that Airbnb is working hard to diversify and expand its products. And Samara, an Airbnb design studio, which is headed by co-founder and chief product officer Joe Gebbia, is the latest manifestation of that.

1 month ago

Japan Hoping to Boost Tourism Revenues With New National Holiday

With the strong performance of the yen tempering tourism demand, a new national holiday could help to boost the industry.

2 months ago

ANA Should Be Bolstered by the Strong Yen But it Isn’t Working out That Way

With ANA paying for fuel and aircraft leases in dollars, you would think the airline would benefit from the stronger Yen. But that's not happening.

2 months ago

Travel on Tap: The Rise of Craft Beer Tourism

Craft Beer is big business in America with a proven ability engage a new travel consumer who will spend added dollars to visit local neighborhoods and beer-themed events.

2 months ago

A High-Speed Train Between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore Could Soon Be a Reality

A bullet train traveling between both countries would be a boon not only for tourism, but also for business. Having seen the positive impact high-speed trains have on tourism and economies in Asia, it makes us wonder why bullet trains haven't yet made their way to the Americas?

2 months ago