Articles tagged “japan”

Coronavirus

Singapore Real Estate Giant Eyes Hard-Hit Japanese Hotels With $500 Million Fund

With tourism tipped for a major rebound, hotel operators may hold out a little longer before selling up. But SC Capital will be one to watch if it starts buying hotel management platforms and other travel-related companies.

Singapore Real Estate Giant Eyes Hard-Hit Japanese Hotels With $500 Million Fund

Airlines

Hilton Grand Vacations’ Timeshare Test and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In Skift’s top stories this week, United sees a potential full recovery in 2022, Kayak launches Kayak for Business, and Canada reopens its borders for fully vaccinated U.S. travelers.

Hilton Grand Vacations’ Timeshare Test and 9 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Tourism

Japan’s Tourism Reality From Olympics: Build It and Maybe They Will Come Later

The 2020 Tokyo Games will be a big financial hit for Japan's tourism sector, but vaccines now under way plus pent-up demand and infrastructure boosts could make it come out of this tough stretch a winner — sooner than one might think.

Japan’s Tourism Reality From Olympics: Build It and Maybe They Will Come Later

Tourism

Tokyo Olympics Bans All Fans From Summer Games

Between Japan's abysmal 20 percent vaccination rate and more than 1,000 daily Covid cases, banning all spectators at this point is a wise move.

Tokyo Olympics Bans All Fans From Summer Games

Business Travel

U.S. CDC Eases Recommendations on Travel to 110 Countries and Territories

The CDC's recommendations are still somewhat confused, but the easing of these restrictions is a big step in the travel recovery.

U.S. CDC Eases Recommendations on Travel to 110 Countries and Territories

Online Travel

Why Japan’s Vacation Rentals Are Hiring Tech-Savvy Management Companies

It's a U.S. bias to assume that the answer to every hotel or vacation rental problem is to have a nationally branded management company take over operations. But in Japan and elsewhere, many owners of travel accommodation prefer an unbranded, behind-the-scenes management partner.

Why Japan’s Vacation Rentals Are Hiring Tech-Savvy Management Companies

Tourism

Tokyo Doctors Call for Cancellation of Summer Olympics

Pressure to contain the virus ahead of the Olympics is enormous, but only 3 percent of Japanese are vaccinated. In a bad omen, the World Economic Forum has canceled a planned August meeting in Singapore.

Tokyo Doctors Call for Cancellation of Summer Olympics

Tourism

Japan to Ban Foreign Spectators From Tokyo Olympics

An official announcement may still be weeks away, but a ban on foreign visitors is likely. The move would undermine more than a dozen years of Japanese effort to boost its international tourism. But the decision would be a sensible one under the circumstances.

Japan to Ban Foreign Spectators From Tokyo Olympics

Tourism

Japan Weighs Ban on Overseas Spectators for Tokyo Olympics

The Olympics games are set to begin in less than five months, but the spread of new coronavirus variants worldwide is worrying organizers. A ban would disappoint hundreds of thousands of expected spectators, but might be a good public health decision.

Japan Weighs Ban on Overseas Spectators for Tokyo Olympics

Airlines

Japan’s ANA Steadily Embraces Smart Airport Tech to Be a Global Model

The pandemic hasn't stopped All Nippon Airways (ANA) from pursuing some of its planned investments in smart airport technology. The airline's embrace of automation dovetails with one of Skift's Megatrend forecasts for the years through 2025.

Japan’s ANA Steadily Embraces Smart Airport Tech to Be a Global Model