Articles tagged “japan”

Airbnb Could Finally Be Legal in Japan, But With Some Restrictions

Airbnb Could Finally Be Legal in Japan, But With Some Restrictions

Takako Taniguchi and Pavel Alpeyev, Bloomberg

As with other municipalities that have legalized short-term rentals and homesharing, we'll have to wait and see how well these regulations hold up.

3 weeks ago

Comcast Is Staking a Bigger Global Claim With Control of Japan Theme Park

Comcast Is Staking a Bigger Global Claim With Control of Japan Theme Park

Gerry Smith, Bloomberg

Comcast's latest $2.3 billion bet on Universal Studios Japan shows how much potential the parent company sees in its theme parks.

4 weeks ago

Japan Hopes to Woo Tourists With New Ninja Museum and Memorabilia

Japan Hopes to Woo Tourists With New Ninja Museum and Memorabilia

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press

With the Tokyo Olympics three years away, Japan is pulling out all the stops in can to ensure it will capture the spotlight during the global event and build a tourism legacy that extends long after the games.

1 month ago

Japanese Hotel CEO Sees Challenges in Trump’s Protectionist Policies

Japanese Hotel CEO Sees Challenges in Trump’s Protectionist Policies

Kathleen Chu, Katsuyo Kuwako, and Finbarr Flynn, Bloomberg

Other hoteliers outside the U.S. may share Kuroda's sentiments about President Trump's policies, and be a lot more cautious about pursuing developments or investments in the U.S. going forward. And on a side note: It's great to see a highly successful female hotel CEO in a position of power and influence who makes hiring other female employees a top priority, especially in an industry dominated by a bunch of men in suits.

2 months ago

As Tokyo Tourism Grows, First-Time Travelers Still Have Basic Questions

As Tokyo Tourism Grows, First-Time Travelers Still Have Basic Questions

Linda Lombardi, Associated Press

Answers for all those questions you might have if you're a first-time traveler to Japan but might be too afraid to ask about.

2 months ago

Japanese Hotel CEO’s Denial of the Nanjing Massacre Prompts Bans From Ctrip, ELong

Japanese Hotel CEO’s Denial of the Nanjing Massacre Prompts Bans From Ctrip, ELong

Lily Nonomiya, Shoko Oda, Ma Jie Grace Huang, Crystal Chui, and Emi Nobuhiro, Bloomberg

Denying the total existence of one of the most horrific atrocities committed by a group of people against another isn't just bad business -- it's completely wrong. And it's especially bad when the customers you've offended represent the biggest consumer market in the world.

2 months ago

Japan’s Government Approves a Law That Opens the Country to Gaming

Japan’s Government Approves a Law That Opens the Country to Gaming

Kelvin Chan and Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press

Is gaming a good thing for Japan's tourism, especially when the country has seen record numbers as of late? Or is gaming more of a boost for domestic tourism numbers than international? Either way, we wonder if Japan will follow in Singapore's footsteps when it comes to constructing "integrated resorts," and pairing them with tough laws that keep citizens from losing their money at the tables.

3 months ago

A Supertraveler’s Guide to a Last-Minute Holiday Escape

A Supertraveler’s Guide to a Last-Minute Holiday Escape

Colin Nagy, Skift

As a rule we shy away from holiday travel, but Tokyo in winter is something we can get behind.

4 months ago

Bangkok Overtakes London as Most Visited International Destination in 2016

Bangkok Overtakes London as Most Visited International Destination in 2016

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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.

6 months ago

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

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

Kathleen Chu, Bloomberg

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.

6 months ago

Japan Hopes New Animation Character Trail Will Help Boost Tourism

Japan Hopes New Animation Character Trail Will Help Boost Tourism

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press

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.

6 months ago

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

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

Taku Kato and Chris Cooper, Bloomberg

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.

7 months ago