Articles tagged “japan”

Japan Tourism Is Using Celebrity Chefs to Make the Country More Palatable to U.S. Travelers

Japan Tourism Is Using Celebrity Chefs to Make the Country More Palatable to U.S. Travelers

Dan Peltier, Skift

Japan Tourism really thinks that U.S. travelers are turning Japanese, or at least their travel wish lists are. The tourism board is more building off the momentum it already has in the U.S. But most U.S. travelers don't speak Japanese, and that will continue to be a sticking point for the country's tourism.

2 months ago

Okinawa Is Set to Overtake Hawaii in Visitor Numbers

Okinawa Is Set to Overtake Hawaii in Visitor Numbers

Katsuyo Kuwako, Bloomberg

Okinawa is benefiting from an overall boost in tourism to Japan, which broke a new visitation record this year. But Hawaii hotels may have also priced themselves out of many travelers' budgets.

2 months ago

Interview: ANA CEO on His Star Wars Strategy and Why Sushi Doesn’t Fly

Interview: ANA CEO on His Star Wars Strategy and Why Sushi Doesn’t Fly

Brian Sumers, Skift

Other airlines serve sushi, but not ANA, Japan's largest carrier. Why? ANA takes its food seriously, and its chefs don't think sushi tastes right on planes, so it serves sashimi instead. That's attention to detail.

3 months ago

Osaka Is Asian Travelers’ New Favorite Japanese Hotspot

Osaka Is Asian Travelers’ New Favorite Japanese Hotspot

Masahiro Hidaka, Bloomberg

Since 2009, Osaka has had one of the highest compound-annual-growth rates among destinations worldwide thanks to low-cost airlines favoring the regional airport. Wait until Tujia makes renting local homes easier.

3 months ago

Airbnb’s Chinese Rival Tujia Is Also Focusing on Business in Japan

Airbnb’s Chinese Rival Tujia Is Also Focusing on Business in Japan

Katsuyo Kuwako and Gareth Allan , Bloomberg

Japan may be Airbnb's most popular country in Asia, but Tujia has a distinct advantage over Airbnb in terms of appealing to Chinese travelers who are arriving to Japan en masse.

3 months ago

Sands Casinos Using Celebs and Sports to Promote Japan Expansion

Sands Casinos Using Celebs and Sports to Promote Japan Expansion

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press

Japan's venues for large public events are outdated, and hospitality companies are looking to invest as Japan is set to hand out new gaming licenses.

3 months ago

Japan Airlines Regains Its Appetite for More Overseas Routes

Japan Airlines Regains Its Appetite for More Overseas Routes

Chris Cooper and Kiyotaka Matsuda, Bloomberg

JAL’s restructuring in 2010 let rival ANA overtake it as Japan's largest airline by revenue. Yet the carrier has revived enough to mull fresh routes to India and the Americas. Watch out, ANA.

3 months ago

High-Speed Rail in India Finds Momentum as Japan Sells It Shinkansen Tech

High-Speed Rail in India Finds Momentum as Japan Sells It Shinkansen Tech

Anurag Kotoky and Kiyotaka Matsuda, Bloomberg

Updating a rail system is a painful and expensive process, but India will enjoy serious benefits down the line from using Japan's gold standard of rail tech. The Northeastern U.S. could take a cue here.

4 months ago

Japan’s Kit Kat Tourism Is Big Business and Getting Bigger

Japan’s Kit Kat Tourism Is Big Business and Getting Bigger

Naomi Schanen, Bloomberg

We've purchased and eaten more than our fair share of Japanese Kit Kats over the years, and we have no intention of stopping anytime soon — they're that good.

6 months ago

Decoding the Hoshinoya Tokyo Hotel Experience

Decoding the Hoshinoya Tokyo Hotel Experience

Colin Nagy, Skift

The Hoshino Resorts brand melds Japanese tradition with modern design and incredible service. Its ambitions outside of Japan, if successful, may some day serve as powerful cultural diplomacy for the country.

6 months ago

Airbnb to Debut Exclusive Travel Experiences in Japan

Airbnb to Debut Exclusive Travel Experiences in Japan

Naomi Schanen, Bloomberg

A smart move by Airbnb to grow its presence in Asia, especially in Japan, where tourism has been at record highs in the past few years, with few signs of slowing down.

6 months ago

Airbnb Can Operate Legally in Japan With New Law’s Passage

Airbnb Can Operate Legally in Japan With New Law’s Passage

Pavel Alpeyev, Bloomberg

Good news for Airbnb but the bigger question is what happens in a year or two? What kind of an impact will this have on the housing markets in Japan? And will this inevitably lead to overtourism?

7 months ago