Articles tagged “japan”

Hotels

Edition’s Slow Burn Growth Heats Up

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at the Edition hotel brand’s growth, Japan’s relaunched travel discount program, and G Adventures’ technology investment.

Edition’s Slow Burn Growth Heats Up

News Blog

Japan to Continue Nationwide Travel Discount Program in 2023

The Japanese government announced on Friday it's planning to resume its domestic travel discount program in the new year. Tourism Minister Tetsuo Saito said the government will decide when exactly to relaunch the program, which was initially expected to conclude on December 28, after monitoring Covid cases in the country. Participants in the program, a…

Tourism

Japan Tourism Surges After Dropping Covid Curbs

Pent-up demand and a weaker yen will add up to a busy season of tourism.

Japan Tourism Surges After Dropping Covid Curbs

Tourism

Asian Destinations Have New Perks for Tourists

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at tourism incentives in Asia, Gol playing airline catchup, and Potato Head’s sustainability efforts.

Asian Destinations Have New Perks for Tourists

Tourism

Reopened Asian Destinations Dangle New Incentives to Win Back Tourists

Destinations are looking to fill the China void by luring international tourists with incentives. And while we'd have to wait to see how effective these schemes turn out to be, travelers surely should make the most of it.

Reopened Asian Destinations Dangle New Incentives to Win Back Tourists

Tourism

Japan’s Full Tourism Recovery Remains Elusive Without Chinese Visitors

Not only is China largely barring its citizens from overseas travel hurting Japan's tourism recovery, its policies are preventing Chinese travelers from taking advantage of the enormously weak yen — a situation that may never arise again.

Japan’s Full Tourism Recovery Remains Elusive Without Chinese Visitors

Tourism

Japan’s Tourism Reopening Hampered by Hotel Staff Shortages and Shuttered Shops

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's stated goal of attracting $34.5 billion in annual tourism spending seems far fetched as Japan's tourism industry will likely struggle to lure back workers who earned better pay in other fields.

Japan’s Tourism Reopening Hampered by Hotel Staff Shortages and Shuttered Shops

Tourism

Japan’s Prime Minister Vows to Raise Tourism Spending to $35 Billion

The chances of an economic recovery will be boosted by a stronger dollar coupled with the relaxation of travel restrictions, but as with most other nations, inflation remains a danger.

Japan’s Prime Minister Vows to Raise Tourism Spending to $35 Billion

Tourism

Japan’s Big Tourism Reopening

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Japan’s coronavirus recovery, big ideas at Skift Global Forum, and Ennismore’s co-working growth.

Japan’s Big Tourism Reopening

News Blog

Japan to Reopen to Visa-Free Independent Tourists From October 11

It's official — Japan has finally announced that it would allow visa-free entry to independent tourists, removing the daily cap on arrivals from October 11 onwards, after almost two-and-a-half years of stringent restrictions imposed during the pandemic. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida made the announcement on Thursday in New York while attending the UN General…