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Crowds at major train stations across the country have quadrupled from a year earlier during the Golden Week holiday in the absence of travel restrictions for the first time since the pandemic hit in early 2020. Osaka and Nagoya stations saw notable increases of 5% and 14%, respectively, even from the pre-pandemic year of 2019. […]

JR Central: business travel return catal...

winhorse/iStock Unpublished via Getty Images Japan reopens It’s an investment I’ve been thinking about since the start of the pandemic. In my eyes, the Japan Rail system is one of the most optimized systems in the world, and has the take advantage of Japan’s conservative tax practice to bet on. Although it will be some […]

What stocks to buy today? 3 travel acti...

Are these the best travel stocks to invest in this week? As the broader stock market searches for direction amid growing uncertainty about the economy, travel stocks appear to be thriving. This could be mainly due to an increase in consumer demand for leisure travel. Arguably, as countries and travel agencies better adapt to current […]

Nagoya travel agency debarred for not re...

The seat of government of Aichi Prefecture (Mainichi/Hiroki Sameshima) NAGOYA — A travel agency here has been deregistered for not refunding money to customers who canceled reservations amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Mainichi Shimbun has learned from sources including the Tokyo prefectural government. Aichi on May 2. The […]

Travel Insurance for Theme Park Vacation...

Editorial Note: We earn a commission on partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect the opinions or ratings of our editors. There’s nothing like the experience of G-forces pounding your cheeks as you plunge 60 miles per hour toward the water hundreds of feet in the air. That’s why roller coasters and theme […]

Travel news: Time to start planning your...

Editor’s note — Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Get news on when destinations open and close, inspiration for future adventures, plus the latest in aviation, food and drink, where to stay and other travel developments. (CNN) — Have you been stuck at home for so long that your passport has […]

Japan prepares for its hectic holiday se...

Published on: Saturday April 30, 2022 Japan has been preparing for its hectic holiday season since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the country’s government is easing its pandemic measures. However, experts say a rise in infections is likely to keep consumer spending below pre-pandemic levels. Hotel, airline and high-speed train operator bookings during […]

JNTO will participate in the Arabian Tra...

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) will participate in the Arab Travel Market (ATM) in May 2022 to strengthen ties with the Middle East on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and the United Arab Emirates. Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) will participate again this year in the Arab Travel […]

Lively Golden Week travel peak finally a...

Japanese tourism suppliers are gearing up for what is expected to be their busiest Golden Week since the start of the pandemic, but the struggling industry continues to struggle as domestic travel has yet to recover to pre-levels. the pandemic and international arrivals still blocked. Some 16 million people are expected to travel to Japan […]

How the pandemic is shaping the future o...

MANILA — The tourism sector continues to adapt to changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic as it encourages people to travel while ensuring their health and safety. During a panel discussion at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit in Manila on Thursday, experts shared their thoughts on how the global health […]

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SOUTH KOREA. Amid growing anticipation of a widespread resumption of outbound travel, Lotte Duty Free has launched a “Travel is Coming” promotion to bolster benefits for Korean customers. On April 18, the government eased strict social restrictions that had been in place for 25 months, ushering in a long-awaited era of “living with COVID”. The […]

Finnair expands winter schedule as trave...

Finnair plans to fly to 77 destinations next winter, including direct flights to the United States and Thailand from Helsinki and Stockholm. The carrier said it should build its 2022-23 winter schedule with a ‘view of the closure of Russian airspace’, which has been in place since the start of the war in Ukraine and […]

Finnair flies to 77 destinations in wint...

Finnair has updated its offer for winter 2022-2023, in view of the closure of Russian airspace. Finnair flies to ten Asian destinations, five US destinations and 62 European destinations from its Helsinki hub during the winter. Finnair also offers direct flights to the United States and Thailand from Stockholm Arlanda. “We are pleased to see […]

Could Heygo be the future of travel?

Hear us on virtual travel! Recently, I visited Singapore’s colorful Joo Chiat district with Alvin, its houses painted cornflower blue, peach, buttercup yellow and mustard. Two days before, I was in Montmartre with Florent, the artists’ district perched in Paris. Shortly before that, it was snow monkeys and hot springs in Nagano, Japan with Eriko. […]

Here are 8 award-winning travel experien...

With so much to see and do in Japan, it can be hard to narrow it down to a short, manageable list of things to do in a limited amount of time. Japan travel prices are here to help you. Launching this year alone, the awards aim to recognize outstanding attractions across Japan that promote […]

Can I travel to Japan? Travel restricti...

Japan has some of the strictest travel restrictions in the world and it is currently not possible to visit unless you are a Japanese citizen or encounter a very small number of exceptions. However, there is hope on the horizon for tourists desperate to visit Tokyo’s neon-streaked alleyways and Kyoto’s temples. Here’s what you need […]

Travel to turn-of-the-century Japan with...

So much of our travels, from museums to historic neighborhoods to re-enactments, are an attempt to step back into the past. The same goes for coffee table books, whether they’re photos of Paris by Marville or Hollywood’s Golden Age. That’s why our latest pick for Just Booked, our series on gorgeous coffee table travel books, […]

Japan lifts travel ban on 106 countries,...

Rather than the cherry blossom or “Sakura season” that dominates headlines on travel to Japan at this time of year, there have been whispers of xenophobia and hatred towards foreign visitors lately. Even when the world reopened, Japan seemed to remain closed. After South Korea eased travel restrictions this week, sparking excitement around the world, […]

Korean startups help get unique personal...

After two years of strict social distancing and masking mandates due to the COVID-19 pandemic, South Korea has now largely abandoned its aggressive restrictions. The country has opened up to international tourists, eliminated quarantine rules and made domestic travel easier. South Koreans are rushing to travel domestically and abroad – in what’s being called ‘revenge […]

‘Sweet and spicy’: Travel blogger’s post

Just when we started to think that weird dessert variations instant noodles like Maggi was an Indian thing, we were wrong. By Japan, that too. In the latest addition to the growing list of bizarre internet food fads, a viral video from Japan shows an unusual combo of ramen with ice cream and has foodies […]

Michelle McKinney Frymire Named to U.S. ...

(March 25, 2022, 11:46 +07) CWT President and CEO Michelle McKinney Frymire has been appointed to the US Travel and Tourism Advisory Council by US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. Michelle McKinney Frymire In this role, Michelle will provide the Secretary with counsel and advice on issues and concerns affecting the US travel and tourism […]

Finnair adds service between Helsinki an...

Finnair is adding a new route from Helsinki to Mumbai in India, but has to cancel some flights to Asia due to the closure of Russian airspace to EU-based airlines. The carrier is to offer more than 300 daily flights in its 2022 summer schedule, including five destinations in North America and eight routes to […]

DOT meets with Japanese tourism official...

Published on: Wednesday March 23, 2022 The Philippines Department of Tourism is continuing its marketing and promotional campaigns a month after it reopened to foreign leisure travelers. This time they are looking to potential visitors from the key source market of Japan. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat led the Philippine delegation in engaging with all tourism […]

Travel industry PHL woos Japan with safe...

Reuters THE Department of Tourism (DoT) said it had pitched the Philippines to the Japanese travel market as a safe destination, following the steady decline in coronavirus cases here. In a statement on Tuesday, the DoT said a Philippine delegation led by Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat recently visited Japan to meet with Japanese government and industry […]

PHL’s travel industry woos Japan with sa

Reuters THE Department of Tourism (DoT) said it had pitched the Philippines to the Japanese travel market as a safe destination, following the steady decline in coronavirus cases here. In a statement on Tuesday, the DoT said a Philippine delegation led by Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat recently visited Japan to meet with Japanese government and industry […]

Overseas travel requests to be collected...

Flight departure times are shown at Terminal 1 of Incheon Airport on Monday. (Yonhap) Outbound travel demand is expected to increase from Monday as the government exempted vaccinated people from the seven-day self-quarantine upon returning to South Korea. The Disaster and Security Countermeasures Central Headquarters announced that those who received their first dose of the […]

Overseas travel requests to be collected...

Flight departure times are shown at Terminal 1 of Incheon Airport on Monday. (Yonhap) Outbound travel requests to South Korea are expected to increase from Monday as the government exempted vaccinated people from the seven-day self-quarantine upon returning to the country. The Disaster and Security Countermeasures Central Headquarters announced that those who received their first […]

A timid Asia-Pacific rebound is starting...

After two years with some of the toughest entry and travel restrictions in the world during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Asia-Pacific region looks set for a return to business travel. But geopolitical events as well as the unclear pandemic strategy of some countries have tinged this optimism with a cloudy veneer. Unlike most countries in […]

This first-hand experience in Tohoku rev...

This Q&A with Gene Miyake, Managing Director of NON-STOP Travel, sheds light on Japan’s Tohoku region, a natural wonderland where contemporary tourism highlights blend with ancient rituals and ultimate relaxation. . We heard that you participated in the Tohoku Familiarization Trip from the Japan National Tourist Board. How was it? My last FAM Trip was […]

5 things to do in New Zealand to curb yo...

As the borders slowly reopen, the taste of travel is finally within reach again. What’s at the top of our list when we take off? Japan, of course. The allure of this whimsical country is more appealing than ever. So much so that Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto topped the top spots on Condé Nast’s annual […]

Reminder to apply for your new South Kor...

In the fall of 2021 (when it was still nearly impossible for most people to visit) South Korea has introduced an electronic travel authorization that most travelers are now required to request. With Korea reopening in a few weeks, we would like to remind our readers planning to visit that it is now a mandatory […]

Airlines are devising ways to avoid Russ...

United have suspended two routes to India. Finnair has reduced its service in Asia. And the Japanese company All Nippon Airways has suspended flights from London and Paris. But despite these changes, which stem from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, analysts say the need for airlines to avoid Russian airspace will not have a major overall […]

Djokovic confirms absence from Indian We...

Emerging Spanish star Carlos Alcaraz continued his rise with a 7-5 6-3 loss to third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach the Miami Masters quarter-finals on Tuesday. The 18-year-old, who reached the last eight of the US Open last year after beating Tsitsipas in the third round, proved too good for the Greek again in an […]

PH airlines ramp up flights as travel ru...

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 8) – Local airlines are bolstering their international and domestic network this summer as the government eases restrictions amid falling COVID-19 cases. In separate statements, Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific said they were taking advantage of the improving coronavirus situation in the country to launch more flights from March. […]

Finnair will fly to Shanghai and Seoul a...

Finnair has announced plans to continue flights from Helsinki to Shanghai and Seoul despite the closure of Russian airspace to EU-based airlines. Russia banned carriers from 36 countries, including all 27 EU countries, from using its airspace last month in response to the EU’s decision to ban Russian airlines following the invasion of Ukraine. Finnair […]

Finnair will continue flights to Shangha...

Finnair has announced its intention to continue flights from Helsinki to Shanghai and Seoul, despite the closure of Russian airspace to EU-based airlines. Russia banned carriers from 36 countries, including all 27 EU countries, from using its airspace last month in response to the EU’s decision to ban Russian airlines following the invasion of Ukraine. […]

Japan warns against all travel to Russia...

Japan raised its travel alert for Russia to its second-highest level on Monday to warn against all travel there as additional sanctions over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine left far fewer available flights and began to seriously disrupt the local economy and the lives of citizens. The Japanese Foreign Ministry raised its risk warning to level […]

Thai Airways launches Air Travel Bubble ...

(07 March 2022, 12:08 +07) Thai Airways has started direct flights to and from four cities in India. The resumption of passenger services to India follows the Thai government’s approval of an air travel bubble between Thailand and India. Thai Airways will operate Air Travel Bubble flights as follows: Thai Airways Airbus A350 reg: HS-THE. […]

How travel to Europe and Asia is affecte...

Share the article Last update 1 day ago the Russian invasion of Ukraine plunged Europe into themost violent and bloody conflict he has seen since the end of The Second World War. And like Vladimir Poutinetroops continue to gather and push further west into Ukraine, there are fears that already fragile travel industrywho was kneeled […]

Japan lifts travel advisory for Belarus ...

Japan raised its travel advisory for Belarus to the second-highest level on Thursday to warn against a visit there, citing possible danger after imposing sanctions on the former Soviet republic for its role in the Russian military invasion of neighboring Ukraine. Japan’s Foreign Ministry also issued the third-highest Level 2 advisory on its four-point scale […]

Gopass Global to expand travel risk asse...

(March 2, 2022, 11:27 +07) Gopass Global has unveiled plans to expand its scope beyond COVID19-related travel risks, to incorporate a comprehensive risk assessment model, including social, environmental and geopolitical risks. “Travel risk is constantly changing, so we need to change as well,” said Mark Radford, CEO of Gopass Global. “The terrifying war in Ukraine […]

US warns against travel to Hong Kong due...

The United States has advised citizens against traveling to Hong Kong, citing strict coronavirus restrictions and the risk of children being separated from their parents as the Chinese city battles a wave of infections. “The Department of State has updated the travel advisory for Hong Kong to Level 4 – Do not travel due to […]

Travel Advisory: Thai AirAsia X (XJ) off...

[Updated as of 2 March 2022] Bangkok, March 2, 2022 – Due to prolonged travel restrictions and international border closures caused by the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Thai AirAsia X (airline code XJ), a Thailand-based low-cost long-haul carrier, is offering updated alternative options with more flexibility for guests with reserved and scheduled flights […]

Russia hits back at airline sanctions: T...

Russia has blocked incoming flights from airlines from 36 countries. Meanwhile, Aeroflot has suspended operations in the United States until March 2. The move, announced by Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency on Monday, is the country’s response to Russian flight bans imposed late last week and over the weekend by the UK, EU and Canada. […]

EU to ban Russian airlines from its airs...

The EU plans to close all airspace to Russian airlines in the latest round of sanctions against Russia following the invasion of Ukraine last week. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced the decision to ban Russian planes from EU airspace in a statement on Sunday (February 27th). Von der Leyen said: “We are […]

720 billion. Japan’s ‘Go To Travel’ bud

A walk leading to Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine is bustling with tourists thanks to the domestic tourism promotion campaign “Go To Travel”, in Dazaifu City, Fukuoka Prefecture, in this November 2020 file photo. (Mainichi /Kimiya Tanabe) TOKYO — A 720 billion yen (about $6.3 billion) budget set aside for […]

LCC plans based on Anchorage Transpacifi...

Plans are underway for a new low-cost carrier to connect US and Asian cities via Anchorage, Alaska. Northern Pacific Airways, which has taken delivery of two Boeing 757-200s, is awaiting approval from the US Department of Transportation and hopes to launch its first commercial flight “with 2022 on the horizon”, CEO Rob McKinney told BTN […]

Japan to start easing border restriction...

Share the article Last update 1 month ago After two years of a closed border, Japan will start easing entry restrictions from next month. The updates include a reduced quarantine and the removal of the ban on certain international arrivals. The announcement was made at a press conference on Thursday evening local time by Prime […]

#Podhotels: Small is beautiful | Travel

Pod Hotels are the new original, comfortable, warm and unique oasis for travelers Economical use of space, state-of-the-art engineering, all the modern conveniences one might seek while traveling – pod hotels or capsule hotels are quickly becoming practical alternatives to conventional hotels. These pod accommodations, resembling single-person spacecraft, are popping up in different parts of […]

Flying cars: how air taxis will revoluti...

It is difficult to decide whether the flying taxis arrive very late or extremely early. For one thing, the promise of air taxis zipping from one skyscraper to another has been a staple of science fiction for decades. On the other hand, not so long ago, air taxis were ranked in the “we’ll see” folder […]

Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line | Travel

It may be one of the shortest subway lines in the city, but the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line breaks the maxim that size somehow matters. Carrying its passengers between 14 stations, the famous Purple Line runs the gamut of high-powered entertainment and local respite in central Tokyo, offering a fascinating discovery of Tokyo’s many faces. […]

How the bullet train project will transf...

The project has received all forest, wildlife and Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) regulatory clearances. Out of a total land requirement of approximately 1,396 hectares (ha), approximately 1,193 hectares of land have been acquired. The entire project has been divided into 27 contract lots, of which 12 lots have been awarded and the others are under […]

Three train companies collaborate to pro...

Left: Hieizan Enryakuji Temple, a World Heritage Site. Top right: The Keihan train is a convenient way to get to Uji from Osaka or Kyoto, or to Otsu City in Shiga Prefecture. Middle right: In Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, the birthplace of matcha green tea where many teahouses stand along Byodoin Temple, where you can […]

Best travel destinations for 2022: the b...

Looking for inspiration for your next vacation? Then check out our list of the best travel destinations for 2022! These are some of the best places to visit in the world, and we’re sure you’ll find something to suit your needs. So whether you want to explore a new country or relax on a beach, […]

Klook always wins friends and influences...

Home is where the action is for the booking platform It was during an all-night brainstorming session while preparing a presentation for WIT Japan in 2015 that Eric Gnock Fah, COO and co-founder of Klook, went local. Refining the presentation that won the judges’ praise – and the Start-up of the Year award – the […]

Asia Travel Developments Revealed at WiT...

Yeoh Siew Hoon I was supposed to start 2022 with a trip to Tokyo and maybe combine that with a ski trip to Hokkaido, but hey, you all know what happened: a certain Greek visitor named omicron came over and overturned the cart from travel for everyone. And again, it seemed like we were all […]

Travel Bans, Japan and Me · Global Voice

Used book store in Jinbocho, Kanda, Tokyo. During my annual visits to Japan, I set aside several days just to visit bookstores. I visited this bookstore 872 days ago. Photo by Nevin Thompson. (CC BY-NC 2.0) It’s been 879 days — 2 years, 4 months, and 26 days — since I last set foot in […]

New owner transforms Dynasty Travel into...

SINGAPORE — Dynasty Travel, a brand agency established in 1978, is transforming into a travel technology company for the post-pandemic landscape. It was acquired late last year in an eight-figure deal by Travel Curators, a Singapore-based travel tech company that started out as a mobile app for affluent travelers looking for tailor-made travel services in […]

Osaka Group Introduces World’s First Glo

Osaka Educational Carethe sixth company provides high-end overseas educational consultation on a global front. It is with honor and a sense of social responsibility that Osaka announces the seventh company Jiva Pranava Wellness Kendra. They offer programs for social reform, spiritual well-being, etc., in innovative methods to achieve internal transformations towards a better quality of […]

Chinese travel for Lunar New Year despit...

BEIJING — Chinese people are heading to their hometown for Lunar New Year, the country’s biggest family holiday, despite a government plea to stay where they are as Beijing tries to contain coronavirus outbreaks. The holiday, which begins on Wednesday, is usually mankind’s biggest annual move as hundreds of millions of people who have emigrated […]

Extension of the quasi-state of emergenc...

(Vax before the trip) In response to a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, the United States Embassy in Japan today announced that the Japanese government has extended the quasi-state of emergency for 18 additional prefectures which will remain in effect. until February 20, 2022. These measures will prevent the spread of COVID-19 […]

Prolonged border closures ‘can get reall

People from all over the world travel to Japan for many reasons. The country is famous for its beautiful scenery, mouth-watering cuisine like sushi and Kobe beef, stunning tourist attractions like Osaka Castle, and efficient public transportation, to name a few. Thousands of international students flock to the country every year for its world-class education. […]

A new airline will connect Asia to the U...

Share the article Last update 20 hours ago The new US airline, Northern Pacific Airways, hopes to take off in late 2022, giving travelers new options for flying from North America to destinations in Asia. On the airline’s official website, they state, “An airline should do more than just ‘get you there’. Northern Pacific Airways […]

Smart Cities World – Air Travel

Japanese digital air mobility platform company AirX has placed a pre-order for 50 units of the EH216 autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV). This is the biggest pre-order Ehang has received from Japan. The AAVs are planned to facilitate various urban air mobility (UAM) projects in Japan and could provide air taxi services for the 2025 World […]

Japan tightens Covid-19 travel restricti...

Japan on Wednesday expanded Covid-19 restrictions to the capital Tokyo and a dozen regions covering half the population as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus drove record new infections. Already in force in three regions, the measures, which are due to apply from Friday to February 13, were formalized by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida after […]

what you need to return to Japan from ov...

These days, traveling requires more than your passport and plane ticket. Covid-19 has made international travel a cumbersome task, with many documents now required to exit and enter countries around the world – and Japan is no exception. For a smooth journey and an easy return, we’ve put together this checklist of all the documents […]

7 out of 10 Filipinos are willing to tra...

SEVEN out of 10 Filipinos are still eager to complete their planned air travel in the next nine months – an encouraging indicator for the aviation industry this year, a study commissioned by AirAsia Philippines has found. The survey, conducted in December 2021, validated AirAsia Philippines’ predictions of Filipinos’ growing optimism and enthusiasm for travel […]

Calling all travel enthusiasts! All the...

WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) — Travel enthusiasts, hear me out! If you’re looking to cross another trip off your to-do list, you’re in luck! Many locals take Uniglobe coach trips. They start here and take people across the country, and no place is too far for them. You can go as close as Pittsburgh or Cleveland, […]

Q&A | What Omicron Means for Japan’s Pa

~~ Like many countries around the world, Japan is now seeing the impact of the Omicron variant in increasing new daily infections. Between January 1 and January 8, the number of new daily infections increased 16 times (from 500 to over 8,000 respectively) across the country. On January 12, Tokyo registered 2,198 new patients. At […]

“7 out of 10 Pinoys like to travel”

Despite the spread of new variants of Covid-19, 7 out of 10 Filipinos still want to continue their planned air travel in the next nine months, according to the results of a survey commissioned by AirAsia Philippines. The airline said the survey results “validated” its predictions of Filipinos’ growing optimism about travel and growing confidence […]

Allegations Novak Djokovic lied about hi...

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 9:38 a.m. Novak Djokovic in Belgrade on December 25 The declaration form filed by Novak Djokovic to travel to Australia is under review following allegations he may have answered incorrectly. On the form, filed on January 1, Djokovic answered “no” to the question: “Have you traveled, or will you travel, in […]

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Tokyo – Janu

Strict border rules to continue On January 11, the Japanese government announced that strict border restrictions barring most foreign nationals from entering Japan would continue until at least the end of February. All travelers from the United States must comply with a mandatory three- or six-day quarantine at facilities designated by the Japanese government. The […]

Canada added to ‘do not travel’ list

(CNN) — Canada was moved into the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s highest risk category for travel on Monday. Canada has seen a sharp rise in cases as the Omicron variant spreads. The country recorded 294,437 new cases for the week ending Jan. 8, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University, its highest […]

Heavy snowfall travels to Japan during h...

A huge winter storm was expected to dump nearly three feet of snow over parts of Japan, causing inconvenient transportation during a peak period during the New Year holidays, when many people are on the move to join their families. Dozens of flights have been canceled, warnings have been issued of possible highway closures and […]

Most Japanese nationals want to travel t...

The top destination most Japanese nationals want to travel to after the pandemic is Hawaiʻi, according to a recent online survey conducted by Hawaiʻi Tourism Japan. The survey received nearly 14,595 responses, most of whom have traveled to Hawaiʻi before. About 64% of respondents said Hawaii would be the first place they would go. Many […]

New travel apps to help you plan your ne...

While travel is loaded amid the rise of the Omicron variant, people are still dreaming of their next getaway. There are even new apps to make travel planning and enjoyment easier. A number of these were introduced (and some old favorites updated) when travel was at a standstill. Wondering which one to try? Here’s a […]

Agency may take criminal action for fund...

The Japan Tourism Agency is considering filing a lawsuit against three companies accused of illegally obtaining government subsidies under the Go To Travel tourism promotion program. Businesses will also be excluded from the state-sponsored tourism campaign, which is expected to resume next year. “Illicit receipt of subsidies should never be tolerated,” Tourism Minister Tetsuo Saito […]

The travel industry wants to help travel...

Fall berry season at Fogo Island Inn.Mike Dell Newfoundland’s Fogo Island Inn has a worldwide reputation for fine dining, stunning architecture, magnificent crafts, and a host of local experiences such as ice fishing, caribou watching, and partridge harvesting – the all at a high price. And so, maybe it was an unexpected touch when the […]

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Tokyo (Decem

CONTINUED RESTRICTIONS FOR TRAVEL TO JAPAN Travelers arriving from the United States – including all 50 states, the District of Columbia and all US territories – are now required to self-quarantine at a location designated by the Japanese government for the first three or six days (depending on point of origin) of their 14-day quarantine. […]

Travel stocks plummet as omicron trigger...

Shares in the U.S. travel sector fell Monday on rising cases of omicron and hundreds more flight cancellations, which left travelers stranded across the country over the holidays. More than 1,000 flights were canceled within, to or from the United States on Monday, according to data from flight tracking website FlightAware.com. Worldwide, more than 2,600 […]

Everything We Know About Universal Orlan...

Click to enlarge Photo via NBCUniversal Universal Orlando Epic Universe Park With pre-construction work underway, in late 2019, NBCUniversal announced its most ambitious theme park development in the United States in its more than 100-year history. As action at the site began to escalate in 2020, the pandemic caused the project to be on hold […]

Travel to Japan during Covid-19: what yo...

Editor’s note – Coronavirus cases remain high around the world. Health officials warn that travel increases your chances of contracting and spreading the virus. Staying at home is the best way to contain transmission. Below is information on what to know if you’re still planning to travel, last updated on December 23. (CNN) – If […]

Singapore and Malaysia are freezing tick...

Singapore said on Wednesday it would stop selling plane and bus tickets to passengers from two dozen countries with which it had established vaccinated travel routes – a setback for a program the island nation had hoped for revive its economy affected by the pandemic. It has joined other countries in the Asia-Pacific region to […]

‘South Park’ takes on Variants, NFTs, an

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains details on the latest South Park: Post-Covid event on Primordial+, The return of the Covid. South Park: Post Covid returned to Paramount + to tackle the latest pandemic conversations, from new variations to the NFT craze. No more Deadline Pick up from the first South Park: Post Covid ttv cinema […]

World News | Travel Curbs Augur Dark Ch...

London, December 17 (AP) Travel restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus are hammering already under siege travel and tourism industries and adding to the gloom in Europe amid the crucial holiday season. Travelers are rearranging or canceling their trips due to tighter rules. Eurostar, which operates trains across […]

Japan plans to resume Go To Travel at th...

Osaka – The Japanese government will aim to relaunch its Go To Travel domestic tourism promotion campaign at the end of January next year, Toshimitsu Motegi, secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, said on Monday. “We hope to continue talks on restarting the surrender campaign towards the end of January,” assuming the cases […]

Study Finds Go To Travel Likely To Be Ca...

The government’s Go To Travel campaign was likely a major factor in the increase in COVID-19 cases in Hokkaido last fall, according to a genome sequence analysis of the novel coronavirus. It comes as the central government plans to relaunch the tourism promotion campaign as early as January. It will likely become necessary for the […]

What we know so far

~~ ~ The Omicron variant of COVID-19 made its spectacular entry in late November and continues to rock politics and medicine around the world. First detected in the Netherlands and brought to the world’s attention by South Africa, it has so far been detected in more than 30 countries around the world. Infected patients can […]

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Tokyo (Decem

COVID-19 TEST FOR TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES From December 6, all air passengers, regardless of their vaccination status, must present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States, regardless of their nationality. This tighter testing schedule provides an additional degree of public health protection as scientists […]

“Two steps forward and one step back”

New travel restrictions are taking hold in Japan and other countries due to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. Above, passengers walk through the international arrivals area at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan on Tuesday. (Associated Press) Another Greek letter is making headlines and the travel industry is bracing for another COVID-19 jolt. Several […]

Most Expensive Cities in the World to Li...

(CNN) – Around the world, it’s been a tough year for portfolios. Supply chain bottlenecks and changing consumer demand have pushed up the cost of living in many of our largest cities, according to a new study released Wednesday, and inflation is the fastest on record over the past five years. The Israeli city of […]

Hilton launches ‘Travel the World’ campa

SINGAPORE – This week, Hilton announced “Travel in the world,” its new marketing campaign encouraging consumers to explore the wonders of their home country and discover local alternatives that match the experiences of some of their favorite international destinations. At a time when many travel restrictions remain and international travel is complex to navigate, Hilton […]

EDITORIAL: Strict COVID-19 measures need...

There is a growing chorus calling for a speedy resumption of the government’s Go To Travel campaign within the tourism industry, which has been devastated by the prolonged novel coronavirus pandemic. Despite the clamor, the government plans not to relaunch the program, suspended since the end of last year, at least until mid-January. The government’s […]

what you need to travel outside Japan

If you’re planning a trip outside of Japan this holiday season, you probably know you’ll need more than just a plane ticket and a hotel reservation – the pandemic always makes international travel difficult, so is the least we can say. Even if you’re not going abroad for vacation, it’s good to keep up to […]

Japanese travel is transitioning to bett...

JTB chairman sees ‘bright future’, Reiwa wants to shake up the overseas travel market JAPAN’s battered tourism industry is hoping to turn the corner on the pandemic. At the end of September, the state of emergency covering Tokyo and 18 other prefectures was lifted and an increase in the vaccination rate (74.91% of the population […]

Japan may resume Go to Travel grant camp...

Restrictions have now been survey and Japan is slowly reduce quarantine time for travellers, so we are keeping our fingers crossed for a return to something like normality. Last December, Japan’s Go to Travel domestic tourism subsidy campaign was suspended across the country due to a resurgence of Covid-19 cases and the program has not […]

Japan has three Pokémon flights you can

Pokémon are like the unofficial ambassadors of Japan. They’re everywhere, from food, drink, and special-edition merchandise that pops up regularly, to more permanent manhole covers dotted around the country. Today, these world famous pocket monsters have even taken over planes flying to some of Japan’s most popular destinations. Even though Japan is still closed to […]

Japan’s ‘Go To Travel’ grant program may

Japan’s “Go To Travel” domestic tourism subsidy program could resume in February after being suspended late last year amid a resurgence in coronavirus cases, with the campaign to include mandatory countermeasures against viruses, government sources said Thursday. Although the number of new severe cases of COVID-19 in the country has fallen sharply recently along with […]

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Tokyo (Novem

Location: Japan UPDATED TRAVEL INFORMATION FOR JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NEW QUARANTINE POLICY FOR US BUSINESS TRAVELERS TO JAPAN The Government of Japan has announced that starting November 8, 2021, fully vaccinated business travelers will be able to travel to Japan and will be eligible for a reduced quarantine period of three […]

Peach Aviation will offer unlimited pass...

Low-cost carrier Peach Aviation Ltd. will offer an unlimited travel pass that will allow holders to take any of the airline’s domestic flights for one month in a bid to revive the tourism industry hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The Osaka-based company will start selling a total of 150 passes from noon on Tuesday […]