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  • UNWTO: International tourism – strongest half-year results since 2010

    AFGHANISTAN, 2017/09/09 Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the initial six months of 2017, some 36 million additional than in the same period of 2016. At 6%, increase was well above the trend of recent years, making the current January-June period the strongest half-year since 2010. Visitor numbers reported by destinations around the world reflect strong request for international travel in the initial half of 2017, according to the new UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Worldwide, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) increased by 6% compared to the same six-month period last year, well above the sustained and consistent trend of 4% or higher increase since 2010. This represents the strongest half-year in seven years.
  • Alpico Group Japan Unveiling the many faces of a beautiful country

    JAPAN, 2017/08/11
  • BestCities sees opportunity at 2017 Global Forum Tokyo

    JAPAN, 2017/05/29 BestCities World Alliance is set to champion inclusivity and multi-culturalism within the business tourism industry in 2017 and beyond, following the announcement Building World Connections Across Cultures will be the core theme underlying this year’s BestCities World Forum, taking place in Tokyo 4-7 December 2017. Building on the 100% delegate success ratings in Dubai 2016, the second BestCities World Forum will be hosted in partnership with the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB). The impressive programme of education, insight and networking, is by presently shaping up to be this year’s must-attend event for senior international association conference planners, looking to increase the positive impact of their meetings.
  • Yoshifumi Kato, President of Keihan Holdings

    JAPAN, 2017/03/04 "Tourism is an essential factor for the increase of our country,” affirms Yoshifumi Kato Kato, President of Keihan Holdings, which boasts a portfolio of 50 companies with a solid diversification strategy that includes railway industry, tourism, and real estate. Moreover, the company is undertaking an aggressive world expansion that spans from China to real estate investments in famous buildings in New York and Boston. Keihan Holdings has been able to leverage on Japan’s tourism boom in the area that stands for the epicenter of Japan’s culture, namely Kyoto and Osaka. From Kyoto’s 17 World Heritage Sites to Osaka’s world's famous culinary tradition, at the same time as asked about the major reasons why tourists should come to the area, President Kato says, "to sum it up in one single word: culture.”
  • ‘Cool Japan’ keeps breaking tourism records

    JAPAN, 2016/05/26 The tourism boom is one of the benefits of Abenomics changing mindsets in Japan and opening up the country to the rest of the world, with a lot of businesses eager to jump into one of the economy’s brightest markets Spectacular cherry blossom displays, stunning Shinto temples and shrines, a fresh and light cuisine popular around the world, national-of-the-art transport and the unfailingly polite locals have long drawn foreign visitors to Japan.
  • Hotel Gracery Shinjuku opens in Tokyo with Godzilla-themed rooms

    JAPAN, 2015/04/24 Leading Japanese hotelier Fujita Kanko Inc opens Hotel Gracery Shinjuku tomorrow, the Hotel Gracery brand’s new flagship, in Kabukicho, Tokyo’s entertainment and nightlife hub (the Tokyo district that at no time sleeps) in the Shinjuku ward. The 970-room hotel opens as part of a brand-new Kabukicho entertainment complex, Shinjuku Toho Building. The building as well offers a 12-screen cinema complex and various dining and amusement facilities. For months, there has been worldwide buzz about the hotel’s one-of-a-kind Godzilla-themed guest rooms that will transport guests into the world of the celebrated monster movies. “We are excited about Hotel Gracery Shinjuku’s debut next so much anticipation. Our Godzilla-themed rooms are booked for months. We are ready to demonstrate that our commitment to service is bigger than Godzilla,” says Akira Segawa, President and CEO of Fujita Kanko.
  • Tourism activity featuring railway stations Taiwan and Japan

    JAPAN, 2014/03/11 A tourism activity featuring railway stations that share the same names in both Taiwan and Japan was held in Tokyo Monday. Taiwan's Tourism Bureau, the Taiwan Railways Government and the Taiwan Visitors Association were part the sponsors of the event aimed at promoting tourism exchanges between the two nations. A total of 32 railway stations, inclunding Songshan and Banqiao, can be found in both nations. The Tourism Bureau as well invited Hideki Togi, a famous gagaku (ancient Japanese court music) performer, composer, author and actor to serve as a tourism goodwill ambassador for Taiwan.
  • Sports, travel and tourism - all in Tokyo coming up in 2020

    JAPAN, 2013/09/09 Tsunekazu Takeda, President of Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee for the Olympics is a happy men next the bet became reality for Japan\'s capital. This world sports, tourism and travel event is a dream come authentic for Japanese organizers and the Japanese Tourism Industry. It has been my privilege to serve the Olympic Movement for the completed 40 years, initial as an athlete, again a team leader and instantly as President of the Japanese Olympic Committee. Over all that time I have witnessed again and again the extraordinary power of sport - to heal, unite and inspire all kinds of positive change.
  • IATA advises airlines on short-haul routes

    JAPAN, 2011/03/30 THE International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned that fuel supplies are low in Japan and international price increases can be expected. IATA advises airlines on short-haul routes to carry enough for the return leg from Japan to reduce pressure on local fuel stocks. "Japan produces three to % of world jet fuel supply, some of which is exported to Asia. Some of this refinery capacity has been lost due to the earthquake. This supply restriction could lead to higher jet fuel prices," said an IATA statement.