• Austrian Airlines flies Austria’s paralympics team to Tokyo

    Published on : Friday, August 20, 2021

    The 16th Summer Paralympics will take place in Tokyo from 24 August to 5 September 2021. As the official carrier, Austrian Airlines is once again flying the Paralympic athletes non-stop to Japan. On 20 August, a large number of the athletes took off to Tokyo. Austrian Airlines COO Francesco Sciortino took the opportunity for a personal farewell directly on the apron.

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  • Tokyo Tourist Information Centres ready to welcome international tourists

    Published on : Friday, July 23, 2021

    The tourist information centres in Tokyo inside and outside the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics venues have worked long and hard to prepare for the event and are now welcoming foreign guests. The Village Plaza, a brand-new facility built to host …

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  • International visitors restricted from Tokyo Olympics

    Published on : Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have recently confirmed that no international visitors will be permitted at the event this year. The organising committee said it has long been preparing to welcome guests until recently, but a …

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  • Japan planning to resume inbound tourism

    Published on : Monday, December 7, 2020

    The Japanese government has started planning to consider the resumption of inbound tourism in Japan on a limited basis starting from the spring. The decision is being undertaken as Tokyo continues to prepare to host a delayed summer Olympics. According …

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  • Sandro Gamba appointed Executive Chef at the Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo

    Published on : Friday, December 4, 2020

    Sandro Gamba has been appointed as the Executive Chef at the Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo. Chef Gamba comes with years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, most recently holding the positions of Director of Culinary Operations at Rosewood Hong Kong and …

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  • Economists and analysts predict stormy year for Japan’s tourism

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Tokyo and International Olympic Committee agreed on a one-year delay and concerns are rife about whether small and midsized business in the tourism and service industries will be able to weather the coronavirus shockwave until the events are held next …

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  • Tokyo expects to welcome more than 8 million sport tourists during Olympics

    Published on : Friday, February 14, 2020

    Coronavirus scare may not have an impact on fans heading to Tokyo for the Olympics in July according to Kazuomi Yamashita, Director of Marketing, Tourist Promotion Department, Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau (TCVB). Speaking to reporters, Kazuomi said around 4.5 …

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  • Anime Tourism in Tokyo

    Published on : Tuesday, January 28, 2020

        Manga and anime is Japan’s biggest contribution to popular culture. Fans have grown to love Japan thru their entertainment, and Tokyo is giving fans to get closer to their beloved fictional worlds and heroes with anime tourism.   …

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  • Tokyo named top 2020 destination by eDreams

    Published on : Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    Online travel agency eDreams Odigeo has evaluated its booking data predicting the top travel destinations for 2020.   Tokyo has been named as the top destination by eDreams for European travelers next year in its fourth annual European Traveller Insights Report. …

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  • Tokyo emerges as the top city with highest GDP in GlobalData index

    Published on : Thursday, October 3, 2019

      According to GlobalData, a leading analytics company revealed that Tokyo has edged past Beijing, Paris, Seoul and London to emerge as the top city in the revenue analysis by 25 global cities with the highest GDP. This was based …

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  • Tokyo reaffirms its position for the third time as the World’s Safest city

    Published on : Friday, August 30, 2019

      In the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)  2019 Safe Cities Index, Tokyo took the spot of the wold’s safest city for the third time and was followed by Singapore and Osaka.     Factors like health, personals and digital security …

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  • Vietnam Airlines and Delta code sharing on Tokyo-Hanoi route

    Published on : Friday, August 16, 2019

    Vietnam Airlines and Delta Air Lines plan to upgrade their code sharing relationship, setting the stage for Delta to offer seats on the Vietnamese carrier’s flights. The upgraded agreement will see Delta distributing Vietnam Airlines seats on the Hanoi-Tokyo route …

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  • Japan Olympics: Officials turn cruise ships to floating hotels to meet accommodation demand

    Published on : Friday, July 19, 2019

    Tokyo is facing huge shortage of accommodation when Olympics fans pour into this most vibrant Japanese city for 2020 Olympic Games so that officials are looking to convert cruise ships into floating hotels.     Tokyo could be short as …

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  • Hawaiian Airlines focuses on banking growth in Japan

    Published on : Friday, May 10, 2019

    Hawaiian Airlines is focusing on its growth in the mainland-Hawaii market. The Hawaii-based carrier has used its new Airbus A321neos to add numerous flights in midsize West Coast-Hawaii markets, such as Portland-Kahului, Long Beach-Honolulu, and Oakland-Lihue. It also became the …

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  • Preferred Hotels & Resorts has launched I Prefer Planner in Asia Pacific

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Designed to incentivize and reward meeting and event planners for choosing the independent hotel experience, Preferred Hotels & Resorts has launched I Prefer Planner in Asia Pacific. Effective immediately, corporate travel buyers and planners across the region who book group …

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  • Japan’s Yokohama can prosper through cruise tourism

    Published on : Friday, April 5, 2019

    The cruise industry of Japan is growing constantly, and Yokohama, with a population of 3.7 million and the second largest city in Japan after Tokyo, is being positioned as a cruise hub. The two cruise piers – Daikoku and Shinko …

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  • American Airlines Files for Nonstop Service from Tokyo to Las Vegas

    Published on : Monday, March 25, 2019

    Last month, American Airlines applied to the US Department of Transportation to operate a nonstop route from Tokyo’s Haneda airport to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The service would begin summer 2020 and would make it the only nonstop …

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  • Osaka tourism reaches high with 11.1 million tourists’ arrival

    Published on : Thursday, March 14, 2019

    Osaka, Japan’s “second city,” is winning against Tokyo to draw foreign tourists. This inbound tourism to Osaka surged five-fold between 2012 and 2017, faster than visits to Tokyo, as the city lured low-cost carriers and promoted itself as a base …

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  • Osaka tourism overshadowed by Tokyo

    Published on : Wednesday, March 13, 2019

     Osaka is drawing more foreign tourists and there is a shift in the tourism spending pattern by the retailers and property developers after a boom.     Between the period 2012 and 2017, the inbound tourism to Osaka went five-fold …

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  • In Tokyo, Starbucks to open its biggest Roastery in the planet, across 32,000 sqf

    Published on : Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    The 32,000-square-foot Tokyo Roastery by Starbucks will open to the public on Thursday morning. Roastery is a large, lavish Starbucks stores that feature specialty coffees and teas, on-premise roasters and massive coffee casks where freshly roasted beans are held. With …

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