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On Japan tourism, what PATA gets wrong, WTTC sets right

Japan-Korea Conflict On Japan tourism, what PATA gets wrong, WTTC sets right

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

I have great respect for Martin Craigs, the chairman of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, as he and I see eye-to-eye on most issues concerning travel and tourism policies or non-policy by ...

Tokyo by surprise

eTN Destinations Tokyo by surprise

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Japan is currently on a high from winning the bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

Tourism Malaysia bags prestigious Japan award

Tourism Award Tourism Malaysia bags prestigious Japan award

Tourism Malaysia has been awarded the prestigious Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) Award of Excellence in the tourism board and embassy category at the JATA TABIHAKU Travel Showcase 2013, ...

Japan tourism chief: More action needed to achieve goal of 10 million visitors

Japanese Inbound Tourism Japan tourism chief: More action needed to achieve goal of 10 million visitors

TOKYO, Japan - The rapid drop in yen helped lure a record 3.17 million tourists to Japan from January to April, but achieving the government’s goal of 10 million this year will require more ...

Tri-partite fisheries project proposed

Partnership for Africa's Development Tri-partite fisheries project proposed

Seychelles President Michel met the President of the Association of African Economy and Development Japan ECA Committee, MP Tetsuro Yano, and the CEO of NEPAD (The New Partnership for Africa's ...

Japanese PM to invite 1200 Indian youth to promote tourism between two countries

Japan-India Tourism Japanese PM to invite 1200 Indian youth to promote tourism between two countries

Japanese Prime Minister Shinto Abe on Wednesday expressed his country's intention to invite approximately 1,200 youth from India to visit Japan through JENESYS 2.0 in order to promote interest ...

Weak yen drives South Korea's tourism deficit to record heights

Japan-South Korea Tourism Weak yen drives South Korea's tourism deficit to record heights

SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's tourism deficit touched a seven-quarter high in the first quarter due to the Japanese yen's fall versus the local currency, data showed Tuesday, with local ...

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto will officially open its doors on February 7, 2014

Opening Date and General Manager Announced for Kyoto Resort The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto will officially open its doors on February 7, 2014

TOKYO, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has confirmed The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto will officially open its doors on February 7, 2014, and unveiled the first images of the ...

Making Japan a tourism-oriented country

Tourism To Japan Making Japan a tourism-oriented country

Increasing the number of foreign visitors and turning this into economic growth - the goal of making Japan a tourism-oriented nation - will require combined efforts by the public and private ...

Introducing Japanese food culture in English

Japan, one visit is never enough Introducing Japanese food culture in English

TOKYO, Japan - Gurunavi, Inc., operator of Japan's leading restaurant search site, GURUNAVI, announced on May 2 the launch of "Japan Trend Ranking", an English website created with the goal of ...

Kyoto International Manga/Anime Fair to be held on September 7-8

Kyoto International Manga/Anime Fair 2013 Kyoto International Manga/Anime Fair to be held on September 7-8

TOKYO, Japan - The Kyoto International Manga/Anime Fair Executive Committee and the City of Kyoto announced on April 24 that it will hold "Kyoto International Manga/Anime Fair ("Kyo-mafu") 2013" ...

Hotel deals just in time for cherry blossom season

Agoda.com offers specials for Sakura season in Japan Hotel deals just in time for cherry blossom season

SINGAPORE – The hundreds of varieties of the Prunus tree spread across Japan are quite unremarkable for most of the year.

Japan Tourism Agency selects Charming Japanese Souvenir Contest winner

Charming Japanese Souvenir 2013 Japan Tourism Agency selects Charming Japanese Souvenir Contest winner

TOKYO, Japan - Foreign judges from 15 countries and regions as well as experts from selected domestic sectors -- including sightseeing and distribution -- appointed to a panel of the Charming ...

Inaugural ILTM Japan event a wonderful opportunity

International Luxury Travel Market Inaugural ILTM Japan event a wonderful opportunity

KYOTO, Japan - Taking place with the support of the City of Kyoto and the Japan Tourism Agency, the launch edition of International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Japan – the first country specific ...

Study: Asian tourism to Japan to increase by 41 percent

Asian Tourism To Japan Study: Asian tourism to Japan to increase by 41 percent

TOKYO, Japan - The number of tourists visiting Japan from other Asian countries by 2017 is forecast to be 41 percent higher than last year’s total, according to a study by the Development Bank ...

Sake. Bathing, fighting and just plain drinking

Sipping sake equals happy ending Sake. Bathing, fighting and just plain drinking

By Dr. Elinor Garely

Some are bathing in it while others are drinking it. Japanese Geishas used it with rice to exfoliate their face, detoxify their bodies, and smooth their skin.

Surge in Taiwan-Japan tourism expected due to weaker yen

Taiwan-Japan tourism Surge in Taiwan-Japan tourism expected due to weaker yen

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taipei-based carriers are optimistic about a surge in tourist travel by Taiwanese people to Japan due to a depreciating Japanese yen, despite the fallout from the sagging domestic ...

International arrivals into Asia grow 5.5 percent

PATA reports surge in visitor arrivals in Japan, Myanmar and Cambodia International arrivals into Asia grow 5.5 percent

BANGKOK, Thailand - International visitor arrivals into Asia between January and September 2012 showed a collective increase of 5.5% year-on-year, according to preliminary results released today ...

Chinese tourists shun Japan, head to US, Europe and Australia

Chinese Tourism To Japan Down Chinese tourists shun Japan, head to US, Europe and Australia

SHANGHAI, China - Tourists from China will be heading to Europe, the US and Australia in droves during this winter break and also for next year's Lunar New Year holiday season.

International Luxury Travel Market to be held in Kyoto

Reed Travel Exhibitions to present first ILTM event in Japan International Luxury Travel Market to be held in Kyoto

Following the success of ILTM Americas, Reed Travel Exhibitions, organizer of the leading luxury travel events International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), ILTM Asia, and ILTM Africa has today ...

Bangkok Airways and Japan Airlines start codeshare and mileage tie-up

Bangkok Airways and Japan Airlines Bangkok Airways and Japan Airlines start codeshare and mileage tie-up

TOKYO, Japan - Japan Airlines (JAL) and Bangkok Airways (PG) today announced the commencement of their codeshare agreement on select flights between three airports in Japan and Bangkok operated by ...

Chinese tourists to Japan called "traitors" at home

Tourism between China and Japan remains stagnant Chinese tourists to Japan called "traitors" at home

Tourism between China and Japan remains stagnant because of the political standoff over the Diaoyu Islands dispute, though about 2,200 tourists visited the island nation on a cruise ship and ...

China-Japan row over Diaoyu Islands continues to hurt travel industry

China-Japan Tourism China-Japan row over Diaoyu Islands continues to hurt travel industry

The row between China and Japan over the Diaoyu Islands has spilled over to the arts and continues to hit the travel industry.

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