Introduction—The Changing Face of Tourism in Japan
Despite suffering through the recession of the late 2000s, the tourism sector has slowly recovered, growing steadily in figures around the world. Japan remains an all-time favorite tourist destination, but is it ready to welcome even more tourists?
Decision Time for Globalization, Values and Security
Former British Prime Minister David Cameron made the keynote address, “Altered States – Has globalization had its days?” at the Global Summit 2017 of the World Travel & Tourism Council, held in Bangkok, April 26-27. JAPAN and the WORLD’s Southeast Asia Bureau Chief Marc Béliveau covered this event.
How will Japan adapt to the tourism boom?
JAPAN and the WORLD met with Professor Takashi Shimakawa, Chair of the Department of International Tourism Studies at Toyo University. He was a participant at the World Travel & Tourism Council 2017 Global Summit in Bangkok, April 26-27, in search of new trends to improve Japan’s travel and tourism industry.
Business Travel in the Asia-Pacific Region
How Japan Plans to Double its Tourism by 2020
Venture Republic—Travel Made Easy
The tourism industry is believed to be one of the biggest and fastest growing industry in the world. Japan remains a popular tourist destination and just last year tipped the scales with a record number of 24 million tourists.
JAPAN and the WORLD interviewed the CEO of Venture Republic, Kei Shibata, on Travel.jp, a meta-search for the Japanese market. We asked about its role in facilitating travel for everyone, what needs to change and if Japan is ready to welcome even more tourists by 2030.
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Ecotourism—The key to revitalizing rural regions
This year is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The topic was discussed at the World Tourism and Travel Council Global Summit held in Bangkok, April 26-27.
JAPAN and the WORLD held an interview with Mr. Masaru Takayama, president of the Asian Ecotourism Network and CEO/founder of Spirit of Japan Travel. He has been a leader in the development and promotion of ecotourism in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region over the last two decades.