UNWTO Secretary General Welcomes Japan’s Commitment To Tourism Development

Madrid, Spain, 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, applauded Japan’s commitment to tourism development as one of the significant pillars of the socio-economic agenda during a recent official visit to Japan. Meeting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Mr Rifai welcomed Japan’s Action Program for Tourism focused on… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and China Airlines strengthen codeshare agreement on all flights between Japan and Taiwan

TOKYO, JAPAN, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and China Airlines (CI) have begun a codeshare partnership on the Haneda = Taipei (Songshan) route since 2010. The two airlines have decided to further expand the codeshare cooperation on all flights operated by JAL and CI between Japan and Taiwan starting February 21, 2017…. Read the full press release

S7 Airlines launches new route between Vladivostok, Russia to Osaka, Japan

Moscow, Russia, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, oneworld global airline alliance member, expands its route network and opens a new direction Vladivostok – Osaka. Tickets are available now. Direct flights to Osaka will be performed since 28 April 2017, on Wednesdays and Fridays. Flights will depart from Vladivostok International Airport (Knevichi) at 13:30 and… Read the full press release

Joe Yoshiyuki Nakazawa appointed new Tourism Australia Country Manager for Japan

SYDNEY, Australia, 2016-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia has confirmed the appointment of Joe Yoshiyuki Nakazawa as its new Country Manager Japan, taking up the Tokyo-based role on 1 December 2016. Mr Nakazawa joins Tourism Australia from HRS Hotel Reservation Service Japan, where he is currently the Managing Director. Prior to his current role,… Read the full press release

Agoda Travel Smart study reveals which of Asia’s destinations sees the fastest growth in visitors from Europe

SINGAPORE, 2016-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Agoda, one of the world’s leading accommodation sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), announced today the results of its most recent Travel Smart study which shows which of Asia’s destinations are seeing the fastest growth in visitors from Europe. Based on booking data from millions of Agoda.com… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines’ “JAL Guide to Japan now features location search function and video contents

AL Continues Introducing the World with the Charms of Japan TOKYO, JAPAN 2016-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL)’s global website (www.jal.com) is routinely accessed from 26 regions all over the world. One part of the site is the “JAL Guide to Japan (*1),” an information site for overseas visitors in seven languages (*2), which… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport: Air New Zealand to recommence three flights per week to Osaka, Japan in November 2016

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport has welcomed today’s announcement by Air New Zealand that it will recommence three flights per week to Osaka, Japan in November 2016. The service will use a B767-300 aircraft and operate until March 2017. Norris Carter, Auckland Airport’s general manager – aeronautical commercial, says, “This… Read the full press release

China had 109 million outbound tourists in 2015 – GfK

Nuremberg, 2016-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — GfK’s latest analyses of the Chinese market shows that China produced 109 million outbound tourists in 2015 – with retail spend of US$229 billion. This is a key milestone in China’s outbound tourism history. These statistics consolidate China’s position as one of the top global sources of tourists, in… Read the full press release

The Philippines’ leading airline Cebu Pacific celebrates inaugural flight from Manila to Fukuoka, Japan

MANILA, 2015-12-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), sent off its inaugural flight from Manila to Fukuoka today. This marks the beginning of the airline’s thrice weekly service to its fourth destination in Japan. Aside from Fukuoka, CEB operates direct flights from Manila to Osaka, Tokyo (Narita) and… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of first Andaz hotel in Japan

Hyatt strengthens its brand presence in Japan with very first Andaz hotel in Tokyo CHICAGO, 2014-6-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the official opening of Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills, the first Andaz hotel in Japan and the twelfth Andaz hotel globally. The hotel is a significant addition to Hyatt’s growing portfolio… Read the full press release

Holiday Inn to open its fourth hotel in Japan ANA Holiday Inn Sapporo Susukino

Sapporo, Japan, 2014-04-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s most recognised hotel brand has entered Hokkaido, opening in the island’s largest city, Sapporo, a city which is famous in itself for its abundance of year-round activities, locally-brewed beers and annual snow festival. ANA Holiday Inn Sapporo Susukino is the fourth Holiday Inn hotel to open in Japan, following… Read the full press release

JAL Group carried 2061581 passengers during the 17 day New Year vacation period in Japan

Tokyo, Japan, 2014-1-6 — /travelprnews.com/ — JAL Group carried a total of 426,480 passengers on its international flights and 1,635,101 passengers domestically during the 17 day New Year vacation period in Japan between December 20, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Passenger count on JAL’s international routes went up 3.2% versus the same period last year, against a… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

Singapore, 2013-12-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) and the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) have signed their first Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at boosting tourist arrivals into Japan from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. This is in line with SIA’s commitment to continue to develop air travel to Japan. SIA started flying to Japan in… Read the full press release

Marriott Hotels expands Asia portfolio with the opening of the Tokyo Marriott Hotel

Hilltop Location in Shinagawa is the Latest in Growing Global Portfolio of Marriott Hotels in Asia and around the world. Tokyo, Japan, 2013-12-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International announces the opening of the Tokyo Marriott Hotel on a hilltop address known locally as Gotenyama. This represents the global hospitality company’s 12th hotel in Japan, and the third… Read the full press release

Vancouver Airport Authority welcomed All Nippon Airways’ first flight to Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Richmond, BC, Canada, 2013-12-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Vancouver Airport Authority today announced the upcoming arrival of All Nippon Airways (ANA) to Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The new daily non-stop service to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) begins March 30, 2014 and marks ANA’s first flight to Canada. “This new service will offer B.C. businesses more options to reach… Read the full press release

oneworld® alliance members Japan Airlines (JAL) and Qatar Airways (QR) announce codeshare agreement

Tokyo, Japan, 2013-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Qatar Airways (QR), both members of the oneworld® alliance, have entered a codeshare agreement with each other for the first time and will commence codeshare flights from December 3, 2013 on QR-operated flights between Tokyo(Narita) and Doha as well as between Osaka(Kansai) and Doha. Meanwhile, QR will place… Read the full press release

Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) granted anti-trust immunity to Japan Airlines, Finnair and British Airways joint venture

Tokyo, Japan, 2013-10-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has today granted anti-trust immunity to a joint business between Japan Airlines, Finnair and British Airways.  This paves the way for Finnair to join the existing joint business between Japan Airlines and British Airways. The agreement will allow all three airlines to cooperate… Read the full press release

Uhane Pohaku Na Moku O Hawaii and Four Seasons Resorts Lanai announces the Ho’okupu Hula No Lanai Cultural Festival October 4-5, 2013

Music, dance and the arts usher in the fall season on Lanai 2013-09-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Uhane Pohaku Na Moku O Hawaii, in partnership with Four Seasons Resorts Lanai, announces the fourth bi-annual Ho’okupu Hula No Lanai Cultural Festival October 4-5, 2013.  The complimentary festival, meaning “a gift of hula to Lanai,” joins together hula halau from around the world who have… Read the full press release

Pacific Asia Travel Association: Asia Pacific destinations international visitors figure grew by eight per cent in first half 2013

2013-08-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — International visitor arrivals into Asia Pacific destinations have expanded at better than eight per cent over the first part of the year according to preliminary estimates released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) today. Across the 31 destinations for which data is currently available, this translates into more than eight million additional arrivals… Read the full press release

Japan Tourism officials in Thailand to discuss tourism cooperation between Thailand and Japan

Bangkok, 2013-07-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mr. Norifumi Ide, Commissioner of Japan Tourism Agency, Mr. Kazuhiro Ito, Executive Director, JNTO Bangkok Office and their team members paid a courtesy call on Mr. Suraphon Svetasreni, Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand, to discuss tourism cooperation between Thailand and Japan. Mr. Suraphon said, “I was pleased to learn about… Read the full press release

Dusit Thani Manila’s ‘Ramen Rush’ promotion at UMU Japanese Restaurant

2013-07-19 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ramen is a noodle soup that was originally imported to Japan from China in the Meiji Period. In more recent decades, it has become a very popular dish in Japan, adapted to the Japanese taste. Nowadays, Ramen restaurants number in thousands and instant ramen (invented in 1958) is now well known internationally. Ramen’s popularity stems in part… Read the full press release

Singapore Changi Airport reports it handled 4.28 million passengers in May 2013

2013-07-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singapore Changi Airport handled 4.28 million passenger movements in May 2013, a growth of 4.7% compared to the same period in 2012.  Flight movements increased by 5.4% to 28,500.  During the month, 147,600 tonnes of cargo were handled at Changi, 3.5% less than a year ago. The growth in passenger traffic was… Read the full press release

InterContinental Opens in the centre of Japan’s latest commercial development, Grand Front Osaka

Tokyo, Japan, 2013-06-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — InterContinental Osaka has now opened in the centre of Japan’s latest commercial development, Grand Front Osaka. The mixed-use development is a new landmark in the city which also includes office buildings, commercial outlets, a convention centre, academic and entertainment facilities and residences. InterContinental Osaka offers stunning panoramic views of the city… Read the full press release

Hilton Tokyo will again Welcome Guests in Yukata – Japanese traditional Summer kimono

TOKYO, 2013-06-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — This Summer, Hilton Tokyo will again welcome guests in Yukata – Japanese traditional Summer kimono, to deliver cool, refreshing yet heart-warming “Yokoso” to Japan. The hotel’s door and guest relations team members will wear colorful Yukata from 8:00am to 10:00am and 5:00pm to 8:00pm from June 1 to August 31, 2013, and a… Read the full press release

Tourism Exchange Between Thailand and Japan

FUKUOKA, Japan, 2013-05-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — In an effort to address a gap in travel between Thailand and the island of Kyushu in Japan, a tourism exchange was recently organized in the city of Fukuoka between the Thai Government and the private sector of Japan’s travel industry. To mark the 40th Anniversary of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation,… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines to start operating between Helsinki and Tokyo on July 1st

2013-05-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan Airlines starts operating the route between Tokyo (Narita) and Helsinki on July 1st, 2013, with daily flights. Originally the opening of the route should be in February but it was postponed. Since July 1st, Helsinki Airport will have total of four flights a day to Japan. In addition to Japan Airlines,… Read the full press release