Star Cruises Launches First-ever Longquan Celadon Theme Cruise on SuperStar Virgo

Shanghai, China, 2018-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — In support of China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, Star Cruises has launched the first-ever Longquan Celadon theme cruise on SuperStar Virgo, where guests enjoy an immersive experience in appreciation of the millennial craftsmanship that hails from Zhejiang province. The theme cruise kicked off with a traditional kiln firing ceremony… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific launches scheduled seasonal service from Hong Kong to Tokushima in Japan

The Cathay Pacific Group’s newest destination in Japan underlines a year of exceptional growth for Hong Kong’s home airline HONG KONG, 2018-Sep-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Cathay Pacific Group will introduce a scheduled seasonal service from Hong Kong to Tokushima in Japan, as its record-breaking year of network expansion continues. The new two-times-weekly service… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways partners with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to offer its “Space Flight 2018” passengers actual Japanese space meals

“Space Flight 2018” passengers on the Narita-Houston flight to experience Japanese space meals and exclusive space video content Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are partnering to take passengers on the Narita-Houston flight out of this world in honor of Space Day and… Read the full press release

Hyatt announces the opening of Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa, Japan

Located on a private island, Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa offers an energizing one-stop destination celebrating the best of Okinawa CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Aug-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today (August 21, 2018) the opening of Hyatt Regency Seragaki Island Okinawa in the southernmost region of Japan. Located on the private Seragaki Island and linked… Read the full press release

JAPAN: Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Shin-Osaka opens its doors to guests

OSAKA, 2018-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Hotel & Apartments Shin-Osaka opens its doors today (August 1, 2018), joining 12 other serviced apartments in the country, as well as a growing portfolio of more than 60 Oakwood branded properties in the world. Situated within walking distance to Shin-Osaka Station, the gateway to Japan’s Kansai… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways supports country-wide effort to teach practical English to students in preparation for expected 40 million visitors in 2020

To prepare for an anticipated 40 million visitors per year, ANA is teaming up with the Tokyo Global Gateway to help create the “Airport Zone,” which will allow students to learn English by role-playing as passengers The country-wide effort will create a more welcoming environment for tourists from around the world TOKYO, 2018-Jul-25 — /Travel… Read the full press release

IHG announces Kimpton® Tokyo Shinjuku slated to open in 2020

Denham, United Kingdom, 2018-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Travellers to Tokyo looking for the ultimate boutique hotel experience will have their wishes granted in 2020 with the opening of Kimpton® Tokyo Shinjuku by IHG and TSUKADA GLOBAL HOLDINGS Inc. The 162-room bespoke hotel will feature bold, playful design, award-winning dining and unique amenities, with three… Read the full press release

Oakwood opens serviced apartment in Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo

TOKYO, 2018-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakwood Apartments Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo opened yesterday with 40 fully furnished serviced apartments in the heart of Shinjuku. Centrally located in the western Shinjuku area, Oakwood Apartments Nishi-Shinjuku, Tokyo is ideal for business and leisure travelers seeking accommodations for mid- to long-term stays. With access to two subway lines… Read the full press release

Vietjet launches Ho Chi Minh City – Osaka route

Ho Chi Minh City, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of the most amazing promotional program of the year “Free up your summer with Vietjet”, Vietjet continues to open Ho Chi Minh City – Osaka (Japan) route. In addition to Hanoi – Osaka route, the second route of Vietjet to Japan will better meet travel and… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways launches direct flight from Nadi to Narita International Airport

Nadi, Fiji, 2018-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline today (3 Jul 18) launched its direct flight to Japan with a celebration at Nadi International Airport. The flights will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from Nadi to Narita International Airport. With the launch of the services, Fiji… Read the full press release

Odawara City Celebrates The 27th Annual Odawara Lantern Festival, July 28 and 29

  Odawara, Japan, 2018-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The 27th Odawara Lantern Festival will take place on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 at Odawara Castle Park. The festival celebrates the “Odawara Lantern.” The lanterns have a strong historical and cultural connection to the city.  In the old days, the lanterns were created… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai to host a sushi pop-up restaurant by three Michelin-star chef Masaaki Miyakawa from Japan

HONG KONG, 2018-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai will host a sushi pop-up restaurant led by a three Michelin-star chef from Japan, in July. Sushi Master Masaaki Miyakawa and his elite Sushi-Shin team from Hokkaido, Japan will provide diners with the quintessential edomae sushi experience from 17– 29 July. A pre-bookings service is… Read the full press release

IHG to open Hotel Indigo Inuyama Urakuen Garden, Japan in second half of 2021

  DENHAM, United Kingdom, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Inuyama, in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture, will get its first internationally-branded hotel, with IHG® and Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu) signing an agreement to open Hotel Indigo Inuyama Urakuen Garden in the second half of 2021. No two Hotel Indigo properties are the same, with each drawing on… Read the full press release

Emirates to deploy Airbus A380 serving the Dubai-Osaka route

Daily A380 service effective 28th October – two of three Japanese gateways will be served by the iconic Airbus flagship DUBAI, UAE, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, will introduce regular scheduled commercial Airbus A380 services to Osaka (KIX) in Japan on 28 October 2018*. The deployment of the double-decker… Read the full press release

The Luxury Collection and Sofía Sanchez de Betak launch 36-piece capsule collection inspired by the Art and Culture of Japan

Sofía Sanchez de Betak Designs CHUFY x The Luxury Collection, an Exclusive Line of Women’s Clothing & Accessories with Beautiful, Modernized Japanese Motifs Inspired by the Art and Culture of Japan BETHESDA, MD, 2018-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, and Sofía Sanchez de Betak, graphic designer and creative director,… Read the full press release

Avis Car Rental opens its flagship location at Chitose International Airport on Hokkaidō Island, Japan

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2018-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Car Rental, the leading international car rental brand in Asia, today announced its return to the Japanese market with the opening of its flagship location at Chitose International Airport on Hokkaidō Island. The opening is the first of several planned this year, with locations at Fukuoka… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways introduces a new website “Japan Travel Planner” to help travelers discover the beauty of Japan

  TOKYO, Japan, 2018-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA) announces the introduction of a new website “Japan Travel Planner” aimed to help travelers visiting Japan discover the beauty of the country by obtaining valuable travel information. The two informative current websites “ANA Experience Japan” and “Taste of Japan” were integrated into the… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific enhances offerings of its loyalty programme – the Marco Polo Club

Earn more club points with Cathay Pacific wherever you fly from 8 December 2017 Hong kong, China, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific continues to improve the offerings of its loyalty programme – the Marco Polo Club – in response to members’ feedback. Effective 8 December 2017, all Marco Polo Club members will… Read the full press release

Japan’s ANA opens its first kids space “STAR WARS ANA Kids LOUNGE” at Haneda Airport Terminal 2

Tokyo, Japan, 2017-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — ANA, Japan’s largest and only 5-Star airline, announced the opening of its first kids space “STAR WARS ANA Kids LOUNGE” on August 11, 2017, inside its ANA LOUNGE (Main Building South) located at Haneda Airport Terminal 2. The design of the kids lounge is based on the… Read the full press release

Marriott International and Mori Trust Group open five distinct Marriott Hotels across Japan

Marriott International and Mori Trust Group open five distinct Marriott Hotels across Japan   Tokyo, Japan, 2017-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) and Japan’s leading lodging company Mori Trust Group today proudly announced the grand opening of five distinct Marriott Hotels across Japan, broadening the spectrum on the country’s scenic… Read the full press release

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