Apr 20, 2016

Kyushu quakes hit region's tourism sector

Tourism officials are increasingly concerned that a recent series of powerful earthquakes that have rattled central Kyushu could affect visitor numbers to the region. Although the latest tourism data released Wednesday by the Japan Tourism Agency showed a continued rise in the number of ...

Jan 14, 2014

Tour firms say sales of tickets for Sochi brisk

Contrary to concerns that Japanese tourists might be put off by high-priced tours to Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, tour operators say sales have been brisk. Sochi, a resort area in the Krasnodar Krai district located on the Black Sea coast, ...

Nov 20, 2013

JTB aiming to boost revenue from sports by 10-fold

Leading travel agency JTB Corp. aims to post ¥300 billion in revenue from sports-related operations in fiscal 2020, about 10 times the current level, President Hiromi Tagawa said in a recent interview. The company will try to achieve that target by aggressively vying to ...