Tourists fuel sales boon for high-end cosmetics

Aug 20, 2015

Tourists fuel sales boon for high-end cosmetics

Massive consumption by foreign visitors to Japan, notably Chinese, is proving a godsend to some Japanese daily goods and cosmetics-makers, but others seem to be left out in the cold. Kao Corp. and Shiseido Co. have enjoyed strong sales by winning the hearts of ...

Jun 18, 2015

Inbound tourism boom

The goal of having 20 million people visit Japan annually by 2020 appears to be within reach thanks to a tourism boom.

Jun 10, 2015

Spring Airlines to launch flights to Nagoya in late June

Chinese low-cost carrier Spring Airlines will later this month open routes linking Chubu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya to five cities in China, including Shanghai. The flights to Harbin in Heilongjiang province and Hefei in Anhui province will start on June 29, with flights ...

Kintetsu's flagship store opens salon geared toward foreign tourists

Apr 20, 2015

Kintetsu's flagship store opens salon geared toward foreign tourists

Kintetsu Department Store’s flagship store in Abeno Harukasu, the tallest building in Japan, opened a salon Monday that caters exclusively to tourists from abroad. The salon offers duty-free shopping, bag storage and other services, plus a corner where people can briefly delve into various ...

Tunisia's Bardo museum in symbolic reopening after attacks

Mar 25, 2015

Tunisia's Bardo museum in symbolic reopening after attacks

Tunisia’s Bardo museum held a ceremonial reopening on Tuesday a week after gunmen claiming alliance with Islamic State killed 20 foreign tourists in an attack aimed at destroying the country’s tourism industry. On March 18, at least two attackers opened fire on tourists from ...

Faeroes invaded by total-eclipse seekers

Mar 20, 2015

Faeroes invaded by total-eclipse seekers

For months, even years, hotels on the remote Faeroe Islands have been fully booked by fans who don’t want to miss an almost three-minute-long astronomical sensation. Now the sky gazers just hope the clouds will blow away so they can fully experience Friday’s total ...