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ANA to sell wealthy Indians package tours to Japan

JIJI

All Nippon Airways will release package tours to Japan for wealthy families living in and around New Delhi, possibly as early as June, sources said.

The new products, to be sold in cooperation with an Indian travel company, will be priced lower than tours to Europe, which are popular in the South Asian country.

ANA Holdings Inc. will offer trips to Tokyo, those covering the so-called Golden Route including Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, and those taking visitors to Hiroshima in addition to the Golden Route destinations.

Prices are expected to stand at 80,000 to 160,000 rupees, or ¥130,000 to ¥250,000 .

Japan had 134,400 visitors from India in 2017, about twice the number in 2012, according to the Japan National Tourism Organization.

But many visitors from India are businesspeople, an ANA official said.

In India, information spreads by word of mouth, they said, expressing hope that many Indians will experience Japan through the new products and tell their families and friends about their trips.