Tag - travel-agencies



Haneda Airport in Tokyo is packed with travelers at the start of the Golden Week holidays in April.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 14, 2024
H.I.S. posts first half-year net profit in five years
For the six months through April, H.I.S. reported a consolidated net profit of ¥3.8 billion ($24.2 million), against a net loss of ¥4.8 billion a year before.
A bid-rigging case represents the first time the Japan Fair Trade Commission has issued a cease-and-desist order order over a project related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 30, 2024
FTC issues cease-and-desist orders to JTB and other travel agencies
It is the first time the antitrust watchdog has issued such an order over a project related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Specializing in gastronomy-themed tours, Arigato Travel, founded and directed by Anne Kyle, was once a one-woman operation. Today, it counts more than 100 employees.
Apr 26, 2024
Anne Kyle: 'People want to know what life actually is like here’
The founder and CEO of Arigato Travel grew her business from a one-woman operation to a national outfit of more than 100 employees in a matter of years.
Homes destroyed in the New Year's Day earthquake line a road in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on March 3.
Mar 9, 2024
Reservations open for subsidized trips to areas hit by Noto quake
Tours to Niigata, Toyama and Fukui prefectures sold out on a host of websites soon after the start Friday, displaying robust demand for the campaign.
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel (left) and tourism minister Tetsuo Saito sign a memorandum of cooperation on tourism promotion on Wednesday in Tokyo.
Nov 30, 2023
Japan and U.S. designate 2024 as tourism promotion year
Under the initiative, the two countries will hold travel campaigns for the general public and host events for travel agencies.
Japan Times
May 3, 2023
Kinki Nippon Tourist admits overcharging municipalities by up to ¥1.6 billion
The travel agency has said it will return the funds, overcharged on commissioned work related to COVID-19 vaccination programs, after the amount is finalized.
Japan Times
Oct 12, 2022
Confusing mix of policies sours start of domestic travel discount campaign
Prefectures have chosen differing kickoff dates and COVID-19 protocols, resulting in a baffling array of eligibility requirements.
Japan Times
Oct 5, 2022
Recovery of Japan’s inbound tourism likely muted without Chinese visitors
Beijing's 'COVID zero' policy restricts travelers from leaving China — far and away Japan's largest source of foreign tourist revenue.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 30, 2021
Travel agency H.I.S. expects record ¥53 billion loss amid pandemic
The Japanese firm's latest result follows the u00a525 billion loss it made in the previous fiscal year.
Japan Times
May 12, 2021
Japanese hotels and travel agencies struggle as virus hits bookings
According to a Japan Tourism Agency survey, more than 40% of respondents in the hotel business said reservations dropped by over 70% between January and May this year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 16, 2021
Travel agency H.I.S. sees sales plunge 80% in November-January
H.I.S. logged an operating loss of u00a511.68 billion and a net loss of u00a57.98 billion in the three months through January.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 24, 2021
Travel agency JTB to cut capital to gain tax advantage amid pandemic
The planned capital cut from over u00a52.3 billion would mean JTB can receive preferential tax treatment for smaller companies with u00a5100 million as the upper limit for capital.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 23, 2020
Asia's biggest online travel agency says Japan-China tourism primed for rebound
If Japan and China can reach an agreement on reciprocal travel, the chairman of Asia's biggest online travel agency sees outbound travel spiking from pent-up demand.
Japan Times
May 26, 2020
Starbucks to restart in-store services in Tokyo; travel agencies to resume in June
Starbucks Coffee Japan Ltd. said Tuesday it will restart the use of seats in stages starting Wednesday in Tokyo and four other prefectures where the coronavirus state of emergency was lifted Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 29, 2020
Nippon Travel opens crisis management center in Malaysia targeting Japanese firms
Japan's Nippon Travel Agency Co. has launched a crisis management center for travelers and expats in the capital of Malaysia, to cash in on an increasing awareness of crisis management among overseas Japanese firms.
Japan Times
Aug 13, 2019
Hong Kong Airport disruption bad news for Japanese travelers
A protest at Hong Kong airport could not have come at a worse time for people who booked vacations to coincide with the Bon holiday this week.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2017
Study abroad and travel agencies on edge in wake of London Bridge attack
Japanese travel agencies and study abroad companies report no casualties or cancellations related to the terrorism turmoil in London but say they are warily mulling their options.
Japan Times
Apr 22, 2017
Tellmeclub's bankruptcy grounds discount travel services
On March 27, discount travel company Tellmeclub filed for bankruptcy while a number of its Japanese customers were still overseas on package tours.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 30, 2017
Bankrupt travel agency Tellmeclub admits to faking profits to stay afloat
A failed budget travel agency that offered overseas tours repeatedly misrepresented its finances since 2014, according to a petition to commence bankruptcy proceedings obtained by Kyodo News on Thursday.
Japan Times
Aug 12, 2016
Osaka travel agency offers Muslim-friendly Japan tours
A travel agency based in Osaka city is offering tours catering specifically to Muslim visitors — a growing segment of inbound travelers from abroad — featuring a visit to a mosque, halal food and an attendant who adheres to Islam.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan