Dear Industry Partners and Colleagues,
Happy New Year!
Highlights of our January 2014 Japan Tourism Insider are:
Brighter Outlook for 2014: JTB predicts that 2014 will see a slight improvement in Japanese outbound travel, recovering to 17.8 million, an increase of 2.1%. The reasons for this growth in outbound tourism are: .…..
China’s flourishing FITs: FIT travel ex China is on the increase, and as Australia is perceived as a ‘dream destination’, all can assume that high-end product offerings for Chinese travellers will be in demand. The three categories that are experiencing the most change toward FIT tourism are: .…..
Melbourne – Tokyo traffic increase expected: With four times weekly new services between Melbourne and Tokyo from 28 April 2014, Jetstar will be attracting 50,000 Japanese tourists directly to Melbourne each year and creating some follow-on tourists for the rest of Victoria as well as Tasmania…….
Luxury travel offers the greatest potential: Luxury brands such as Silver Sea cruises, Leading Hotels of World (LHW) and Relais Chateau jointly target young and middle aged affluent travellers as Members in a private club called “Faust”……
Year of the Horse: Chinese astrology tells us that 2014 is the Year of the Wood Horse, bringing with it plenty of positive vibes……