Japan wants to encourage its population to go on vacation this summer... but not abroad. In the framework of a measure which could enter into force within a few months, the japanese government should provide discounts to local travelers. The purpose of this ? Revive the tourism sector, particularly to the sentence, a result of the pandemic of sars coronavirus. According to the news agency Kyodo, cited in the british daily The Guardian, this initiative will allow tourists to get up to 20,000 yen per day (about 169 euros). These reductions will be in the form of shopping vouchers, which can be used in local shops and restaurants.
The program, however, should apply only to tourists who have obtained reservations through travel agencies in japan, or who are directly maintained with the " ryokan ", the inns traditional country. As the website notes Forbes, these grants should not be accessible to foreign tourists. In a tweet shared Wednesday, may 27, the Tourism Agency of Japan declares that they will " stimulate the demand for travel to the interior of the country ". "This kind of initiative is intended for individuals residing in Japan," says a spokesman for the national tourism Office of japan (JNTO), the british daily The Independent.
Regarding reports by some news outlets that "The Japanese government is considering a campaign to help foreign tourists visiting Japan by offering support for half of their travel expenses," please note that （１／２）— 観光庁（Japan Tourism Agency） (@Kanko_Jpn) May 27, 2020
drastic Decrease in the number of foreign tourists in April
According to data from the Guardian, the number of foreign visitors has decreased by over 99 % in Japan in April, pandemic coronavirus requires. Travel is intra-territorial, have also been drastically reduced by the state of emergency introduced in the country since the beginning of April. Grants to support the tourism sector are part of a second extraordinary budget of nearly 32,000 billion yen (271,5 billion euros), approved on Wednesday by the government of Prime minister Shinzo Abe.
The executive nippon hoped to be a large influx of foreign tourists this summer, especially thanks to the olympic Games in Tokyo. But the pandemic of Covid-19 has forced the event to a report in 2021. What enable the local tourism sector to save the furniture ?
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