Travel & Tourism Think Tank events…

Tourism and Resilience

Adaptability, creativity, diversification and collaboration are vital for Japan’s tourism industry to survive—and rebound—in the post-pandemic world say industry-related members of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ).

Representatives of a range of travel and tourism-related businesses from across Japan made the comments during the BCCJ’s second Travel and Tourism Think Tank, “Travel and Resilience,” on September 15, citing ways in which the sector can prepare for the “new normal” in travel.

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Responsible Tourism

Japan’s tourism boom has delivered record numbers of overseas visitors, rising from 10 million in 2013 to 20 million in 2016 to 30 million in 2018.

The influx has provided a welcome boost to the economy. Nationally, travel and tourism’s contribution to GDP reached 7.4% in 2018 and, in some regions, overseas visitors’ spending is helping bring jobs to communities. But the influx also leaves Japan grappling with issues such as overcrowding at popular historical sites and a lack of tourism infrastructure.

With a government target of 40 million international visitors by 2020 and 60 million by 2030, how can Japan ready itself?

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