Air travel rises in the Gulf region but bottlenecks face passengers

Air travel at the three airports in the Gulf region is finally starting to pick up after falling during the pandemic, but many hurdles are now facing travelers seeking to get out as the coronavirus risks begin to recede. San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco international airports have seen significant increases in passenger travel in … Read more

Japan’s travel industry prepares to reopen borders to tourists | Travel

More than two years after Japan self-isolated to keep the coronavirus at bay, the country is finally on top of many backpackers’ wish lists for loosening entry regulations – to the relief of the travel industry. After more than two years of effectively banning foreign tourists in an effort to prevent the spread of the … Read more

Japan’s travel industry prepares to reopen borders to tourists | Asia | An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW

After more than two years of effectively banning foreign tourists in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Japan is finally back opening its doors to visitors. And this is the time, given that a recent global study has put Japan at the top of the must-visit traveller’s list. On Wednesday, new regulations … Read more

Test tourism in Japan is leaving the beleaguered travel industry cold | tourism

Tokyo, Japan – Hiroshi Kawaguchi, director of a tour company in Kyoto, felt a wave of relief after news that Japan would welcome the return of foreign tourists after more than two years of closing borders. But when Kawaguchi read the small script, his enthusiasm quickly waned. Under the Japan Tourism Agency’s “experiential tourism” experience … Read more

Is Japan open to travelers? Some locals are not ready to reopen borders

With countries across Asia reopening to international travelers, Japan – one of the continent’s most popular destinations – remains tightly closed. That may change soon. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Thursday at a press conference in London that Japan will ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of border restrictions related … Read more

Americans view Asian countries as safer to travel now than they were 4 years ago

A new study shows that American travelers perceive many Asian countries as safer travel destinations now than they were four years ago. South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, China and Vietnam rose in the annual safety ratings published by travel insurance company Berkshire Hathaway for travel protection. The survey in the State of Travel Insurance 2022 … Read more

Global air travel rebounds as Indians resume visits to Southeast Asia

Earlier this month, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that global air travel recorded a strong recovery in February 2022 compared to January 2022, as the impacts associated with Omicron outside Asia eased. Founded in 1945, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) represents about 290 airlines in 120 countries, and carries 83% of the … Read more