Monday, 23rd May 2011
In Japan Travel News,
Foreign students to tour holiday hotspots
The national tourist board has announced that it will be sending more than 1,000 foreign students living in Japan on a tour of some of the country's main holiday hotspots to inspect the facilities on offer.
As part of a drive to increase tourism in the earthquake-stricken nation, the Japan Tourism Agency will pay for the students to stay in hotels and inns and research new attractions to lure visitors back to Japan, Kyodo News reports.
It is hoped that the students will help to spread the world online and ease lingering safety concerns after the March 11th natural disasters.
The cost of travel, accommodation and other expenses will be jointed covered by the government and the hotels involved.
In other Japanese travel news, Air New Zealand has announced that it will be pushing ahead with plans to increase the number of flights it operates to Japan in December, January and February by 16 per cent.
Written by Kimberley Homer
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