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Thursday, 13th October 2011
In Japan Travel News,

Tourists could bag free flight to Japan

As many as 10,000 tourists could gain a free flight to Japan if the government budget approves an initiative from the Japan Tourism Agency.

This scheme is aimed at bolstering the nation's tourism industry in the aftermath of the March 11th disasters, with visitors encouraged to enjoy all the country has to offer before returning home to tell friends and family.

If it receives government backing, it could be launched as soon as April next year, giving tourists the opportunity to realise it remains an optimal destination.

Last week, the Guardian & Observer Travel Awards 2011 revealed Tokyo was voted readers' favourite overseas city, and Japan the most-loved long-haul country.

Tokyo was determined a top spot by tourists who gave it a satisfaction rating of 98.2 per cent, with Japan overall receiving a 98.9 per cent rating.

A statement from the tourist board read: "When people visit Japan they fall in love with it.

"So rather than spend millions on a big advertising campaign, we hope to be able to give away free flights so people can go and experience Japan for themselves."

Posted by Mark Smith  

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