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Tuesday, 11th December 2012
In Japan Travel News,

Holiday season boosts Japanese tourism industry

Japanese tourism is set to receive something of a boost thanks in part to the impending holiday season.

That is according to News on Japan, which quoted JTB Corp as saying that there will be an estimated 30 million people making overnight or longer stays in the country during the annual break.

The holiday period, which runs from December 23rd until January 3rd, is expected to see the highest number of holiday visitors to Japan in six years.

JTB Corp estimated that there would be a 1.3 per cent rise in visitors compared to the number seen in 2011.

Director of Japan Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) in Singapore Masahide Adachi has suggested that Japanese tourism could benefit from targeting wealthy Philippine visitors.

“Now is the time to [attract] more tourists from the Philippines and let them get to know more about Japan. The very robust economic growth [of the Philippines] allows more and more people to travel to foreign countries and we want to attract these people to come to Japan," he said.

Written by Mark Smith

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