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Russia limits air traffic with Turkey, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam
Since March 23, Russia has introduced new time restrictions on flights to countries where cases of new coronavirus infection have been identified.
Tours to Japan will fall in price
The demand for Japan from Russian tourists has been steadily growing in recent years. This year the trend will continue due to lower prices for tours. This will be connected with an increase of the intensity of flights and an expansion of the geography of flights.
In 2019, 120 000 Russians visited Japan
The number of Russians who crossed the Japanese border in 2019 increased by 26,6% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 120 000 people.
Aeroflot will start flying from Moscow to Osaka in June 2020
Aeroflot airline will begin to fly from Moscow to Osaka from June 1, 2020. The flights will be operated four times a week.
There will be more flights from Russia to Japan
The tourist flow from Russia to Japan continues to grow: in January - November 2019, the country was visited by more than 111 thousand Russians.
Anex Tour launches sales of package tours to Japan from 7 cities of the Russian Federation
A large federal player entered the Japanese market due to the growing popularity of this country among Russian tourists.
Mutual tourist flow between Russia and Japan will reach 400 thousand by 2023
Mutual tourist flow between Russia and Japan will reach at least 400 thousand by 2023, 200 thousand travelers from each side.
Russian tourist flow to Japan increased by 22,2% for three quarters of 2019
According to the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), for the nine months of 2019 83 700 Russians visited Japan, which is 22,2% more than in the same period of 2018. The growth of Russian tourist flow in September is almost 40%.
Japanese airline JAL will open flights from Tokyo to Vladivostok in spring 2020
Japan Airlines (JAL) will begin direct regular flights from Tokyo to Vladivostok in the spring of 2020. The airline will operate daily flights to Tokyo using Boeing-737-800 with a capacity of about 150 people
A new player has appeared on the Japanese destination
The tour operator Ics Travel Group has opened sales of package tours to Japan. In September, a tour to Japan will cost for Russians from 146 thousand Rubles (2 021 Euros) for two persons with flight.
Russia and Japan want to develop tourism in Kuril Islands
Russian and Japanese tour operators and tourism authorities are joining efforts to increase the number of yearly visits to the Southern Kuril Islands of Kunashir and Iturup, BigAsia.ru reported citing the Russian Federal Tourism Agency (Rosturizm).
Japan will simplify visa regime for businessmen and students from Russia
Visa regime for visiting Japan will be made easier for Russian businessmen and students in autumn, the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. "Since September this year, Japan plans to ease the visa regime for Russian businessmen as part of an eight-point cooperation plan to further encourage bilateral contacts. This is a special measure for Russia," he underlined at a press conference following the Russian-Japanese summit talks.
Tour operators note growth in demand for summer Japan
Every year Japan becomes more and more attractive for Russians. And if earlier the demand intensified in the spring months, during the flowering of sakura, and in autumn, when the season of the “red maples” begins, now the tourists have tasted summer Japan.
How did the tourist flow change in popular destinations for the 1 quarter of 2019?
Tourist flow from Russia to Japan increased by 20.8% in I quarter of 2019
Japan continues to show a significant increase in tourist flow from Russia. In January-March 2019, 23,600 Russians arrived in Japan against 19,542 a year earlier. March month has broken all the records. The number of Russians who crossed the border of Japan in March 2019 increased by 31.2% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 11,700 people (against 8,916 people in March 2018), reports the Moscow office of the Japan National Tourist Organization (JNTO) .
In 2019 tour operators are waiting for growth in demand for tours to Japan by at least 30%
The leading Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) plans to enter the Russian market in 2019. Aeroflot will have a strong competitor on the destination. Meanwhile, Russian tour operators are waiting for further growth in demand for Japan in 2019. ANA made a strategic decision to enter Russian routes in the coming months.
Tourist flow from Russia to Japan has increased by 23.8%
According to the latest statistics of Japanese National Tourist Organization (JNTO), 88,6 thousand tourists from Russia visit Japan over 11 months, which is 23.8% more than in this period in 2017. JNTO also notes a record total incoming flow to Japan - 30 million tourists since 2018. In 2017, Japan was visited by 28,690,000 visitors from different countries.
The number of tourists in Japan increased by 34%
The number of tourists to Japan from Russia grew by 34%. At the same time, experts say that the reason for growth is the decline in prices for flights, as well as the year of cross-tourism in Russia and Japan, which increased the demand for trips to the country of the rising sun. According to the OneTwoTrip travel service, in 2018 the Russians began to fly to Japan more often: 34% more tickets were bought in comparison with 2017.
Among all source markets in Japan Russia leads in terms of growth of tourist traffic
Russian tourist flow to Japan continues to show double-digit growth. During the first three quarters of 2018, 68,500 citizens of the Russian Federation visited this country, which is 26% more than in the same period last year.
Japan expects a record tourist flow from Russia in 2018
“The Russian tourist flow to Japan in 2018 may exceed the record indicator of 2017”, - said Airi Motokura, the Head of Moscow office of Japanese National Tourist Organization (JNTO). She connects such dynamics of Russian arrivals to Japan with the facilitation of visa regime in 2017, as well as the opening of new flights and increasing frequencies from Irkutsk, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok.
Tourist flow to Japan is breaking records
“The statistics of June showed a record growth of the tourist flow from Russia to Japan, which reached 7000 people. In 2017 this figure was 5500 people, thus, the increase is 26.1%”, -according to the National Tourism Organization of Japan. During the first six months of 2018 46,400 Russians visited Japan, which is 29.9% higher than in the last year.
S7 will fly from Novosibirsk to Tokyo
“S7 airline is going to carry out a new direct regular flights from airport Tolmachevo on the route Novosibirsk-Tokyo-Novosibirsk”, - reported the airport's press service. "The flights will be performed by Airbus A320neo in a two-class configuration (economy and business) from June 9 on Saturdays, returning to Novosibirsk the next day on Sundays", - the report said. The flight S7 575 will take off from Novosibirsk at 23:00 and arrive to Tokyo at 07:35. The return flight S7 576 will take off from Tokyo airport at 08:40 and arrive to Tolmachevo at 13:45. Local time is indicated for each airport.
The flow of tourists from Russia to Japan grew by 42% in 2017
“In January-November 2017 the tourist flow from Russia to Japan increased by 41.8% up to 71.5 thousand people, which is a record figure for the entire history of statistics”, - reported Japanese National Tourist Organization (JNTO). According to JNTO, in November 2017 7,800 Russians visited the Land of the Rising Sun, which is 56.5% higher than in the last year (5 thousand visitors). According to Japanese statistics, more than 80% of travelers come to Japan from Asia.
Siberia Airlines will launch flying from Irkutsk to Tokyo in the spring of 2018
Siberia Airlines, part of S7 group, will begin direct flights from Irkutsk to Tokyo on April 29, 2018. As stated in the report of S7, flights will be performed on Thursdays and Sundays by A320 aircraft. Departure from Irkutsk is scheduled for 12:10 local time, arrival to Tokyo - at 18:30; departure of the return flight is at 19:30, arrival - at 00:10 next day.