Japan Plans to Cover 50% of Travelers Expenses to Kickstart Tourism

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Due to COVID-19, Japan suffered a 99.9% drop in tourism in April 2020 with just 2,900 foreign travelers visited compared to 3,000,000 visitors a year ago.

The Japanese Government is planning to lure back foreign visitors with a ¥1.35 trillion ($12.5 billion) fund to cover HALF of the foreign travelers’ expenses.

The special fund would start as early as July if COVID-19 infections subside soon, Hiroshi Tabata

The Olympics has been postponed to 2021 further dealing a blow to Japan’s tourism especially with new hotels were built to accommodate visitors for Olympics.

Japan is one of the more popular countries to visit in Asia hence it would be interesting to see how they plan to implement this.

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