The tour operator specializing in Japan “overwhelmed by strong demand” following the opening of the Japanese border

Japanspecialist’s seven stores across Europe are already receiving high levels of bookings following the opening of Japan’s borders to independent tourists. The company is launching an innovative online Japan travel consultation service for a fixed fee.

Japan specialist – the tour operator brand that is part of JTB Corporation – confirmed he was already “overwhelmed by high demand” for his services following news on August 31 that Japan would fully open its borders to tourists again from September 7.

Japanspecialist has been synonymous with organizing trips to Japan since 1912 and, following the challenges faced by the company during the closure of Japan to tourism, the seven stores are already seeing a strong return in bookings.

In addition to offering the full range of tour operator services – including tailor-made tours, guided tours, self-guided tours, excursions, coach seats and luxury travel – Japanspecialist now also offers its customers an online Japan travel consultation service that costs €25 and is refundable when the customer makes a reservation.

As a member of JTB Corporation, the largest and oldest travel agency in Japan, Japanspecialist relies on JTB’s vast Japanese network and is able to offer its travelers unparalleled experiences upon arrival at their destination. .

Selling both direct to consumers and also in the B2B channel – covering the UK, Hungarian, Benelux, Italian, French, Spanish and Danish markets – the multilingual team knows the country very well as each member of the team has on average 15 years old. Over years of selling Japan tours, spending about three weeks a year in Japan, and running tens of thousands of trips over the years.

Caroline SimonHead of Japan specialist comments: “Despite opening many destinations to inbound tourism last year, Japan was one of the last to open and it has been an incredibly difficult time for us – and for travelers whose trips have been continually delayed. and re-booked.

“Nevertheless, we have used this time wisely, preparing for the opening of borders for now and building a portfolio that is stronger than ever with improved infrastructure and a new multilingual website – benefiting heavily from the Japanese network. unrivaled from JTB Corporation.

“Japan has always been a popular destination among European travellers, but since news of the reopening was announced on August 31, we have been overwhelmed with high demand. Nearly three years of closure and the current yen exchange rate, being the most favorable for Europeans in many years, gives added impetus to those looking for a memorable and authentic experience in one of the most breathtaking destinations in the planet. .”