JAPANSPECIALIST – the tour operator brand that is part of JTB Corporation – has confirmed that it is already “overwhelmed by high demand” for its services following news broke on 31st of August that Japan would fully reopen its borders to tourists from the 7e of September.
Japanspecialist has been running tours in Japan since 1912, and following the challenges faced by the business during Japan’s closure to tourism, the seven stores are already seeing a strong return in bookings.
In addition to offering the full range of tour operator services, Japanspecialist now also offers its customers an online Japan travel consultation service, refundable when the customer books.
Karolina Simon, Head of Japanspecialist comments: “Despite the opening of many destinations to inbound tourism last year, Japan was one of the last to open up and it has been an incredibly difficult time for us – as well as for travelers whose trips have been continually delayed and changed. Nonetheless, we have used this time wisely, preparing for the opening of borders for the time being and building a portfolio that is stronger than ever with improved infrastructure and a new multilingual website – benefiting heavily from JTB’s Japanese network. 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. .”