Tag: Japanese

Here We Come, Osaka! Centara Signs Historic Deal for First Japanese Property

editor editor- October 2, 2019 21:18

Centara Grand Hotel Osaka, a 5-star property with 515 keys, will open in mid-2023 in a new 34-storey tower Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, together with Taisei ... Read More

Panda Xiang Xiang unite Japanese capital and Chinese city to promote tourism

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 14, 2019 19:03

Dujiangyan city, Sichuan, China and Tokyo, Japan,  are closely linked thanks to Xiang Xiang, who was born at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo in 2017, as well as her parents from the Dujiangyan base of the China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas. ... Read More

War or Terror in the Gulf of Oman? Oil Tankers in flames, crew rescued and taken to Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 09:27

A maritime safety group warned earlier today of an unspecific threat in the Gulf Oman urging extreme caution amid US- Iran tension. The near the Strait of Hormuz is a ... Read More

Is this Hard Rock Hotel Cafe slowly poisoning guests?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 11, 2019 21:05

It may not be safe to stay at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino-Punta Cana. "We are too busy to respond," a spokesperson of the Zimmerman Agency, a PR agency ... Read More

Summer begins in the Palm beaches

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 11, 2019 20:46

Summer break has begun. With almost three months until kids head back to the classroom, savvy parents looking to outwit their children are turning to Florida's Cultural Capital® for a vacation ... Read More

Japanese craftsmanship town welcomes new Hotel Oriental Express

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 18:46

Hotel Oriental Express Tokyo Kamata started its operation on April 19. The hotel was founded upon the concepts of "a hotel that evokes the spirit of Kamata's unique history of ... Read More

Russia wants visa-free travel deal with Japan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019 19:26

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday that Moscow asked Tokyo to introduce a visa-free travel regime and hopes to continue discussing this possibility. "We have reminded about the ... Read More

1 child and 2 adults believed dead after Tokyo bus stop stabbing

editor editor- May 28, 2019 01:49

It is believed that at least 1 child and 2 adults have died after being attacked by a man with a knife at a Tokyo bus stop. The attack occurred ... Read More

Asian Millionaire 2019: Reasons to travel shift from status to personal growth

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019 20:01

Adding further weight to several pieces of research commissioned by ILTM Asia Pacific and presented during its annual event in Singapore this week, the behaviour of the Asian millionaire traveler; ... Read More

Pakistan Airlines connects Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi with Tokyo

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 07:52

The Pakistan International Airlines has decided to resume its two weekly flights to Tokyo from May 30 after a suspension of three months. The problem PIA had been facing was ... Read More

A piece of American history, ancient culture, white sandy beaches and so remote like no place else?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019 21:20

Where can you find a piece of American history and ancient culture like no other place else? Where can you find a piece of America so remote and so authentic ... Read More

Opening in 2019: Alva Hotel by Royal in Hong Kong

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2019 04:08

Alva Hotel by Royal opening in late 2019, is a new and exciting hospitality concept as part of the Royal portfolio under Sun Hung Kai Properties Hotels, located in the ... Read More

Delta Air Lines to fly to Tokyo Haneda Airport from five U.S. cities

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 00:45

Delta will be serving Tokyo’s preferred airport under a preliminary decision announced May 16 by the Department of Transportation, with new slot pairs for flights between Haneda Airport and Seattle, ... Read More

U.S. DOT approves United Airlines’ new service to Tokyo Haneda

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 23:11

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that United Airlines was tentatively granted a total of four daily nonstop flights to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND). The slots will be ... Read More

Russia ready to ease visa requirements for Japanese visitors

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 02:31

Moscow is ready for further steps to ease visa requirements for Japanese visitors, speaker of the Russian Federation Council, the upper house of parliament, Valentina Matviyenko said. She urged the ... Read More

Uganda: Works begin on Kampala $60 M Flyover project

Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda Tony Ofungi - eTN Uganda- May 15, 2019 06:45

Preliminary works on the Kampala Flyover Construction and Road Upgrading project (KFCRUP), has commenced. According to the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), the project contractor, Shimizu-Konoike JV started work early ... Read More

CLIA: Taiwan shines as surprising hotspot for cruise industry in Asia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 23:08

Cruise market is prospering in Asia, among which Taiwan shines as a surprising hotspot for the industry. According to CLIA survey, cruising has become the fastest growing leisure travel option ... Read More

Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the Chrysanthemum throne, becomes new emperor of Japan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019 17:35

Japanese Emperor Akihito announced his abdication at a palace ceremony on Tuesday in his final address, as the nation embraced the end of his 30-year reign. “I sincerely thank the ... Read More

Art Gallery or Hotel? Hotel Oriental Express in Tokyo Ginza

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019 07:31

Hotel Oriental Express in Tokyo Ginza is scheduled to open on July 26, 2019. The concept of Hotel Oriental Express Tokyo Ginza is the "Art Gallery Hotel" where guests can experience ... Read More

Japan’s first domestic passenger plane since 1960s to challenge Boeing and Airbus

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 19, 2019 00:20

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, an aviation unit of Japanese industrial giant, is planning to start deliveries of Japan's first domestically-produced passenger plane since the 1960s as soon as next year. The ... Read More

Genting Cruise Lines welcomes Explorer Dream to its fleet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 12, 2019 16:40

Genting Cruise Lines welcomed the third member of its Dream Cruises’ fleet with the christening and inaugural homeport deployment of Explorer Dream in Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal. Explorer Dream ... Read More

A Japanese castle, Sanjuro the cat, and a remarkable recovery in tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 7, 2019 07:02

Bitchū Matsuyama Castle, also known as Takahashi Castle, is a castle located in Takahashi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. It is not to be confused with Matsuyama Castle in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture. ... Read More

Munich to Osaka now nonstop on Lufthansa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2019 06:36

Lufthansa launched a new service from Munich to Osaka on March 31 using an A350 aircraft. Along with the established flights operated by Lufthansa and All Nippon Airways to Tokyo, Munich ... Read More

Aloha is not “Aloooooha”: Stop visitors from offending Hawaiians

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 24, 2019 22:44

Do not say ALOHA or better ALOOOOOHA when visiting Hawaii. "Those of you particularly in the tourist industry and in entertainment, stop saying "ALOOOOOOOHA".  There is no such word and ... Read More

OLS Hotels & Resorts names John Dailey Hawaii Director of Sales

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 22, 2019 00:06

OLS Hotels & Resorts, a hotel management company of 23 hotels and resorts throughout the U.S., announced the newest addition to its Hawaii team, Director of Sales John Dailey. In ... Read More

All Nippon Airways takes delivery of its first Airbus A380 Superjumbo

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 20, 2019 15:30

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has taken delivery of its first A380 at a special ceremony in Toulouse, becoming the 15th operator of the world’s largest passenger aircraft. The delivery ... Read More

Brazil announces visa-free entry for US, Canadian, Australian, and Japanese citizens

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2019 14:50

Brazil is open for you! The Brazilian Government announced that Brazil would allow visa-free entry for citizens of The United States, Canada, Australia, and Japan, effective in 90 days (June ... Read More

Japan puts its yen where its tourism destination is

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- March 16, 2019 02:05

Japan is continuing its interest and involvement in the Indian tourism field and expects to fund more projects to boost the infrastructure, especially in the Buddhist circuit. In the past, ... Read More

Let’s Talk Art in Tokyo

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 15, 2019 06:22

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan's first national art museum situated near the Imperial Palace, will launch Let's Talk Art! . It's an English program enabling international participants to enjoy ... Read More

African Development Bank and Sophia University in Japan sign MOU to build capacity

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2019 16:24

The African Development Bank and Sophia University in Japan, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote capacity development within the two institutions for their mutual benefit and the entire ... Read More

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:42

Trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate. Combined with the threat of stringent and inconsistent monetary policies looming over markets, international businesses are under more ... Read More

Dead on Ethiopian Airlines: Sarah Auffret of Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 12, 2019 08:32

"I believe we do our best when we enjoy what we are doing." These were the words of Sarah Auffret, a famous member of the global travel and tourism industry who ... Read More

Nearly 100 passengers injured when jetfoil ferry collides with whale in Japan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 9, 2019 16:16

According to Japanese authorities, more than 80 people were injured after a jetfoil ferry incident in the East Sea on Saturday. Five people were hospitalized in critical condition. The vessel ... Read More

Global DMC Network by JTB Group DMC Travelife Partner status

editor editor- March 8, 2019 21:04

JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc. (JTBGMT), member of the Global DMC Network by JTB Group, received the Travelife Partner award last month in recognition of the long-term efforts of ... Read More

Visiting Japan? New guidebook reveals 101 great things such as fascinating toilet facts

editor editor- March 7, 2019 23:09

Written from over four decades visiting Japan, Mike Raggett’s “101 Great Things about Japan: Anime to Zen - observations on Japanese life and culture” adds quirk, personality and wit when ... Read More

Taiwan Tourism shares best locations for Pink Cherry Blossom Season

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 22:25

Spring has arrived again, enchanting Taiwan with pink power once more. The pink dotted red cherry blossoms bring the touch of the spring season to Taiwan and the rain of ... Read More