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    Tokyo Tourist Information Centres ready to welcome foreign travellers

    The post Tokyo Tourist Information Centres ready to welcome foreign travellers appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Tourist information centres inside and outside the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics venues have worked long and hard to prepare for the event and are now welcoming foreign guests. Village Plaza, a brand-new facility built to host the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics athletes, opened on 13 July in Harumi, Tokyo. To support the life of the athletes and supporting staff during their stay, Village Plaza provides many services such as an internet lounge, café, and post office. Here also is Tokyo City Information, a tourist information center where the smiling staff,…

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    Tokyo 2020 tourism legacy could create some positive impacts

    The post Tokyo 2020 tourism legacy could create some positive impacts appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Although some people are opposed to holding the Tokyo Olympics, the sporting event may have a positive impact on Japan’s tourism. Ralph Hollister, travel and tourism analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The positive aspects of Tokyo 2020’s tourism legacy will offer no quick fix for the amount of investment that will be lost due to no international visitation and restricted domestic visitation. However, it offers benefits for Japan in the long-term, and will assist the nation by creating a more robust and varied tourism product for future years.” New infrastructure will…

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    Tokyo Olympics to allow fans to watch the game, but there’s a catch

    The post Tokyo Olympics to allow fans to watch the game, but there’s a catch appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The International Olympic Committee and Tokyo officials have confirmed that spectators will be allowed to watch the games. Tokyo Olympics president Seiko Hashimoto called the latest decision “the last piece for the Olympics” to proceed on July 23. Each event can have fans of 50% capacity, with a cap of 10,000 spectators. However, this announcement comes with several caveats, such as: Only fans who live in Japan will be able to watch the events, according to New York Post. Japan’s borders have been closed to international…

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    Vistara delays Tokyo route launch to July

    The post Vistara delays Tokyo route launch to July appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. India’s Vistara Airlines has now postponed the launch of flights between Delhi and Tokyo Haneda from 16 June to 7 July. The launch of weekly flights between Delhi and Tokyo has been delayed due to operational reasons. While plans were to commence service to Haneda with 787-9 Dreamliners this week, the airline has now pushed the inaugural date to July. The carrier said in a statement on social media that it regretted any inconvenience caused and that it would ensure suitable alternatives would be offered to all affected customers. Vistara is set…

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    Here’s how Japan’s tourism sector will suffer if no fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics

    The post Here’s how Japan’s tourism sector will suffer if no fans allowed at Tokyo Olympics appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. With the jury still out on whether domestic spectators will be allowed at Tokyo 2020, the prospect of a complete ban on attendance cannot be dismissed. This scenario would be disastrous for several tourism-related industries in Japan, according to GlobalData. Ralph Hollister, travel and tourism analyst at GlobalData, comments: “The prospect of no attendance would take things from bad to worse for Japanese businesses involved in the tourism sector. The wait for the announcement on spectatorship with be agonizing for all businesses involved, as domestic…