Travelers can now go to Japan but domestic tourists remain its focus

Travelers can now go to Japan but domestic tourists remain its focus

After more than two years of closed border policies, Japan is set to welcome back international travelers this week. Come June 10, foreign tourists traveling via packaged tours can enter Japan. However, the government’s priority still lies in boosting domestic tourism numbers, said Tadashi Shimura, president of Japan Association of Travel Agents. Even before the … Read more

from yachts to the United Nations

from yachts to the United Nations

Many people occasionally travel for work. But for some, travel is at the heart of their jobs. CNBC Travel spoke with people from four industries about occupations where working from home — or an office for that matter — isn’t an option. A year of travel Name: Sebastian ModakJob: Train New York Times “52 Places … Read more

Is Japan open to travelers? Some locals not ready to reopen borders

Is Japan open to travelers?  Some locals not ready to reopen borders

As countries across Asia reopen to international travelers, Japan — one of the continent’s most popular destinations — remains firmly closed. That may soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Thursday at a news conference in London that Japan will ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, but … Read more

Is Japan open to travelers? Some locals not ready to reopen borders

Is Japan open to travelers?  Some locals not ready to reopen borders

As countries across Asia reopen to international travelers, Japan — one of the continent’s most popular destinations — remains firmly closed. That may soon change. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Thursday at a news conference in London that Japan will ease border controls in June. Locals often celebrate the easing of pandemic-related border restrictions, but … Read more