The country has launched a “Go To Travel” program to offer discounts of up to $ 185 a day.
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As in many other countries in the world, tourism in Japan is affected by the coronavirus pandemic. For this reason, the country’s authorities will implement a plan for the end of July with the program ‘To travel’ (We’ll travel) to reactivate the industry.
This program is about giving visitors special vouchers to cover part of their travel expenses. In accordance with Kyodo newsthe total amount of discounts is up to $ 185 a day, which is 20,000 yen.
This money can be used in restaurants and shops. However, the transport costs are not covered. They become effective through reservations in Japanese travel agencies or directly in local hotels and inns. For this purpose, 1.35 trillion yen, about $ 12.5 million, is earmarked.
This is a glimmer of hope for the Japanese as the expected flow of visitors waned this year as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were postponed.
According to a survey by Tokyo Shoko research31 accommodation companies were preparing to file for bankruptcy in April due to the pandemic.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted health in and around Tokyo on Monday. For them, this is a watershed for the return to “normalcy”.