Japan to Pay Half of Tourists Flight Expenses for Holiday Trip After the COVID-19 Crisis
The Tourist board of Japan announced to pay half of the tourists flight expenses to visit the country after coronavirus crisis to boost tourism.
The Japanese government unveiled an $18.2 billion campaign that will offset the travel coast for visitors. The head of Japan Tourism Agency, Hiroshi Tabata, said the plan aims to attract tourists to visit by paying half of their travel expenses, based on the report of South China Morning Post.
“The government is seeking to boost domestic tourism by subsidizing a portion of travel expenses once the coronavirus outbreak is brought under control,” Tabata said.
Further details about the subsidized trips are not yet revealed. However, the Japanese government said the plan may be implemented as early as July.
As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spread all over the world, the tourism industry has fallen down as most countries close its border from into other parts of the world to prevent the spread of the virus.
One of them is Japan, which economy has become very reliant on tourism as an industry. This isn’t the first time Japan has offered incentives to aid tourism, Japan airlines offers free flight on January, when Olympics were still on agenda.
The country has seen a consistent decline in coronavirus cases since April with 16,628 cases recorded and 851 deaths. On Monday, Japan’s prime minister, Shinzō Abe lifted the nation’s state of emergency.
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