Tokyo taps on anime tourism

We all grew up watching anime and most of us have probably seen the famous Studio Ghilbi like My Neighbour Totoro and Spirited Away or the recent films like Your Name and Weathering with…

Tokyo slashes taxi fares

The starting fare for taxis in Tokyo has been significantly reduced. Previously, passengers were charged JPY730 (approx. US$6.40) for the first kilometre - well above the…

Hilton opens in Tokyo Bay

Hilton has announced the opening of a new hotel in Odaiba, overlooking Tokyo Bay. The 15-storey Hilton Tokyo Odaiba offers views of the bay and access to the rest of Tokyo via from…

Four Seasons Tokyo rebranded

Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so has been rebranded, and will now operate as the Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo. After 20 years operating as a Four Seasons, Japanese hospitality company Fujita…

Agora to open new Tokyo hotel

Japanese hotel group Agora Hospitalities will open a new hotel in Tokyo next month. On 27 July, the Agora Place Asakua will open its doors in the historic Asakusa area of the Japanese…

Tokyo Skytree opens

The Tokyo Skytree opened to the public today (22 May). At 634 metres, it is the world's second tallest structure behind Dubai's Burj Khalifa Tower, and includes two observation decks - one…

Tokyo plans Olympic bid

Tokyo is planning to bid for the 2020 Olympics, according to the city's newly-re-elected Governor, Shintaro Ishihara. If the bid is successful, the event would mark the triumphant completion…

Shangri-La Tokyo joins Virtuoso

Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo has been accepted into the Virtuoso hotels and resorts programme. The acceptance into the luxury travel programme offers members access to exclusive benefits at the…

Shangri-La Tokyo hosts Twitter action

In celebration of the second anniversary of the hotel's opening on 2 March 2009, Shangri-La Hotel Tokyo is holding a special charity auction. From 24 to 30 January 2011, guests, through…

Finnair to add to Tokyo

Finnair will add three weekly flights on its Helsinki-Tokyo (Narita) route during the peak summer season from June to September. Currently Finnair flies scheduled flights to Tokyo four times…

Frasers Hospitality in Tokyo

Frasers Hospitality has recently opened its first Gold-Standard serviced apartments in Japan - the Fraser Place howff Shinjuku, Tokyo. Located at the new 'Hundred Circus' development in…

New-look Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay

Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel recently celebrated the completion of a US$10 million dollar renovation in honour of its 20th anniversary. The hotel's refurbishment programme covered the…

Tokyo taxi fares to raise

Japanese newspapers reported that the Transport Ministry had given the go-ahead to raise the fares by 7.2 percent in the capital and some surrougnding areas.The maximum starting fare for the…

Accor adds Ginza hotel to Tokyo network

The four-star hotel is the only high-rise hotel in Ginza, with hotel rooms starting from them 20th floor, providing outstanding views across Tokyo's cityscape. The location of the hotel…

Peninsula Tokyo opens

The Peninsula Tokyo, on 1 September. The Peninsula is the only freestanding luxury hotel to be built in Tokyo in more than a decade. The 24-storey hotel is opposite the Imperial Palace and…

Conrad Tokyo now part of Tablet Hotel

The Table 10 is a highly influential 'hot lists' that feature the top ten hotel performers in different categories and is renowned as the independent and reliable guide to superior service,…

BA to the Far East

British Airways (BA) is to return to Hong Kong and Tokyo. Haneda (HND), Tokyo’s main airport, nine miles across Tokyo Bay and on the metro network, will see BA returning on an initial…

Asia Prepares For Recovery

BANGKOK: How do we sensibly and effectively restart travel and tourism, the industry that employs 1-in-10 workers globally? A workforce that has been decimated by the Covid-19 pandemic. 


JNTO launches e-learning platform

Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) announced the launch of new e-learning platform designed to aid the training and development of agents across a growing product base. The…

Changi passenger traffic up 5.7%

Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.72 million passenger movements in November 2019, an increase of 5.7% compared to the same period last year. Aircraft movements dipped 1% to 32,600…

WebBeds goes on tour in APAC

WebBeds has ended 2019 on a high by hosting a trio of important international events in the Asia Pacific. Led by Daryl Lee, WebBeds’ CEO for Asia Pacific, many of the group’s regional…

Changi traffic increases in August

Singapore Changi Airport handled 5.9 million passenger movements in August 2019, a 3.8% year-on-year increase. Aircraft movements fell 1.6% to 32,400 landings and takeoffs while…

Passenger traffic up 2% in APAC

s Passenger traffic in Asia-Pacific recorded moderate growth in March at 2.0% and a slight decline at -0.3% in the Middle East. This was revealed by the Airports Council International…