Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Japan visitor numbers drop 99.9pc in April

The number of overseas visitors to Japan dropped 99.9 per cent in April due to the Covid-19 pandemic, said a report.
Only 2,900 foreign visitors people travelled to Japan in April, the largest drop on records dating back to 1964, said a report in Bloomberg citing the Japan National Tourism Organization.
Japan has imposed an entry ban to visitors from 100 countries, including China, the US and all of Europe.
With no end of the global pandemic in sight, Japan’s tourist sector is set for a prolonged slump, affecting revenue across a broad number of sectors. 
Before the pandemic, tourism had been enjoying healthy growth rates. An estimated 31.9 million people visited Japan in 2019, up 2.2 percent from the previous year, the JNTO said.