Japan Considering Offering Subsidised Trips to Kickstart Tourism

The Japanese government is considering paying people to travel with subsidised trips

Tourist arrivals to Japan plunged by 99.9% in April, but the country has a cunning plan to boost tourism in the coming weeks – offering people subsidised trips.

Hiroshi Tabata, Chief of the Japan Tourism Agency unveiled initial plans of a $12.5 billion programme which could pay for half the cost of Japan holidays.

It could start in July after all stay at home and travel restrictions are lifted, but as yet nothing has been confirmed.

The JTA could cover up to half of visitors’ travel expenses although it is unclear if that includes the cost of international flights.