Japanese travelers turn to Bali, Macau - Tourism Indonesia




Saturday, January 19, 2008

Japanese travelers turn to Bali, Macau

Japanese outbound travel continues to slow, including to Hawaii.

For the year to date through November, Japanese arrivals to Hawaii dropped 3.5 percent to 1.2 million total visitors.

Hawaii remains the fourth most popular draw for Japanese, after China and South Korea, which are primarily of business travel destinations, and France.

Also according to the Japan National Travel Association, travel to the U.S. Mainland has declined 6.2 percent through November, while travel to Canada is down 14.8 percent through October.

Australia, New Zealand, Guam and the Northern Marianas also are seeing fewer Japanese travelers.

However, Japanese travel to Bali, Indonesia, is up 40.7 percent, while trips to Macau have increased 34.4 percent.

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