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How, when the country is still closed to most tourists? Ya'll just be making stuff up now. Who and where are you doing these surveys getting these strange results.

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Well not here in Japan!

Before Covid I was starting to make money With Airbnb "experiences" , no not renting out a place to stay but providing a travel experience usually not easily available to tourist both domestic and international.

With the border for all intensive purpose closed (yeah yeah 240 came on a tour In June).

The rebound is not benefiting anyone in Japan.

Worse, before the pandemic I sourced vintage and antique pieces ranging from tea cups to wall decorations for Airbnb, hostels, hotels and cafes that offered "wafu" or more traditional stay experience.

Now all closed bankrupt or near so, now trying to sell the things they bought back to me at fire sale prices.

But I don't have the money or place to keep or sell it all.

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@uaintseemeToday  02:31 pm JST

How, when the country is still closed to most tourists?

They never mentioned Japan

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Not in Japan.

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Japan and China are no longer on the tourist map. Everyone else is filling their boots with the revenue from people eager to spread their wings after lockdowns - huge amounts of foreign currency is available. Inflation is hammering the poor, but anyone a bit further up the food chain is happy to pay the extra for a break and a change of scenery. Nothing like lockdown to make you want to hop on a plane.

It's quite a reset for the global travel industry. An opportunity for countries to grab market share from established players who have left the field and keep it - new airlines and new destinations. New places and new cultures to explore. It's a unique opportunity for countries to leap up the league table.

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