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Need a place to stay in Japan? These share houses have discounts for newly arrived foreigners

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Japan has had extremely strict border controls for most of the pandemic, but with infection numbers gradually decreasing, they’re finally being relaxed. The country has already begun accepting inbound foreigner residents on work and student visas, and results from this month’s trial program for inbound tourism groups from overseas will be used… Read

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2022 is the year of all-inclusive travel, and here’s why

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The hotel name Zoetry (in Zoetry Montego Bay Jamaica) has an umlaut mark over the letter “e.” For some travelers, all-inclusive hotels conjure up images of flavorless food served under a heat lamp in lush and vibrant destinations where guests never actually leave the resort grounds. Lower-tier liquor flows freely… Read

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Air France unveils new Business Class seat

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Air France has unveiled its new long-haul Business Class seat which will be progressively rolled out on 12 Boeing 777-300s from September. Each of the 12 aircraft will be equipped with 48 seats in Business class as well as the airline's latest Premium Economy Class (48 seats) and Economy Class… Read

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Staircase National Highway: The only highway in Japan that cars can’t enter

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While a lot of overseas visitors to Japan spend most of their time exploring famous cities like Tokyo and Kyoto, there’s a whole country outside of these sites that’s well worth exploring. Take Tsugaru-gun in Aomori Prefecture, for example. This is where you’ll find the famous Cape Tappi, which juts out… Read

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Star Alliance celebrates 25th anniversary

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Star Alliance and its 26-member carriers celebrated the 25th anniversary of the world's first and leading global airline alliance this week. This bold vision was established in 1997 based on a customer value proposition of global reach, worldwide recognition, and seamless service. It continues today by leveraging technology to foster… Read

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China's zero-COVID policy to hit Asia aviation recovery: IATA

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China's zero-COVID policy will hold back a full air travel recovery in the Asia-Pacific region, a top airline industry group warned Tuesday, adding to calls for Beijing to ease its hardline stance. The world's second-biggest economy is seeking to stamp out the coronavirus entirely, with rapid lockdowns and mass testing,… Read

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All Nippon Airways joins airasia SuperApp's OTA platform

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The airasia SuperApp has expanded its portfolio of airline partners with the addition of All Nippon Airways (ANA). As a Star Alliance member, ANA has partnerships with more than 35 airlines, flying to 50 destinations within Japan and 32 international destinations across Asia, Europe and America. “With this collaboration with… Read

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Marriott signs 2nd JW Hotel in Japan

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Marriott has signed an agreement with East Japan Railway Company to bring the JW Marriott brand to Tokyo, Japan. The hotel will be located in the heart of Tokyo between Shinagawa and Tamachi Stations and is a key component of JR East’s extensive redevelopment project of the former JR Shinagawa… Read

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Hong Kong Tourism Board announces revival plan

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The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) held its annual Tourism Update 2022 event online on May 6 and announced a revival plan that highlights Hong Kong’s vibrant developments and new experiences, aiming to generate a positive ambience and make the city a top-of-mind destination for worldwide travelers when travel resumes.… Read

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TSA is expanding use of screeners to help at busy airports in U.S.

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The chief of the Transportation Security Administration says that his agency has quadrupled the number of employees who could bolster screening operations at airports that become too crowded this summer. TSA Administrator David Pekoske said nearly 1,000 employees have volunteered to be sent to other airports if needed. It’s part… Read

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