Will the Japanese visitor return to Hawaii? The host for this episode is Jon Conching. The guest for this episode is Eric Takahata.
We talk about when it might be reasonable for Japan visitors to safely travel abroad again without having to quarantine upon their return; an update on the percentage of Japan consumers who have been vaccinated, the ongoing initiatives from Hawaii Tourism Japan to keep Hawaii top of mind with the Japanese consumers even during this period when they are not able to travel. What do the recent surveys show about the level of interest for Hawaii and other overseas and domestic vacation spots? When a decision is made to reduce or waive the quarantine for Japan visitors, what should we expect? How have the airlines been doing and what does their flight schedule look like now, compared to what it was pre-pandemic? How does the Japan visitor fit into the State’s desire for more regenerative tourism and what does HTJ see for the Japan visitor in 2022 and beyond?
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