The decline in tourism arrivals to Japan is easing, according to data from the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). Results for June 2011 show that international arrivals to the country dropped 36% year-on-year, compared to 50% in May and 63% in April. Visitor arrivals from South Korea, a major source market, dropped 42% in June compared to 58% in May.
PATA’s interim CEO, Bill Calderwood said; “There are initial positive signs of upward momentum that we fully expect to continue in the months ahead.”
Calderwood also noted that there are many attractive Japanese hotel and airline promotions available in the market place, and that tour operators have availability for autumn 2011 tours.
According to the latest data from the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), the number of Japanese outbound travellers in June 2011 was down by less than 3% year-on-year, compared to a drop of 8% in May.ll also involve a traditional breakfast, strolling through the market in the small alleys around the pagoda, and Buddhist offerings by the clients in the pagoda itself. A native antique connoisseur is also available to give his insights on colonial residences in Pyin Oo Lwin. The idea is to enable customer to experience the ‘real Myanmar’.
“Better facilities and infrastructure in the country means that it is easier to visit more places,” said Briels. “It’s a very exciting time to be launching new travel experiences for our clients.”
Khiri Reach, the company’s charitable arm, will also soon announce its support for a community cause in Myanmar.