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The Germany Travel Mart goes on virtual stage from 27 to 29 April
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The Germany Travel Mart goes on virtual stage from 27 to 29 April

For the second consecutive year the most important German incoming event, the GTM Germany Travel Mart will be in virtual mode. Organized by the German National Tourist Board (Deutsche Zentrale für ourismus, DZT); it will have as its theme the current trends and strategic approaches for the recovery of post Coronavirus incoming tourism. Germany Travel Mart The main event of German hospitality tourism dedicated to sales will take place from 27 to 29 April; so far about 240 German exhibitors and 460 buyers from international travel industry companies and online travel companies have accredited the event. Petra Hedorfer , Chairman of the DZT Board of Directors, said: «Despite the restrictions currently still in place for international travel; with vGTM 2021 we intend to give a clear sig...
Face Express – Face Recognition Boarding
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Face Express – Face Recognition Boarding

Tokyo International Air Terminal (TIAT) has demonstrated the face recognition boarding system for international flight passengers at Haneda Airport since April 13 this year. The NEC technology-based ‘Face Express’ system enables a passenger to go through a baggage drop, a security-check and a boarding gate with OneID linking passport information, face information and boarding information. "Face Express" The same system has been demonstrated at Narita Airport as well. Face Express is currently joined by JAL, ANA, Delta Air Lines and Air France at Haneda. Expecting to apply for the system to all of the airlines operating international services, TITA aims to start full operation of Face Express (FE) in this coming July after checking smooth procedures and functions of the systems. For Fa...
Traveling Contributes to Pandemic Japan
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Traveling Contributes to Pandemic Japan

JTB survey shows traveling with married couples or partners and traveling alone have increased in pandemic Japan. Japan Travel Bureau (JTB) carried out an awareness survey to research domestic travel trend in Japan amid the pandemic, targeting 2001 respondents who experienced domestic travels between 2019 and February 2021. Pandemic Japan The survey results show that the ratio of ‘married couples or partners’ as a traveling company was up 4.4 points to 33.1% in 2020 compared to 2019, and also the ratio of ‘traveling alone’ up 3.9% to 17.1%. On the contrary, the ratio of ‘friends’ was down 3.8% to 9.4% About an Pandemic Japan information source to select a destination, the top was OTA (28.6%), followed by ‘recommendations from friends (18.4%)’ and travel companies’ websites (10.2%).’ ...
Another Beautiful Day in Kyoto Japan
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Another Beautiful Day in Kyoto Japan

Another day in Kyoto Japan. Japan's Kyoto cherry blossoms peak on earliest date in 1,200 years, a sign of climate change. Amid an exceptionally warm March in Japan, the cherry blossoms in Kyoto peaked Friday, the earliest in more than 1,200 years of record. Arashiyama, Kyoto Japan Kyoto Japan lets you back into the world of old Japan, of its religion and royalty and commerce and nightlife. Gion’s streets beckon welcomingly after a day of gazing in awe at the time and positive energy funnelled into the construction and upkeep of Kyoto’s thousands of temples and shrines, proving there is still a lot of life in this beautiful old girl yet. Once a place of geisha silks, parks carefully laid out to reflect the seasons, narrow cobbled streets and wooden dwellings, and classically beautifu...
A day in Kyoto Japan
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A day in Kyoto Japan

A day in Kyoto Japan. In my opinion, just one day in Kyoto is lacking. However, due to limited vacation time, I had to arrange the important Kyoto tourist spots in just one day. These tourist spots are Fushimi Inari, Arashiyama and Gion. In the day trip, I departed from Osaka in the morning using Shinkasen with a distance of 30 minutes. The ticket is 560 yen or around Rp. 72,000, - I paid for the ticket for free because I have a JR Pass. I decided not to stay in Kyoto but in Osaka for 3 days 2 nights; I spent a day in Kyoto and 2 full days in Osaka. Arashiyama, Kyoto Japan Getting to Arashiyama, transportation is also quite easy, getting off at JR SagaaArashiyama (JR Sagano Line for Sonobe). From the station exit, you can see Saga Torokko Station, which is the station for the Sagano ...