“Go To Travel” travel products to and from Tokyo will be on sale from next week September 11 at 5:20 a.m.
The government will consult with a government subcommittee on November 11 to consider measures to address the new coronavirus, with Go To Travel, a measure to stimulate tourism demand, and will also add travel to and from Tokyo from the 1st of next month. If the policy goes according to the policy, travel products to and from Tokyo that reflect discounts are expected to start selling next week.
“Go To Travel” is a measure to stimulate tourism demand by subsidizing up to 20,000 yen per night in the form of discounts on travel expenses and coupons that can be used at tourist facilities and souvenir shops.
Of these, the discount on travel prices began in July, but because of the spread of the new coronavirus infection in Tokyo, travel to and from Tokyo, specifically travel for the purpose of Tokyo and travel of people living in Tokyo were excluded from the scope of “Go To Travel”.
However, as the number of new infected people confirmed in Tokyo is decreasing, the government is planning to add travel to and from Tokyo from the 1st of next month, and will consult a government subcommittee to consider countermeasures against the new coronavirus, which will be held in the evening of November 11.
If there is no objection that would force the company to review its policy, the government has decided to decide on a date for business operators to start selling travel products to and from Tokyo that reflect discounts. So far, it is under consideration by the end of next week around the 15th of this month, and sales of travel products are expected to begin next week.
Travel to and from Tokyo is expected to increase the effectiveness of supporting the tourism industry, but thorough measures to prevent the spread of infection will be questioned again.