Japan honoured with “People’s Choice – Favourite Destination” at The Travel Awards
Japan was recently named the “People’s Choice – Favourite Destination” winner at The Travel Awards, held in Sydney. Organised by Travel Weekly, part of The Misfits Media Company, in association with media partner Seven West Media’s Better Homes and Gardens, this consumer and travel trade facing industry awards programme is designed to celebrate wholesalers, destinations, airlines, tourism boards, cruise lines, retailers and the myriad of other companies that make the travel industry so amazing.
The Travel Awards are a benchmark for excellence that travel companies can be proud of and recognise the achievements of the Travel Industry across 37 categories.
Commenting on the award, JNTO Sydney Office Executive Director, Yoko Tanaka said: “We are very honoured to be named “People’s Choice – Favourite Destination” winner. This is testament to the increase in profile and popularity of Japan as a travel destination for Australians and can be witnessed by the significant growth we have seen out of this market over the last few years”.
“Japan is a truly special travel destination and offers a lot of diversity – as a destination it truly can offer a new experience on each visit. Authentic cultural experiences such as staying overnight at a UNESCO World Heritage listed village of thatched roof houses; or training with a mountain mystic and meditating under a waterfall, then visiting a museum dedicated to ramen noodles – are just some examples of the only-in-Japan experiences visitors will talk about with family and friends for years to come.” added Tanaka.
“There is an abundance of experiences for travellers to enjoy in Japan. Not only are visitors spoilt for choice when it comes to the accommodation, culinary offering and tourism product offering, but Japan’s unique culture and hospitality also enhances the stay of each Australian.”