30 Most Popular Sightseeing Spots for Foreign Tourists, Wi-Ho! Pre-paid Data SIM for Travellers, Japan Bus Pass, Fast Skytree Ticket for International Visitors, Kintetsu Railway Guide in English, JAL teams up with BIC CAMERA to offer customers discounts, JR Hokkaido Notice of Price Revisions
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Interest in Japan as a travel destination is still very much on the rise. We saw a huge amount of interest during the Travel Expos earlier this month. There has also been a lot of increased coverage on travelling to Japan in the media.

Supplier Update

Qantas Airways recently announced they are increasing the number of direct flights from Brisbane to Tokyo (Narita) from four to seven per week, starting August 2015. 
In this issue:
News from Japan
Special feature
Wi-Ho! Pre-paid Data SIM for Travellers
Wi-Ho Pre-paid Data SIM Telecom Square has launched a new pre-paid data SIM for travellers. It provides coverage all over Japan with high-speed data service. Available in either 1GB or 3GB, the SIM can be used for 30 days. Includes up to 3 free telephone interpretation sessions. Visit the official site

Japan Bus Pass
Japan Bus Pass If you have clients visiting Japan on a tight budget, the Japan Bus Pass offered by Willer Express is an option to consider. Available as a 3 or 5 day pass, it can be used to travel on highway buses for any 3 or 5 days within a 2 month period. Only available to tourists. Read more
Fast Skytree Ticket for International Visitors
Fast Skytree Ticket International passport holders can now skip the queue to Tokyo Skytree's observation deck with the new Fast Skytree Ticket. The ticket goes on sale from Feb. 19 2015. Tokyo Skytree is the world's tallest free-standing broadcasting tower at 634m. Visitors can enjoy amazing bird's eye views of Tokyo on a clear day. Read more
Kintetsu Railway Guide in English
Kintetsu Railway Guide A new Kintetsu Railway guide is now available for download in PDF. If you have clients visiting the Kansai Area, Kintetsu Railway provides great access to Kyoto, Osaka (Namba), Nara, Toba, Ise and Nagoya in central Japan. Also contains useful information on access to the Kintetsu Railway lines from Chubu Centrair (Nagoya) and Kansai Airports and more.

JAL teams up with BIC Camera to offer customers discounts
BIC Camera and JAL Campaign JAL customers can receive a 7% discount at BIC Camera, one of Japan's largest electronics megastores by showing the coupon and their e-ticket or boarding pass. This discount can be used on top of the existing 8% tax refund that tourists are eligible to receive. Read more

JR Hokkaido Notice of Price Revisions
JR Hokkaido Notice of Price Revisions JR Hokkaido has revised the prices of some of their products including the Hokkaido Rail Pass effective from 1st April 2015. Sales of the Green Car Pass, Foreign Student Pass and Working Holiday Pass will end 31st March 2015. Read more

30 Most Popular Sightseeing Spots for Foreign Tourists (TsunaguJapan)
Kanazawa - Higashi-chaya district If you are looking for ideas of attractions to recommend to your clients, this list of 30 most popular sighseeing spots as ranked by foreign tourists should come in handy. Some of these might surprise you! Read the article

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