Japan Tourism Agency aims to double annual number of foreign visitors

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Japan Tourism Agency aims to double annual number of foreign visitors

TOKYO Jiji Press - The Japan Tourism Agency plans to achieve 200,000 per-person spending by foreign visitors by 2025, up from 159,000 in 2019 before the COVID- 19 epidemic, it was learned Thursday.

The new basic plan for tourism was included in a draft by the agency at a meeting of a subcommittee of the Council for Transport Policy.

The agency hopes that higher spending by foreign visitors will help regional economies recover after being hit by the Pandemic. It aims to draw wealthy tourists from overseas to visit the tourist spots outside major cities in order to achieve the goal.

The World Expo will be held in the western city of Osaka from fiscal 2023 to fiscal 2025, when the basic plan will cover the period from fiscal 2023 to fiscal 2025.

The agency plans to surpass the record high of 31.88 million, set in 2019, even though uncertainties remain over the Pandemic.