Celebrity chef duo Gary Mehigan and Manu Feildel star in new tourism campaign for Japan
The staff at Travel Weekly have been rewatching our favourite anime to reminisce about Japan, but Gary and Manu might appeal to a broader audience than Pokemon reruns.
Give your clients a taste of wabi-sabi with InsideJapan’s new cultural journey
Don’t worry, the new trip doesn’t involve eating loads of that little green paste that comes with your sushi (that’s WASABI, not wabi-sabi). However, if that’s your thing, we won’t stop you.
Qantas to resume 12 international routes from 18 December
by Ali Coulton
If all goes to plan, 18 December will now be known as the beginning of the end of Australia’s overseas travel ban hellscape. Coincidentally, it’s also our deputy editor’s birthday!
All spectators banned from Tokyo Olympics, with state of emergency declared
For the first time in history, the Olympic Games are set to be carried out with no audience.
Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics expected to go ahead without international spectators
This report suggests we can expect plenty of cardboard cut-outs in the stands at the 2020 games, which are set to take place this year after being postponed due to a thing called COVID.
JAL celebrates two years of Melbourne-Tokyo route by issuing snowboards as boarding passes
Aussie snowboarders looking to shred the slopes of Japan this snow season now have another reason to book their trip.
Turning Japanese: Qantas brings Haneda plans to light, commences Sapporo service
Did you recently spot Qantas International CEO Tino La Spina having a browse in your local Helly Hansen store? Discover the cause here.
“We can’t wait”: Virgin all set to defeat Qantas in battle for Tokyo slot
by Huntley Mitchell
Have you noticed Virgin Australia staff walking around with puffed-out chests and singing Queen’s “We Are The Champions” today? Discover the cause here.
REVEALED: The 10 most popular cities for international travellers (and six are in Asia)
The world’s most popular cities for international travellers have been revealed, and TW can confirm that neither Tamworth nor Dubbo made the list.
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