Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Japan Sees American Visitor Count Top 2019 Levels

  • American visitor arrivals to Japan increased by 3.6% in the first four months of 2023 compared to the same period in 2019, making the U.S. the only Western nation, apart from Mexico, to experience a rise in tourism to Japan.
  • Hongkong Land unveiled its $8 billion Shanghai West Bund Financial Hub project, which will include office buildings, luxury residential apartments, hotels, a public art center, and retail spaces. The development will be completed in three phases by 2027, and Hongkong Land plans to roll out 10 new developments in China in the next five years.
  • Macau Legend Development announced its intention to sell its Laos gaming operation for $45 million to a Japanese citizen, as the company has faced financial difficulties and its owner has been arrested. After the sale, Macau Legend will have remaining plans to build a hotel and casino in Cape Verde.

The Japan National Tourism Organization announced that American visitor arrivals to Japan increased by 3.6% in the first four months of 2023 over the same January – April period in 2019. In the month of April alone, nearly 184,000 Americans visited Japan, up 8% over April 2019. That makes the US the only Western nation, aside from Mexico, […]