Tokyo added to travel subsidy program as discount raised to 50%

Tokyo became part of the government’s domestic travel subsidy program on Thursday, as the amount of assistance offered to travelers amid the coronavirus pandemic was increased to cover up to half of the entire costs.A similar initiative to promote consumption at eateries also kicked off the same day, in which points are given to patrons reserving seats that can be used the next time they eat at a restaurant that has joined the program.The “Go To Travel” campaign was launched in July, but travel to and from Tokyo was initially excluded due to the high number of new coronavirus infections at the…

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