Over 25 mil. overnight stays covered by Japan travel subsidy campaign

The Japanese government’s “Go To Travel” subsidy campaign covered 25.18 million domestic overnight stays for about two months since its launch through the end of September, the tourist ministry’s preliminary figures showed Tuesday.During that period, the government funded a total of 109.9 billion yen ($1 billion) in discounts under the program, which is aimed at boosting the tourism sector hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The scheme will last through the end of January.Guests took advantage of the initiative which offered a 35 percent discount for hotels and package tour costs, paying on…

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