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Okinawa ranks third in the world for popular spring break travel destination

Okinawa ranks third in the world for popular spring break travel destination

January 10, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On January 9, travel search engine KAYAK announced its popular spring break travel destinations ranking for 2019, which was based on search data.

KAYAK is a leading subsidiary of one of the world’s largest online travel agencies, Booking Holdings.

Among the travel destinations around the world, Okinawa placed third.

The number of searches drastically increased by 229 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year.

 

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Jetstar Asia CEO expresses gratitude for Naha-Singapore flights doing well

Jetstar Asia CEO expresses gratitude for Naha-Singapore flights doing well

December 5, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On November 29, Jetstar Asia Airways CEO Barathan Pasupathi visited Governor Denny Tamaki at the prefectural office.

Pasupathi expressed his gratitude for service between Naha and Singapore doing well.

This service route has entered...

International patient care training for healthcare professionals

International patient care training for healthcare professionals

November 18, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

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JA Okinawa shows improvement in foreign sales, and popularity of goods on cruise ships

JA Okinawa shows improvement in foreign sales, and popularity of goods on cruise ships

 

November 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

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MRO facility relocates to Naha airport, anticipates demand

MRO facility relocates to Naha airport, anticipates demand

 

November 9, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo 

 

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Hopes of outperforming Hawaii in tourism dashed

Hopes of outperforming Hawaii in tourism dashed

 

November 3, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Ryota Nakamura

 

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A 14 percent increase in tourism-related economic effect, record high at 1.17 trillion yen

September 26, Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 25, the Okinawa Prefecture Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports announced the economic ripple effect of travel-related services and tourism for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.

The effect was calculated based on travel and tourism expenditure,...

Okinawan white sake intended for Chinese to be sold starting next month

Okinawan white sake intended for Chinese to be sold starting next month

 

September 20, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On September 19, Binkou HD, Mizuhoshuzo, and Nanto Liquor announced the completion of “Ohkoku Gongjiu (Kingdom Sake),” a new Okinawan white sake that uses raw liquor from Awamori (strong Okinawan liquor). It is intended for exportation...

Okinawa, Taiwan, and South Korea to work together to promote cruises

Okinawa, Taiwan, and South Korea to work together to promote cruises

 

September 4, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On August 29, the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG), Keelung Port of Taiwan, and the Jeju Special Self-Government Province of South Korea concluded a memorandum regarding cruise promotions. The three parties will cooperate to take...

Furuzamami Beach is the best domestic beach according to TripAdvisor

Furuzamami Beach is the best domestic beach according to TripAdvisor

August 16, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On August 15, TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel review site announced Japan’s top 10 best beaches.

Furuzamami Beach in Zamami Island, Okinawa Prefecture that came in third last year won first place this year.

Yonaha Maehama...

NIAC projects tourism to Okinawa in 2018 at 10,360,000 people with growth in foreign tourism

NIAC projects tourism to Okinawa in 2018 at 10,360,000 people with growth in foreign tourism

August 10, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On August 9, the Nansei-shoto Industrial Advancement Center (NIAC) compiled its analytical results of the causes of fluctuations in numbers of tourists to Okinawa.

The NIAC used a seasonal adjustment method to remove seasonal fluctuations and...