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China group excursions return to Japan however ‘explosive spending’ unlikely

TOKYO, Aug 24 (Reuters) –
Chinese group excursions are again in Japan however anybody banking on them arriving in droves and splashing round money like they did earlier than the pandemic is more likely to be disillusioned.

An ANA Holdings flight on Wednesday (Aug 23) night brings within the first bundle tour guests from Beijing since China lifted its pandemic-era restrictions on the journeys to Japan and different key markets together with the United States.

But hopes the return of packaged excursions will herald large returns for malls, accommodations and eating places in Japan are clashing with a Chinese economic system struggling to put up vital development and Japan’s controversial plans to launch handled wastewater from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean.

Before the pandemic, mainland Chinese – who largely want to journey overseas in tour teams – accounted for the most important variety of vacationers to Japan. They additionally spent probably the most.

But since Japan eased its personal pandemic border controls late final yr, the variety of Chinese vacationers has solely recovered to about 20% of 2019 ranges, partly due to China’s delay in including Japan to an inventory of accredited nations for tour teams.
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