Japan records USD 10.5 billion spending by international travellers

Japan encountered a robust growth in the foreign arrivals this fiscal year through March. According to Japan Tourism Agency, the figures had jumped 19.9% from the previous year to welcome 29.77 million international travellers.

Spending by the foreign tourists in January to March period surged 17.2% from the previous year to JPY 1.13 trillion (USD 10.5 billion), buoyed by shopping sprees by individual travellers from China and South Korea. The average spending per visitor in Japan also rose to 0.6 % to JPY 148,891.

From January-March this year, Chinese travellers spent the most totalling to JPY 439.1 billion, followed by Taiwanese at JPY 149.5 billion, South Koreans at JPY147.6 billion and visitors from Hong Kong at JPY 81.9 billion.