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You can soon visit this sacred Japanese island – but not if you’re a woman

There’s an island in Japan that’s so sacred, so revered that local officials are hoping that tourists will want to see...
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Japan’s newest sightseeing train is so luxurious it’s already sold out

TOKYO — Good luck booking your clients on Tokyo’s new Suite Train Shiki-Shima. The luxury train, which is more or less a five-star hotel on rails, is already booked solid until 2018.
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Goway Travel expands product lineup in Japan to meet rising demand

Goway’s Asia division had a record year in 2016, and topping the list of destinations that contributed to that growth was Japan.
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‘Watch others when washing’: Japan unveils 26 new tourist signs

There’s nothing more frustrating to a traveller than arriving in a new country and not being able to understand local signage.
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Japan proposes a ‘spamusement’ park because…why not?

The Japanese are known for their quirky and innovative inventions, but this may very well take the cake.
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Unbelievable: This airport has NEVER lost a piece of luggage

Believe it or not, there exists a major airport in the world that has never lost one item of luggage – ever.
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Diners at Michelin starred Japan eatery get food poisoning

A Michelin-starred restaurant in Japan closed temporarily after 14 people got food-poisoning on a fancy Japanese-style meal there, and an investigation into the cause is continuing.
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Japan to debut an “invisible” train in 2018

Imagine a train that travels at the speed of sound. Well, maybe not that fast but Japan’s new ‘invisible’ train will still make heads spin when it hits tracks in 2018.
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Japan to introduce payment option using only fingerprints

Well, here’s a novel idea, one that travellers will consider either really cool or really creepy.
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Airline system glitches cause domestic flight delays in Japan

Major Japanese airports were crammed with thousands of passengers unable to take domestic flights Tuesday due to problems with airline computer systems.
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Istanbul’s new airport is the “largest project in Turkey’s history”
From l-r: Abdullah Nergiz, Airline and Cargo Marketing Director, Istanbul New Airport; Derya Serbetci Acar, Director for Cultural and Tourism Affairs at the Turkish Consulate, Toronto; Zafer Bolukbasi, General Manager, Toronto, Turkish Airlines
In a bid to get airlines to resume flights to Turkey, the Turkish government has announced a brand new airport in...
What’s app-ening? GBTA conference highlights the latest corporate apps
TORONTO — “Have you seen our app?” was a question you heard a lot while walking on the trade show floor of the...
Preferred partners & members recognized at TDC Leadership Conference
Preferred partners & members recognized at TDC Leadership Conference
A delegation of 250 Transat Distribution (TDC) owners and managers made their way to Cancun recently for the...
Contiki debuts Bolivia & Chile as new destinations for 2018/19
Contiki debuts Bolivia & Chile as new destinations for 2018/19
Contiki is heading to Bolivia and Chile for the first time ever, adding both destinations its new newly launched Latin...
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