Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akabane "Go To Travel" Recognized for use in a wide range of prices October 20, 13:07
Regarding "Go To Travel," a measure to stimulate tourism demand, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akaba showed at a meeting on the 20th that the majority of accommodations are used at facilities with accommodation charges of less than 15,000 yen, showing a wide range of prices. He showed the recognition that it is used in the belt.
At a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akaba revealed that Go To Travel will have at least 25.18 million users and discount support of 109.9 billion yen by the end of September.
Of these, the Japan Tourism Agency investigated the usage record for the month in August, and found that about 80% of the usage was at facilities with accommodation charges of less than 15,000 yen.
Based on this result, Minister Akabane said, "Travelers use a wide range of facilities regardless of whether the price range is high or low."
On the other hand, when asked if the coupon issued by Go To Travel can be used at major clothing chains and convenience stores, it fits the purpose of the system, while Minister Akabane said, "This system is a tourist destination. The idea is to have them consumed as souvenirs, but it is difficult to exclude or draw a line from a specific store. There may be criticism, but the current method was unavoidable. "