Dear planners, organizers and business partners,
Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB) is looking forward to greeting all of you again soon! Tokyo is gradually adapting to the New Normal and preparing to welcome you back to Tokyo before long.
In Japan, domestic movement across the borders of prefectures was permitted once more from June 19th. Currently, events of up to 1,000 people may be held while keeping numbers under 50% of venue capacity. From July 10th the volume will be raised to 5,000 people for events while still keeping under 50% of venue capacity. Tourism activities are to be fully resumed on August 1st.
As industries shift towards operating under the New Normal, major Japanese airlines have been making concrete steps towards making safe flights available to future visitors. This includes a requirement by All Nippon Airways for all passengers to wear face masks inside airports and aboard aircraft from June. Meantime, Japan Airlines will seat passengers one seat apart to maintain some measure of social distancing.
Japan’s capital is waiting to welcome you back to a safer and cleaner environment than ever before. Tokyo has always prided itself on its exceptional cleanliness. Now we are challenging ourselves to raise the bar again.
Business events-related associations, including Japan Convention Management Association, Japan Exhibition Association and Japan Hotel Association have established guidelines and recommendations for the industry. Meanwhile, some hotels in the capital have also been applying their own hygiene measures.
TCVB, in close collaboration with the Tokyo business events stakeholders, has created Tokyo Updates Towards the New Normal portal on the Bureau’s site. There, you can find New Normal guidelines aimed at making Tokyo safe for international conferences and corporate events. This site also includes information on stakeholders’ initiatives and their messages.
At TCVB, we are getting ready to support your event in a safe, secure and exciting Tokyo in these New Normal times.
For more information, please visit: http://businesseventstokyo.org/newnormal/
Tokyo registers a noteworthy rise to the top 10 in the ICCA statistics!
This May the 2019 International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Statistics Report, ICCA announced that Tokyo, where one hundred and thirty-one meetings were held in 2019, has jumped to 10th place worldwide from 13th, and from 4th to 2nd in Asia. This is the first time Tokyo has ranked among the top 10 cities!
Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau will continue working on making Tokyo the best fit for international conferences, and promoting Tokyo’s appeal as a MICE city both domestically and overseas.
New ideas for short trips before or after your business events
A new digital pamphlet “Beyond Tokyo” with information about Fukushima is available now.
This colorful, user-friendly digital pamphlet allows planners to visualize short trip ideas for before or after meetings and events. The pamphlet features suggested itineraries for groups of up to 20 people, as well as for individual travelers, with access information and plenty of attractively illustrated sightseeing spots.
To view Beyond Tokyo, please click here.
Tokyo Haneda is World’s Cleanest Airport and World's Best Domestic Airport
SKYTRAX, the international rating organization for air transport facilities and services announced that Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport came second in "World's Best Airport" category in 2020. Haneda International Airport also scooped the top spot as "World's Cleanest Airport" and the "World's Best Domestic Airport" in 2020.
For more information, please click here
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