JAPAN, Sept. 24 (UPI) — The Japanese vacation industry is getting better and cheaper.
A study conducted by the Japan Travel Association (JTA) says tourists are spending more money in Japan in 2018.
The study found that the average amount of vacation time spent in Japan this year was up by 20 percent, from 8.3 days in 2017.
Travelers spend an average of about 4.7 days in the country, while a total of 4.5 million people visited the country last year.JTA’s survey also showed that the number of tourists staying in the region dropped from the previous year, but tourism is on the rise.
The JTA report said there were 1.1 million more people visiting Japan in the first nine months of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, while there were about 2.2 million more Japanese visitors.
Travelers are spending $1.4 billion per day in Japan, compared to $2.2 billion in the United States, according to JTA.