10 Oct '11, 5am

Japan to offer 10,000 foreigners free airfare to visit their country next year in bid to boost tourism: Report

Japan to offer 10,000 foreigners free airfare to visit their country next year in bid to boost tourism: Report

Japan will offer 10,000 foreigners free airfares to visit the country next year, in an attempt to boost the tourism industry which has been hit by the ongoing nuclear disaster, a report said on Monday. -- PHOTO: JAPAN TOURISM ORGANISATION TOKYO (AFP) - Japan will offer 10,000 foreigners free airfares to visit the country next year, in an attempt to boost the tourism industry which has been hit by the ongoing nuclear disaster, a report said on Monday. The Japan Tourism Agency plans to ask would-be travellers to submit online applications for the free flights, detailing which areas of the country they would like to visit, the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper said. The agency will select the successful entrants and ask them to write a report about their trip which will be published on the Internet. Tourism authorities hope that positive reports from travellers about their experience...

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