A record-high number of people in Japan are expected to take trips during an upcoming spring break. But they’re expected to spend less, amid economic uncertainty.
Major travel agency JTB estimates that nearly 24 million people will head for domestic and overseas destinations from late April to early May.
The figure is up 0.3 percent from a year earlier and the highest since JTB began related surveys in 1969.
Officials say many travelers are planning 10-day vacations. That involves taking off 2 weekdays during the string of national holidays known as Golden Week.
But they are expected to spend less on average than last year, down 1.7 percent for domestic trips, and 1.5 percent for those overseas.
The officials say recent terrorist attacks have scared many Japanese tourists away from Europe. Asia, the United States and Australia are becoming more popular.
Source: NHK Image: Bank Image