Record number of UK tourists visit Japan

UK-Japan News November 2019

British tourists are flocking to Japan despite the weakened sterling. According to a 24 October article on financial website This is Money, factors include the Rugby World Cup 2019 and recommendations in the Long Haul Holiday Report 2019, from the UK-based retail mail firm Post Office Ltd.
The report cited Japan as the cheapest
long-haul destination of the year. In September, there was a 233% rise in yen sales attributed to tourists visiting to watch the matches. The lead-up to England’s 26 October game with New Zealand at Yokohama Stadium also triggered a 492% increase in ticket sales from the UK to Tokyo, according to flight-booking website Skyscanner.