Japan’s domestic travel discount program, which was initially suspended over the end-of-year holiday season, resumed on Tuesday in hopes of boosting the hospitality industry, which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The discount system will be phased out as soon as each prefecture has exhausted its allotted budget from the national government. But the government has said the program is likely to last until the end of March.
The discount has been reduced from a maximum of ¥11,000 (about $84) to a maximum of ¥7,000 per person per night compared to December.
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