New Directions in Post-COVID Tourism

The Signs

15m 00s
Broadcast on July 2, 2022 Available until November 5, 2023

A concerted national effort to attract foreign travelers was dealt a crushing blow by COVID-19, but a new trend is emerging across Japan. Micro-tourism, or visiting nearby areas without traveling far from home, is the key concept in the spotlight. New forms of tourism for the post-pandemic era, like renewal of tourist attractions for locals to enjoy, community trash pickup efforts that create a virtuous cycle, and universal design using self-driving mobility.

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