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35% of Japanese people will never travel again






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People are travelling again after the end of coronavirus lockdowns. Many people are using the money they saved while borders closed to go on their bucket list trips. Others are less willing to dust off their passports. A travel report analyzed 16,000 surveys from people in 15 countries. The site found that 14 per cent of Chinese and Americans, "never want to travel again". Almost 35 per cent of Japanese people said they never wanted to leave Japan again.

One reason why Japanese people do not want to travel is they want to explore Japan. Many people travelled domestically during the pandemic and fell in love with Japan's nature. A tour guide was "constantly amazed" at her clients' reactions in Kyoto. She said people were "so engrossed" in their heritage. Other reasons are the climate crisis and the sustainability of flying. Some people prefer to spend money on nice hotels in Japan than on travelling overseas.

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