Japan to Get Ten Four Seasons Properties 

Berjaya Land Bhd plans to expand its presence in Japan by developing at least ten Four Seasons hotels and resorts, starting with the groundbreaking for the Four Seasons Resort & Private Residences Okinawa.

Nomura Predicts Chinese Tourism Level for 2024

Nomura reports that China’s outbound tourism faces significant recovery challenges through 2024-2025, due to eased supply constraints but hampered by economic issues and reduced consumer demand, with a forecasted recovery to 73% of 2019’s travel levels by year-end.

Vietnam to Relax Visa Rules to Boost Visitors

Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh instructed his cabinet to relax certain visa requirements in a bid to attract more foreign tourists to the country. The Economic Times said many more hotels will be signed in India this year  compared to last year with some chains even considering doubling their signing numbers from last year. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts announced strong growth in Asia Pacific as it closed out 2022, diversifying its offerings for guests and owners across the region.