Japan earthquake to hit travel and tourism

Posted: Wed 16 Mar, 2011 12:00 AM
By: BBC News

Before the Japanese earthquake disaster, the Asia Pacific region was expected to drive the global tourism industry in 2011. But amidst the fear of radiation leaks, few will want to risk travelling to Japan and for those in the country, a holiday will be the last thing on their minds. More than nine million people were forecast to visit Japan this year and more than 13 million trips were forecast to take place from Japan.

 

Asia Business Report's Rico Hizon asked Bill Carlderwood of the Pacific Asia Travel Association how last week's earthquake is likely to change things.

 

View the interview here.

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