Travel for free in Japan, do you like it? It’s – almost – the gift Japan Airlines gives you for summer 2020. The Japanese airline has announced that it will offer 50,000 free plane tickets to foreign tourists, reports CNN.
From July 1 to September 30, Japan Airlines will allow international travelers to discover Japan by offering 50,000 return tickets for domestic flights.
The airline company wants to take advantage of
Summer Olympics, this year in Tokyo, to encourage tourists to visit unknown regions of the archipelago.
Applications open in February
The offer is reserved for people domiciled outside Japan. You must also be a member of the Mileage Bank loyalty program of Japan Airlines, reserved for regular travelers. It is possible to submit a single application for four people, thus allowing to families and groups of friends to try their luck together.
All flights offered will depart from the airports of Tokyo or Osaka. The airline will recommend four local destinations from which the candidate can choose. But he will not know his final destination until a few days after having applied. The application will be validated (or not) within three days.
More information will be given in early January and applications will open in early February. The offer will operate on the simple and well-known principle of “First come, first served”. This competition is one of many ways to unclog Tokyo during the Olympics. The Japanese capital, which already receives more than 10 million tourists a year, is expected to see an additional 10 million in 2020 because of this event.