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Nationwide Travel Support (National Travel Discount)

Nationwide Travel Support (National Travel Discount) Starts October 11
Discount rate (overnight): 40%
Maximum discount (overnight stay): Transportation plan 8,000 yen / Others 5,000 yen
Coupon (overnight): 3,000 yen on weekdays / 1,000 yen on weekends

Nationwide travel support start date
🆕 10/21 (Friday) 10:00 reopening:Rakuten Travel
*Reservations accepted in some prefectures
🆕 10/20 (Thursday) noon start: Tadaima Tokyo Plus

The GoTo Travel Campaign is a campaign where the travel price is discounted by 35%, and an additional 15% of the travel price is given as a regional coupon.

Currently, due to the spread of the new coronavirus, operations have been suspended nationwide from December 28, 2020 in response to the declaration of a state of emergency issued in one prefecture and three prefectures. The suspension of goto travel has also been extended after the declaration of emergency has been re-extended until his March 21th.

In this special feature, we will thoroughly explain the discount amount, start date, application method, latest restrictions, etc. of the “GoTo Travel Campaign”, which changes from moment to moment.

What is the “GoTo Travel Campaign” that subsidizes travel expenses by half?

From the GoTo Travel Business official website for travelers

The GoTo Travel Campaign is a campaign that subsidizes up to half of the travel price for accommodation and day trips, up to 20,000 yen per person per night, for those who have purchased travel products via travel agencies.

A portion equivalent to 35% of the travel fee will be discounted for accommodation and day trip products, and a portion equivalent to 15% will be a regional coupon that can be used at souvenir shops, restaurants, tourist facilities, transportation facilities, etc. will be issued.

Eligible travel is limited to domestic travel for the purpose of sightseeing, and overseas travel is not eligible. Although it is limited to 7 nights per person, there is no limit on the number of times you can use it, and you can receive half-price subsidies for travel expenses as many times as you like.

The GoTo Travel Campaign started with a 35% discount on the travel price from Saturday, July 22nd, and distributed common regional coupons from October 1st. However,Due to the spread of the new coronavirus, travel to and from Sapporo, Osaka, Tokyo, and Hiroshima has been partially restricted.

Areas not covered by GoTo Travel [最新情報]

]Due to the spread of the new Corona, GoTo Travel has some areas and areas that are not eligible for discounts, including new reservations and existing reservations. Please note that if the infection continues to spread in the future, the target area may be expanded or requests to refrain from using the service may be made.

Eligible travel Suspension, self-restraint schedule
Nationwide suspension Nationwide suspension regardless of new or existing:
From 12:00 on December 28th to March 8th for the time being
Travel with destinations in Sapporo, Osaka, and Nagoya Suspension of new bookings:
Departure from 20:00 on December 14th to 24:00 on December 27th
Suspension of an existing reservation:
Departure from 00:00 on December 22nd to 24:00 on December 27th
Travel by citizens of Sapporo, Osaka and Nagoya refrain from using:
Departure from 20:00 on December 14th to 24:00 on December 27th
Travel to Tokyo Suspension of new bookings:
Departure from 0:00 on December 18th to 24:00 on December 27th
Suspension of an existing reservation:
Departure from 00:00 on December 22nd to 24:00 on December 27th
Travel by Tokyo residents refrain from using:
Departure from 0:00 on December 18th to 24:00 on December 27th
Travel to and from Hiroshima City Suspension of new bookings:
Departure from 00:00 on December 16th to 24:00 on December 27th
Suspension of an existing reservation:
Departure from 00:00 on December 24th to 24:00 on December 27th
Travel by Hiroshima Citizens refrain from using:
Departure from 00:00 on December 16th to 24:00 on December 27th

* Depending on the infection situation, the exclusion area may be expanded or the period may be extended. For the latest information, please see the official website of each prefecture.

GoTo Travel What is a discounted trip?

Travel targeted for the GoTo Travel Campaign is for tourism purposesAccommodation plans that include staying at hotels and inns, travel tours that include overnight stays, and day trips are eligible.

On the other hand, tickets that include only transportation services such as train tickets and bus tickets, and combinations that do not contribute to local consumption, such as one-way bus tickets, round-trip tickets and drink exchange tickets on board, are eligible. outside.

In addition, there was a time when business trips and training camp license plans that were not intended for sightseeing were eligible, but please be aware that they are not currently eligible for GoTo Travel discounts.

Although it is a complicated GoTo travel,Yahoo! Travel and Rakuten Travel sell many GoTo Travel plans. If you make a reservation via the reservation site, it is recommended that you can easily understand whether it is eligible for GoTo Travel.

Accommodation plans for hotels and inns

General hotel and ryokan accommodation plans are eligible for GoTo Travel. It also applies to houses (private lodgings) registered under the Private Lodging Business Act and facilities operated by operators certified by the National Strategic Special Zone Act (private lodgings in special zones).

On booking sites such as GoTo Travel on Yahoo! Travel and Rakuten Travel, you can specify GoTo Travel target facilities as search conditions, so it is safe to make a reservation through such a booking site.

Tour with accommodation at a hotel or ryokan

Travel tours that include accommodation at hotels and inns, as well as transportation such as airplanes, buses, and rental cars are also covered by GoTo Travel. In addition, sleeper trains, cruise ships and night ferries where bedding etc. are provided are also eligible.

If you use the set plan of “Accommodation + Expressway Excursion Pass” even with your own car, you are eligible for GoTo Travel.

However, since the night bus is a seat, it is eligible for support, and if you simply use the expressway or just book a Shinkansen or airplane without staying overnight, you will not be eligible for GoTo Travel. .

day trip

GoTo Travel also covers same-day round-trip tickets, hands-on activities, and set travel plans and tours.

Travel products that include a round-trip bus ticket and a one-day unlimited ski lift ticket, and travel products that include a round-trip highway bus and a fruit picking experience are also eligible.

GoTo Travel How much can you get specifically?

Let’s take a look at a specific example of how much the travel price will actually be discounted by the GoTo Travel Campaign.

For example, in the case of a one-night tour that normally costs 40,000 yen, which includes a flight and accommodation, a subsidy of 20,000 yen per person per night, which is equivalent to half the travel price, will be 20,000 yen. Of this subsidy amount, 14,000 yen, which is equivalent to 70%, is a travel fee discount, and 6,000 yen, which is equivalent to 30%, is a regional coupon.

As a result, a one-night tour that normally costs 40,000 yen will cost 26,000 yen due to the Go To campaign, and in addition, a regional coupon worth 6,000 yen will be issued.

travel fee number of nights Subsidy amount
40,000 yen 1 night 20,000 Yen
(Discount ¥14,000 + coupon ¥6,000)
80,000 yen 2 nights 40,000 yen
(Discount ¥28,000 + coupon ¥12,000)
100,000 yen 3 nights 60,000 yen
(Discount ¥35,000 + Coupon ¥15,000)

Prefecture-specific discounts can be used together with the GoTo Travel Campaign!

In addition to discounts from the GoTo Travel Campaign, you can also use points and miles, prefecture-specific support coupons, hotel-specific discount coupons, and GoTo Travel together. What will be the total payment in this case?

If you make a reservation for a travel/accommodation plan using the points or miles you have accumulated from past trips, the amount of support for GoTo Travel will be calculated based on the original travel/accommodation price.

For example, if you pay 10,000 yen with points for a plan that costs 20,000 yen for accommodation, the support amount will not be calculated based on the amount after using the points, but will be calculated based on the original travel/accommodation costs. In other words, in this example, the support amount is 50% of 20,000 yen (35% at the early start).

The amount of support for GoTo Travel when the discount coupons implemented by the accommodation facility themselves are applied is based on the price (original price) after subtracting the discount amount of the “accommodation coupon” from the travel/accommodation price. Calculate the amount.

If a local government’s own discount system or an OTA discount coupon is applied, the original travel price before applying the discount coupon is calculated. When applying an “accommodation coupon”, it is basically calculated based on the “price after applying the accommodation coupon”.

For example, if a 20,000 yen travel/accommodation plan is discounted by 10,000 yen due to the prefecture’s original support measures, the GoTo Travel Campaign can receive 7,000 yen, which is 35% of the 20,000 yen.

Reservation site where GoTo Travel can be used

From July 27, major online reservation sites such as Rakuten Travel, Yahoo! Travel, and Jalan, as well as travel agencies, have started distributing coupons for the GoTo Travel Campaign and selling accommodation plans and travel tours after discounts have been applied.

In the GoTo Travel Campaign, it is difficult to understand which accommodation facilities and travel plans are eligible, but Rakuten Travel and Yahoo! Travel make it easy to understand, such as “GoTo Travel eligible”.

It is recommended because you can pay with the 35% discount of the GoTo Travel Campaign applied.

[35% OFF]GoTo Travel[Yahoo! Travel][35% OFF]GoTo Travel[Rakuten Travel][35% OFF]GoTo Travel[Jalan]

What is a regional coupon? A gift certificate equivalent to 15% of the travel price

Regional common coupons are gift certificates issued as coupons equivalent to 15% of the travel price that can be used during the trip, and can be used for shopping at target stores such as restaurants and souvenir shops only during the travel period.

Regional common coupons are issued in units of 1,000 yen each, and there are two types available: paper coupons and electronic coupons (smartphone payment type).

Coupons are valid for a very short period of time. You can pay by using the regional coupon as a gift certificate at the target store in the prefecture of your travel destination and in the neighboring prefecture. Please note that no change will be given.

Target stores can be searched on the regional common coupon store search map and regional coupon store list, and can be confirmed by the logo sticker posted at the store.

Coupons common to all regions How to use and receive electronic coupons

Region-wide coupon issue type/issuance format

Form of issue: (1) paper coupon, (2) electronic coupon
Issued ticket type: ①Paper coupon ticket type 1,000 yen
:②Electronic coupons 5 types from 1,000 to 5,000 yen in units of 1,000 yen

You can calculate how much you can get with the regional coupon by multiplying the total travel price by 15%. Calculate based on total trip price, not on per traveler price.

For example, in the case of a one-night, two-board overnight stay of 20,000 yen per person, 7,000 yen, which is 35% of the travel price discount support amount, will be discounted, and 3,000 yen, which is 15%, will be distributed to travel agencies and lodging facilities as regional coupons. obtained from the facility.

In addition, please note that the singular number less than 1,000 yen will be rounded off, and if the fraction is 500 yen or more, you will receive a 1,000 yen coupon.

For example, if the total travel price for a two-person trip is 16,000 yen, 15% of 16,000 yen is 2,400 yen, so the benefit amount for the regional coupon will be 2,000 yen. On the other hand, if the total travel fee is 17,000 yen, 15% of 17,000 yen is 2,550 yen, so the benefit amount of the regional coupon is 3,000 yen.

[End]GoTo Travel ex-post refund procedure

For trips from July 22nd to August 31st, if you make a reservation or purchase a trip or accommodation supported by the GoTo Travel Business at a pre-discount price, you can receive a refund for the discount by completing the refund procedure. I was.We are no longer accepting applications.

How to apply for a refund depends on how you applied for the trip. If you have made a reservation through a travel agency, etc. and made payment before your trip, please contact the travel agency.

If you made a reservation directly with the accommodation facility If you made a reservation on a reservation site, etc. and paid at the accommodation facility, you will need to apply for a refund yourself.

Retroactive Refund Procedure Eligible Trips

Trips Eligible for Retroactive Refunds

① Travel or accommodation for GoTo Travel starting after July 22nd (Wednesday)*⁵

② Trips that end by August 31st (Monday) (in the case of trips with overnight stays, by September 1st (Tuesday) checkout)*⁶

③ At the travel agency, reservation site, accommodation facility, etc. where the traveler reserved and purchased the travel product, preparations were made to sell the travel product at a discounted price by applying the GoTo Travel business at the time of the reservation and purchase. Things that weren’t in place*⁷

*⁵ For trips that extend over July 22nd (Wednesday), travel fees for before and after July 22nd (Wednesday) cannot be determined separately.Items (for example, package tours) will not be eligible for refunds, including travel expenses equivalent to after February 22nd (Wednesday).
*⁶ Accommodations after September 1 (Tuesday) are undecided.
*7 Travelers do not need to apply for a post-refund after they are ready for the sale of travel products at discounted prices. It can be purchased at a discounted price in advance from the amount of support provided by the GoTo Travel business (equivalent to 35% of the travel price).

Payment timing

After the refund application has been accepted and confirmed, a benefit equivalent to 35% of the travel fee will be transferred to the designated account within about two months. Please note that the secretariat will not notify you individually that the transfer has been completed.

From August 14, 2020 (Friday) to September 14, 2020 (Monday)

If you make a reservation directly to the accommodation facility or pay locally via a reservation site

Please prepare and send the following required documents.

[Documents to be submitted by the traveler to the secretariat]
① Subsequent refund application form: Excel / PDF
② Documents showing the payment details[obtained from the accommodation facility]: Excel / PDF
③ Accommodation certificate[obtained from accommodation]: Excel / PDF
④ Account confirmation (for travelers): Excel / PDF
⑤ Documents that can confirm the account number: copy of passbook, copy of cash card, etc.
⑥ Documents that can confirm the address of the representative: copy of driver’s license, copy of health insurance card, etc.
⑦ Accompanying person residence certificate: Excel / PDF

[How to obtain application documents]
GoTo Travel Campaign Subsequent Refund Application

[Address to send application documents]〒105-0003
Nishi-Shimbashi 1-chome Building, 1-24-14 Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
GoTo Travel Secretariat Refund Application Section
*Please pay the shipping fee yourself.
*Postmarked on September 14th is valid

The future of nationwide travel support, prefectural discount, and GoTo Travel

Summary of future tourism support measures

[1]Prefectural Discount
The deadline has been extended from the end of September to the deadline of October 10th.
[2]Nationwide travel support
Held from October 11th to December 20th to reduce the number of infected people
[3]GoTo Travel
Date undecided

“National Travel Assistance” (National Travel Discount), which saves up to 11,000 yen on travel expenses, is being held nationwide from October 11th to December 20th, excluding Tokyo. From October 20th, the Tokyo metropolitan government’s nationwide travel support “Tadaima Tokyo Plus” will start.

“National Travel Assistance” is a campaign that offers a 40% discount on travel expenses up to a maximum of 8,000 yen per person per night, and coupons that can be used at restaurants, etc., are distributed up to 3,000 yen per person per night. increase.

For travel discounts, the upper limit of the discount differs depending on whether it is a plan that includes transportation (including train, bus, or flight) or an accommodation plan. Plans with transportation have higher discounts.

The nationwide travel support program is scheduled to end on December 20th, but adjustments are underway to implement a domestic travel discount program in the new year after the year-end and New Year holidays.

What is the Go To Campaign?

The “Go To Campaign” is a public-private integrated demand stimulus campaign in which approximately 1,679.4 billion yen was allocated in the first supplementary budget for fiscal 2020. It is held to regain the vitality that was lost due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

The Go To campaign is the “Go To Travel Campaign” for the travel industry, the “Go To Eat Campaign” for the restaurant industry, the “Go To Event Campaign” for the entertainment industry, and the “Go To Shopping District Campaign” for retailers. Configured.

GoTo Travel Campaign GoTo Travel Campaign

A system that supports domestic travel by half the cost of accommodation and day trips, with an upper limit of 20,000 yen per person per night (up to 10,000 yen for day trips). Of this, 35% will be used for discounts on travel and accommodation costs, and 15% for issuing regional coupons that can be used at travel destinations.

Go To Eat Campaign Go To Eat Campaign

A maximum of 1,000 yen per person, such as points that can be used at restaurants, will be granted to users who make reservations and visit restaurants during the period via the online restaurant reservation site. In addition, we will issue a premium meal ticket (20% discount, etc.) that can be used at registered restaurants.

Go To Event Campaign Go To Event Campaign

Discounts, coupons, etc. equivalent to 20% will be given to users who purchase tickets for events and entertainment during the period via ticket companies.

Go To Shopping District Campaign Go To Shopping District Campaign

Implementation of event holding, promotion, tourism product development, etc. during the campaign period by shopping streets etc.




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