Wendy Wu Tours has launched a new 2021/22 Japan collection, designed to capitalise on what it described as "exceptional demand" for the destination during lockdown.
Global sales director John Warr said that for the past four consecutive months, Japan had been Wendy Wu’s "most in-demand destination" for both 2021 and 2022.
The collection’s 15 itineraries feature departures throughout 2021 and 2022, and include what the operator claims is the UK’s first three-week fully inclusive rail tour of the country, taking in its three main islands – Hokkaido, Honshu and Kyushu.
Wendy Wu is offering a range of special offers on 2021 Japan departures, including free upgrades with various airlines and savings of up to £500pp on March and April cherry blossom departures.
It is also offering free single supplements for solo travellers, and a range of dedicated solo departures.
The operator will host a special Japan training and educational webinar at 11am on 18 August; any agents wishing to attend should see head to Wendy Wu’s agents Facebook page.
Japan is currently on the UK’s safe travel list, with a quarantine-free travel corridor and exemption from the Foreign Office’s global advisory against all non-essential international travel.
Warr said there was confidence in travel to Japan "unlike any other destination". He also highlighted the country’s investment in infrastructure, services and accommodation ahead of the now 2021 Olympic Games.
"The next two years are the perfect time to visit and to benefit from these new and impressive facilities," said Warr.
He added the operator’s decision to wave solo supplements and create several "unique, dedicated solo group tours" followed a significant increase in for solo travel options in Japan.
Highlights from the new collection include:
Dedicated solo departures, limited to 18 travellers, are available on all tours, and come with private room accommodation, airport transfers and lounge access, and welcome drinks.
Holidays can be tailor-made, while extensions and stopovers include trips to South Korea, China and Dubai.