Record 3 M. People to Travel Abroad from Japan in Summer

Economy

Tokyo, July 4 (Jiji Press)--The number of people who will travel overseas from Japan during this year's summer holiday period is estimated at 2.99 million, highest on record since 2000, JTB Corp. said Thursday.

The figure represented a rise of 3.5 pct from a year before, reflecting work style reform promoted by the government, according to the major travel agency.

Popular destinations included Hawaii, Guam and Saipan.

The average expense per head is expected to rise 6.2 pct to 227,700 yen.

The work style reform legislation "has made it compulsory to take at least five paid holidays every year," a JTB official said.

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