How to do “National Travel Assistance” which is criticized for being difficult to understand and how to make a very inexpensive plan!
Secret Strategy Guide: Shocking savings of up to 11,000 yen per night! With additional benefits available from each municipality, now is the time to get out on the road!
80% off or more and earn points!
The “National Travel Assistance” (National Travel Discount), which started on October 11, 2011, is a big deal with a total budget of about 560 billion yen. 8,000 yen per night (5,000 yen for lodging only) When combined with a regional coupon of 3,000 yen (1,000 yen for holidays), the total savings will be up to 11,000 yen. The system is easy to use.
Using this system is simple. All you have to do is to make a reservation at an eligible hotel on a travel website and click a button in accordance with the discount application e-mail that will be sent to you later. Coupons can be received at the hotel or redeemed in the form of electronic coupons, so be sure to check in advance.
As shown in the figure, there is a discount limit for this system, but the coupons can also be used in conjunction with promotions established by local governments or coupons unique to the site. For example, the “Sendai Selectable Toku Tabi Campaign” of Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, offers three plans, including “up to 10,000 yen discount off accommodation fees,” one of which can be combined with the “National Travel Support” campaign for a maximum 84% discount. In addition, when Tokyo residents use the unique “More Tokyo” program for lodging in Tokyo, they can stay at a 30,000 yen per night class hotel for two people for less than 10,000 yen. If you book through a travel website, you can get a discount of up to 84% on your credit card bill.
If you book through a travel website, you will receive various points such as credit card points and “PayPay points”. The program is so profitable that it is inevitable that it will end early. If you have been hesitant to travel for a long time, take advantage of the “National Travel Support” and enjoy your trip to the fullest.
National Travel Assistance Q&A
Q. How does it work?
A. The subsidy is 8,000 yen per person per night for travel products that include transportation, and 5,000 yen per person per night for lodging only. Regional coupons of 3,000 yen for weekdays and 1,000 yen for holidays are also provided. A maximum of 11,000 yen will be discounted from the travel price. However, the discount rate is limited to 40% of the price. After making a reservation on the travel website, you will receive an e-mail with an application form, and you can complete the various procedures by clicking the application button. The discount will also be available by making a reservation directly with the hotel. (Identification documents may be required.
Q. How long is the discount period?
The period is from October 11 to late December (for Tokyo, the period starts on October 20). However, please note that the program may end when the budget is reached.
Q Is the program open to those who have been vaccinated against coronas?
Basically, three doses of the vaccine are required (in some cases, only two doses are needed for travel within the prefecture). However, a negative test certificate is acceptable.
*Information as of October 10.
From the October 28 and November 4, 2022 issues of FRIDAY
Editing and writing： （Kaiyusha Co.