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Japan retains popularity despite disasters


Published on Sep 22, 2011

Country ranks as third most desired destination, according to Visa survey...

Japan is still one of the world’s most sought-after tourist destinations, according to a new survey. Despite the downturn in visitor arrivals to Japan seen since the 11 March disasters, the country ranked as the third most desired place to visit in the Visa Global Travel Intentions Survey 2011.

The survey, which polled 11,620 people from 23 countries around the world, found that the United States was the country most people are likely to travel to in the next two years (20 percent of respondents), followed by the UK (19 percent) and Japan (16 percent). France and Italy (both 15 percent) came fourth and fifth.

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