JTB Corporation, a major travel agency, has resumed sales of packages including tickets and accommodation for official tours of this year’s Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
Tours ranging from short stays of 2 nights and 3 days to long trips of 18 nights and 19 days were sold at the company’s stores and call centers on a first-come, first-served basis from Monday.
If the game is held without an audience, the company will give a refund.
The spectators haven’t been decided yet, but the agency said it has begun selling packages as the number of days left until the start of the match on July 23 is declining.
If you become infected with COVID-19 while participating in the tour, there will be no refund for the missed event, but the company will pay a consolation fee of 30,000 yen.
JTB initially started accepting applications for the Olympic tour lottery in 2019, but canceled the application because the match was postponed due to a pandemic.
Only three travel agencies, JTB, Tobu Toptours and KNT-CT Holdings, can offer official Olympic tours in Japan. In addition to JTB, Tobu Toptours started selling tours by lottery on Monday. KNT-CT Holdings said the government is considering resuming sales after the COVID-19 emergency has been lifted.
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