Budget Hotels in Japan? HD Video Interview with CEO of Solare Hotels & Resorts

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 3 October 2012

[HD video below] Tokyo is often ranked as one of the most expensive places in the world to visit. And while it can be, if you do your research correctly, it can be as affordable as any other major city in the world.

For many years Japan had one of the strongest economies in the world, and as such, tourism, especially inbound tourism, was not a priority, some would say it was even neglected to a certain extent. But not anymore. With economic woes around the world, Japan is finally realising it needs to do more, much more, to attract the inbound tourism dollar.

This applies to not only the government tourism bodies, but also to the hotels.

In this HD video interview which took place at the JATA Tourism Forum and Travel Showcase in Tokyo last month, Steven Howard of sits down with Solare Hotels & Resorts' President and CEO, Tony Virili, to ask him about his company and in particular, its Chisun Inn Hotels brand which are well known quality budget hotels in the country.

Although the Japanese know these hotels very well, representing 90% of the market share, they are still relatively unknown to the outside world.

In the interview you will discover how many Chisun Inn hotels there are, what expansion plans the group has, what they are like, how large are the rooms and bathrooms, what amenities they provide, what type of bedding the hotel offers and much, much more.

Visiting Japan need not be the costly experience many envisage, as there really is affordable quality accommodation there, it is just that many of the hotels, especially the local brands, are not used to promoting themselves to markets outside of Japan.

Interview with CEO of Solare Hotels & Resorts - HD Video

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