With the New Yr approaching, EXO’s Japan Group has simply held our conventional Bonenkai (finish of the 12 months occasion) at Kimpton Lodge in Shinjuku. Since most of our workers make money working from home on a rotating foundation, and a few dwell in numerous elements of the nation, it was an incredible alternative to see everybody in particular person and meet the numerous new faces of our rising crew.
Talking of rising, our Tokyo headquarters has not too long ago expanded with the acquisition of an extra flooring. Guests can now meet with EXO workers in a brand new, upscale surroundings that features enticing assembly areas and lounges. Cease by should you’re in Tokyo!
But at the same time as we develop, the extraordinarily excessive demand in Japan does too, and we not too long ago introduced a stop-sell for the spring 2024 season. That is because of the vital lack of manpower and availability that many suppliers and lodging are anticipated to face in the course of the 2024 peak cherry blossom season.
We don’t take these stop-sells flippantly, and are devoted to constructing our crew and increasing our provide chain to welcome our company, as we don’t see issues slowing down anytime quickly!
In October, the variety of vacationer visiting Japan reached the pre-pandemic degree, and it was with out the Chinese language tourism that has solely simply restarted. The state of affairs on the bottom continues to be troublesome, with an absence of guides, personal transportation, and lodging as we attain our most capability to ensure a top quality of service.
Our President and a few of our managers and crew leaders joined a really fascinating FAM journey alongside the well-known pilgrimage route of the Kumano Kodo. It was the right alternative to get acquainted with an space that’s rising in reputation, and arguably fairly tough to coordinate logistically. We are actually in a position to present higher info and logistics to shoppers within the Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage.
EXO Journey Japan will stay closes for the New Yr Vacation from thirtieth December 2023 to third January 2024. Buyer Care and emergency assistant for shoppers on the bottom will stay energetic and our workplace will reopen as normal on Thursday 4 January, 2024.