Japan recruits foreigners to improve travel advice

Wednesday, 20 October 2010 00:21 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Tokyo (Reuters Life!); Japan is planning to recruit dozens of foreigners to visit the country and give advice on how to make things more travel-friendly for non-Japanese speaking visitors even as it aims for higher tourist numbers.

The government will pay travel allowances to about 100 native English, Chinese and Korean speakers to visit key cities and come up with ideas on how to make it easier for travelers to use public transport, stay at local hotels and eat at local restaurants, said an official at the Japan Tourism Agency.