TTC Special: Cruises and innovations in Tokyo 2020

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By Frank Martin

TTC Service.- If there is something true in world tourism, it is that the great sporting events and the so-called leisure industry are strongly linked.

That happens for two reasons: the love of humans for sports competitions and for the income that the tourism industry always seeks.

This is what is happening with the great Olympic event in Tokyo.

Japanese organizers surely will not sleep at home from July 24 to August 9 but in “floating hotels.”

In other words, they will sleep as many hours as they can on luxury cruises and thus give an “example” to those who have money to do so and attend the Olympic games.

It has already been announced that two of the Royal Caribbean ships will offer itineraries along nights at the new Tokyo cruise terminal.

Many lucky passengers with tickets can easily reach events and games and sleep in a ship.

Then they will continue their vacations in other Japanese regions.

Live or on TV
Japan intends to show the country live or on TV from the tourist angle while the games are running.

Other lines intend to install large tv screens on board so that their passengers do not lose details of the most important competitions while enjoying Japanese tourist offers.

Prices have not been announced, but specialists talk about “touching the sky.”

Preparations advance
The Japanese, like good Asians, are making detail preparations.

Last year they tested some mechanisms for the games, which they say will be an example of traditions and modernity.

Last summer a concert was offered as an advance on the artistic part of the Olympics.

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike said on that occasion that three of the new facilities where the games will take place have already been completed.

He reported on initiatives to mitigate normal high temperatures in Tokyo in the summer and to favor the accessibility of disabled people.

The designs of the Olympic medals, made entirely of recycled metals from old electronic devices, such as smartphones and computers, were first shown


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