Japan Airlines Offering 50,000 Free Round-Trip Flights to International Travelers

December 31, 2019

Traveling to the Far East is about to get a little cheaper.

In a bid to boost tourism to its less popular cities, Japan Airlines is giving away 50,000 free round-trip flights to international visitors next summer, reported CNN.

Now the deal won’t get you from the United States to Japan for free, as the offer is for travel that begins and ends in either Tokyo or Osaka. In other words, you first have to fly to the Land of the Rising Sun on your own dime before venturing to your complimentary getaway.

To add a bit of mystery to the free deal, chosen travelers won’t know exactly where they are headed until after they apply for the contest.

The airline will pick from one of four lesser-visited cities to send the lucky winners.

With the Summer Olympics in Tokyo next summer, the airline is trying to mitigate the 10 million extra tourists expected to head to the country’s capital by enticing travelers to explore its non-urban city centers.

“Japan is much more than the bright lights of its sprawling urban centers,” the airline said on its website. “Visitors can discover more about the country's fascinating history and distinctive cultural practices by exploring Japan's different regions.”

In order to apply for the free trips, you have to reside outside of Japan and sign up for the airline’s frequent flyer program. In addition, the contest is only good for travel between July 1 to September 30, 2020.

Interested travelers can submit their applications beginning in late February.

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo start on Friday, July 24th and continue on for 16 days until the closing ceremonies on Sunday, August 9th.

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