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Japan set for record number of holiday travelers

'Golden Week' tourists bring fatter wallets to Taiwan, Hong Kong and elsewhere

Overseas travel was expected to decline during this year's Golden Week holiday in China. (Photo by Tomoki Mera)

TOKYO -- A record 24.43 million Japanese will take trips domestically or abroad during the Golden Week holidays, with many to spend more than in 2017 and this year's weekend and midweek days off especially conducive to extended vacations.

Incomes have risen from last year for 16.5% of individuals with travel plans, a survey by travel agency JTB found, roughly double the proportion who reported such a gain in 2017.

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