Tokyo’s MICE industry is introducing several new initiatives to ensure a safe business environment for local and global travellers.

As a part of this, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is issuing Covid-19 safety stickers to encourage businesses to adhere to the Tokyo Disease Control Measures Guidelines for Businesses.

The Japan Exhibition Association has also rolled out a detailed plan that covers measures for venue management, organisers and support team. Planning a layout that limits crowding; using an online visitor pre-registration system to evaluate the number of expected visitors and using thermography to check visitors’ temperatures at the venue entrance are some precautions listed down.

Hotels and convention centres in the Japanese capital have also announced guidelines for their individual operations.

At Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, guests will be asked to fill in the health check sheet upon arrival and those with a temperature above 37.5 degrees celsius cannot enter the restaurants. Frequent deep cleaning, sanitiser dispensers across the property and plastic shields at reception desks and cashiers to prevent droplet infection are also implemented.

Grand Hyatt Tokyo is adhering to the norms chalked out under Hyatt’s new Global Care and Cleanliness Commitment.

Imperial Hotel, Tokyo has made face masks and face guards mandatory for employees. Table and seating layout have been rearranged to provide sufficient distance between guests at other tables

Hotel New Otani Tokyo’s safety measures can be viewed here: