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Officials turn to cruise ships to meet Tokyo Olympic hotel demand
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Officials turn to cruise ships to meet Tokyo Olympic hotel demand

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JTB travel agency has chartered Sun Princess as a floating hotel. YOKOHAMA : Tokyo is facing a shortage of accommodation when Olympics fans pour into the Japanese city for next year’s Games so officials are looking offshore – to moored cruise ships operating as floating hotels. Despite a construction boom, Tokyo could be short as many as 14,000 rooms given an expected surge of Olympics-related tourism, said researchers. Local officials think one solution could be to put people up in giant ships temporarily docked off Tokyo and nearby Yokohama during the Games. Among those on board with the idea […]

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