765 Tokyo hotel offers free stay, drinks, and sashimi on one very simple condition

Speech Materals

The travel business isn’t exactly booming at the moment thanks to the social distancing and safety protocol necessary to deal with the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). So as you can imagine, hotels that typically expect to welcome tourist and business travelers face an uphill battle.

Tokyo’s Hotel New Shohei is one such hotel, but they’re offering a very hospitable and hard-to-beat campaign to revive lodging in their vacant rooms–free lodging and even drinks.

The hotel simply asks guests to fulfill one condition to access a free stay–simply upload photos of your stay and experience to a social media account or blog. That’s it.

Located just three minutes from Yotsuya Station with direct access to many popular attractions in Tokyo, Hotel New Shoei has been a popular lodging hub for business travelers and tourists looking for a convenient and comfortable base as they explore Tokyo, but have been struggling with filling their rooms due to the pandemic.

I – Word Understanding
Uphill – difficult
Hub – center of activity

II – Have Your Say
1, How does social media help in reviving tourism? Why do you think it is effective?
2, If you are planning for a trip, where do you get information and where do you base your decision?
3, What were the factors you considered when planning a trip? What additional precautions would you take now that we are in a pandemic?

765 Tokyo hotel offers free stay, drinks, and sashimi on one very simple condition

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