We wanted to pass along some news and stats from last week’s Pokemon GO Travel Global Catch Challenge and Tottori Safari Zone Event in Japan.
The global event wrapped up with a three day Safari Zone event in Japan’s Tottori Sand Dunes which more than doubled the previous records for visitors to the area. Over 89,000 people came to the Tottori region to catch 12 million Pokemon (including the rare Pokemon, Unown). The regional government of the Tottori Prefecture have said that the three day event brought in an estimated $16 million (18 billion Yen) in travel and tourism revenue.
You can watch the Pokemon GO Travel recap video below that follows YouTube personalities iHasCupquake, Coisa De Nerd and Rachel Quirico as they travel throughout Japan to visit Tokyo Tower, Mt Fuji, the streets of Kyoto and finally end up at the dunes of Tottori to play alongside thousands other Trainers during the Pokémon GO Safari Zone event.
Visit the official blog to see the highlights of the Global Catch Challenge.