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Japan Tourism Agency’s manners eduction movies for foreign visitors win the international tourism & travel media award

Japan Tourism Agency’s manners eduction movies for foreign visitors win the international tourism & travel media award

‘The Responsible Traveler,’ a series of manners eduction movies produced by Dentsu Tech for Japan Tourism Agency, featuring humorous performances by five Samurai and Karate Masters, won Intermedia-globe Gold for 2021 World Media Festival.
ANA conducts a trial of IATA Travel Pass on its New York and Honolulu flights, expecting it will be a trump card for restart of international travel

ANA conducts a trial of IATA Travel Pass on its New York and Honolulu flights, expecting it will be a trump card for restart of international travel

ANA began testing IATA Travel Pass on the Haneda-New York and Haneda-Honolulu, joined by volunteer passengers, on May 24, expecting that the digital health accreditation app will be a trump card for restart of international travel.
Japanese experience booking service Vertra launches crowd funding to provide tourism operators with marketing opportunities

Japanese experience booking service Vertra launches crowd funding to provide tourism operators with marketing opportunities

Vertra, a Japanese in-destination experience booking service, has launched tourism-specific crowd funding to provide tourism operators with marketing opportunities in preparation for demand growth after COVID-19.
ANA will launch a virtual travel platform in 2022 to offer avatar-based travel and shopping experiences

ANA will launch a virtual travel platform in 2022 to offer avatar-based travel and shopping experiences

ANA will establish a new company ‘ANA NEO’ to develop and operate a virtual travel platform ‘SKY WHALE,' which consists of ‘Sky Park,’ ‘Sky Mall’ and Sky Village’ services, taking advantage of avatar robot ‘newme’ developed by ANA Group venture company avatatin.
Tourist destinations in Japan offer online contents for the future real travel during a week-long Golden Week holiday period

Tourist destinations in Japan offer online contents for the future real travel during a week-long Golden Week holiday period

Many tourist destinations, including foreign tourism boards, have offered online travel contents you can feel like going out at home during a week-long Golden Week holiday period.
ANA and local ground transportations in Osaka offer a packaged ticket for ANA users

ANA and local ground transportations in Osaka offer a packaged ticket for ANA users

ANA and four ground transportation companies in Osaka offer a reasonable packaged ticket called ‘Osaka Aozora Kiipu’ for ANA flight users on ANA Airport Access Navi to receive a packaged transportation ticket at Itami Airport at once.
Haneda Airport demonstrates face recognition boarding in preparation for full operation in July

Haneda Airport demonstrates face recognition boarding in preparation for full operation in July

Haneda Airport has started demonstrating 'Face Express,' a face recognition boarding system, for international flight passengers in preparation for full operation in July this year. Face Express registration is completed in one minute or shorter.
JAL confirmed perfect validity of CommonPass for departure from Narita and arrival in Singapore

JAL confirmed perfect validity of CommonPass for departure from Narita and arrival in Singapore

JAL and the Commons Project confirmed that a PCR test result on digital health passport ‘CommonPass’ was perfectly accepted at Narita Airport in departure and Singapore Changi Airport in arrival.
JTB builds a virtual space platform to offer a variety of tourism and e-commerce experiences in Japan with avatar operation

JTB builds a virtual space platform to offer a variety of tourism and e-commerce experiences in Japan with avatar operation

JTB will build ‘Virtual Japan Platform’ to offer a variety of Japan's experience contents on a virtual space including e-commerce, together with Fun Japan Communications and FIXER, having an initial goal of 10 million active users by 2024.
HIS opens unstaffed stores to provide shoppers in malls with online travel consultation

HIS opens unstaffed stores to provide shoppers in malls with online travel consultation

HIS will open unstaffed stores to provide online travel consultation in ‘Aeon Mall’ in Hokkaido and Aomori, using VR technology of Nurve.
ANA becomes the first Japanese airline to demonstrate CommonPass, verifying the digital health accreditation on the Haneda-New York route

ANA becomes the first Japanese airline to demonstrate CommonPass, verifying the digital health accreditation on the Haneda-New York route

ANA and The Commons Project demonstrated digital health accreditation ‘CommonPass’ on the NH10 flight from Haneda on March 29 in cooperation with two Japanese volunteers. This was the first CommonPass trial by a Japanese airline, followed by JAL on April 2.
Narita and Haneda airports test face recognition boarding procedures without showing a boarding pass and a passport

Narita and Haneda airports test face recognition boarding procedures without showing a boarding pass and a passport

Narita and Haneda airports will start testing face recognition boarding procedures ‘Face Express’ on April 13 2021, using the NEC biometric identification technology.
JAL ties up with Uber as a strategic partner in North America and Hawaii

JAL ties up with Uber as a strategic partner in North America and Hawaii

JAL and Uber have agreed to a strategic partnership to use the Uber ride-sharing service and food delivery service in North America and Hawaii on JAL app.
ANA launches two new companies to establish a Mileage-based Ecosystem on a super app and to accelerate a local revitalization business

ANA launches two new companies to establish a Mileage-based Ecosystem on a super app and to accelerate a local revitalization business

ANA Group will kick into gear to establish a Milage-based Ecosystem on its developing super app, launching ‘ANA X’ as a platform business company and ‘ANA Aknido’ as a local revitalization business company.
JAL and NEC jointly demonstrate the face recognition processing with a mask on in Kagoshima Prefecture

JAL and NEC jointly demonstrate the face recognition processing with a mask on in Kagoshima Prefecture

JAL and NEC will jointly demonstrate the face recognition precessing with a mask on at Kagoshima Airport and in Kirishima City until April 21 2021, testing how it works in travel experiences.
Digital health passport ‘Common Pass’ links to a health management app for Toho University PCR test results in Japan

Digital health passport ‘Common Pass’ links to a health management app for Toho University PCR test results in Japan

The Commons Project is progressing in Japan through partnership for Common Pass with Toho University and Ishinban to link PCR test result data at the Toho University Haneda Airport Clinic.
Participants in HIS online tours exceeded 50,000 in total, including 3,600 for world tour experiences

Participants in HIS online tours exceeded 50,000 in total, including 3,600 for world tour experiences

HIS's offering online tours have collected 50,000 or more participants in total since the product was launched in April 2020 to anchor people’s mind to restart overseas travels in the future.
Telecom Square offers a new free service on its app to issue location certificate for 14 days after entering Japan

Telecom Square offers a new free service on its app to issue location certificate for 14 days after entering Japan

Telecom Square has released a new free service to issue location certificate on its AR navigation app to meet requirement for travelers entering into Japan to save location information on selected map app for 14 days.
Ministry of Transport of Japan launches Next Generation Air Mobility Office to accelerate a flying car program

Ministry of Transport of Japan launches Next Generation Air Mobility Office to accelerate a flying car program

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) will launch ‘Next Generation Air Mobility Office, targeting Level 4 flight without visual contact for drone operation in FY2022 and commercialization for flying car in FY2023.
ANA will be the first Japanese airline to commence IATA Travel Pass tests on its international flights

ANA will be the first Japanese airline to commence IATA Travel Pass tests on its international flights

ANA will begin demonstration tests for IATA Travel Pass, a digital health passport app developed by IATA, on the selected international flights. IATA Travel Pass project is currently joined by 13 airlines in the world.