Digital

JTB adds Japan Railway tickets in its dynamic pricing products, making possible a package of railway and accommodation

JTB adds Japan Railway tickets in its dynamic pricing products, making possible a package of railway and accommodation

JTB has started dealing with Japan Railways (JR) tickets on ‘JTB Dynamic Package MySTYLE,' which enables travelers to choose a a package of railway and accommodation based on dynamic pricing, in addition to conventional package of flight and accommodation.
HIS launches a new digital service combing AI-based chat with face-to-face customer communication

HIS launches a new digital service combing AI-based chat with face-to-face customer communication

HIS launched a new digital service on its smart phone booking site by combining AI-based chat with real customer communication like in-store customer service, expecting to meet needs of contactless services under new normal.
Digital Native Generation in Japan is positive in new normal life amid COVID-19, as 60% say everything can be done with digital

Digital Native Generation in Japan is positive in new normal life amid COVID-19, as 60% say everything can be done with digital

Digital Native Generation in Japan is positive in new normal life amid COVID-19, saying like ‘Everything can be done with digital in my life (58.9%), while many answers are found in 'not keeping enjoying online services replacing real experiences.'
ANA launches direct bookings on ‘Google Flight’  through its NDC

ANA launches direct bookings on ‘Google Flight’ through its NDC

On ‘Google Flight,’ ‘Book on Google’ service is now available for ANA customers through NDC platform. No need moving from Google Flight to ANA official website for booking, purchase or even payment.
AB-ROAD, the most popular travel magazine for Japanese overseas travelers, will end its long history on March 31 2021

AB-ROAD, the most popular travel magazine for Japanese overseas travelers, will end its long history on March 31 2021

Japanese pioneer travel magazine AB-ROAD will terminate on March 31 2021. The operator Recruit Lifestyle explains that the termination results from recent changes of customers’ needs and business environment.
JAL introduces a contactless self-checkin kiosk in Haneda Airport

JAL introduces a contactless self-checkin kiosk in Haneda Airport

To raise travelers' confidences at an airport, JAL has introduced a contactless self-checkin kiosk at Haneda Airport as a trial in the beginning. You can check in with a finger in the air 3 cm off the display.
Airbnb joins the Japan’s domestic travel recovery campaign, offering discounted listings in the middle of October

Airbnb joins the Japan’s domestic travel recovery campaign, offering discounted listings in the middle of October

Airbnb will join the Japanese government’s leading domestic travel campaign ‘Go To Travel’ as a home sharing platform, offering discounted listings in the middle of this coming October.
Booking.com and Agoda officially announce to join the Japan's domestic travel recovery campaign

Booking.com and Agoda officially announce to join the Japan's domestic travel recovery campaign

Booking.com and Agoda join 'Go To Travel' campaign, the Japanese government's leading domestic travel recovery campaign. After each of partner accommodations or vacation rentals register themselves in the campaign, the OTA will sell them on its platform.
OYO Japan is launched, combining OYO LIFE and OYO Hotels on a platform as ‘One OYO Japan’ brand

OYO Japan is launched, combining OYO LIFE and OYO Hotels on a platform as ‘One OYO Japan’ brand

OYO Japan is launched, integrated OYO LIFE and OYO Hotels into 'One OYO Japan' brand, to raise its awareness in the Japanese market.
Kobe Tourism Bureau launches smart phone-based city pass ticket to support the local tourism industry

Kobe Tourism Bureau launches smart phone-based city pass ticket to support the local tourism industry

Amid COVID-19, Kobe Tourism Bureau has begun selling smart phone-based the city tour pass to support the local tourism industry and to promote contactless tickets for travelers.
Airbnb is serious about boosting domestic travel demand in Japan, offering a special campaign for nearby destinations

Airbnb is serious about boosting domestic travel demand in Japan, offering a special campaign for nearby destinations

Airbnb has launched a special campaign to boost domestic travel demand in Japan, inspiring Japanese travelers to visit nearby destinations, which seems to be a major trend under the COVID-19 crisis.
JTB’s joint venture helps tourist facilities in Japan digitalize their ticketing, supporting new normal travel with COVID-19

JTB’s joint venture helps tourist facilities in Japan digitalize their ticketing, supporting new normal travel with COVID-19

JTB and Good Fellows, the leading ticketing system provider, established Good Fellows JTB (GFJ) to help tourist facilities digitalize their ticketing not only for effective operation but also infection prevention.
Linktivity of Japan connects railway companies or tourist facilities to sales agents for e-ticketing service to international visitors

Linktivity of Japan connects railway companies or tourist facilities to sales agents for e-ticketing service to international visitors

Linktivity is a new service in Japan to connect suppliers, such as railways or tourist facilities, to international travelers with QR code e-ticket service sold through travel agents.