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Activity booking management system ‘JTB BÓKUN’ enables the users to deliver a variety of keys automatically to travelers

Activity booking management system ‘JTB BÓKUN’ enables the users to deliver a variety of keys automatically to travelers

JTB has completed a system linkage between ‘JTB BÓKUN,’ a BtoB activity booking management system, and ‘KEY STATION,’ a remote key delivery system.
APA HOTEL of Japan completed purchase of Hilton Seattle, opening ‘Coast Seattle Downtown Hotel by APA’ as its first hotel in U.S.

APA HOTEL of Japan completed purchase of Hilton Seattle, opening ‘Coast Seattle Downtown Hotel by APA’ as its first hotel in U.S.

APA HOTEL of Japan completed purchase of Hilton Seattle, opening it as ‘Coast Seattle Downtown Hotel by APA’ on June 13. It is the first hotel of APA Group in U.S.
The top target market for prefectures in Japan is Taiwan, followed by Australia and U.S., and China is 8th

The top target market for prefectures in Japan is Taiwan, followed by Australia and U.S., and China is 8th

78% of all DMOs or prefectures in Japan target Taiwan as a source market, followed by Australia (51.4%) and U.S. (49.7%), ‘because tourism resources and contents are compatible with the target markets (64.4%).'
Banyan Tree Higashiyama Kyoto, the first Banyan Tree brand in Japan, will open in July this year

Banyan Tree Higashiyama Kyoto, the first Banyan Tree brand in Japan, will open in July this year

‘Banyan Tree Higashiyama Kyoto,’ the first Banyan Tree brand in Japan, will open on July 26 2024, offering 52 rooms in six different types, including eight rooms with onsen facilities.
Club Tourism of Japan launches ‘solo travel’ tours for 30s to 50s females, forming a project team by the same generation

Club Tourism of Japan launches ‘solo travel’ tours for 30s to 50s females, forming a project team by the same generation

Club Tourism, a Japanese travel company especially for elder people, targets 30s to 50s females as well as senior people, a core target, for ’solo travel’ tours. Club Tourism marketed more than 1,300 solo travel tours in 2023.
Hyatt-affiliated Japanese style ryokan will open in Yufu, Yakushima and Hakone in 2026, offering 30 to 50 luxury rooms

Hyatt-affiliated Japanese style ryokan will open in Yufu, Yakushima and Hakone in 2026, offering 30 to 50 luxury rooms

Kiraku, a Japanese accommodation developer, revealed that a joint venture with Hyatt Hotels Corporation will open luxury ryokan ‘ATONA’ in 2026.
Japan, China and South Korea agree to boost cultural exchanges with a goal to increase trilateral travelers to 40 million in total by 2030

Japan, China and South Korea agree to boost cultural exchanges with a goal to increase trilateral travelers to 40 million in total by 2030

Leaders of Japan, China and South Korea agreed to increase exchange of people among the tree nations to 40 million by 2030, designating ‘Culture Exchange Years’ for the next two years.
Total sales of 43 Japanese major travel companies in March recovered to a 6% decrease over 2019

Total sales of 43 Japanese major travel companies in March recovered to a 6% decrease over 2019

Sales of 43 major travel companies in March 2024 were down 6.1% to 421.2 billion JPY compared to the same month of 2019. Sales in overseas travel were up 65.6% year on year to 116.7 billion JPY, but the result was still down 33.1% compared to March 2019.
ANA travel body starts selling dynamic package tours using other airlines’ flights than ANA

ANA travel body starts selling dynamic package tours using other airlines’ flights than ANA

ANA X has started selling tours for overseas destinations with no ANA scheduled flights by using other flights than ANA, such as Guam by United Airlines or Seoul by Asiana Airlines.
International Tourism Trade Show Tokyo became a new opportunity for the tourism industry of Japan to share knowledge about Wellness and DX

International Tourism Trade Show Tokyo became a new opportunity for the tourism industry of Japan to share knowledge about Wellness and DX

International Tourism Trade Show 2024 was held in Tokyo Big Sight for three days from May 8th to 10th as a new BtoB tourism event, organizing the 2nd International Wellness Tourism EXPO and the first Tourism Marketing EXPO.
WiT Japan 2024 shares knowledge of how to use GenAI for travel among travel-tech companies in Aisa

WiT Japan 2024 shares knowledge of how to use GenAI for travel among travel-tech companies in Aisa

WiT Japan & North Aisa 2024 with a theme of ‘The Human Revolution’ on May 13 2024 particularly shared knowledge of how to use GenAI for travel.
Marriott renovates 14 UNIZO Holdings’ hotels in Japan to Four Points Express by Sheraton, the first brand in APAC

Marriott renovates 14 UNIZO Holdings’ hotels in Japan to Four Points Express by Sheraton, the first brand in APAC

14 UNIZO Holdings’ hotels in Japan will be renovated to Four Points Express by Sheraton. They will be the first Four Points Express by Sheraton brand in APAC.
85% of travel and hospitality business operators in Japan are forced to limit their operation hours due to labour shortage

85% of travel and hospitality business operators in Japan are forced to limit their operation hours due to labour shortage

85% of travel and hospitality business operators in Japan were forced to limit their operation hours due to labour shortage. The hospitality industry has struggled with their operations, such as reduce in operation days (51%).
JAL achieved considerable increases in both revenue and profit for FY2023, carrying 1.5 times more international flight passengers

JAL achieved considerable increases in both revenue and profit for FY2023, carrying 1.5 times more international flight passengers

JAL increased revenue by 20.1% year on year to 1652 billion yen for FY 2023 ended March 31 2024, 19.2% more than even FY2019, carrying 1.5 times more international flight passengers.
ANA posted record-high operating income for FY2023 with more international passenger revenue than domestic passenger revenue for the first time

ANA posted record-high operating income for FY2023 with more international passenger revenue than domestic passenger revenue for the first time

ANA Holdings considerably increased operating revenue for FY2023 ended March 31 2024 to 2,056 billion yen because of strong air travel demand after the pandemic. International passenger service revenue surpassed domestic passenger service revenue.
A stay program in 400-years-old ‘Marugame Castle’ in Kagawa Prefecture will be on sale at 1.26 million JPY a night

A stay program in 400-years-old ‘Marugame Castle’ in Kagawa Prefecture will be on sale at 1.26 million JPY a night

A stay in 400-years-old ‘Marugame Castle Experience’ in Kagawa Prefecture will be on sale at 1,265,000 JPY a night for two persons including one dinner and one breakfast.
ANA unveils the TaaS platform concept for seamless travel, expanding travel opportunities without air

ANA unveils the TaaS platform concept for seamless travel, expanding travel opportunities without air

ANA X, a ANA Group company, unveiled the TaaS (Travel as a Service) Platform concept for seamless travel on an smartphone app to expand an ANA economy zone by providing more opportunities to live or travel with accumulated miles.
Airbnb contributes $1 million to a Japan-U.S. regional tourism exchange program, sending Japanese tourism professionals to U.S.

Airbnb contributes $1 million to a Japan-U.S. regional tourism exchange program, sending Japanese tourism professionals to U.S.

Airbnb will contribute $1 million (about 153 million JPY) to a regional tourism exchange program between Japan and U.S, sending 15 to 20 tourism professionals from Japan to U.S.
ANA begins serving complimentary in-flight internet access even to  international flight business class passengers 

ANA begins serving complimentary in-flight internet access even to  international flight business class passengers 

ANA will begin serving complimentary in-flight internet access even to Business Class passengers on its international flights in this coming summer.
JTB works together with Asahi Breweries to develop a nighttime rickshaw tour in Asakusa for inbound travelers

JTB works together with Asahi Breweries to develop a nighttime rickshaw tour in Asakusa for inbound travelers

JTB, Asahi Breweries and Jidaiya, a rickshaw operator, worked together for a inbound travel program to tour cherry blossom spots in Asakusa by rickshaw. The program is to boost nighttime economy by inbound travelers.