A Japanese leading travel company sells manga-related tours in Metaverse space
HIS signed a business partnership with ‘MyAnimeList,’ one of the largest Japanese animation or manga community in the world to create and offer animation or manga-related travel tours in Web 3.0 space.
A leading Japanese travel company sells space balloon journey lifting up to an altitude of 30 km at 17 million JPY
HIS, one of leading Japanese travel companies, has begun selling ‘Journey to the Edge of Space’ with space balloon ‘Spaceship Neptune.’ The price is $125,000 a passenger plus 550,000 JPY as a commission.
HIS, one of the Japanese leading travel companies, still suffered from deficit in FY2022 despite large increases in sales
HIS, one of the Japanese leading travel companies, still suffered from net loss of 9.5 billion JPY for the full year of FY2022 ended October 31 2022 despite an increase in sales to 142.8 billion JPY because of gradual recovery of the travel business.
HIS invests to a tourism-oriented digital currency/NFT startup to expand its Web 3.0 business space
HIS has acquired shares of Rural, a startup to provide tourism-oriented digital currency ‘Rural Coin’ and ‘Rural NFT' to accelerate its new business in a Web 3.0 space.
A Japanese leading travel firm welcomed 1.3 million visitors a month in its metaverse shop
HIS, a Japanese leading travel firm, welcomed 1.3 million or more visitors in its virtual shop ‘HIS Travel World,’ which was launched in a smartphone metaverse space ‘REALITY World.'
HIS sells Huis Ten Bosh theme-park to aHong Kong-based investment firm at 66.6 billion JPY
HIS, a leading Japanese travel company, officially announced to sell its 100% subsidiary Huis Ten Bosh theme-park in Nagasaki to Hong Kong-based investment firm PAG HTB Holdings at 66.6 billion JPY.
The most-booked overseas destination in this autumn is Hawaii with honeymoon demand resumed
HIS received 1374.5% more overseas travel bookings for the period than a year ago, and the average expenses are up 30.5% to 216,800 JPY year on year or even up 90.3% compared to 2019. The most-booked destination was Hawaii.
HIS launches ‘Web 3.0 Virtual Project,’ expecting to offer new NFT or Metaverse experiences
HIS, one of the biggest travel companies in Japan, will launch ‘Web 3.0 Virtual Project’ to offer NFT and metaverse services in a travel space and produce its original virtual liver of 2D or 3D avatars as a new advertising characters.
HIS, a major travel agent in Japan, launches a farm company to sell agriculture products
HIS launched ‘HIS Farmers,’ a farm company to cultivate and distribute agriculture products, starting cultivating tomato in Hasuda City, Saitama and grapefruit in Nichinan City, Miyazaki.
HIS offers a package of nine services to sweep away concerns about overseas travel for Japanese travelers
HIS has started offering ‘RE:TRAVEL SUPPORT,’ a package of nine services to support Japanese overseas travelers, including bookings of PCR tests before departure overseas and return to Japan.
JTB and HIS will restart selling package tours for Hawaii, supporting PCR test in returning to Japan
JTB has decided to restart sending LOOK JTB MyStyle tours to Hawaii on April 28, followed by HIS on May 1, as Japanese government lowered the COVID-19-related travel warning from Level 3 to Level 2 for U.S.
HIS decides to sell out its 100% subsidiary HTB Energy with excess of debt, stepping out from the energy business
HIS has decided to sell out its 100% subsidiary HTB Energy with excess of debt, posting a deficit of about 10 billion JPY for FY2021.
HIS doubled its annual deficit to the worst 50 billion JPY for FY2021, expecting overseas travel demand recovery next summer
HIS posted a net loss of 50 billion JPY for FY2021 ended October 31 2021, doubling from the previous fiscal year. Hideo Sawada, HIS President said. “We expect that overseas travel demand may begin recovering the next summer.”
HIS establishes a partnership body to create a distribution channel to promote tourism in Japan with Japanese foods
HIS and Terroir and Tradition Japan, a food trading firm, established a partnership body ‘Fooravel & Delivalue’ to deliver information on a variety of Japanese foods particularly in Europe.
HIS continues struggling with an increase in deficit and a large decrease in sales for Q3 of FY2021
HIS increased net loss to 33.2 billion JPY for the third quarter of FY2021 from November 1 2020 to July 31 2021 from 16.7 billion JPY a year earlier, and sales were continuously down 77.4% year on year.
HIS America launches a sustainable travel booking site to find how much CO2 your travel emits
HIS International Tours, a local firm of HIS in America, has launched ‘Copolo,’ an online booking site exclusively for sustainable travel, in collaboration with CHOOOSE, a startup of Norway.
The first Henn na Hotel in a foreign country opens in Seoul on August 1, offering a check-in service outside the hotel
HIS Holdings opened ‘Henn na Hotel Seoul Myeongdong,’ the first Henn na Hotel brand in a foreign country, on August 1 2021, available an exclusive app, a guest can check in anywhere outside the hotel.
The first Japanese Tour Grand Prix 2021 in two years picks ‘Land Cruise JTB,’ seat-in-couch tour in Europe, as Tourism Minister Award
'Tour Grand Prix 2021,’ which was the 28th Grand Prix for the first time in two years, picked ‘Land Cruise JTB,’ a seat-in-couch tour product in Europe, as Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Award and four online tours were selected as digital category for overseas travel.
HIS said, “We are hitting a bottom now,’ when it announced 23.2 billion JPY in deficit for the first half of FY2021
Posting 23.2 billion JPY in net loss for first six months of FY2021, HIS aims to lower the sales ratio of core travel business from 70% currently to around 50% in the next five years, focusing on restaurant business and ryokan rehabilitation business as a new business portfolios.
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.