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.
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, 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.
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, 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 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 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 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 will open unstaffed stores to provide online travel consultation in ‘Aeon Mall’ in Hokkaido and Aomori, using VR technology of Nurve.
HIS still remained in large losses for the Q1 of FY2021, giving up shifting to a holding company system
HIS continued posting worse financial results for Q1 of FY2021 (November 1 2020 to January 31 2021), posting net loss of 8 billion JPY, and announced to give up shifting to a holding company system in November 2021 originally to survive the current challenging situation.
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.
HIS launches a paid membership online community, expecting to create innovative products with ideas from communication
HIS has launched ‘TABIFLEEEEEK,’ a paid membership online community to create new travel services or products with ideas from the travel lover community and to seize demands after the pandemic.