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Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 17% in April 2024 compared to pre-pandemic

Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 17% in April 2024 compared to pre-pandemic

The total number of guest nights in April 2024 (provisionally) was up 11.9% year on year to 50.9 million, which were also up 0.5% compared to the same month of 2019, and guest nights of foreigner travelers were up 16.5% to 13.2 million.
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.
Japan’s IT solution provider Tripla launches a booking management system linking with local OTAs in Asia

Japan’s IT solution provider Tripla launches a booking management system linking with local OTAs in Asia

Tripla, a Japan’s IT solution provider for accommodations, launched ‘Tripla Link,’ a booking management system linking with 28 OTAs in Asia, including Lion Travel and ez Travel of Taiwan or Traveloka of Indonesia.
Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 33% in March 2024 compared to pre-pandemic

Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 33% in March 2024 compared to pre-pandemic

The total number of guest nights in March 2024 (provisionally) was up 8.2% year on year to 54.9 million, which consisted of 42.2 million Japanese guests (up 1.3%) and 12.7 million foreigners' guests (up 33.4%).
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%).
Japan’s IT solution provider Tripla installs a multi-currency payment function in its booking engine for accommodations

Japan’s IT solution provider Tripla installs a multi-currency payment function in its booking engine for accommodations

Tripla, a Japan’s IT solution provider for accommodations, launches a multi-currency payment function on its booking engine ‘Tripla Book,' which is a direct booking function for accommodations.
HIS, a Japanese leading travel company, launches a new accommodation booking platform with unique properties only

HIS, a Japanese leading travel company, launches a new accommodation booking platform with unique properties only

HIS launched a new accommodation booking platform ‘WOW+,’ which lists unique properties only, giving users search opportunities from experience keywords.
Japanese AI speaker provider TradFit launches a new service to recommend a right hotel in a destination based on smartphone data

Japanese AI speaker provider TradFit launches a new service to recommend a right hotel in a destination based on smartphone data

TradFit, a Japanese AI speaker provider for accommodation, launched a new service to recommend a right hotel in a destination based on data acquired from a user’s smartphone.
Spare-time job offerings by hotels in Japan reached record-high in December 2023 due to serious labor shortage

Spare-time job offerings by hotels in Japan reached record-high in December 2023 due to serious labor shortage

Timee, a spare-time job matching platform, revealed that the number of spare-time job offerings by hotels increased by about 4.2 times in December 2023 compared to a year ago. it resulted from serious labor shortage in the hospitality industry in Japan.
Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 32% in December 2023 compared to pre-pandemic

Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 32% in December 2023 compared to pre-pandemic

The total number of guest nights in December 2023 (provisionally) was up 9.4% year on year to 51.5 million, which were also up 9.3% compared to the same month of 2019. Foreigner travelers were up 32.3% to 12.1 million.
Guest nights in Japan by both Japanese and foreigners finally exceeded the pre-pandemic level for three consecutive months

Guest nights in Japan by both Japanese and foreigners finally exceeded the pre-pandemic level for three consecutive months

Total number of guest nights in November 2023 (provisionally) was up 16.9% year on year to 53.6 million, which were up 7.9% compared to the same month of 2019. The share of foreigners’ guest nights was 22.8% of the total in October.
A major Japanese data company opens a capsule hotel specializing in sleep analysis as ‘sleep tech’

A major Japanese data company opens a capsule hotel specializing in sleep analysis as ‘sleep tech’

NTT Data, a major Japanese data company, will open a capsule hotel specializing in sleep analysis, acquiring, accumulating and analyzing sleep data using infrared cameras, sound-collecting microphones, and body movement sensors.
Amazon launches ‘Alexa’ for hotels as part of its first BtoB services, making bulk installation in a property possible

Amazon launches ‘Alexa’ for hotels as part of its first BtoB services, making bulk installation in a property possible

Amazon Japan (Amazon) has begun offering ‘Alexa Smart Properties (ASP)’ as a service for businesses using the personal AI assistant Alexa. Tokyu Hotels & Resorts will introduce Echo Show 8 to 56 premium class rooms at the lifestyle hotel "SAPPORO STREAM HOTEL" that will open in Sapporo on January 16 2024.
Price hike and breakfast menus largely influence satisfaction to stay in hotels in Japan

Price hike and breakfast menus largely influence satisfaction to stay in hotels in Japan

Guest satisfaction rates in Japan were down 30 points for mid-scale hotels and 19 points for economy hotels in 2023 compared to the previous survey, mainly affected by price hikes. Top up-scale hotel is Hilton.
Hoshino Resorts, a Japan’s hotel chain, offers a digital detox plan for young guests, sealing a smartphone in a box

Hoshino Resorts, a Japan’s hotel chain, offers a digital detox plan for young guests, sealing a smartphone in a box

Hoshino Resorts, a Japan’s hotel chain, has started selling an unique stay plan without a smartphone, named ‘No Smartphone Stay.’ In checking in, smartphone is sealed in the box.
A Japanese real estate sharing service provider is preparing for selling new crypto-assets as a money-raising means, offering rights to stay in properties to buyers

A Japanese real estate sharing service provider is preparing for selling new crypto-assets as a money-raising means, offering rights to stay in properties to buyers

NOT A HOTEL, a Japanese real estate sharing service provider, has signed MOU with GMO COINS to prepare for selling new crypto-assets as a money-raising means, trying to build a scheme for everyone to own and use NOT A HOTEL properties all together.
Accor will open 23 Grand Mercure and Mercure hotels in Japan at the same time on April 1 2024, taking over Daiwa Resort properties

Accor will open 23 Grand Mercure and Mercure hotels in Japan at the same time on April 1 2024, taking over Daiwa Resort properties

Accor announced that they will open 12 Grand Mercure hotels and 11 Mercure hotels in Japan nationwide at the same time on April 1 2024 and develop ‘#Hanare Tabi (Remote Travel in English)’ project as a new travel style.
Guest nights in Japan by both Japanese and foreigners finally exceeded the pre-pandemic level in September 2023

Guest nights in Japan by both Japanese and foreigners finally exceeded the pre-pandemic level in September 2023

Guest nights by Japanese travelers and foreigner travelers in September 2023 were respectively up 0.6% to 40.7 million and up 15.4% to 9.5 million compared to the same month of 2019.
A Japanese IT solution provider for accommodation links with ChatGPT to raise its multi-language AI chatbot service’s capacity

A Japanese IT solution provider for accommodation links with ChatGPT to raise its multi-language AI chatbot service’s capacity

tripla, a Japanese IT solution provider for accommodation, has raised capacity of its multi-language AI chatbot service ‘tripla Bot’ through a linkage with ChatGPT.