Japan National Tourism Organization launches a special site for Osaka Kansai EXPO, encouraging inbound travelers to visit local areas
Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) launched a special website for the Osaka Kansai Expo, expecting the Expo is an opportunity to encourage inbound tourists to visit regional areas.
Airbnb Japan introduces its first new functions exclusively forJapan, reflecting the current trends of increases in group guests and stays in local areas
Airbnb Japan has introduced new specific functions for Japan in line with the recent trends in the Japanese market, saying that guests choose locations other than famous tourist spots and prefer to group travel.
Tokyo Ota creates a digital SENTO (public bathhouse) experience tour for foreign travelers arriving in Haneda Airport
Digital SENTO(public bathhouse) experience tour for foreign travelers who arrive in Haneda Airport located in Ota area is developed as a Japan’s unique tourism attraction.
Japan Travel and Tourism Association builds a digital platform to help local regions use tourism data analysis
Japan Travel and Tourism Association has built ‘Japan Travel and Tourism Association Digital Platform’ to help local regions use tourism data analysis for sustainable tourism business, offering a basic function and a paid extension function.
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.
Digital Wallet for Osaka Kansai EXPO is in service on November 1, naming e-money as ‘MYAKU-PE！’ and reward point as ‘MYAKU-PO！’
‘EXPO 2025 Digital Wallet’ service started on November 1 2023 to connect the EXPO with wallet users, nicknaming e-money as ‘MYAKU-PE!' and reward point as ‘MYAKU-PO!’
Tourism DX on an app for rent-a-bicycle users is tested in Shimanami area, a popular destination in Japan for cyclists
Shimanami Japan, a local DMO, has started tourism DX demonstration on its app for rent-a-bicycle users in Shimanami area in order to increase local spending by them.
Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau installs generative AI on its official website, responding inquiries with more than 20 different languages
Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau will install multi-language generative AI ‘Kotozna laMondoI’ with a capability of more than 20 different languages on its official website.
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.
Ministry of Tourism Japan expands a partnership with ‘Pokémon GO’ to help travelers rediscover local historic architectures
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has started a partnership with ‘Pokémon GO’ in three cities to help users rediscover historic architectures in local areas.
Yahoo Data Solution Service will launch a new BtoB tool ‘DS. INSIGHT Trend’ as a new function on ‘DS,. INSIGHT' to visualize rising topics or trends from about 9 billion sorts of searched keywords a year and GPS data from about approved 10 million users.
International travel-tech conference ‘TIS2023’ will be held in Spain in October 2023 with special discount offered for Travel Voice Japan subscribers
The 4th ‘Tourism Innovation Summit (TIS) 2023’ with a theme of ‘Travel revolution takes off’ will be held at Fibes in Sevilla, Spain for three days from October 18 to 20 2023. For Travel Voice audiences, 50% discount is offered.
How does OTA Hopper enter the Japanese market? General Manager APAC talks about its BtoB strategy in APAC
Reno Wang, General Manager APAC at Hopper, who visited Japan to join WiT Japan & North Asia, talked about its BtoB strategy in APAC including Japan. How does Hooper enter the Japanese market?
Word-of-mouth analysis TrustYou has begun providing ‘response AI,’ a new function for accommodation to generate responses to word-of-mouths from guests automatically.
NAVITIME Japan links with Hong Kong-based activity booking Klook on its route search or for tour passes
NAVITIME Japan and Klook partner in service linkages on ‘Japan Travel by NAVITIME’ for inbound travelers to Japan and ‘NAVITIME Transit’ for transit route search.
NS Solutions, a Japanese digital solution provider, starts selling a DX support solution for travel companies to make seamless management possible
NS Solutions (NSSOL), a Japanese digital solution provider, has started selling ‘TRIPHOO,’ a DX support solution for travel companies to helps them manage a series of operations for tour planning and selling on a system.
A Japanese accommodation booking management system partners experience booking platform Klook for inventory sharing
TL-Lincoln, a accommodation booking and selling management system of Japan, has begun partnership with Klook to allows TL-Lincoln users in Japan to provide global OTA Klook with their rooms.
Travel-tech international conference 'WiT Japan 2023' Executive Committee talks about what topics are discussed
Travel-tech international conference ‘WiT Japan & North Asia’ will be held in Tokyo on July 5 and 6 2023. Kei Shibata (Venture Republic CEO) and Aya Aso (SAVVY Collective CEO), Executive Committee members, talked about what speakers are expected to discuss in the event.
Travel-tech international conference ‘Digital Travel APAC’ will kick off in Singapore on August 14 2023, joined by travel professionals in the region [PR]
The 8th ‘Digital Travel APAC,’ a travel-tech international conference specializing in APAC, will kick off for three days from August 14 2023, hosted by World Business Research (WBR). Travel professionals will take about what is the future travel in APAC.
ANA NEO, a ANA Group company, opened ‘ANA GranWhale NFT MarketPlace’ to sell its original and unique NFT products as ‘ANA NFT Collection.’