Japanese travel fintech service ‘HafH’ founder talks about his ambition to redesign the world with a new business model
Kenji Sunada, founder and CEO of KabuK Style talks about his ambition on fintech-based travel subscription services ‘HafH’ for accommodation and flight. He said, "We are committed to change the world with a new business model.”
JR West, a Japanese railway company in western Japan, has begun offering a share space booking and payment platform service ‘+ PLACE.' About 400 bookable places are available for the service in the beginning.
Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai will be a complete cashless event, offering its original e-money and point reward
Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai will be a complete cashless event without accepting cash payment. its original e-money payment ‘EXPO 2025 Digital Wallet’ will be introduced by the end of March 2024.
Japan Tourism Agency shows four pillars of how local tourism plays promote DX to improve destination management
Japan Tourism Agency instructs how local tourism players should promote digital transformation in four pillars, showing the future vision, the current challenges, how to solve issues and also KPIs in FY2027.
Hong Kong-based experience booking platform Klook CEO reveals Japan was the top destinations in sales in 2022
Ethan Lin, Hong Kong-based local experience booking platform ‘Klook’ CEO and Co-founder, recently visited Japan to talk about the current market trend of inbound travel to Japan.
TrustYou revealed that Booking.com collected the most word-of-mouth postings with a share of 34% in Japan, followed by Google with 21%.
Veltra, a Japanese leading experience booking platform, extends partnership with Tiqets for API connection to increase sales channels
Veltra, a Japanese leading experience and tour booking platform, and Tiqets have agreed to extend the strategic partnership, including transition of business operation by Tiqets in Japan to Linktivity, a subsidiary of Veltra.
Kansai Tourism Bureau partners with Mastercard to accelerate digital payment for tourists in Osaka Expo 2025
Kansai Tourism Bureau signed MOU on strategic partnership with Mastercard to accelerate digital payment in 10 prefectures in the Kansai area toward the Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai.
Japan Travel and Tourism Association opens a comprehensive tourism database covering 1,741 local regions nationwide
Japan Travel and Tourism Association opened a new tourism information website ‘JAPAN 47 GO’ containing about 110,000 local tourism attractions and experiences in 1,741 local regions nationwide.
ANA is integrating its domestic passenger service system into Amadeus Altea for international flights to unify the booking management
ANA will integrate its domestic passenger service system into Amadeus Altea Passenger Service Systemto maximize seamless services for all passengers on a single platform. The integration will be in progress from FY2025 to FY2026.
Two Japanese leading experience booking platforms sign a business partnership to send customers reciprocally
Veltra and Asoview!, Japanese leading local experience booking platforms, signed a strategic business partnership to send customers reciprocally and support their business partners for DX.
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.
30% of all respondents in Japan knew what NFT is. Only 3.2% own NFT. The most popular category was ‘sports’ with 41.2%, followed by ‘animation or manga’ with 39.2% and ‘music or entertainment’ with 34%.
JTB has developed ‘JTB Data Connect HUB’ connecting property management system (PMS) for accommodation with a variety of business support solutions.
Tokyo Metro has begun selling a set of one-day passes on Amazon since November 29 2022 as its first year-around online ticket sales.
Rakuten Travel, a Japanese leading OTA, has released ‘Sustainable Icon’ to introduce sustainable efforts by hotels and ryokans on its booking platform and give ‘Sustainable Travel Badge’ to them.
Local experience booking platform of Japan ‘Asoview’ partners with Hong Kong-based Klook for the inbound travelers to Japan
Local experience booking platform of Japan ‘Asoview’ and Hong Kong-based travel booking platform ‘Klook’ signed a strategic business partnership. On ‘Urakata Series,’ an Asoview’s SaaS-based service for tourism operators, Klook’s offering products are offered.
Web-based CIQ for Japan ‘Visit Japan Web’ integrates health app ‘MySOS’ to make faster immigration possible
Digital Agency of Japan will integrate ‘My SOS,’ a health certificate app, into ‘Visit Japan Web’ on November 1 2022 to make faster immigration possible.
ANA accelerates to upgrade ANA app to a super app, firstly installing mini apps for payment and booking
ANA is revamping ‘ANA Mileage Club App’ to a super app by installing mini apps for a variety of daily life services, accelerating it to 'super app' with a concept of ‘living with miles.’
JR East, a Japanese railway company, sells NFT station name signs, celebrating the 150th anniversary
JR East, a Japanese railway company covering eastern Japan, has begun selling NFT (non-fungible token) ) station name signs, celebrating the 150th anniversary of birth of the Japan’s first railway.