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Experience booking platform ‘Klook’ starts selling a package of accommodation and local activities in Japan particularly for young generations

Experience booking platform ‘Klook’ starts selling a package of accommodation and local activities in Japan particularly for young generations

Local experience booking platform ‘Klook’ has started offering ‘Stay +,’ a package combing accommodation booking with in-destination products such as such as airport railway tickets or theme-park admission tickets.
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.
JTB launches a new joint venture with trip.com for the inbound travel business to Japan

JTB launches a new joint venture with trip.com for the inbound travel business to Japan

JTB and trip.com have agreed to lunch a new joint venture to solve challenges of hospitality operators and local governments in the inbound travel market from Asia to Japan.
83% of Japanese people experienced EC for shopping in 2022, valuing AI-based recommendation and stories behind products

83% of Japanese people experienced EC for shopping in 2022, valuing AI-based recommendation and stories behind products

The ratio of Japanese people using EC websites for shopping in 2022 was 83.6%, and 64.4% used it more than once in a month. Personalization or customization was more preferred than before.
Millennials and Generation Z in APAC more tend to look for ‘luxury travel’ and ‘local experience’

Millennials and Generation Z in APAC more tend to look for ‘luxury travel’ and ‘local experience’

Among Millennials and Generation Z in APAC, one out of every three respondents answered they want to spend more than $2,000 for the next travel, and 63% said that they book local experience first before departure, according to Klook survey.
Ministry of Tourism Japan expands a partnership with ‘Pokémon GO’ to help travelers rediscover local historic architectures

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 Japan launches a new BtoB tool to foresee the next-coming trends from search data

Yahoo Japan launches a new BtoB tool to foresee the next-coming trends from search data

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.
Online travel expenditure in Japan was 4,804 JPY in May 2023, rising for the first time in the past three years and nine months

Online travel expenditure in Japan was 4,804 JPY in May 2023, rising for the first time in the past three years and nine months

online shopping expenditure by a household with two or more persons was 22,227 JPY in May 2023. Online travel expenditure was 4.804 JPY, nominally 48.2% more than a year ago and higher than 4,771 JPY in August 2019.
Trip.com signs a strategic partnership with Mizuho, a mega bank of Japan, for joint marketing activities

Trip.com signs a strategic partnership with Mizuho, a mega bank of Japan, for joint marketing activities

Mizuho, a mega bank of Japan, Mizuho China and Trip.com signed a strategic partnership agreement to address rise in quality in tourism industries of China and Japan from a long-term perspective.
International travel-tech conference ‘TIS2023’ will be held in Spain in October 2023 with special discount offered for Travel Voice Japan subscribers

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

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 launches an AI-based automatic response function for accommodation

Word-of-mouth analysis TrustYou launches an AI-based automatic response function for accommodation

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.
A new service to deliver baggage from a hotel in Japan to an airport in a foreign country is launched for inbound travelers

A new service to deliver baggage from a hotel in Japan to an airport in a foreign country is launched for inbound travelers

Combination of the Airporter’s baggage delivery system with an airline’s online check-in system allows a traveler to deliver baggage from a hotel and to pick it up at an arrival airport in a foreign country.
NAVITIME Japan links with Hong Kong-based activity booking Klook on its route search or for tour passes

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, 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.
Airbnb hosts in Japan earn 745 million JPY with 67,000 guests in total in local areas without hotels

Airbnb hosts in Japan earn 745 million JPY with 67,000 guests in total in local areas without hotels

Airbnb revealed that more than 67,000 guests stayed in its listings in local areas without hotels in Japan, by which Japanese hosts earned more than 745 million JPY ($5.2 million) in total so far.
Expedia finds that Japanese users searched more long-haul overseas destinations than before for this summer vacation

Expedia finds that Japanese users searched more long-haul overseas destinations than before for this summer vacation

According to Expedia, searches about overseas destinations for this summer by Japanese users are 227% more than a year ago. The most-searched city is Seoul.
A Japanese accommodation booking management system partners experience booking platform Klook for inventory sharing

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 expenditure on internet in Japan rose by 60% year on year to 4,402 JPY in April 2023

Travel expenditure on internet in Japan rose by 60% year on year to 4,402 JPY in April 2023

The average expenditure on internet by a household increased by 10.8% year on year to 21,975 JPY in April 2023. Travel expenditure on internet was up 58.7% to 4,402 JPY, close to 4,771 JPY in August 2019.
Travel-tech international conference 'WiT Japan 2023' Executive Committee talks about what topics are discussed

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.