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The in-destination international conference ‘Arival’ shows six key trends in Asian market, such as acceleration of online booking or photogenic experiences

The in-destination international conference ‘Arival’ shows six key trends in Asian market, such as acceleration of online booking or photogenic experiences

Arival, the in-destination international conference organizer announced six key trends in APAC, such as acceleration of online booking, photogenic experiences or the return of the outbound travel from China.
Travel-tech international conference ‘Digital Travel APAC’ will kick off in Singapore on August 14 2023, joined by travel professionals in the region [PR]

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 launches a NFT marketplace to offer its original and unique NFT products as ANA Collection

ANA launches a NFT marketplace to offer its original and unique NFT products as ANA Collection

ANA NEO, a ANA Group company, opened ‘ANA GranWhale NFT MarketPlace’ to sell its original and unique NFT products as ‘ANA NFT Collection.’
Only 20% of DMOs in Japan implement tourism-oriented CRM as a digital transformation effort

Only 20% of DMOs in Japan implement tourism-oriented CRM as a digital transformation effort

The latest JTB survey on DX finds that 43% of DMOs or local governments want to use TikTok or GoogleMyBuisness as tools to delivery information.
Japanese AI-based travel booking startup became bankrupt due to rapid booking reduction during the pandemic

Japanese AI-based travel booking startup became bankrupt due to rapid booking reduction during the pandemic

atta, a Japanese AI-based travel booking service startup. became bankrupt with total debts of about 130 million JPY. Up-front investment for the system development weighted the business management.
International travel-tech conference ‘WiT Japan’ will be held face-to-face on July 5 and 6 2023

International travel-tech conference ‘WiT Japan’ will be held face-to-face on July 5 and 6 2023

International travel-tech conference ‘WiT Japan’ will be held face-to-face in Westin Tokyo on July 5 and 6 2023. Early-bird tickets will be available by May 12.
Japan’s leading travel company JTB invests to a restaurant booking platform to promote gastronomy tourism

Japan’s leading travel company JTB invests to a restaurant booking platform to promote gastronomy tourism

JTB has decided to invest to Tablecross, an operator of one-stop food platform ‘byFood.com' for international travelers to Japan, in order to promote gastronomy tourism.
A Japanese startup regional airline launches a fan community club, for which NFT arts are sold, before starting its service

A Japanese startup regional airline launches a fan community club, for which NFT arts are sold, before starting its service

TOKI AIR, a Nigata Airport-based startup regional airline, has developed ‘TOKI AIR NFT Project’ to launch a fan community ‘CLUB TOKI’ and to sell NFT arts.
Japanese travel fintech service ‘HafH’ founder talks about his ambition to redesign the world with a new business model

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.”
Airbnb Japan partners Kansai Tourism Bureau for inbound tourism promotions toward Osaka Kansai EXPO 2025

Airbnb Japan partners Kansai Tourism Bureau for inbound tourism promotions toward Osaka Kansai EXPO 2025

Airbnb Japan signed a comprehensive partnership agreement with Kansai Tourism Bureau for home-sharing-based tourism promotions targeting international visitors for Osaka Kansai EXPO 2025.
A Japanese railway company launches a share office booking service nationwide on its own app

A Japanese railway company launches a share office booking service nationwide on its own app

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, 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.
Hong Kong-based experience booking platform Klook CEO reveals Japan was the top destinations in sales in 2022

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.
Booking.com collected the most word-of-mouth postings in Japan, according to TrustYou

Booking.com collected the most word-of-mouth postings in Japan, according to TrustYou

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 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 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 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 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.
Airbnb Japan donates 150 million JPY to renovate old Japanese-style houses to enrich ‘Historical Homes’ category

Airbnb Japan donates 150 million JPY to renovate old Japanese-style houses to enrich ‘Historical Homes’ category

Airbnb Japan donated 150 million jPY to Japan Kominka (old Japanese-style house) Association, enriching ‘Historical Homes' category in Japan. The Association plans to support up to 5 million JPY each for renovation of 30 houses nationwide.
Two Japanese leading experience booking platforms sign a business partnership to send customers reciprocally

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.