Travel Sectors

HIS offers 15 days and 30 days overseas Workcation tours with a flexible cancelation policy

HIS offers 15 days and 30 days overseas Workcation tours with a flexible cancelation policy

HIS has started selling ‘LIVING TRAVEL’ to meet consumers’ needs of overseas Workcation in Honolulu, Bali, Bangkok, Cairns and Amsterdam departing from Japan after November 2020.
AB-ROAD, a meta-search of overseas travel for Japanese travelers, terminated on March 31 2021

AB-ROAD, a meta-search of overseas travel for Japanese travelers, terminated on March 31 2021

Japanese pioneer travel meta-search AB-ROAD will terminate on March 31 2021. The operator Recruit Lifestyle explains that the termination results from recent changes of customers’ needs and business environment.
This year’s Tourism EXPO Japan will be organized in Okinawa in a hybrid format

This year’s Tourism EXPO Japan will be organized in Okinawa in a hybrid format

This year’s Tourism EXPO Japan in Okinawa will be held for four days between October 29 and November 1 2020, organizing both in live and online for business meetings and international conferences amid COVID-19. Next year it will go to Osaka again.
A local bus operator in Japan launches a new package product incorporating PCR testing in tie-ups with a local clinic

A local bus operator in Japan launches a new package product incorporating PCR testing in tie-ups with a local clinic

Local bus and tour operator in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture launches a new package product incorporating PCR testing in tie-ups with a local clinic to ensure safer travel and confidence in traveling.
KNT-CT launches innovative ‘Travel by car’ in cooperation with Nissan to meet new consumer needs in the time of COVID-19

KNT-CT launches innovative ‘Travel by car’ in cooperation with Nissan to meet new consumer needs in the time of COVID-19

KNT-CT has started selling ‘’E’Vacation,’ an innovative product using electric vehicle (EV) in cooperation with Nissan in Kanagawa and Shizuoka, taking advantage of the Nissan’s car sharing service ‘NISSAN e-share mobi.’
48 major travel companies in Japan continued suffering from 87% reduction in sales in July 2020, despite gradual recovery in domestic travel

48 major travel companies in Japan continued suffering from 87% reduction in sales in July 2020, despite gradual recovery in domestic travel

Sales of 48 major travel companies unprecedentedly reduced by 87.4% year on year to 52.2 billion JPY in total in July 2020, but the monthly reduction rate, however, improved from 97.6% in May and 92.9% in June.
JTB launches a private tour in English with an authorized interpreter guide for Japanese domestic travelers

JTB launches a private tour in English with an authorized interpreter guide for Japanese domestic travelers

JTB develops a new product to tour in English in Japan with an authorized interpreter guide, targeting students who have lost international studies or senior people who want to learn English in travel, for example.
HIS reduced monthly transaction by 97% to 1,150 million JPY in July 2020

HIS reduced monthly transaction by 97% to 1,150 million JPY in July 2020

HIS continued struggling for a survive from the pandemic crisis, as it considerably reduced transaction volume by 97% year on year to 1,150 million JPY in July 2020.
JAL introduces a contactless self-checkin kiosk in Haneda Airport

JAL introduces a contactless self-checkin kiosk in Haneda Airport

To raise travelers' confidences at an airport, JAL has introduced a contactless self-checkin kiosk at Haneda Airport as a trial in the beginning. You can check in with a finger in the air 3 cm off the display.
Okinawa has revised downward its annual visitor forecast again, expecting to reduce by 65% to 3.61 million in 2020

Okinawa has revised downward its annual visitor forecast again, expecting to reduce by 65% to 3.61 million in 2020

Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) has revised downward its annual visitor forecast for 2020 from originally 3.91 million (announced on July 29) to 3.61 million mainly because of more group travel cancelations than expected. In the worse case, Okinawa will lose 511 billion JPY in tourism spending.
ANA and JAL suffered lower demands than expected in the summer holiday period with domestic load factor of 30% range

ANA and JAL suffered lower demands than expected in the summer holiday period with domestic load factor of 30% range

ANA and JAL continued suffering low domestic passenger demand during the mid-August summer holiday period because of re-spread of COVID-19 , resulting in the load factor of 30% range.
JTB develops ‘Virtual School Trip 360’ with realtime communications to help schools suspending school trips amid COVID-19

JTB develops ‘Virtual School Trip 360’ with realtime communications to help schools suspending school trips amid COVID-19

JTB offers VR-based ‘Virtual School Trip 360’ combining a 360-degree image tour with realtime communication with local people in order to give a school trip opportunity to schools suspending their trips amid COVID-19.
JTB Report 2020 for Japanese overseas travel trend in 2019 illustrates the departure rate of Generation Z was 46%

JTB Report 2020 for Japanese overseas travel trend in 2019 illustrates the departure rate of Generation Z was 46%

The JTB Report 2020, analyzing the outbound travel market of Japan in 2019, illustrates major reasons for the record-breaking result, and some of the trends are likely to continue even after COVID-19 ends.
HIS launches an overseas business travel support service, providing COVID-19-related solutions including PCR test or quarantine hotel

HIS launches an overseas business travel support service, providing COVID-19-related solutions including PCR test or quarantine hotel

In preparation for restart of overseas business travel, HIS has launched a support travel plan for travelers to Bangkok, offering a package of the COVID-19-related solutions including test opportunity, self-quarantine hotel and airport transfer.
OYO Japan is launched, combining OYO LIFE and OYO Hotels on a platform as ‘One OYO Japan’ brand

OYO Japan is launched, combining OYO LIFE and OYO Hotels on a platform as ‘One OYO Japan’ brand

OYO Japan is launched, integrated OYO LIFE and OYO Hotels into 'One OYO Japan' brand, to raise its awareness in the Japanese market.
JAL Group posts net loss of 93.7 billion JPY for the 1st quarter of FY2020, expecting around 40% less full-year passenger revenue

JAL Group posts net loss of 93.7 billion JPY for the 1st quarter of FY2020, expecting around 40% less full-year passenger revenue

JAL ended the 1st quarter of FY2020 ended Kune 30 2020 with net loss of 93.7 billion JPY due to unprecedented cancellations and reductions of flights amid the COVID-19 crisis, expecting passenger revenue will reduce by 55% to 65% for the full fiscal year.
Travel industry’s leaders of Japan talk about the future travel at JATA Online Forum, referring to DX and Workcation

Travel industry’s leaders of Japan talk about the future travel at JATA Online Forum, referring to DX and Workcation

Presidents of NTA, JTB and KNT-CT talked about the future travel at JATA Online Travel Mart 2020 Forum, expecting that overseas travel will be resumed as soon as possible. They discussed demand decentralization, digitalization, workcation and so forth.
ANA sinks to net loss of 109 billion JPY for the 1st quarter of FY2021, considerably reducing operating revenue by 76%

ANA sinks to net loss of 109 billion JPY for the 1st quarter of FY2021, considerably reducing operating revenue by 76%

ANA Holdings posted operating loss of 159 billion JPY and net loss of 109 billion JPY for the first quarter of FY2021 ending June 30 2020, unprecedentedly reducing both domestic and international passengers under the COVID-19 crisis.
JTB embarks a ‘Workcation’ business, developing new contents in partnership with local communities

JTB embarks a ‘Workcation’ business, developing new contents in partnership with local communities

JTB is exploiting Workcation demands in the New Normal age, developing innovative contents in partnership with local governments and communities, amid change of working and life styles in Japan.
HIS launches overseas tour ‘Social Travel’ with thorough precautions departing from Japan after October 2020

HIS launches overseas tour ‘Social Travel’ with thorough precautions departing from Japan after October 2020

HIS has started selling overseas package tour ‘Social Travel’ series with thorough precautions against COVID-19, which will be performed after October 2020 following lifting of the current restrictions in both Japan and destinations.