On 21 November 2017, Skyscanner Japan began linking to SYS, a direct accommodation booking system belonging to H.I.S. Group. SYS enables Skyscanner users to search & compare information about vacancy & prices from both official accommodation websites and travel agencies' websites.
This is the first time Skyscanner collaborates with a Japanese domestic accommodation booking system though its travel meta-search already included international direct accommodation booking systems for official hotel websites: InterContinental Hotels Group, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, etc.
The connection between Skyscanner and SYS is expected to benefit accommodation providers by raising awareness, increasing direct bookings and reducing sale costs.
The company SYS entered H.I.S. Group in 2017 through a capital and business alliance. H.I.S. announced that one of the biggest Japanese travel agents is shifting its distribution from the conventional agent business model to a new business model encouraging suppliers to use SYS for direct bookings.