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The MICHELIN Guide selects the first 108 MICHELIN Key hotels and ryokans in Japan, including the highest 6 Three Keys

The MICHELIN Guide selects the first 108 MICHELIN Key hotels and ryokans in Japan, including the highest 6 Three Keys

The MICHELIN Guide announced the first 108 MICHELIN Key hotels and ryokan, six Three Key hotels and ryokans, 17 Two Key and 85 One Key, out of 243 MICHELIN Guide Hotel Selections (as of July 1 2024).
JR Hotel Group makes LINE, the biggest communication app in Japan, possible as a loyalty membership pass

JR Hotel Group makes LINE, the biggest communication app in Japan, possible as a loyalty membership pass

JR Hotel Group announced that LINE, the biggest communication app in Japan, became an option as ‘JR Hotel Members(JRHM)’ pass.
Newly launched travel or accommodation businesses in Japan exceeded 1,500 in 2023 for the first time in the last four years

Newly launched travel or accommodation businesses in Japan exceeded 1,500 in 2023 for the first time in the last four years

According to Tokyo Shoko Research, the number of newly launched travel or accommodation businesses in 2023 increased by 59% year on year to 1,560, more than 1,500 for the first time in the past four years.
International travel-tech summit ‘Digital Travel APAC’ will kick off in Singapore on August 14 2024 [PR]

International travel-tech summit ‘Digital Travel APAC’ will kick off in Singapore on August 14 2024 [PR]

[PR] The 9th ‘Digital Travel APAC 2024,’ an annual travel-tech summit for APAC, will be organized by Worldwide Business Research (WBR) in Singapore for two days from August 14 2024, joined by more than 200 professionals from the travel industry.
APA HOTEL of Japan completed purchase of Hilton Seattle, opening ‘Coast Seattle Downtown Hotel by APA’ as its first hotel in U.S.

APA HOTEL of Japan completed purchase of Hilton Seattle, opening ‘Coast Seattle Downtown Hotel by APA’ as its first hotel in U.S.

APA HOTEL of Japan completed purchase of Hilton Seattle, opening it as ‘Coast Seattle Downtown Hotel by APA’ on June 13. It is the first hotel of APA Group in U.S.
Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 17% in April 2024 compared to pre-pandemic

Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 17% in April 2024 compared to pre-pandemic

The total number of guest nights in April 2024 (provisionally) was up 11.9% year on year to 50.9 million, which were also up 0.5% compared to the same month of 2019, and guest nights of foreigner travelers were up 16.5% to 13.2 million.
Banyan Tree Higashiyama Kyoto, the first Banyan Tree brand in Japan, will open in July this year

Banyan Tree Higashiyama Kyoto, the first Banyan Tree brand in Japan, will open in July this year

‘Banyan Tree Higashiyama Kyoto,’ the first Banyan Tree brand in Japan, will open on July 26 2024, offering 52 rooms in six different types, including eight rooms with onsen facilities.
Japan’s IT solution provider Tripla launches a booking management system linking with local OTAs in Asia

Japan’s IT solution provider Tripla launches a booking management system linking with local OTAs in Asia

Tripla, a Japan’s IT solution provider for accommodations, launched ‘Tripla Link,’ a booking management system linking with 28 OTAs in Asia, including Lion Travel and ez Travel of Taiwan or Traveloka of Indonesia.
Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 33% in March 2024 compared to pre-pandemic

Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 33% in March 2024 compared to pre-pandemic

The total number of guest nights in March 2024 (provisionally) was up 8.2% year on year to 54.9 million, which consisted of 42.2 million Japanese guests (up 1.3%) and 12.7 million foreigners' guests (up 33.4%).
Marriott renovates 14 UNIZO Holdings’ hotels in Japan to Four Points Express by Sheraton, the first brand in APAC

Marriott renovates 14 UNIZO Holdings’ hotels in Japan to Four Points Express by Sheraton, the first brand in APAC

14 UNIZO Holdings’ hotels in Japan will be renovated to Four Points Express by Sheraton. They will be the first Four Points Express by Sheraton brand in APAC.
85% of travel and hospitality business operators in Japan are forced to limit their operation hours due to labour shortage

85% of travel and hospitality business operators in Japan are forced to limit their operation hours due to labour shortage

85% of travel and hospitality business operators in Japan were forced to limit their operation hours due to labour shortage. The hospitality industry has struggled with their operations, such as reduce in operation days (51%).
Japan’s IT solution provider Tripla installs a multi-currency payment function in its booking engine for accommodations

Japan’s IT solution provider Tripla installs a multi-currency payment function in its booking engine for accommodations

Tripla, a Japan’s IT solution provider for accommodations, launches a multi-currency payment function on its booking engine ‘Tripla Book,' which is a direct booking function for accommodations.
HIS, a Japanese leading travel company, launches a new accommodation booking platform with unique properties only

HIS, a Japanese leading travel company, launches a new accommodation booking platform with unique properties only

HIS launched a new accommodation booking platform ‘WOW+,’ which lists unique properties only, giving users search opportunities from experience keywords.
Japanese AI speaker provider TradFit launches a new service to recommend a right hotel in a destination based on smartphone data

Japanese AI speaker provider TradFit launches a new service to recommend a right hotel in a destination based on smartphone data

TradFit, a Japanese AI speaker provider for accommodation, launched a new service to recommend a right hotel in a destination based on data acquired from a user’s smartphone.
Spare-time job offerings by hotels in Japan reached record-high in December 2023 due to serious labor shortage

Spare-time job offerings by hotels in Japan reached record-high in December 2023 due to serious labor shortage

Timee, a spare-time job matching platform, revealed that the number of spare-time job offerings by hotels increased by about 4.2 times in December 2023 compared to a year ago. it resulted from serious labor shortage in the hospitality industry in Japan.
Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 32% in December 2023 compared to pre-pandemic

Foreigners’ guest nights in Japan were up 32% in December 2023 compared to pre-pandemic

The total number of guest nights in December 2023 (provisionally) was up 9.4% year on year to 51.5 million, which were also up 9.3% compared to the same month of 2019. Foreigner travelers were up 32.3% to 12.1 million.
Guest nights in Japan by both Japanese and foreigners finally exceeded the pre-pandemic level for three consecutive months

Guest nights in Japan by both Japanese and foreigners finally exceeded the pre-pandemic level for three consecutive months

Total number of guest nights in November 2023 (provisionally) was up 16.9% year on year to 53.6 million, which were up 7.9% compared to the same month of 2019. The share of foreigners’ guest nights was 22.8% of the total in October.
A major Japanese data company opens a capsule hotel specializing in sleep analysis as ‘sleep tech’

A major Japanese data company opens a capsule hotel specializing in sleep analysis as ‘sleep tech’

NTT Data, a major Japanese data company, will open a capsule hotel specializing in sleep analysis, acquiring, accumulating and analyzing sleep data using infrared cameras, sound-collecting microphones, and body movement sensors.
Amazon launches ‘Alexa’ for hotels as part of its first BtoB services, making bulk installation in a property possible

Amazon launches ‘Alexa’ for hotels as part of its first BtoB services, making bulk installation in a property possible

Amazon Japan (Amazon) has begun offering ‘Alexa Smart Properties (ASP)’ as a service for businesses using the personal AI assistant Alexa. Tokyu Hotels & Resorts will introduce Echo Show 8 to 56 premium class rooms at the lifestyle hotel "SAPPORO STREAM HOTEL" that will open in Sapporo on January 16 2024.
Price hike and breakfast menus largely influence satisfaction to stay in hotels in Japan

Price hike and breakfast menus largely influence satisfaction to stay in hotels in Japan

Guest satisfaction rates in Japan were down 30 points for mid-scale hotels and 19 points for economy hotels in 2023 compared to the previous survey, mainly affected by price hikes. Top up-scale hotel is Hilton.