A new platform to book high quality experiences in Japan debuts, covering from traditional cultures to outdoor activities
Japan Culture and Technology (J-CAT) recently launched a local experience booking platform ‘Otonami’ listing a variety of high quality tour contents.
Rakuten Travel, a Japanese leading OTA, has released ‘Sustainable Icon’ to introduce sustainable efforts by hotels and ryokans on its booking platform and give ‘Sustainable Travel Badge’ to them.
Local experience booking platform of Japan ‘Asoview’ partners with Hong Kong-based Klook for the inbound travelers to Japan
Local experience booking platform of Japan ‘Asoview’ and Hong Kong-based travel booking platform ‘Klook’ signed a strategic business partnership. On ‘Urakata Series,’ an Asoview’s SaaS-based service for tourism operators, Klook’s offering products are offered.
Searches for travel in Japan on OTA have been growing since lifting of the remaining inbound travel restrictions was announced
Searches for travel in Japan on major OTAs have been growing since the Japanese government announced the remaining travel restrictions on foreigners would be lifted on October 11 2022.
Tiqets in Europe and Klook in Asia become partners to connect their supply channels for in-destination activity bookings
Amsterdam-based Tiqets and Hong Kong-based Klook made a strategic partnership to connect their supply channels. Each of the brands aims to raise awareness in the partner's market.
Why does Agoda invest a large scale of budget into the Japan market?A leader in Japan talks about its strategies
Singapore-based OTA Agoda has been raising its presence in the Japan market. A leader of the OTA in Japan talked about its unique strategies both for domestic travel and for inbound travel.
All of top 5 Japanese OTAs increased by 1.5 times or more in the first quarter of FY2022 (April to June) compared to a year ago. Top OTA was jalan.net with 13.7 million users increasing by 71%.
A Japanese traditional travel agent ties up with OTA to sell individual overseas travel reciprocally
Hankyu Travel International, a Japanese traditional travel agent, signed a business partnership agreement with AirTrip, a Japanese OTA, to sell overseas travel products for individual travelers reciprocally.
Fliggy, Alibaba’s OTA, ties up with Japanese OTA ‘AirTrip’ to book accommodations in Japan for Chinese travelers
Fliggy, a travel service platform of Alibaba Group, has tied up with Japanese OTA ‘AirTrip.' More than 20,000 lists on AirTrip will be provided to more than 300 million Fliggy members in China.
Japanese OTA ‘atta’ releases a new automatic function to change a booked hotel package to cheaper one if the price is cut
AI-based Japanese OTA ‘atta’ released an automatic booking change function, which changes a booked hotel package to cheaper one if the price is cut after completion of the initial booking.
ANA X, an ANA Group company for an online platform business, has tied up with Singapore-based OTA Agoda to launch ‘ANA World Hotel, ’offering more than 1.5 million hotels in the world.
ikyu.com, a luxury accommodation OTA of Japan, launched its original SNS ‘YADOLINK' to create a user community, giving them functions to find high quality stay experiences through posted photos.
Booking.com gives up demanding the lowest prices to accommodation partners, according to a request from Fair Trade Commission of Japan
Fair Trade Commission of Japan accepted an improvement plan, which is a corporate plan to exclude suspicious violation of Anti-Monopoly Act, from Booking.com B.V. on March 16.
Japanese OTA Rakuten and Marriott collaborate in loyalty programs to enhance travel experiences in Japan
Rakuten, one of largest OTAs in Japan, and Marriott International signed a strategic partnership to enhance collaboration between Marriott Bonvoy and Rakuten membership program.
Rakuten Travel opened a special page featuring more than 1,000 lodgings with specific benefits for vaccinated travelers on its booking site.
Booking.com and Agoda join 'Go To Travel' campaign, the Japanese government's leading domestic travel recovery campaign. After each of partner accommodations or vacation rentals register themselves in the campaign, the OTA will sell them on its platform.
OYO Japan is launched, integrated OYO LIFE and OYO Hotels into 'One OYO Japan' brand, to raise its awareness in the Japanese market.
Subscription-based accommodation booking service for weekdays is launched in Japan, offering 50% discounted room rate
AVEX, one of the biggest entertainment management companies in Japan, offers a subscription-based accommodation booking service for weekdays only at half of the regular room rate.