Japanese SNS users use SNS the most frequently for a reason of information gathering
Japanese SNS users are expected to reach 82.7 million by the end of 2022, which account for 82% of the whole population. The most-answered reason for using SNS was to gather information on hobbies or jobs with the ratio of 44%.
A collective app in Kansai area of Japan for international visitors will be launched, assisted by USJ in marketing
Private and public players in Kansai area, including Universal Studio Japan (USJ), are jointly developing a collective app ‘Travel Contents APP’ for international visitors, providing public information.
ANA begins serving Travel Ready pre-flight verification for international flights to U.S., Europe and China
ANA has just begun receiving required COVID-19 certifications and other documents for its ANA Travel Ready service on 20 flights on 19 routes in total from Tokyo Haneda and Tokyo Narita to the U.S., Europe and China.
Japanese GenZ tends to use Instagram bookmark for travel destination search and SNS for information gathering
The most used information-gathering tool by Japanese GenZ was SNS (69.8%) in 2021, replacing TV (40.8%) in 2014, and users of mail apps reduced from 64.7% to 42.6%, while users of music and video apps remarkably increased from 39.8% to 70.6%.
One of major travel agencies in Japan tests its original vaccination passport on LINE, the Japanese largest chat app
one of major travel agencies in Japan, Developing its original vaccination passport ‘Smart Corona Pass,’ working on LINE, Tobu Top Tours will use it for the government-led vaccination package demonstration program.
Kobe Tourism Bureau sells all-you-can-visit e-ticket for 46 tourist spots in the city
Kobe Tourism Bureau launched QR-based ‘KOBE Tourism Smart Passport,' which allows a traveler to visit all of up to 46 tourist spots in Kobe City including Kobe Port or Arima Onsen.
ANA conducts a trial of IATA Travel Pass on its New York and Honolulu flights, expecting it will be a trump card for restart of international travel
ANA began testing IATA Travel Pass on the Haneda-New York and Haneda-Honolulu, joined by volunteer passengers, on May 24, expecting that the digital health accreditation app will be a trump card for restart of international travel.
JAL confirmed perfect validity of CommonPass for departure from Narita and arrival in Singapore
JAL and the Commons Project confirmed that a PCR test result on digital health passport ‘CommonPass’ was perfectly accepted at Narita Airport in departure and Singapore Changi Airport in arrival.
ANA becomes the first Japanese airline to demonstrate CommonPass, verifying the digital health accreditation on the Haneda-New York route
ANA and The Commons Project demonstrated digital health accreditation ‘CommonPass’ on the NH10 flight from Haneda on March 29 in cooperation with two Japanese volunteers. This was the first CommonPass trial by a Japanese airline, followed by JAL on April 2.
JAL ties up with Uber as a strategic partner in North America and Hawaii
JAL and Uber have agreed to a strategic partnership to use the Uber ride-sharing service and food delivery service in North America and Hawaii on JAL app.
ANA launches two new companies to establish a Mileage-based Ecosystem on a super app and to accelerate a local revitalization business
ANA Group will kick into gear to establish a Milage-based Ecosystem on its developing super app, launching ‘ANA X’ as a platform business company and ‘ANA Aknido’ as a local revitalization business company.
Digital health passport ‘Common Pass’ links to a health management app for Toho University PCR test results in Japan
The Commons Project is progressing in Japan through partnership for Common Pass with Toho University and Ishinban to link PCR test result data at the Toho University Haneda Airport Clinic.
Telecom Square offers a new free service on its app to issue location certificate for 14 days after entering Japan
Telecom Square has released a new free service to issue location certificate on its AR navigation app to meet requirement for travelers entering into Japan to save location information on selected map app for 14 days.
37% of Japanese people know a talked-about audio app ‘Clubhouse,’ and 5% want to use it
The awareness of ‘Clubhouse,’ a talked-about audio communication app, is 37% on average, but the rate rises to 47% among 20s. The ratio of ‘I want to use it’ is 14% among 20s, much higher than 5% overall, according to the Cross Marketing’s survey.
Visitors to travel and transport websites of Japan reduced by around 20% in 2020
The top two websites in the travel and transport category were ‘jalan.net' and ‘Rakuten Travel’ in the same manner as a year ago. TripAdvisor, JR East and Yahoo! Travel were among top five, but all of them reduced visitors by around 20% compared to a year ago amid the pandemic.