ANA will launch a virtual travel platform in 2022 to offer avatar-based travel and shopping experiences
ANA will establish a new company ‘ANA NEO’ to develop and operate a virtual travel platform ‘SKY WHALE,' which consists of ‘Sky Park,’ ‘Sky Mall’ and Sky Village’ services, taking advantage of avatar robot ‘newme’ developed by ANA Group venture company avatatin.
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.
Linktivity of Japan connects railway companies or tourist facilities to sales agents for e-ticketing service to international visitors
Linktivity is a new service in Japan to connect suppliers, such as railways or tourist facilities, to international travelers with QR code e-ticket service sold through travel agents.
Online shopping spending on travel declined by 65% in Japan in March 2020 because of downturn on travel spending
Online shopping spending in March 2020 was down 4.6% year on year to 13,412 JPY a person in Japan primarily because of large decreases in spending on travel and tickets.