The Japan’s leading online marketplace acquires a C to C local activity platform

Rakuten, the Japan’s leading online shopping marketplace, acquired majority of stocks of Voyagin Pte.Ltd., which operates Voyagin, a C to C platform intermediating local experiences and activities planned by individual hosts for travelers.

Rakuten Travel under the umbrella of Rakuten enhances the inbound travel business in seven different languages. On this investment, the OTA expects to expand the inbound travel business particularly for travelers from Southeast Asia.

Today Voyagin introduces about 1,700 activities in 50 countries mainly in Asia in English, Japanese and Chinese (traditional and simple) on the intermediate platform.

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