Trainline has announced its entrance into Asia through a partnership with JTB, one of the few Japan Rail appointed global wholesalers. The partnership means that Trainline leisure customers now have full access to the Japan Rail pass, which enables travel on trains across the whole of Japan through one, simple ticket and at a fixed price.
Hyatt Centric Ginza Tokyo, the first Hyatt Centric hotel in the Asia-Pacific region, has opened its doors. Located on the fashionable Namiki-dori street in cosmopolitan Ginza, the 164-room full-service lifestyle hotel offers travellers a home base in a neighbourhood where even the most avid explorers can stay entertained for days on end.
Hokkaido is already famous for its mountain splendour, and the future of the landscape just got rosier. Fresh from victory at the World Ski Awards, Kamori Kanko and Nisade have announced a partnership that will launch a multi-million-dollar makeover of Rusutsu Resort.
Japan Airlines has celebrated the opening of its second daily non-stop service between London Heathrow and Tokyo Haneda Airport. The carrier held a gate ceremony in London to mark the launch.
Nagoya Prince Hotel Sky Tower is opening in Nagoya on October 2nd. Occupying the 31-36 floors of the impressive newly-constructed Global Gate building in the Sasashima Live 24 region, the hotel has 170 guest rooms, an exclusive club lounge, a restaurant, a gym and a business centre.
The Intrepid Group has opened its first office in Japan to meet a growing demand from increasingly adventurous travellers visiting the country. Inbound tourism to Japan has been growing rapidly, up 16.9 per cent, and the country is expecting to see a further increase in travellers in the lead up to the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.
Marriott International, together with Ian Schrager, has announced the signing of two separate agreements with Mori Trust for two new properties in Tokyo. The trust is the largest owner and franchisee of Marriott International hotels in Japan.
Pullman Tokyo Tamachi is being developed as part of the MSB Tamachi mixed-used complex and will open for the fall of 2018. Featuring 143 rooms, the contemporary designed hotel successfully connects the international style of Pullman with a delicate touch of Japanese art and culture.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has created a new logo and slogan, ‘Tokyo Tokyo Old Meets New’, to promote the city. The first Tokyo is depicted in a brushstroke font and the second in a Gothic block typeface, to effectively convey the attractions of Tokyo overseas.
Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo has launched a new spa body treatment, Totally Tokyo Five Journeys from Nihonbashi. Available at the sky-high Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, the treatment has been inspired by the hotel’s location in the Nihonbashi district, the historical heart of Edo.
Best Western Hotels & Resorts will soon offer travellers to Tokyo another place to stay, with the opening of Best Western Tokyo Nishikasai Grande on April 1st. Nestled between Tokyo Disneyland and the central districts of Marunouchi and Ginza, Best Western Tokyo Nishikasai Grande is perfectly positioned for both business and leisure travellers, and its array of state-of-the-art amenities will make every stay a pleasure.
Okinawa will host the first Japanese Routes Asia air service development forum this weekend, with the event designed to boost international transport connections. Now in its 15th year, Routes Asia brings together airlines, airports, tourism authorities and governments to plan new flights and increase existing services.