Vietjet launches Ho Chi Minh City – Osaka route

Ho Chi Minh City, 2018-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — In celebration of the most amazing promotional program of the year “Free up your summer with Vietjet”, Vietjet continues to open Ho Chi Minh City – Osaka (Japan) route. In addition to Hanoi – Osaka route, the second route of Vietjet to Japan will better meet travel and… Read the full press release

Fiji Airways launches direct flight from Nadi to Narita International Airport

Nadi, Fiji, 2018-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline today (3 Jul 18) launched its direct flight to Japan with a celebration at Nadi International Airport. The flights will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from Nadi to Narita International Airport. With the launch of the services, Fiji… Read the full press release

Odawara City Celebrates The 27th Annual Odawara Lantern Festival, July 28 and 29

  Odawara, Japan, 2018-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The 27th Odawara Lantern Festival will take place on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 at Odawara Castle Park. The festival celebrates the “Odawara Lantern.” The lanterns have a strong historical and cultural connection to the city.  In the old days, the lanterns were created… Read the full press release

Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai to host a sushi pop-up restaurant by three Michelin-star chef Masaaki Miyakawa from Japan

HONG KONG, 2018-Jun-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai will host a sushi pop-up restaurant led by a three Michelin-star chef from Japan, in July. Sushi Master Masaaki Miyakawa and his elite Sushi-Shin team from Hokkaido, Japan will provide diners with the quintessential edomae sushi experience from 17– 29 July. A pre-bookings service is… Read the full press release

IHG to open Hotel Indigo Inuyama Urakuen Garden, Japan in second half of 2021

  DENHAM, United Kingdom, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Inuyama, in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture, will get its first internationally-branded hotel, with IHG® and Nagoya Railroad (Meitetsu) signing an agreement to open Hotel Indigo Inuyama Urakuen Garden in the second half of 2021. No two Hotel Indigo properties are the same, with each drawing on… Read the full press release

Emirates to deploy Airbus A380 serving the Dubai-Osaka route

Daily A380 service effective 28th October – two of three Japanese gateways will be served by the iconic Airbus flagship DUBAI, UAE, 2018-Jun-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, will introduce regular scheduled commercial Airbus A380 services to Osaka (KIX) in Japan on 28 October 2018*. The deployment of the double-decker… Read the full press release

The Luxury Collection and Sofía Sanchez de Betak launch 36-piece capsule collection inspired by the Art and Culture of Japan

Sofía Sanchez de Betak Designs CHUFY x The Luxury Collection, an Exclusive Line of Women’s Clothing & Accessories with Beautiful, Modernized Japanese Motifs Inspired by the Art and Culture of Japan BETHESDA, MD, 2018-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, and Sofía Sanchez de Betak, graphic designer and creative director,… Read the full press release

Avis Car Rental opens its flagship location at Chitose International Airport on Hokkaidō Island, Japan

PARSIPPANY, N.J., 2018-Apr-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Avis Car Rental, the leading international car rental brand in Asia, today announced its return to the Japanese market with the opening of its flagship location at Chitose International Airport on Hokkaidō Island. The opening is the first of several planned this year, with locations at Fukuoka… Read the full press release

All Nippon Airways introduces a new website “Japan Travel Planner” to help travelers discover the beauty of Japan

  TOKYO, Japan, 2018-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA) announces the introduction of a new website “Japan Travel Planner” aimed to help travelers visiting Japan discover the beauty of the country by obtaining valuable travel information. The two informative current websites “ANA Experience Japan” and “Taste of Japan” were integrated into the… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific enhances offerings of its loyalty programme – the Marco Polo Club

Earn more club points with Cathay Pacific wherever you fly from 8 December 2017 Hong kong, China, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific continues to improve the offerings of its loyalty programme – the Marco Polo Club – in response to members’ feedback. Effective 8 December 2017, all Marco Polo Club members will… Read the full press release

Japan’s ANA opens its first kids space “STAR WARS ANA Kids LOUNGE” at Haneda Airport Terminal 2

Tokyo, Japan, 2017-Aug-13 — /Travel PR News/ — ANA, Japan’s largest and only 5-Star airline, announced the opening of its first kids space “STAR WARS ANA Kids LOUNGE” on August 11, 2017, inside its ANA LOUNGE (Main Building South) located at Haneda Airport Terminal 2. The design of the kids lounge is based on the… Read the full press release

Marriott International and Mori Trust Group open five distinct Marriott Hotels across Japan

Marriott International and Mori Trust Group open five distinct Marriott Hotels across Japan   Tokyo, Japan, 2017-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) and Japan’s leading lodging company Mori Trust Group today proudly announced the grand opening of five distinct Marriott Hotels across Japan, broadening the spectrum on the country’s scenic… Read the full press release

UNWTO Secretary General Welcomes Japan’s Commitment To Tourism Development

Madrid, Spain, 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Taleb Rifai, applauded Japan’s commitment to tourism development as one of the significant pillars of the socio-economic agenda during a recent official visit to Japan. Meeting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Mr Rifai welcomed Japan’s Action Program for Tourism focused on… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines and China Airlines strengthen codeshare agreement on all flights between Japan and Taiwan

TOKYO, JAPAN, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and China Airlines (CI) have begun a codeshare partnership on the Haneda = Taipei (Songshan) route since 2010. The two airlines have decided to further expand the codeshare cooperation on all flights operated by JAL and CI between Japan and Taiwan starting February 21, 2017…. Read the full press release

S7 Airlines launches new route between Vladivostok, Russia to Osaka, Japan

Moscow, Russia, 2017-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — S7 Airlines, oneworld global airline alliance member, expands its route network and opens a new direction Vladivostok – Osaka. Tickets are available now. Direct flights to Osaka will be performed since 28 April 2017, on Wednesdays and Fridays. Flights will depart from Vladivostok International Airport (Knevichi) at 13:30 and… Read the full press release

Joe Yoshiyuki Nakazawa appointed new Tourism Australia Country Manager for Japan

SYDNEY, Australia, 2016-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Tourism Australia has confirmed the appointment of Joe Yoshiyuki Nakazawa as its new Country Manager Japan, taking up the Tokyo-based role on 1 December 2016. Mr Nakazawa joins Tourism Australia from HRS Hotel Reservation Service Japan, where he is currently the Managing Director. Prior to his current role,… Read the full press release

Agoda Travel Smart study reveals which of Asia’s destinations sees the fastest growth in visitors from Europe

SINGAPORE, 2016-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Agoda, one of the world’s leading accommodation sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), announced today the results of its most recent Travel Smart study which shows which of Asia’s destinations are seeing the fastest growth in visitors from Europe. Based on booking data from millions of Agoda.com… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines’ “JAL Guide to Japan now features location search function and video contents

AL Continues Introducing the World with the Charms of Japan TOKYO, JAPAN 2016-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL)’s global website (www.jal.com) is routinely accessed from 26 regions all over the world. One part of the site is the “JAL Guide to Japan (*1),” an information site for overseas visitors in seven languages (*2), which… Read the full press release

Auckland Airport: Air New Zealand to recommence three flights per week to Osaka, Japan in November 2016

Auckland, New Zealand, 2016-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Auckland Airport has welcomed today’s announcement by Air New Zealand that it will recommence three flights per week to Osaka, Japan in November 2016. The service will use a B767-300 aircraft and operate until March 2017. Norris Carter, Auckland Airport’s general manager – aeronautical commercial, says, “This… Read the full press release

China had 109 million outbound tourists in 2015 – GfK

Nuremberg, 2016-Jan-20 — /Travel PR News/ — GfK’s latest analyses of the Chinese market shows that China produced 109 million outbound tourists in 2015 – with retail spend of US$229 billion. This is a key milestone in China’s outbound tourism history. These statistics consolidate China’s position as one of the top global sources of tourists, in… Read the full press release

The Philippines’ leading airline Cebu Pacific celebrates inaugural flight from Manila to Fukuoka, Japan

MANILA, 2015-12-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), sent off its inaugural flight from Manila to Fukuoka today. This marks the beginning of the airline’s thrice weekly service to its fourth destination in Japan. Aside from Fukuoka, CEB operates direct flights from Manila to Osaka, Tokyo (Narita) and… Read the full press release

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of first Andaz hotel in Japan

Hyatt strengthens its brand presence in Japan with very first Andaz hotel in Tokyo CHICAGO, 2014-6-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the official opening of Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills, the first Andaz hotel in Japan and the twelfth Andaz hotel globally. The hotel is a significant addition to Hyatt’s growing portfolio… Read the full press release

Holiday Inn to open its fourth hotel in Japan ANA Holiday Inn Sapporo Susukino

Sapporo, Japan, 2014-04-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The world’s most recognised hotel brand has entered Hokkaido, opening in the island’s largest city, Sapporo, a city which is famous in itself for its abundance of year-round activities, locally-brewed beers and annual snow festival. ANA Holiday Inn Sapporo Susukino is the fourth Holiday Inn hotel to open in Japan, following… Read the full press release

JAL Group carried 2061581 passengers during the 17 day New Year vacation period in Japan

Tokyo, Japan, 2014-1-6 — /travelprnews.com/ — JAL Group carried a total of 426,480 passengers on its international flights and 1,635,101 passengers domestically during the 17 day New Year vacation period in Japan between December 20, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Passenger count on JAL’s international routes went up 3.2% versus the same period last year, against a… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)

Singapore, 2013-12-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) and the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) have signed their first Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at boosting tourist arrivals into Japan from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. This is in line with SIA’s commitment to continue to develop air travel to Japan. SIA started flying to Japan in… Read the full press release

Marriott Hotels expands Asia portfolio with the opening of the Tokyo Marriott Hotel

Hilltop Location in Shinagawa is the Latest in Growing Global Portfolio of Marriott Hotels in Asia and around the world. Tokyo, Japan, 2013-12-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Marriott International announces the opening of the Tokyo Marriott Hotel on a hilltop address known locally as Gotenyama. This represents the global hospitality company’s 12th hotel in Japan, and the third… Read the full press release

Vancouver Airport Authority welcomed All Nippon Airways’ first flight to Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Richmond, BC, Canada, 2013-12-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Vancouver Airport Authority today announced the upcoming arrival of All Nippon Airways (ANA) to Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The new daily non-stop service to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) begins March 30, 2014 and marks ANA’s first flight to Canada. “This new service will offer B.C. businesses more options to reach… Read the full press release

oneworld® alliance members Japan Airlines (JAL) and Qatar Airways (QR) announce codeshare agreement

Tokyo, Japan, 2013-11-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and Qatar Airways (QR), both members of the oneworld® alliance, have entered a codeshare agreement with each other for the first time and will commence codeshare flights from December 3, 2013 on QR-operated flights between Tokyo(Narita) and Doha as well as between Osaka(Kansai) and Doha. Meanwhile, QR will place… Read the full press release

Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) granted anti-trust immunity to Japan Airlines, Finnair and British Airways joint venture

Tokyo, Japan, 2013-10-16 — /travelprnews.com/ — Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has today granted anti-trust immunity to a joint business between Japan Airlines, Finnair and British Airways.  This paves the way for Finnair to join the existing joint business between Japan Airlines and British Airways. The agreement will allow all three airlines to cooperate… Read the full press release

Uhane Pohaku Na Moku O Hawaii and Four Seasons Resorts Lanai announces the Ho’okupu Hula No Lanai Cultural Festival October 4-5, 2013

Music, dance and the arts usher in the fall season on Lanai 2013-09-02 — /travelprnews.com/ — Uhane Pohaku Na Moku O Hawaii, in partnership with Four Seasons Resorts Lanai, announces the fourth bi-annual Ho’okupu Hula No Lanai Cultural Festival October 4-5, 2013.  The complimentary festival, meaning “a gift of hula to Lanai,” joins together hula halau from around the world who have… Read the full press release