Okura Group to Launch Online Travel Planner App
Tuesday March 25th, 2014 - 10:53AM D
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TOKYO—Hotel Okura Co., Ltd., a hospitality company headquartered here, is launching an online travel planner app on the websites of its two luxury hotel groups, Okura Hotels & Resorts and Nikko Hotels International, at www.okura.com and www.jalhotels.com.
The app, developed by TripSketch Corporation, helps travelers identify local attractions and plan sightseeing and activities. TripSketch has customized the app for 19 of the group’s properties and linked it to local offers on the hotels’ individual pages.
Guests who plan to stay at the hotels can browse the destinations' tourist attractions, tours and excursions and see their distance from the hotel. This will help guests plan activities and create itineraries that can be saved, e-mailed and shared. The app will be available for 19 group hotels in Tokyo, Kyoto, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, Bangkok, Honolulu, San Francisco, Amsterdam and Düsseldorf.
Tags: Okura Group • travel app • Hospitality • Guest Facing •
When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.