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Okura Group to Launch Online Travel Planner App

Tuesday March 25th, 2014 - 10:53AM

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.