ANA Research Institute to Create All-Inclusive Japan Travel Plans | NAVITIME JAPAN

ANA Research Institute to Create All-Inclusive Japan Travel Plans

• Travel plans to include expert travel information from Expedia Group. 
• NAVITIME JAPAN will provide real-time transportation guides to help with travel within Japan.
• A first in Japan to have a collaborative navigation system.

TOKYO, Japan -- February,13,2019 - ANA Strategic Research Institute Co., Ltd. (ARI) - part of the ANA Group - is collaborating with NAVITIME JAPAN and the Expedia Group to introduce an all-inclusive travel plan designed to make it easier for travelers to explore the different regions of Japan.

Japan has many celebrated tourist attractions, and ARI will create a variety of travel plans to showcase the country's charming, less-traveled regions. In collaboration with Expedia Group, the world's largest online travel agent, and regional tourism authorities, ARI is making all-inclusive travel plans to help travelers reach the hidden gems of Japan. These travel plans will include domestic flight tickets in Japan, hotels, activities, and public transportation recommendations to make trips to Japan as seamless and convenient as possible. 

"Japan has a rich cultural history, and tourism is an integral part of how we share our treasures with the world," said Kenji Inaoka, Executive Vice President and COO of ARI. "ARI has been thinking of ways to revitalize the regions of Japan to bring tourists to the less traveled areas. By collaborating with travel companies, ARI is creating a tourist experience that makes expert recommendations easily accessible in a way that benefits first-time travelers and repeats visitors alike."

Potential visitors can use the travel planning portal at to view a list of different plans for each region of Japan. Selecting a plan connects travelers to an Expedia Group page allowing them to instantly book Japan domestic flight tickets, accommodation, and activities for the entire trip. After the reservation is made, ARI will send a code to the traveler that they can input into the app provided by NAVITIME JAPAN which will give the user access to transportation tips on how to reach each destination included in the travel plan.

NAVITIME JAPAN's navigation service plots out each step down to the last detail, such as letting users know when they should walk to a destination or use public transportation. If public transportation is suffering delays, the guide will automatically recalibrate its recommendations to include the quickest available form of transportation. The guide will also include both visual and verbal cues to help reduce potential language barriers or miscommunication during the trip. 

As an ambassador of Japanese culture, ARI takes seriously its responsibility to help share all that Japan has to offer. ARI hopes that creating an all-inclusive travel plan will make it easier to explore previously unheralded parts of Japan that tourists have not yet discovered. Combining ANA's hospitality and service with the expert travel knowledge of Expedia Group and real-time transportation assistance from NAVITIME JAPAN will create a new level of convenience for travelers seeking to chart their own path in Japan.

About ANA 
Following the "Inspiration of Japan" high quality of service, ANA has been awarded the respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013 from SKYTRAX. ANA is the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation six years in a row. Additionally, ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as "Airline of the Year" three times in the past 10 years - 2007, 2013 and 2018, becoming one of the few airlines winning this prestigious award for multiple times.
ANA was founded in 1952 with two helicopters and has become the largest airline in Japan, as well as one of the most significant airlines in Asia, operating 78 international routes and 118 domestic routes. ANA offers a unique dual hub model which enables passengers to travel to Tokyo and connect through the two airports in the metropolitan Tokyo, NARITA and HANEDA, to various destinations throughout Japan, and also offers same day connections between various North American, Asian and Chinese cities. 
ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint venture partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines.
Besides the full service and award winner carrier ANA, the ANA Group has two LCCs as consolidated subsidiaries, Vanilla Air Inc. and Peach Aviation Limited. The ANA Group carried 53.8 million passengers in FY2017, has approximately 39,000 employees and a fleet of 260 aircraft. ANA is a proud launch customer and the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. 
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NAVITIME JAPAN Co., Ltd. was founded on March 1, 2000 by the current CEO and President Keisuke Onishi, PhD. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and is the leading provider of navigation technology and services, offering solutions such as navigation services and apps for both individual and corporate customers.

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