News from JNTO

KIE/Kintetsu International Re-launches Its American Website

New Features Include: Online Hotel Booking System
with Preferred Rates for Select Hotels and Ryokan in Japan

Online Airfare Booking Capability to be Launched
 August 3rd, 2010!

Japan specialist travel agency, KIE/Kintetsu International, has just re-launched its American website, specifically designed for English speaking travelers. According to Assistant General Manager, Bill Sarcona, “The new site will make it much easier for Americans to plan travel to Japan, especially with our new online airfare booking features that will go live on August 3rd.”

Already Accessible Website Features include:

● New Online Hotel booking system for KIE’s preferred rates at select hotel and ryokan throughout Japan.

●  Front Page Japan Travel News Blog

● Japan Tour and Travel Information, including specifics on:
  -- JR Rail Passes (with free shipping promo)
  -- Optional Tours
  -- Tour Packages
  -- Special Interest Tours - including a special fall 2010 tour featuring the Seto Inland
     Sea Arts Festival

Exclusive VIP Group Tour to Kumamoto Island

● Travel Tips

● Regularly-issued Japan Travel Newsletter with free sign-up and archive access.
Going live on August 3rd, Kintetsu’s website will have an online booking service for discount flights between the United States and Japan.

About KIE/Kintetsu International

Established in 1955, KIE’s parent company “Kinki Nippon Tourist,” headquartered in Tokyo Japan, is one of the world’s top full service travel agencies with over 350 branches worldwide and an annual sales volume of over $6 billion.  KIE’s first branch in the USA opened in San Francisco n 1965. Today, KIE operates five strategically placed branches in the USA with over 100 employees. They are listed among the top 30th of all U.S. travel agencies on Travel Weekly’s 2010 Power List.

Using their global resources, Kintetsu has the leverage and purchasing power to offer the best airfare and hotel rates worldwide, for corporations and the leisure market.

Kintetsu international Website :

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