Tigerair Taiwan ✖︎ FP HOTELS South-Namba to offer free accommodations to travelers who buy round-trip tickets from Taipei to Osaka in June


2017/05/02

Tigerair Taiwan ✖︎ FP HOTELS South-Namba to offer free accommodations to travelers
who buy round-trip tickets from Taipei to Osaka in June
- Second round of opening promotion for FP HOTELS South-Namba -

FREEPLUS Inc. that specializes in Inbound Travel ( Main Office: Osaka, Kita-ku, CEO: Kentaro Suda , hereinafter referred to as “the Company” ) collaborates with Taiwan’s low-cost carrier, Tigerair Taiwan ( Main Office: Tapei, Taoyuan, Chairman: Hojo Chang ) to launch a limited-time promotion to offer 100 free hotel rooms to travelers who use Tigerair Taiwan.

In addition to the first round of promotion with one of the biggest Taiwan’s portal website about Japan travels, LET'S GO ! JAPAN (樂吃購!日本)  in May 2017(※1), the Company will start the second round of promotion to offer 100 free rooms from a newly-opened inbound-specialized hotel, FP HOTELS South-Namba, to travelers who buy two round-trip tickets from Taipei to Osaka between 1st June and 30th June.
(※1)Refer to https://www.freeplus.co.jp/news/pressrelease_detail/819/

 

1.Background and Purpose
The number of tourists from Taiwan to Japan had increased to 3.27 million people in 2015 (y-o-y increase of 29.9%) and 4.16 million people in 2016 (y-o-y increase of 13.3%) (※2). For the recent three months (January to March 2017), it has increased steadily to 1.03 million people (y-o-y increase of 3.5%). Also, approx. 80% of Taiwanese travelers to Japan are repetitive visitors, and 14% are those who have visited Japan 10 times or more(※3). Compared to other countries, Taiwan stands out for a high repetition rate to visit Japan. Therefore, the Company foresees there will be more demand from Free Independent Travelers (FITs)  in Taiwan to visit Japan.

In addition to the first round of promotion with Taiwan’s portal website about Japan travels, LET'S GO ! JAPAN (樂吃購!日本)  in May 2017, the Company, with a track record of offering more than 500 million rooms to inbound tourists, collaborates with Tigerair Taiwan, which operates 14 flights a week between Taipei and Osaka, to produce a dynamic package to offer airplane tickets and accommodations as a set product. This is in line with the Company's objective to promote more Japan-bound trips from Taiwanese FITs who tend to have high levels of interests in Japan and lead Japan's inbound travel market.
(※2)From Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)「 Number of Inbound Tourist( Total Number )」   
(※3)From Japan Tourism Agency「 Travel Accommodation Statistical Survey 」

 

2.About Tigerair Taiwan
・Name                                   : Tigerair Taiwan (www.tigerairtw.com/jp/ja/)
・Established on                     :December, 2013
・Capital                                 :NT$20 billion
・Representative                   :Chairman Hojo Chang
・Address                                :Tapei, Taoyuan
・Business Description           :Airline

 

3.About FREEPLUS
・Name                                  :FREEPLUS Inc. https://www.freeplus.co.jp/
・Established on                     :June, 2007
・Capital                                 :115,009,440JPY( Including Capital Reserve )
・Representative                    :CEO Suda Kentaro
・Address                                :Grand Front Tower A 29F. 4-20 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka
・Business Description           :Inbound Travel, WEB Marketing

 

4.About FP HOTELS South-Namba
・Name                                   :FP HOTELS South-Namba( https://southnamba.fphotels.com/en )
・Address                                :2-7, Haginochaya 1-chome, Nishinari-ku, Osaka
・Open from                           :April 2017
・Scale of construction          :9 stories building( Site Area:440.46㎡, Building’s total area:2,805.95㎡ )
・Number of rooms                :100 rooms

 

5.Further information regarding Inbound Specialized Hotel
FREEPLUS Inc. President’s Office       TEL: + 81 - 6 - 7638 - 6332   E-mail: info@freeplus.co.jp