HOTEL Okura is venturing into tour guide territory with the launch of an online travel planner app that will highlight local attractions and help travellers plan sightseeing and activities.
Available on the websites of its two luxury hotel groups Okura Hotels & Resorts and Nikko Hotels International, the app was developed and customised by TripSketch for 19 of the groups’ properties.
The app links to local offers on the hotel’s individual pages and lets users browse the destinations’ attractions, tours and excursions, and see their distance from the hotel.
It will be available for the group’s hotels in Tokyo, Kyoto, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, Bangkok, Honolulu, San Francisco, Amsterdam and Düsseldorf.
Kenji Goto, representative director and senior managing corporate executive officer at Hotel Okura, said: “This application will let our guests engage with us well before their arrival. Of course, our hotel concierges can offer additional suggestions when guests arrive.”
Hotel Okura is comprised of hospitality chains including Okura Hotels & Resorts, JAL Hotels, Nikko Hotels International and the mid-priced Hotel JAL City.