Rakuten Travel, Inc. (“Rakuten Travel,” President and CEO: Masashi Okatake, Head Office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo), which operates “Rakuten Travel,” one of the largest domestic websites for comprehensive travel services, Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd. (“Japan Airlines International,” President: Masaru Onishi, Head Office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo) and JAL TOURS Co., Ltd. (“JAL TOURS,” President: Makoto Onishi, Head Office: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo), a domestic travel subsidiary of the JAL Group, have announced that the three companies will launch a new service that combines the “JAL-Raku Pack,” a dynamic domestic travel package, and car rental reservations from Tuesday, February 25, 2011.
The JAL-Raku Pack is a dynamic travel package that allows users to freely assemble a travel package for themselves using some 800 domestic flights operated by JAL every day and some 20,000 domestic accommodations made available online by Rakuten Travel. The package was launched on September 1, 2010, and is currently utilized by many customers.
The new package will expand the services provided by the JAL-Raku Pack to allow users to search and book rental cars as well as airline tickets and accommodations. Users can search and reserve rental cars from abundant fleets of vehicles of a total of 19 car rental firms that have customer counters at domestic airports served by JAL and are registered with the rental car reservation site of Rakuten Travel. Of the dynamic travel packages available for plane tickets for JAL domestic flights, the JAL-Raku Pack is the only package that allows users to search and book rental cars together with airline tickets and accommodations.
Rakuten Travel, Japan Airlines International and JAL TOURS will continue to strive to enhance the service functions of the JAL-Raku Pack to offer greater convenience to users.