February 6, 2024
  • Rakuten Group, Inc.

Rakuten Travel Strengthens Collaboration with IHG Hotels & Resorts, Announces MoU to Link Member Loyalty Programs

Tokyo, February 6, 2024 - Rakuten Group, Inc. today announced that its travel reservation service Rakuten Travel, a leading online travel agency in Japan, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with hotel chain IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) to consider collaborating on a seamless travel booking experience linking the two companies’ loyalty programs. This is the first time that IHG has signed an MoU with a Japanese travel reservation service. 

Rakuten Travel and IHG will carry out discussions with the aim of improving services and customer experiences for members of Rakuten and its flagship loyalty program, Rakuten Points, together with IHG One Rewards, the loyalty program run by IHG. Details of specific initiatives based on the MoU will be announced in the near future.

Rakuten Travel is committed to offering unparalleled value for Rakuten members, through collaboration with a diverse network of partners worldwide.

About IHG Hotels & Resorts
IHG Hotels & Resorts is a global hospitality company, with a purpose to provide True Hospitality for Good. With a family of 19 hotel brands and IHG One Rewards, one of the world's largest hotel loyalty programmes, IHG has over 6,200 open hotels in over 100 countries, and nearly 2,000 in the development pipeline.

•  Luxury & Lifestyle: Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Vignette Collection, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo
•  Premium: voco hotels, HUALUXE Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, EVEN Hotels
•  Essentials: Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, Garner hotels, avid hotels
•  Suites: Atwell Suites, Staybridge Suites, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Candlewood Suites
•  Exclusive Partners: Iberostar Beachfront Resorts

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated and registered in England and Wales. Approximately 345,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally. Visit us online for more about our hotels and reservations and IHG One Rewards. To download the new IHG One Rewards app, visit the Apple App or Google Play stores. For our latest news, visit our Newsroom and follow us on LinkedIn.

About Rakuten Travel
Rakuten Travel is a leading online travel agency in Japan under the Rakuten Group. Launched in 2001, it offers Japan’s broadest selection of hotels and other accommodation facilities for both leisure and business travelers, as well as package tours with airlines and more. Rakuten Travel also covers accommodations in markets around the world and offers support in 8 languages.

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