Singapore, May 1, 2020 - Rakuten, Inc. today announced the launch of Rakuten Travel Xchange, a hotel distribution service providing travel retailers around the world with easy access to hotel rates and inventories through a single source. Travel businesses will be able to manage their entire hotel inventory needs from a single API connection, via a tailored web portal or template solutions, or its Travel Agent Portal, without spending valuable resources on integrating multiple supply partners.
Learn more about the Rakuten Travel Xchange here: https://solutions.travel.rakuten.com
Rakuten Travel Xchange combines its vast network of partnerships with hotel chains, wholesalers, channel managers and other large Online Travel Agents (OTAs) around the world with long-standing contracts from Rakuten Group company brands Rakuten Travel and Rakuten LIFULL STAY, each among the largest online travel agencies in the Japanese hotel and vacation rental industries.
Against the backdrop of a global shut-down in the travel industry, Rakuten aims to leverage its global footprint, its deep roots in Asia and its leadership position in the Japan travel market to help travel retailers around the world to simplify global travel inventory management.
“By launching Rakuten Travel Xchange, we aim to provide travel retailers and their customers with a stable, reliable and secure travel experience,” said Munekatsu Ota, Director of Rakuten Travel Xchange. “Our ability as a large global OTA to contract preferential rates and inventory is matched only by the robustness of our innovative technology travel platform.”
Rakuten, Inc. (TSE: 4755) is a global leader in internet services that empower individuals, communities, businesses and society. Founded in Tokyo in 1997 as an online marketplace, Rakuten has expanded to offer services in e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communications to approximately 1.4 billion members around the world. The Rakuten Group has over 20,000 employees, and operations in 30 countries and regions. For more information visit https://global.rakuten.com/corp/.