International airline tickets can now be purchased and issued directly from IATA member airlines! Accelerating Global Business Development
KabuK Style, (headquartered in Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan; Kenji Sunada, Representative Director; hereinafter “KabuK Style”) a Travel Fintech company operating the HafH Travel Subscription since April 2019, is pleased to announce that it has been approved as a Type 1 Travel Agency and an authorized agent of the International Air Transport Association (hereinafter “IATA”).
◼︎KabuK Style has been approved as a Class 1 Travel Agency by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The first-class travel agency registration allows KabuK Style to handle all domestic and international travel services.
◼︎About IATA Authorized Agent License
IATA is an international trade association established in 1945 for airlines, travel agencies, and related companies operating international flights.
IATA has an agency system for the sale of international airline tickets.
In addition, since approval is granted only when certain screening criteria are met, this will lead to gaining the trust of cooperating partner companies and passengers, and is expected to expand the number of global cooperating partners.
Currently, there are approximately 10,000 travel agencies in Japan and about ● IATA-accredited agencies.
KabuK Style will provide services to realize diverse lifestyles and further promote collaboration with global operators, including not only accommodation but also transportation such as airlines, to accelerate domestic and international travel demand and global business development.
IATA is the International Air Transport Association.
IATA is an international trade association for airlines, travel agencies, and related companies that operate international flights with headquarters in Montreal, Canada and Geneva, Switzerland. There are around 300 airlines and related companies that are members of the IATA.
◼︎Comments from Kenji Sunada, CEO of KabuK Style on further strengthening overseas expansion
We are finally in an environment where we can accelerate our overseas expansion. In Japan, inbound demand is rapidly recovering, and overseas, many countries have completely shifted to post-COVID, and a swift restoration and further expansion of travel demand is expected.
KabuK Style has announced and implemented “HafH 2022: Three Initiatives” as its plan for HafH in FY2022 as follows; the obtainment of IATA’s approval is part of the company’s efforts to “(1) Further evolve transportation subscriptions and make HafH a subscription-based MaaS service that includes travel” and “(2) Re-expand overseas partner facilities and acquisition of overseas customers”.
HafH 2022: Three initiatives
(1) Further evolve transportation subscriptions and make HafH a subscription-based MaaS service that includes transportation
(2) Re-expansion of overseas partner facilities and acquisition of overseas customers
(3) Provide full DX support for lodging facilities
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With the mission to “create infrastructure for a society that appreciates diverse values”, we will steadily expand our services around the world for a future in which everyone has the opportunity to experience a diverse world.