Japan-based global online travel company Venture Republic is launching a new chat-based corporate travel booking and management service in collaboration with LINE Works, the business chat service division of Japanese communications company Works Mobile Japan.
Known as Travel jp for Business, the service uses chatbots and human travel concierges to help business travellers book and manage trips for domestic and international travel. Users can also get information about travel delays and Covid-19 prevention practices being used by hotels, airlines and other suppliers.
The service also provides assistance with cancellations and compensation for costs incurred by cancellations. Venture Republic says Travel jp for Business is the first official third-party app on the LINE Works platform.
Along with the launch of the service, Venture Republic and Works Mobile Japan are also announcing new sales partnerships for Travel jp for Business with Softbank, USEN Smart Works and Ryogeisya.
To use Travel jp for Business, users must register with LINE Works, but fees are only accrued when a booking is confirmed.