Travel Weekly's 2016 Power List


31 | H.I.S. USA

H.I.S. USA
2015 sales: $399 million
Employees: 432
Previous ranking: 31

535 Fifth Ave., 14th Floor
New York, NY 10017
T (212) 599-4280
Website

Executives

PRESIDENT: Masaaki Yahata
VP: Jim Kelly
CONTROLLER: Yoshihisa Kondo

2015 Developments

Opened Watermark Hotel and Spa Bali Jimbaran.

Opened Henn-na Hotel, called world's first robot hotel, in Huis Ten Bosch, an H.I.S.-owned theme park in Nagasaki, Japan.

Purchased ABA Sales and established Hanavi Brand for domestic Japan air and hotel dynamic packaging.
Number of offices in Japan grew to 303. Outside of Japan, number of offices reached 200.

Company Facts

Servicing parent company in Japan, company books travel for incoming clients. Also services outbound travel on a B2C basis with the main focus on travel to Japan. And serves Japanese population in U.S.

Launched a B2B wholesale brand called Skyhub selling travel to Japan and Southeast Asia.

ARC sales of $27.2 million.

87% of sales from leisure, 10% business, 3% other.

Privately held. Subsidiary of H.I.S. Co. Ltd. Japan.

Looking Ahead

H.I.S. Travel Information offices in Japan for foreign tourists will exceed 20 in 2016.
 Expanding B2C product line in the U.S. to leverage H.I.S. Japan buying power worldwide.

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