ANA Holdings, the parent company of Japan’s All Nippon Airways is partnering with tour company Huber to offer visitors a platform to find tour guides for their trip to the country.
The partnership’s matching service plan comes after Japan recently eased rules for independent tour guides, which it will offer to travelers who book trips with the airline.
Founded in 2015, Huber is a Kamakura, Japan based company which matches visitors to Japan with local guides. Along with providing guides, travelers can get assistance to find information to aide in travel planning. The company has around 4,500 registered guides, including students looking to develop their foreign language skills.
As Japan prepares to host the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the government has also set its goal to welcome 40 million foreign visitors by 2020 and 60 million by 2030.
ANA is expecting to release the platform before the end of the year.