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Monday, December 27 2021 - 19:53
Agoda launches digital quarantine packages in Japan to facilitate safe return for repatriates
TOKYO, Dec. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Agoda has launched Japan Alternative Quarantine (Japan AQ) packages to offer 
greater options for Japanese citizens returning home for  holidays from 
'high-risk' countries as COVID-19 continues to hinder free movement. 

Japan AQ leverages Agoda's cutting-edge technology to improve accessibility and 
make it more efficient for travellers looking to book accommodation for their 
return travel quarantine needs. From now, repatriates and essential in-bound 
travellers can search availability, room type, and pricing in real-time from 
112 hotels on a dedicated landing page, 
choosing specific hotel rooms that suit their needs, whether that's 
interconnecting rooms or suites or a familiar brand hotel. Japan is the sixth 
market to launch an AQ program (formerly known as Alternative State Quarantine 
ASQ), joining over 1,700 government-approved hotels worldwide in locations such 
as Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan and Philippines, with more to come. 

"An estimated 1.36 million Japanese citizens live abroad and have been unable 
to freely come home from almost two years, but with the launch of Japan AQ They 
will have the freedom to choose which hotel to stay in for their quarantine, 
making the decision to travel easier. It's likely that uncertainty will 
continue around border restrictions for some time as governments devise safe 
measures to help citizens and eventually tourists to return to Japan. It's no 
longer an easy option to hop on a plane without the need to consider vaccine, 
quarantine or testing requirements but we hope giving travellers the choice to 
easily search and book where to stay will make travel as seamless and 
hassle-free as possible for consumers across the world.", said Hiroto Ooka, 
Associate Vice President, North Asia, Partner Services.  

Japanese travellers will gain greater flexibility and autonomy to pick their 
preferred quarantine accommodation whether looking for a suite, room with a 
balcony or interconnecting rooms, at Agoda's great value rates. Currently 
available on desktop, the product is slated to launch on mobile and app, with a 
dedicated microsite, badging system to property listings, easy search filter 
options, banners, pop-ups and more in the coming weeks.   

Agoda is the first digital travel platform in Asia to digitize quarantine hotel 
bookings in a bid to revive international travel safely. With differing and 
evolving requirements for quarantine across markets, Agoda's tech expertise and 
speed allows the platform to agilely adapt to these changes.  Travelers can 
also visit to find out what travel 
restrictions are in place.

About Agoda 

From its beginnings as an e-commerce start-up based in Singapore in 2005, 
digital travel platform Agoda( has grown 
to offer a global network of over 2.5 million properties in more than 200 
countries and territories worldwide, offering travelers easy access to a wide 
choice of luxury and budget hotels, apartments, homes and villas, to suit all 
budgets and travel occasions. In 2019, Agoda added a flight product and 
packages to help make travel even easier.

Headquartered in Singapore, Agoda is part of Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG) 
and employs more than 4,000 staff in 30 countries. and the Agoda 
mobile app are available in 39 languages.

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Source: Agoda

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   Caption: Alternative Quarantine Japan