HISTORY

  • 2017

    • H.I.S. Super Power co., ltd. was established.
    • “Henn-na Hotel Maihama Tokyo Bay” opened.
    • H.I.S. OKINAWA co., ltd. was established.
    • Founded subsidiary, Group MIKI Holdings.
    • Founded subsidiary, Merit Travel Group.
    • “Henn-na Hotel Laguna Ten Bosch” opened.
  • 2016

    • Entry to the retail energy market
    • H.I.S. Hotel Holdings co., ltd. was established.
    • Founded subsidiary, H.S. Insurance co.,ltd.
  • 2015

    •  Watermark Hotel & Spa Bali Jimbaran opened.
    •  “Henn-na Hotel” opened in Huis Ten Bosch.
    •  The number of international sales offices exceeded 200
    •  The number of domestic sales offices exceeded 300
  • 2014

    • Established Laguna Ten Bosch Co., Ltd. and made succession of 3 businesses from Laguna Gamagori
    • The number of international sales offices exceeded 150
  • 2013

    • Started a charter cruise, Costa Victoria.
    • Expanded the operation of international E-commerce site “hisgo” with in 39 countries.
  • 2012

    • GM Communications Limited incorporated into H.I.S. Group.
    • Founded subsidiary, Guam Reef Hotel.
    • Founded an international chartered airline, Asia Pacific Airlines.
  • 2011

    • Founded subsidiary, Japan Holiday Travel co.,ltd.
    • HTB cruise co., ltd. was established.
    • Watermark Hotel Nagasaki opened.
  • 2010

    • Huis Ten Bosch joined H.I.S. Group, as a subsidiary.
    • A new brand “QUALITA” was established, that seeks “hospitality”.
    • A new service was created “CLASS ONE”. A membership club for the high class customers.
    • H.I.S. Experience Japan, co.Ltd. was merged into H.I.S. , thus unifying our inbound business.
  • 2009

    • H.I.S. took over ATB’s sales network and breathed new life into it.
    • Ohshu Express Ltd. became a subsidiary of H.I.S.
    • The number of overseas sales bases exceeded100.
  • 2008

    • Reorganaizing and setting up “the Quality Control & Market Reserch Room”
    • First hotel in Japan, Watermark Hotel Sapporo, opened
    • The number of domestic sales offices exceeded 250
  • 2006

    • Launched new inbound tourism company, H.I.S. Experience Japan Co.,Ltd.
  • 2005

    • Second hotel in Australia. Hotel Watermark Brisbane, opened.
    • Kyushu Industrial Transportation Co., Ltd., now Kyushu Sangyo Kotsu Holdings Co.,Ltd., headquartered in Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture, incorporated into the H.I.S. Group.
  • 2004

    • Activated online reservations system.
    • Listed on first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
    • The number of domestic sales offices exceeded 200
  • 2003

    • Installation of “Challenge”, our new computer system.
    • The number of overseas sales bases exceeded 50
  • 2002

    • Founded subsidiary, Cruise planet Co., Ltd,.
    • Opening of specialized travel desk at Travel Wonderland, main sales office, Shinjuku in conjunction with our 10-year anniversary.
    • Listed on second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
    • Started international charter services
  • 2001

    • H.I.S. opens“H.I.S. travelling-abroad navi” as a formal site in i-mode.
  • 2000

    • Founded subsidiary, Howa Travel Service, now Orion Tours.
    • Founded subsidiary, Map International Co., Ltd, now ATB.
  • 1998

    • Skymark Airlines begins operation on September 19 between Tokyo(Haneda) and Fukuoka.
    • The number of domestic sales offices exceeded 100
  • 1996

    • The homepage opens.
    • H.I.S. membership system is launched in east Japan.
    • H.I.S. opens its first world class hotel, The Watermark Hotel Gold Coast,now Hotel Watermark,in Australia.
    • Skymark Airlines launches.(Currently, Skymark Airlines is not our Group company.)
  • 1995

    • H.I.S. Company stock is offered over the counter.
  • 1994

    • Chubu, Kansai and Kyushu headquarters consolidate and expand,and Travel Wonderlands open in each region to become the largest retail offices in those areas.
  • 1993

    • Head office moves to Shinjuku for consolidation and expansion of operations.Travel Wonderland, a department store for international services, opens.
  • 1991

    • “Group Tour” division is established.
  • 1990

    • Company name is officially changed to H.I.S. Co., Ltd.
    • H.I.S. Internal computer system “WING” is put into operation.
    • H.I.S. is appointed official IATA agency.
    • “Business” division is established.
  • 1989

    • Launched “Ciao”,  H.I.S.’first tour package.
    • “Avanti and Oasis” division is established in Shimbashi office.
  • 1986

    • License as general travel agency (No. 724) is obtained from Ministry of Transportation.
    • Nagoya office opens.
    • Fukuoka office opens.
  • 1985

    • Hong Kong office opens.
  • 1984

    • Osaka office opens.
  • 1981

    • License as retail agency(No. 3034) is obtained from Ministry of Transportation.
    • H.I.S. begins selling other company branded package tours.
  • 1980

    • International Tours Co., Ltd., H.I.S.’predecessor, is established with ¥10 million capital.
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