Marriott distributes inventory on Rakuten Travel


(From right) Peggy Fang Roe, chief sales and marketing officer, Marriott International, AsiaPacific, and Kazunori Takeda, managing executive officer and director, Rakuten 

MARRIOTT International has signed an agreement with Rakuten Travel to distribute all of its hotel inventory on the online travel platform.

The agreement, to commence sometime in 1Q2016, will enable Japanese travellers to check room inventory and rates, as well as make bookings at more than 4,300 Marriott hotels worldwide via any digital device.

“Rakuten Travel deeply understands the buying behavior of Japanese travellers, particularly online, and that is a big focus for us,” said Peggy Fang Roe, chief sales and marketing officer at Marriott International, Asia Pacific.

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