History of H.I.S.
2016
  • * Entry to the retail energy market
2015
  • * Watermark Hotel & Spa Bali Jimbaran opened
  • * “Henn-na Hotel” opened
  • * The number of international sales offices exceeded 200
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.