Monthly Archives: May 2014

Rome2rio To Present At WIT Japan

Rome2rio CEO Rod Cuthbert is making one of the keynote presentations at the upcoming WIT Japan Conference, to be held in Tokyo on May 16. Titled “The Next Chapter In Search” the presentation will look at some of the key factors having an impact on search in the travel sector, with specific emphasis on multi-modal search.

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WIT Japan has emerged as the most important networking venue for participants in North Asia’s online travel space. With an emphasis on Japan, China and Korea, the conference attracts 400-odd delegates from around the region, with almost 50% from outside Japan.

Rod will also be moderating a panel at the WIT Bootcamp, an event for startups held on the day prior to the main conference. He’ll be interviewing CEOs from previous winners of the Bootcamp event, and hoping to learn something about the journey they’ve each been on in a market which is not known for its startup culture.

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Ryokan specialist Relux is one of the startups on the Bootcamp panel

Panelists include the CEOs of Relux, a website for finding and booking ryokans (luxury Japanese inns); Trippiece (a social travel startup); and Voyagin (a tours and attractions seller, aimed at foreign visitors to Japan).