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Japan is welcoming those with good ideas, valuable skills, those with an ancestral connection, and those seeking easier immigration procedures as a frequent traveller for business. Japan, having hosted a record 28.7 million visitors in 2017 is easily one of the most popular countries to visit. In fact the Japanese government wants even more to come, having set a target of 40 million visitors visiting Japan by the year 2020. Some 70 per cent of those inbound tourists hailed from China, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. What are the smart ways that you could take navigate Japan's desire for more tourists and foreign workers?
Shipitwise's decision to focus on niche markets, and integrate with Travelport may turn out to be masterstroke."
You have just days before the latest fundraising round on Funderbeam closes for Estonian start-up Shipitwise.
Shipitwise has sharpened its trajectory, and partnered with booking giant Travelport, having integrated its unique service offering to travel agents. Travelport is a billion-dollar travel commerce platform where travel providers, travel agencies, corporations and developers can search, share, buy and sell travel.
Shipitwise is a start-up based in Estonia. Shipitwise addresses the challenge faced by travellers who need to move specialist equipment, for example, cycling enthusiasts, or items that often commercial passenger airlines might immediately classify as just 'special' luggage. Airlines only fly you from the airport to another airport, and generally, see your journey as one that starts from home to your final destination, such as your hotel. Shipitwise aims to make this process more convenient and cost effective for travellers overall.
Shipitwise's decision to focus on niche markets, and integrate with Travelport may turn out to be masterstroke. It gives Shipitwise credibility and access to the trillion-dollar travel market.
It could mean that Shipitwise is exploring blockchain for its commercial shipment operations."
The Estonian startup, Shipitwise has added Jaan Tallinn to the Shipitwise Advisory Board. Jaan Tallinn is one of the co-founders of instant messaging service Skype, and file-sharing application Kazaa and is already an investor in Shipitwise.
Shipitwise is an Estonian-based startup providing customers with a hassle-free travelling service by taking care of their excess baggage. Its focus is on a particular cohort of travellers who need specialised services for 'hard-to-move' non-packaged personal goods - convenient cross-border, door-to-door courier delivery for golf bags, skis, bicycles, or specialised services for business trips like trade fair materials and samples. Shipitwise emphasise convenience with a user-friendly interface and transparent pricing features.