Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Business Travel group H.I.S. seeks greater online presence, CEO says Sawada eyes links with foreign businesses as tourist needs change Hideo Sawada, a 65-year-old Osaka native, founded in 1980 the company that is now travel conglomerate H.I.S. He then became its chairman in 2004, and took on double duty as its CEO this year.
December 31, 2016 13:30 JST | Japan
TOKYO -- Travel conglomerate
H.I.S. needs to expand its online reservation capabilities as the number of visitors to Japan likely will continue rising, the company's CEO and chairman says.
Hideo Sawada discussed tourism trends as well as the Japanese company's joint venture with an online business in China during a recent exclusive interview with The Nikkei.
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