JCB to launch Free Bus Ticket Campaign in Kyushu, Japan
JCB Co., Ltd. (JCB), the only global payment brand based in Japan, has officially announced that it will launch a campaign in cooperation with Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd., the major private railroad company in western Japan, for JCB cardmembers travelling to Fukuoka, Japan from December 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016. Those of the more than 20 million JCB cardmembers from 19 countries and territories who visit Japan can enjoy riding the bus in the central Fukuoka just by showing their JCB cards.
Fukuoka is located in Kyushu, western Japan, and is one of the most popular destinations for international tourists. According to Kyushu District Transport Bureau, the number of international travelers to Kyushu exceeded 1.7 million from January to August 2015, rising 64.9% compared with the same term last year. Half of the tourists entered Kyushu via Fukuoka Airport.
Kiyoshi Kondo, General Manager of Kyushu Area Headquarters, JCB said, “I am delighted to be able to provide over 20 million JCB cardmembers outside Japan with this exclusive service in cooperation with Nishi-Nippon Railroad. I am confident that this campaign will help them to enjoy their trip to Japan more. We expect the number of travelers to Kyushu will grow more. JCB is going to work in providing even better and unique services to promote the tourism business in Kyushu.”
About the Campaign
- Eligible: All JCB cards issued outside Japan
- Period: December 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016
- Get one day pass “Green pass” good for buses in central Fukuoka by showing your JCB card at Fukuoka Airport Bus Terminal in the international airport terminal (First 2,500 applicants.)
- Get a pair of free one-way bus tickets to Fukuoka International Airport by showing a receipt for 10,000 yen with JCB card at Nishitetsu Tenjin Expressway Bus Terminal or Hakata bus terminal counter (First 1,000 applicants.)
JCB is a global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. Its acceptance network includes about 29 million merchants and over a million cash advance locations in 190 countries and territories. JCB cards are now issued in 19 countries and territories, with more than 89 million cardmembers. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with more than 350 leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase merchant coverage and card-member base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to providing responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide.