IHG has started to promote travel within Japan that is eligible for the rebate/discount funded by the country’s government.
You have to be careful with the rates that you book (not all are eligible), and you then need to get a voucher/code from a third party website for the property to apply towards your folio at the time of checking in.
You can access this offer on IHG’s website here.
Note that the terms state that the campaign is not available at Tokyo-area hotels or to Tokyo residents. These should, however, become eligible as of October 1.
The page states: “Go to Travel discounts applied for only eligible rates. Advance purchase, QUO cards, and cash vouchers, Day use plans, IHG Rewards Nights, Point & Cash, Bonus Point packages, and payment with points are not eligible.”
Some available rate plans:
Here are the participating hotels:
Japan’s Go-To Travel-campaign allows you to save up to 35% (capped at 20K yen per person per night) for accommodation and another 15% back in some local vouchers.
Not all rates are eligible for this discount, however, and it appears that hotels are pocketing some/all of the rebate in the form of higher room rates.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Breakfast on Us
Rates are per room, per night and are subject to availability. Offer includes complimentary breakfast for up to two adults when booked between 1 August 2020 and 31 October 2020. Booking must be made at least three (3) days in advance. Breakfast will be served in accordance with the local laws at the time of stay and may be subject to change. Additional costs apply if you are travelling with more than two adults.
Stay Longer for Less
Rates are per room, per night and are subject to availability. Offer includes complimentary breakfast for up to two adults and 20% off discount at restaurants and bars during the stay when booked between 1 August 2020 and 31 October 2020. Booking must be made at least three (3) days in advance. Breakfast will be served in accordance with the local laws at the time of stay and may be subject to change. Additional costs apply if you are travelling with more than two adults. Minimum stay of two nights and a maximum stay of 30 nights.
Detailed Terms & Conditions
To receive a full refund if you cancel one day or more before your arrival. No refund will be offered if you cancel beyond the cancellation window. Rates only applicable at participating hotels and resorts in Japan for stays until 31 January 2021. Tax and service charges may apply. Final bill will be presented in local currency. Blackout dates apply. Subject to availability. Please check with the hotel directly should you require further clarification. Offer is not valid to groups of 10 or more rooms and cannot be combined with any other special offer, including but not limited to InterContinental Ambassador’s complimentary weekend night certificate. At Holiday Inn, kids 12 years and under stay for free sharing parent’s guest room in existing bedding. At Holiday Inn, kids eat free from the all-day dining menu with an accompanying paying adult guest, including free breakfast on offer one. Holiday Inn Express hotels offer complimentary breakfast to all guests, no further discounts will be applied. Rates qualify for IHG® Rewards Club Points. Standard IHG® Rewards Club programme terms and conditions apply. Visit ihgrewardsclub.com for details. More details about our cancellation policy ihg.com/content/gb/en/deals/hotel-offers/booknowpaylater
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