About Us

FORWARD

Canada and Japan! Two People of two nations can achieve mutual understanding by an active exchange which will help to overcome differences in background resulting from their individual histories, culture, political structures, economic systems, and other. We, Kintetsu International Express (Canada) Inc., are honored to play an important role between countries to reach the goal of closer mutual understanding.

On the one hand, Kintetsu International Express (Canada) Inc. intends to increase the number of visitors from Japan to Canada through its parent company, KNT-CT Holdings Co., Ltd. (Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd. and Club Tourism International Inc.). In this regard, we arrange Japanese visitors’ accommodation, transportation, meals, tour guides, and other needs, so that their mission in Canada will go smoothly. KNT-CT Holdings is the leading travel organization in Japan, with its overseas travelers growing to over 1 million. More than 7,000 staff of approximately 200 branches located nationwide handle the planning and sales of global travel including Canada.

Kintetsu International Express (Canada) Inc., with its main operation in the Toronto area, serves Canadian and Japanese clients by planning and selling group and package tours, arranging airline tickets and Japan Rail passes, etc. Our goal is to encourage a maximum number of Canadian people to increase their knowledge of Japan.

Thus, Kintetsu International Express (Canada) Inc., with the cooperation of citizens and government officials of both countries, strives toward the ultimate goal of further mutual understanding between the two nations through tourism.

Sincerely,
President

 

BUSINESS ACTIVITIES

1. MARKETING AND PROMOTING CANADIAN TOURS TO THE JAPANESE MARKET
We provide KNT-CT Holdings Co., Ltd., our parent company in Japan, with Canadian travel information, and offer attractive tour plans. KNT-CT Holdings promotes these throughout Japan using their nationwide operation network, enabling us to participate in promoting Canadian tourism to the Japan’s overseas travel market.

2. LOOKING AFTER INBOUND TOURISTS FROM JAPAN (INBOUND OPERATIONS)
We make comprehensive arrangements for Japanese tourists sent by KNT-CT Holdings. During their stay in Canada, we organize hotel accommodations, restaurants, transportation, Japanese tour guides, etc. All of these arrangements are made through our worldwide communication network connecting KNT-CT Holdings and its subsidiary KIE offices.

3. LOOKING AFTER OUTBOUND TOURISTS FROM CANADA (OUTBOUND OPERATIONS)
We provide comprehensive services to the Japanese or Japan related business communities in the Toronto area, issuing airline tickets, providing package tours, planning incentive tours, and other travel related services.

4. COOPERATING WITH AND SUPPORTING CANADIAN TOURISM AUTHORITIES
On the one hand, we offer Japanese overseas travel information to Canadian tourism authorities, such as Canadian tourism organizations, hotels and bus companies etc. We also provide appropriate advice on the type of hospitality most appreciated by Japanese tourists. On the other hand, Canadian authorities, provide us up-to-date information and ideas on planning high quality tours in Canada. Thus, we cooperate with each other in promoting Canadian tours to the Japanese market. With mutual cooperation among all Japanese tour companies in Canada, we endeavour to create safe and enjoyable arrangements for Japanese tourists in Canada.

 

CORPORATE PROFILE

Kintetsu International Express (Canada) Inc. Vancouver Head Office (T.O.C.)
1140 West Pender Street, Suite 910, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA V6E 4G1
Administration: Tel: (604) 638-9300   Fax: (604) 688-7725
Operations:      Tel: (604) 638-9400   Fax: (604) 685-8100

Toronto Branch
1450 Meyerside Drive, Suite 305, Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA L5T 2N5
Outbound: Tel: (905) 670-8710   Fax: (905) 670-2238
Inbound:    Tel: (905) 670-8737   Fax: (905) 670-9296

 

HISTORY

Apr. 1989 Kintetsu International Express (U.S.A.) Inc. Vancouver branch established
Sep. 1990 Kintetsu International Express (U.S.A.) Inc. Toronto branch established
July 1993 Kintetsu International Express (Canada) Inc. established

 

KNT-CT HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

  • Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd.
  • Kinki Nippon Tourist Individual Tour Co., Ltd.
  • Club Tourism International Inc.
  • Kinki Nippon Tourist Hokkaido Co., Ltd.
  • Kinki Nippon Tourist Tohoku Co., Ltd.
  • Kinki Nippon Tourist Chugoku-Shikoku Co., Ltd.
  • Kinki Nippon Tourist Kyushu Co., Ltd.
  • United Tours Co., Ltd.                              39 companies in total

 

KINTETSU GROUP OF COMPANIES

  • Rail Road
  • Transportation (bus & taxi)
  • Cargo (Air, Sea & Land)
  • Tourism
  • Hotel Management & Restaurant operations
  • Real Estate & Resort Development
  • Advertisement & Media Planning
  • Department Stores                                  other