Japan Airlines has launched JAL Onsen Mile - a
new mileage program tie-up with some of Japan's finest onsen
(Japanese hot spring) hotels and inns, which enables customers to
earn JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) miles at any of the currently selected
57 onsens where JAL Coupons can also be used.
The new JAL Onsen Mile program will reward JMB
members for pampering themselves at a wide range of quality onsen
hotels and inns throughout the country, where they can accrue 2 miles for every 100 yen spent on day-use plans or
Mileage is accruable for reservations made
through the official websites of accredited onsen operators, by
phone, or through JAL's website, for check-ins from 1 June 2012.
JAL Coupons, initially only redeemable for JAL
Group airline tickets, tour packages, inflight items as well as
JAL Hotels, can also be used from 1 October 2012.
Japan is situated in a
volcanically active region and endowed with thousands of natural
hot springs all over the country. Many onsen hotels and inns are
built atop hot spring sources, offering traditional Japanese
rooms, authentic cuisine and onsen facilities.
Bathing in an onsen
is a common and effective stress-reliever for many locals, and
stay-overs at these establishments have become a popular short
getaway with family or friends.
For overseas visitors, a visit to an onsen
makes for a memorable, unique experience, and an opportunity to take a
dip in traditional Japanese culture.
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