• HISTORY
  • CHARTER FLIGHTS
  • AWARDS

The History Of Our Company

DateEvent
Oct. 31, 1981Company founded with 5 million JPY and 3 employees at 2-18-21 Kumoji, Naha-shi, Okinawa.
April 1982Capital increased to 6 million JPY.
May 10, 1982Started business after obtainment of business license no. 47 from the Okinawa Prefectural Governor.
May 17, 1982Established franchise with Union International, former JTS (Japan Tour System), current JAL Travel Okinawa Branch Office.
July 31, 1986Contract with Union International ended.
Dec. 1, 1991Expanded business with the establishment of the Inbound Tour Operation Department in the Head Office building at 2-17-3 Kumoji, Naha-shi, Okinawa.
April 5, 1993Tokyo Office opens and begins operations at 2-3-21 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
Sept. 1, 1993Dai-Naha Branch opens and begins operations at Dai-Naha, 1-19-29 Makishi, Naha-shi, Okinawa.
Dec. 1, 1995Co-op Store Branch opens and begins oeprations at Okinawa Electric Power Co.'s Main Office Co-Op Store at 5-2-1 Makiminato, Urasoe-shi, Okinawa.
Oct. 1, 1996Osaka Office opens and begins operations at 2-1-27 Dojima, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka.
Jan. 16, 1996Capital increases to 10 million JPY.
April 4, 1996Capital increases to 18 million JPY.
April 18, 1996Becomes a member of Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA).
June 12, 1996Obtained travel license no. 1-1374 from the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
April 1, 1997Nagoya opens and starts operations at 1-16-25 Meiekiminami, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi.
Aug. 10, 1997Obtained accreditation from International Air Transport Association (IATA): 16-306916
July 28, 1998Obtained the Head Office building located at 2-15-10 Kumoji, Naha-shi, Okinawa. (9-story Kumoji BK Bldg.)
Sept. 30, 1998Kanazawa Office opens and starts operations at 1-6 Konohanamachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa.
April 20, 2000Okayama Office opens and starts operations at 2-7-1 Ima, Okayama-shi, Okayama.
Dec. 2000Concluded contract with U.S. Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) and began selling domestic and international travel products and airline tickets.
April 2, 2001Became official agent of China Northwest Airlines upon the airline's establishment of an Okinawa branch based on past achievements of sending 4800 visitors to China on charter flights for 2 years.
April 1, 2002Became Okinawa area ticketing agent for Air Canada.
Jan. 31, 2004Okayama Office closed.
July 10, 2005Tokyo Office moved to Ginzado-Nakazato Bldg. 6F, 1-1-21 Shiba-Daimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo to expand operations.
Aug. 7, 2005Nagoya Office moved to Nishiki-Dori KD Bldg. 2F, 5-29-1 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya to expand operations.
Nov. 20, 2005Jumbo Tours Okinawa Yuimaaru Elementary School I completed in Cambodia.
Feb. 20, 2006JUSCO Naha Branch closed.
March 27, 2006Naha Kokusai-Dori Branch opens and begins operations at 2-18-13 Matsuo, Naha-shi, Okinawa.
Nov. 11, 2006TSUTAYA Shintoshin Branch opens and begins operations at 4-2-8 Omoromachi, Naha-shi, Okinawa.
Oct. 15, 2007Osaka Office moved to Higobashi Seiwa Bldg. 3F, 1-15-10 Edobori, Nishi-ku, Osaka to expand operations.
Dec. 31, 2007Kokusai-Dori Branch closed.
March 1, 2008Jumbo Tours Okinawa Yuimaaru Elementary School II opened in Cambodia.
Sept. 18, 2008Issued 200 million JPY in unsecured private placement bonds guaranteed by The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ.
Nov. 11, 2008American Village Chatan Branch opens and begins operations at Carnival Park Mihama 2F, 15-69 Mihama, Chatan-cho, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa.
June 20, 2009Beach clean-ups held at Izena Island and Iheya Island.
Nov. 14. 20093rd school, Jumbo Tours Okinawa Yuimaaru Middle School III opened in Cambodia.
Jan. 1, 2010President & CEO Shoki Tanimura recognized as a "King Sho Hashi Village Tourism Ambassador" of Izena Village.
March 17, 2010President & CEO Shoki Tanimura recognized as a Tourism Ambassador of Iheya Village.
April 1, 2010Capital increases to 30 million JPY.
April 23, 2010Captial increases to 35 million JPY.
Oct. 12, 2010Kanazawa Office moved to Kanazawa Park Bldg. 11F, 3-1-1 Hirooka, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa to expand operations.
May 26, 2011Captial increased to 55 milliion JPY.
Nov. 16, 2012Concluded PSA contract with South Korean LCC JIN AIR.
Nov. 19, 2012Recognized as a "Work-Life Balance Company" by Okinawa Prefecture.
June 5, 2013Received the Friends of Thailand Award 2013 from The Tourism Authority of Thailand in the International Tour Operator Category.
Sept. 17, 2013Received the Grand Prize in the Destination Development Category at the JATA Tour Grand Prix 2013 for "Direct charter flight from Okinawa to Laos for 6 days".
Oct. 1, 2013Certified by JATA's Quality Assurance System for Tour Operators.
Feb. 27, 2014Received the Best Initiative Award at MSC Cruises All Stars of the Sea 2013 Market Sales Awards.
March 23, 2014"Seeing the Northern Lights from the Sky" tour held using extra flight on Finnair.
Aug. 6, 2014Received the Best Pioneer Award from Air Canada.
Aug. 18, 2014"Certified by the PrivacyMark System, Certification No. 17002007(01) Validity: Aug. 18, 2014 to Aug. 17, 2016 Certified by: Japan Information Processing Development Corporation (JIPDEC)"
Nov. 23, 20144th school, Jumbo Tours Okinawa Yuimaaru High School IV opened in Cambodia.
Dec. 1, 2014Began trial operation of "City Sightseeing Okinawa Hip-Hop BUS", a bus tour complete with a multilingual audio guide and Wi-Fi.
Dec. 19, 2014Received the Cruise of the Year 2014 Special Award. Received special award for contributing to regional cruise promotion and market development for 8 of our cruise products, including our "17-day Tour of 8 Countries in Europe and the Mediterranean Sea on the Queen Elizabeth" at Cruise of the Year 2014 held by the Japan Oceangoing Passenger Ship Association (JOPA).
Dec. 8, 2015Obtained Kurumin Mark Certification from Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Dec. 19-20, 2015Participated in Okinawa Tabi Festa 2015 (travel fair) held at Okinawa Cellular Park in Naha.
April 1, 2016Debut of a new Hip-Hop bus (known as the "Red Bus").
Aug. 1, 2016President & CEO Shoki Tanimura recognized as a Tourism Ambassador of Minami Daito Island for 2 years from Aug. 1, 2016 to July 31, 2018.
Oct. 1, 2016Updated the company logo.
Oct. 21, 2016Began full-scale market development of European wine import and sales.
March 8, 2017Received the Exchange Tour Award at the Mekong Tourism Awards 2016 .
April 27, 2017Opened the restaurant SOLiS GRANDE in Mihama, Chatan-cho, Okinawa.
March 31, 2017Consolidated American Village Chatan Branch with TSUTAYA Naha Shintoshin Branch.
Sept. 23, 2017Received the Grand Prize in the Overseas Travel Destination Category at Tourism Expo Japan 2017 for "11-day tour of the simple and nostalgic Moldova, Romania, Gagauzia and Transnistria."
March 8, 2018"Received the Judges' Special Award at the Mekong Tourism Awards 2017 held by the ASEAN-Japan Centre for ""5-day tour of the impressive Angkor Wat by direct charter flight."" Received high praise for the social contributions made through the Yuimaaru Elementary School Project started in 2005, which opened 5 schools in Cambodia."
March 20, 20185th school, Jumbo Tours Okinawa Yuimaaru Middle & High School V opened in Cambodia.
Aug. 1, 2018President and CEO Shoki Tanimura received Okinawa Prefecture’s 2018 Distinguished Service in Tourism Award.

Charter Flight Achievements

DateCharter Details
March 16, 2006Charter flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia on Kampuchea Airlines Boeing 707 aircraft. (189 participants)
May 3, 2006First charter flight to Tianjin, China on China Eastern Airlines Airbus A320 aircraft. (156 participants). Inbound arrangements made for 156 participants from Shanghai, China for 5D4N itinerary in Okinawa.
July 8, 2006Charter flight to Italy & Milano on Blue Panorama Airlines. (131 participants)
Aug. 2, 2006 / Aug. 30, 2006Nagoya Office: Charter flight to Italy & Venice on Blue Panorama Airlines. (2 flights, 262 participants each)
Oct. 4, 2006Charter flight to Italy & Milano on Blue Panorama Airlines. (131 participants)
Nov. 18, 2006Charter flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia on Kampuchea Airlines. (131 participants)
Dec. 30, 2006South Korea charter flight held on Asiana Airlines. (169 participants)
Feb. 16, 2007 / March 16, 2007 / March 20, 2007Nagoya Office: 3 round-trip charter flights from Central Japan International Airport to Siem Reap, Cambodia on Angkor Airways. (total of 510 participants)
May 2, 2007"Charter flight to Busan, South Korea on Asiana Airlines. (176 participants). Charter flight to Hong Kong on Air Macau. (166 participants)"
May 1, 2007Tianjin, China charter flight tour with China Eastern Airlines. (154 participants)
June 14, 2007 / June 21, 2007Hong Kong charter flight on Hong Kong Express Airways. (total of 328 participants)
Aug. 1, 2007Cambodia charter flight on Angkor Airways. (total of 126 participants)
Aug. 5, 2007 / Aug. 9, 2007 / Aug. 13, 2007Charter flight between Nagoya and Cambodia on Angkor Airways. (total of 126 participants)
July 13, 2007 / July 27, 2007 / Aug. 3, 2007 / Aug. 10, 2007 / Aug. 17, 2007 / Sept. 14, 2007 / Sept. 21, 2007 / Sept. 22, 2007Hong Kong charter flight held on Hong Kong Express Airways. (total of 1610 participants)
Oct. 5, 2007 / Oct. 19, 2007 / Nov. 1, 2007Total of 3 charter flights from Okinawa on Hong Kong Airlines. (total of 434 participants)
Nov. 9, 2007Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, San-in & Sanyo Area 3-day Tour held with Jumbo Tours exclusive charter flight on Japan Transocean Air. (total of 144 participants)
Nov. 22, 2007 - Jan. 3, 2008Held a total of 10 charter flights departing from Okinawa on Hong Kong Airlines. (total of 1600 participants)
May 1, 2008 / May 3, 2008Special charter flight between Kaohsiung and Naha on China Airlines for 4D3N itinerary. (314 participants)
May 23, 2008Special charter flight between Dalian and Naha on China Eastern Airlines for 5D4N itinerary. (156 participants)
Aug. 27, 2008Special charter flight from Naha to Italy on Japan Transocean Air for 9D7N itinerary. (Arrival in Milano / Departure from Rome) (total of 382 participants)
Dec. 30, 2008Charter flight on Hong Kong Airlines.
Jan. 29, 2009Special charter flight between Naha and Cambodia on Japan Transocean Air. (170 participants)
March 18, 2009Special charter flight between Naha and Yamaguchi-Ube Airport on Japan Transocean Air. (120 participants)
May 1, 2009Special charter flight on China Eastern Airlines from Naha. (Arrival in Tianjin / Departure from Shanghai) (153 participants)
May 2, 2009Special charter flight between Seoul and Naha on Asiana Airlines. (131 participants)
May 3, 2009Special charter flight between Naha and Hong Kong on Hong Kong Airlines for 4D3N itinerary. (total of 161 participants)
Sept. 19, 2009Special charter flight between Naha and Hangzhou on China Eastern Airlines. (total of 149 participants)
Oct. 2, 2009Special charter flight between Naha and Beijing on China Southern Airlines. (181 participants)
Oct. 31, 2009Special charter flight between Naha and Seoul on Asiana Airlines. (176 participants)
Nov. 11, 2009"Special charter flight between Naha and Cambodia on TransAsia Airways. Held campaign to send picture books to children in Cambodia. (170 participants)"
Dec. 30, 2009Charter tour between Naha and Tianjin using a special charter flight on China Eastern Airlines. (2-way charter tour participants from Okinawa and Tianjin: 173)
Dec. 31, 2009Charter tour departing from Naha held using special charter flight on Asiana Airlines (Seoul departure / Seoul arrival). (total of 100 participants)
Feb. 14, 20102-way Chengdu charter flight in cooperation with Sichuan China International Travel Service for 5D4N itinerary on China Eastern Airlines. First charter flight from Okinawa to Chengdu. (total 2-way charter participants from Okinawa and Chengdu: 100)
Feb. 14, 2010Charter flight to Kaohsiung, Taiwan using TransAsia Airways for 4D3N itinerary. (70 participants) Charter flight to Hong Kong on Hong Kong Airlines for 4D3N itinerary. (150 participants)
May 1, 2010"Taiwan charter flight using TransAsia Airways for 4D3N itinerary. Arrival in Kaohsiung and departure from Hualien to Okinawa. (120 participants) Beijing charter flight on China Eastern Airlines for 5D4N itinerary. (150 participants)"
July 17, 2010Toyama Charter Tour from Naha held using a special charter flight on Japan Transocean Air.
Oct. 21, 2010Charter flight between Naha and Incheon on Asiana Airlines.
Nov. 10, 2010Cambodia charter flight on TransAsia Airways.
Oct. 6, 2011First Russia charter flight on Vladivostok Air. (total of 136 participants)
Oct. 8, 2011Shikoku Early Autumn Tour with round-trip direct charter flight between Naha and Kochi Ryoma Airport. (total of 79 participants)
Jan. 21, 2012First 2-way charter flight between Hong Kong and Okinawa on Japan Transocean Air. (Total 2-way charter participants from Hong Kong and Okinawa: 271)
Feb. 9, 20122-way charter flight on Thai Airways International (Airbus A300-600). (2-way charter flight total participants from Thailand and Okinawa: 432)
March 26, 2012Cambodia charter flight on TransAsia Airways.
April 28, 20122-way charter flight between Naha and Komatsu Airport on Japan Transocean Air. (2-way charter flight participants: 150 - full flight)
May 4, 2012Round-trip charter flight between Naha and Aomori on Japan Transocean Air. (150 participants)
Sept. 6, 2012Charter flight on Lao Airlines. (Okinawa to Luang Prabang / Vientiane to Okinawa) (total of 80 participants)
Oct. 4, 20122-way charter flight between Bangkok and Okinawa on Thailand's largest airline, Thai Airways International. (2-way charter total participants: 453)
May 2, 20132-way charter flight between Bangkok and Okinawa on Thailand's largest airline, Thai Airways International. (2-way charter total participants: 568)
May 11, 2013Charter flight tour "From Okinawa to Myanmar, the mysterious country shining in gold" on Myanmar Airways International. (Okinawa to Mandalay / Yangon to Okinawa) (total of 100 participants)
Feb. 27, 2014Direct charter flight to Cambodia on Skywings Asia Airlines.
Nov. 20, 2014"Singapore charter flight on SilkAir (total of 90 participants). Direct charter flight to Cambodia on Skywings Asia Airlines. (total of 65 participants)."
Dec. 29, 20142-way charter between Thailand and Okinawa on Thai Airways International. (2-way charter total participants from Thai and Okinawa: 572)
Dec. 30, 2014Direct Singapore charter flight on SilkAir. 4 courses offered. (total of 156 participants)
Aug. 5, 20152-way charter flight between Okinawa and Cambodia on Sky Angkor Airlines. 2 courses offered each way. (2-way charter total particpants: 297)
Oct. 8, 2015"2-way direct charter flight between Bangkok and Okinawa on Thai Airways International. (2-way charter total participants: 420) 7 tour courses offered for Thai, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Myanmar. (total of 492 participants)"
Dec. 29, 2015Offered 3 Singapore and Malaysia tour courses. (total of 311 participants) 2-way charter flight between Okinawa and Cambodia on Sky Angkor Airlines. 4 courses offered for both sides. (2-way charter total participants: 191)
Dec. 30, 2015Direct Singapore charter flight on SilkAir. 4 courses offered. (total of 161 participants)
Aug. 4, 20162-way charter between Okinawa and Cambodia on Sky Angkor Airlines. 4 courses offered for both sides. (total of 161 participants)
May 3, 2017Singapore direct charter flight on SilkAir. 4 tour courses offered. (total of 161 participants)
June 16, 2017MIAT Mongolian Airlines 2-way charter flight. 4 tour courses offered. (2-way charter total participants: 164)
Nov. 23, 20172-way direct charter flight on AirAsia X. First ever 2-way charter flight from Kuala Lumpur to Naha. 4 tour courses offered. 355 participants from Malaysia visited Okinawa. 277 participants from Okinawa.
March 17, 20185-day Cambodia charter tour using Sky Angkor Airlines. Offered 4 different 5-day tour courses. (130 participants)
Nov. 23, 20185-day charter tour with a 2-way direct charter flight from Kuala Lumpur to Naha on Malaysia Airlines. 270 participants from Malaysia and 260 participants from Okinawa.
Dec. 29, 20185-day Thailand charter tour using Thai Smile Airways. (157 participants)
June 14, 20194-day Vietnam charter tour using Bamboo Airways. (126 participants)
Nov. 23, 20195-day Malaysia charter tour using Malaysia Airlines. (271 participants)
Dec. 31, 20195-day Thailand charter tour using Thai Airways International. (279 participants)

Jumbo Tours' Awards

DateAward
June 5, 2013 Received the Friends of Thailand Award 2013 from The Tourism Authority of Thailand in the International Tour Operator Category.
Sept. 17, 2013Received the Grand Prize in the Destination Development Category at the JATA Tour Grand Prix 2013.
Feb. 27, 2014Received the Best Initiative Award at MSC Cruises All Stars of the Sea 2013 Market Sales Awards.
Aug. 6, 2014Received the Best Pioneer Award from Air Canada.
Dec. 19, 2014Received the Cruise of the Year 2014 Special Award.
March 8, 2017Received the Exchange Tour Award at the Mekong Tourism Awards 2016 .
Sept. 23, 2017Received the Grand Prize in the Overseas Travel Destination Category at Tourism Expo Japan 2017.
March 8, 2018Received the Judges' Special Award at the Mekong Tourism Awards 2017.
Aug. 1, 2018Received Okinawa Prefecture’s Distinguished Service in Tourism Award