The no-frills, cut-rate "dynamic package" tours that have grown popular in the United States and Europe are now available in Japan.

These packages are based on the customers' preferences, meaning the tours need not include sightseeing guides or shopping excursions.

In fact, the dynamic packages consist only of the air ticket and accommodation.

Global Travel Online (GTO) Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corp., started offering the Japanese dynamic package in October.

Customers must use the company's Web site to make reservations and buy the package tours.

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