Published on : Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Japan National Tourism Organization along with a strong delegation from Japan comprising of Participating Partners successfully concluded ‘Visit Japan Trade Seminar’ in Delhi and Mumbai. The ‘Visit Japan Trade Seminar’ was organized in New Delhi on February 2 and in Mumbai on February 3, 2015.
The trade seminars had participation of delegates from trade members comprising airlines, hotels, and popular attractions, such as Home of Mt. Fuji-Shizuoka, Nagano Prefecture, Tour Quality Japan, Fujikyu Group, Hokkaido Tourism Organisation, Osaka Government Tourism Bureau, Hyatt Regency Osaka, Air India Osaka Office, Ayabex Inc, Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways.
The delegation held business sessions with the Indian trade partners in addition to interacting with the media thereby creating a strong platform of information exchange. The delegation met more than 200 trade partners during the course of the seminars in the two cities. The objective was to update the travel trade community and the media organisations about the latest developments and product offering in Japan.
‘Visit Japan Trade Seminar’ also had presentations by Mr. Hideki Manabe, Executive Director, Japan National Tourism Organization and Mr.Toshi hiko Yamahoshi, Councillor, Embassy of Japan and from partners like, Mr. Michikoo Nakamori of Hokkaido Tourism Organisation; Mr. Hiroyuki Ashizawa of Home of Mt. Fuji-Shizuoka; Mr. Hideki Kasahara of Tour Quality Japan and Mr. Harunobu Ota of Clair Singapore who showcased their destinations and services to the Indian partners and the media. JNTO also invited Ms. Anoothi Vishal, renowned food and travel writer to talk about her experiences when she travelled to Japan.
Last year Japan welcomed 11,009,000 tourists, a growth of about 27% compared to the corresponding period in the previous year. During this period 73,600 Indians visited Japan – a growth of more than 15% over the last year.
Japan as one of the preferred destinations has seen positive growth trends over the years owing to endless opportunities for various categories of travelers seeking to explore the Country’s art & culture, music, literature, architecture, cuisine, bio-diversity, unique blend of modern and well preserved historical aspects.