JAPAN MEETING&INCENTIVE

Japan Convention Bureau | Meeting & Incentive News | March 2016

JNTO NEWS

Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo 2016
JNTO at The Meetings Show UK and the M&IT Agency Challenge!

JNTO exhibited at AIME 2016 in Melbourne (February 23-24). One of the largest trade fairs in the Asia-Pacific region, AIME is always guaranteed a huge turnout of buyers from the business travel, incentives, meetings and convention industries. 14 co-exhibitors from around Japan also joined in, showcasing all the plentiful, unique options that they can offer meeting planners.

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CASE STUDY

World Engineering Conference and Convention Held in Kyoto
Sapporo, Tokyo, and Fukuoka offer support to incentive groups

From November 29 to December 2, 2015, the fifth World Engineering Conference and Convention (WECC2015) was held in the Kyoto International Conference Centre with about 2,000 people attending, including 500 international participants from 80 countries.

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Busan Incentive Seminar
Sapporo, Tokyo, and Fukuoka offer support to incentive groups

In November 2015, JNTO hosted a seminar in Busan, South Korea, to promote incentive travel to Japan. The seminar targeted local government bodies, convention bureaus, PCOs, hotels, DMCs and tourism-related businesses.

Exhibitors from Japan provided up-to-date information about their support for incentive travel to Japan.

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INTRODUCING SPECIAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS FOR
INCENTIVE TRAVEL TO JAPAN

Aomori City
Frolic in a winter (or spring, or summer, or autumn) wonderland

Aomori City (population approx. 300,000) is situated roughly in the centre of Aomori, the northernmost prefecture on Japan's main island of Honshu. Nestled between the sheltered waters of Mutsu Bay to the north and the towering Hakkoda mountains to the south, the city offers spectacular scenery in every season of the year. The Tohoku Shinkansen, which since 2010 has taken passengers between Tokyo and Aomori in roughly three hours, is to be extended to Hokkaido in March 2016.

Click below to find out what support Aomori offers to incentive planners.

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4 HOURS IN SAITAMA

A Blend of History and Modern Innovation
Frolic in a winter (or spring, or summer, or autumn) wonderland

Come visit Saitama, a sprawling city curled around the northwest edge of Tokyo. Experience the charm of a 2,000-year-old shrine, Omiya Shrine, while enjoying its annual Noh (ancient Japanese opera) performance. Nearby, visitors can also enjoy an entire bonsai village, established in 1923. For the historically minded, the Railway Museum displays artifacts that tell the story of Japanís cutting-edge rail system, including the largest railway diorama in the country.

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CONTACT JNTO

The Japan Convention Bureau, North America

Japan Meetings & Incentive

Japan. Endless Discovery

Ms. Dana Galbreath, Convention Manager
Japan National Tourism Organization
60 East 42nd Street, Suite 448
New York, NY 10165
TEL: (212) 757-5641, ext. 21
FAX: (212) 307-6754
EMAIL: dana@jntonyc.org
WEBSITE: www.japanmeetings.org

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The JNTO Newsletter is published as a complimentary service to our valued partners in the travel and convention sectors. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the official view of JNTO. While every sincere effort is made to ensure accuracy, readers should confirm prices and schedule information directly with the relevant organizers. All information is subject to change without notice. Neither JNTO nor any holder of copyright to the information shall be held responsible in any way whatsoever for any loss or misunderstanding, either direct or indirect, that is incurred as a result of utilizing the information.

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