Tourism Leaders Meet in Japan
New York, NY, April 13, 2012: Cherry blossom has arrived, and spring has begun: Now Japan is ready for international attention as a host of major global summit meetings. From April 16, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) gathers in Tokyo, one of the largest cities in the world with high-technological infrastructure and modern urban culture. During the 3-day sessions, the Council goes to Sendai, the tsunami affected city from last March, including excursions for all participants to visit the local tourism destinations that have been overshadowed since the last year’s natural disaster. Japan is honored to host this year’s WTTC with the obvious and timely focus on “tourism industry in turbulent times,” which fits to the natural disaster survived city of Sendai, which reveals a surprising pace of recovery just within one year.
This year’s WTTC also features Japan’s rich culture and wide varieties of attractions: The speakers are invited from different fields such as internationally famed Japanese architect Tadao Ando, Fujio Cho of Toyota Motor Corporation, and many other tourism industry leaders from different countries. JNTO will take this year’s WTTC as an opportunity to emphasize Japan’s safety and cultural and technological advantage for business and leisure travelers as well as major international conferences. Over 1,000 delegates from tourism industries gather at the WTTC’s annual summit to discuss tourism agendas. With non-stop cultural development, Japan is the perfect host country this year to showcase the substantial recovery from the unprecedented disaster and traditional hospitality and unique culture.
In the following week back in New York City, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is inviting some participants to report their first-hand experience of the conference to the industry groups. The panel event will feature exclusive videos and photos from the entire events, updates on global tourism agendas and opinions from international industry leaders, and report on substantial quality of recovery from the disaster and re-emerging tourism in Japan.
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Nori Akashi, Public Relations Manager
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