New ideas start at JATA Tourism EXPO Japan 2015

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New ideas start at JATA Tourism EXPO Japan 2015

Travel and tourism delegates from all over the world have gathered in Tokyo to celebrate Japan Travel Week and participate in a range of meetings and exhibitions to mark the event.

On Friday 25 September, the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) Tourism EXPO Japan 2015 was officially opened, beginning with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Tokyo Big Sight.

Over three days approximately 600 entities will participate in the event including 460 domestic organisations and 140 overseas representatives.IMG_6352

The magnitude of the EXPO is impressive and the venue is filled with all the colour and excitement you would expect from a Japanese event.

In accordance with the EXPO, Visit Japan Travel and MICE Mart (VJTM) 2015 will also take place at Tokyo Big Sight over three days.

VJTM 2015 was officially opened on Friday afternoon with opening remarks presented by Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) president Mr Ryoichi Matsuyama.

IMG_6394Mr Matsuyama believes VJTM will work to strengthen ties and expand business between Japan and the rest of the world.

“I hope everybody will take this great opportunity to generate new ideas and global business,” he said.

“New ideas start here.”

During the afternoon session, the 342 overseas buyers had the opportunity to meet with Japan’s domestic sellers in scheduled business meetings.

To conclude day one of the event, delegates took to the streets of Tokyo to enjoy a night of festivities and performances at Japan Night 2015.

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Source = ETB Travel News: Brittney Levinson

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