JNTO to promote Japan to Perth travel trade
Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Sydney Office will be holding a joint seminar with Perth Airport and All Nippon Airways (ANA) to promote Japan as a travel destination, in conjunction with ANA’s announcement that it will launch new daily nonstop services between Perth and Tokyo (Narita) beginning 01 September 2019.
The Japan Travel Agent Seminar, to be held on 06 February 2019, aims to update local travel trade professionals in Perth about new happenings in Japan. Suppliers from Japan will be available for business sessions with the local agents as well as networking over canapes and drinks.
This follows JNTO’s Japan Roadshow, held in Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland in November and December 2018.
“We are so excited to be able to meet with our partners in Perth, especially during a time when exciting news such as direct flights has just been announced,” said Kana Wakabayashi, Executive Director of JNTO Sydney Office.
“These new flights will definitely serve to make it easier for more Western Australians to experience the unique offerings in Japan,” continued Wakabayashi, “not to mention just in time for Rugby World Cup 2019 and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Through our partners, we know that demand in Perth has been growing year on year, and this new route just shows Japan’s dedication to ensuring we are able make travellers’ journeys unforgettable.”
Mason Adams, General Manager of Perth-based wholesaler Asia Escape Holidays, said, “Finally, after eight years we have a direct flight to Tokyo. This is fantastic news for Western Australian tourists wanting to visit Japan, and it’s great for WA also as we will start to see more and more Japanese tourists here. JNTO’s Japan Seminar comes at a perfect time to update the industry on all things Japan.”
Flight NH882 is scheduled to depart Perth at 21:45 and arrive in Narita at 08:25 the following day. The return flight NH881 will depart Narita at 11:10 and arrive in Perth at 20:15. These daily flights will utilise a Boeing 787-8 aircraft with 32 business class and 152 economy class seats.
Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), an independent agency of the Japanese government, promotes Japan as a leisure and business destination to connect Japan to the world. Through its 21 offices worldwide, JNTO disseminates information, conducts publicity and exhibitions, supports tour development, carries out research and much more.