Activity Reports

Activity Report (Sep., 2012) -Familiarization Tour and Business Meeting for Overseas Travel Agencies

 From Sep.1 through 5, The Foundation for Kansai Region Promotion organized a familiarization tour designed for overseas travel agencies with the aim of enhancing recognition of “refreshing” tourism resources in the Kansai Region and helping in planning travel products that include those tourism resources. The invited 30 staff members of major travel agencies from Korea, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong visited many tourist sites in 10 prefectures of the Kansai Region, following 10 courses that were not well known overseas. Many of the participants commented that they wanted to plan travel products including the surprises and discoveries that they experienced in this tour and to create demand for travel to the Kansai Region.

 On Sep.4, a large-scale business meeting was held at Osaka International Convention Center, as a part of this project, with the participation of the invited 30 participants in the above-mentioned familiarization tour and 90 tourism businesses operating in the Kansai Region. It provided a rare opportunity for both parties to learn about each other’s business trends.
 The Foundation aims to contribute to the growth of both domestic and foreign tourism businesses and the regional economy, as well as the development of international partnerships and peace, through inbound tourism promotion activities.

Business Meeting
Ninja Performance Show (Iga, Mie)