Sightseeing News

The Foundation's Activity Report (2) -Familiarization Tour for Taiwanese Travel Agencies

 From Sep. 24 through 27, the Foundation, joined by the Tourism Development Division of Hyogo Prefecture and the Tango Wide-Area Development Bureau of Kyoto Prefecture, held a familiarization tour for the leading travel agencies of Taiwan by request from TransAsia Airways, which started its service between KIX and Taipei this June. Fourteen staff members from 14 Taiwanese travel agencies and a staff person from TransAsia airways visited major tourist spots in the northern part of the Kansai Region such as Amano-Hashidate, Izushi, and Yumura-onsen Hot Spring Resort etc.

 During their visit to a seafood product shop, they showed great interest in local marine specialties, especially in sweet shrimps and snow crabs, which are not caught in Taiwan, and some of them made purchases to try them on site.

 At Izutsuya (a traditional Japanese style inn) in Yumura-onsen Hot Spring Resort in Hyogo Pref., they met 17 representatives of the local tourism businesses in Shin-Onsen Town, to be briefed on the attractiveness of northern Hyogo and the facility rates etc.

 The foundation certainly hopes that information on the attractive tourist sites and delicious foods of the area (the Japan Sea coast) and travel products including such attractions will be promoted by this fam-tour's participants.

Business meeting with local parties
Contact : The Foundation for Kansai Region Promotion
Phone or E-mail 06-6223-7202