Activity Reports

Chinese Market: Familiarization Trip for Chinese Travel Agents in Charge of Incentive Tours

   The Foundation for Kansai Region Promotion organized a familiarization trip for Chinese travel agents who are in charge of incentive tours in late July. “MICE” (Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing and Exhibitions) is a style of tourism for companies, schools and for groups of all sizes. The Foundation focused on the promotion of “Incentive Tours” to increase the number of travelers from China. The advantages of the Kansai region to meet all traveling requirements such as accessibility, usability, culture and safety was presented in the tour. The tour participants also visited Tourism Bureaus in Osaka and Kobe, and learnt that Osaka and Kobe are excellent host cities for incentive tours of large groups.
   Incentive tours bring a considerable amount of positive impacts to the economy of Kansai. However it is increasingly difficult to win and host incentive tour amid increasingly fierce competition among countries and cities and after-action followings are important. The Foundation continues to cooperate with related companies and organization to promote the Kansai region in this area.

Visit to Osaka Government Tourism Bureau
Introduction of Sushi Cooking Experience
Introduction of Party at Japanese Style Banquet Room