Asia and the Pacific

JATA Tourism Expo Japan 2016

Location

Tokyo Big Sight Tokyo, 13
Japan
35° 37' 53.3604" N, 139° 47' 37.7376" E
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JATA Tourism Expo Japan 2016
22 September 2016 - 25 September 2016

JATA Tourism EXPO Japan Forum 2016 in collaboration with UNWTO will take place on Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 23 at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo.

The Global Tourism Forum on Sep. 22, 2016
  The Global Tourism Forum will feature keynote speeches by Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the UNWTO and Mr. David Scowsill, president and CEO of the WTTC. The theme of the 2016 forum is sustainable tourism with a particular focus on traditional life and culture found in local communities.

Japan is largely a hi-tech industry-based nation. Its tourism policy seeks to make Japan a leading nation in tourism by placing its history, culture, and local resources front and center. The theme of the panel discussion for the keynote symposium will be "New Opportunities for Sustainable Destinations – Japan and the World." For more details, please refer here.

The panelists of Global Tourism Forum:
Dr. Taleb Rifai,Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)  - Keynote Speaker
Mr. David Scowsill
, President & CEO of World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) - Keynote Speaker

Mr. Hiromi Tagawa, Chairman, JATA, and Vice Chairman, WTTC
Mr. Christian Mantei, General Manager, Atout France
Mr. Vijay Poonoosamy, VP, International & Public Affairs, Etihad Airways

The keynote symposium will be moderated by Professor Yoshiaki Hompo: Specially-appointed Professor of Tokyo Metropolitan University and Tokyo Institute of Technology, Special advisor to Japan Tourism Agency, Chief of the Regional Support Office for the Asia and the Pacific and the member of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics.

The Domestic Tourism Symposium on Sep. 23, 2016
 Traditional Japanese cuisine was inscribed on UNESCO´s Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2013. Japan currently offers a wide range of gastronomic experiences in many cities across Japan.  However, local governments and communities have not yet embraced gastronomy tourism as a potential resource to revitalize regional economies. Against this background, this symposium will put ¨Gastronomy Tourism¨ in the spotlight. 

The Panelists of Domestic Tourism Symposium
Ms. Yolanda Perdomo, Director of the Affiliate Member Program of UNWTO
Mr. Qta Asada, 16th Generation Ryokan Owner, Asadaya Ltd.( Ryokan : Traditional Japanese style Inn)
Mr. Naoki Iimori, President & Chief Executive Officer, Fukuchiyo Shuzo Co., Ltd.
The Domestic Tourism Symposium will be moderated by Mr. Masato Ogawa, Executive Vice President, ANA Strategic Research Institute Co., Ltd.


Registration
Please see "Registration Process for Participation" for more information.
http://t-expo.jp/en/exhibit/registration.html#regist_step

Contact
JATA Tourism EXPO Japan Promotion Office
e-mail: event@t-expo.jp
Tel: +81 (0)3 5510 2004 

Add: Zen-Nittsu Kasumigaseki Bldg.4F,
        3-3-3 Kasumigaseki,Chiyoda-ku,
        Tokyo 100-0013 JAPAN

 

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UNWTO Conference on Tourism: a Catalyst for Development, Peace and Reconciliation

Location

Amaya Beach Resort Passikudah
Sri Lanka
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UNWTO Conference on Tourism: a Catalyst for Development, Peace and Reconciliation (11-14 July 2016, Passikudah, Sri Lanka)
11 July 2016 - 14 July 2016

 

Sri Lanka celebrates this year (2016) the golden jubilee of the establishment of its formal National Tourism Organization which started off as the “Ceylon Tourist Board” in 1966. It precedes the declaration in 1967 by the United Nations of the ‘International Tourism Year’ with the tagline ‘Tourism: Passport to Peace’. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has, through the years, supported the UN’s call made almost 5 decades ago to consider tourism as a means to promote peace.

It is relevant that Sri Lanka was one of the pioneering countries in Asia to develop its tourism industry on a firm and planned basis, which regrettably, was affected by an ethnic conflict lasting over two decades that had deep repercussions on the country as a whole and on the tourism sector in particular. While tourism did continue to maintain its presence in the country it could not be developed to its full potential and furthermore   certain areas such as the North and East were partially inaccessible. However, with the cessation of hostilities in 2009 there has been a rapid and noteworthy recovery in tourism. The total arrivals in 2009 amounted to 448,000 and this figure almost doubled to 856,000 in 2011.The path to peace and reconciliation has been paved by a change in the political landscape of Sri Lanka in 2015 with the establishment of a unity government which comprises the mainstream political parties, an occurrence that is unique in the annals of Asian politics. The main aim of the national Government is to restore peace and bring about reconciliation.

The latest figures of tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka for 2015 indicate an increase of 17.8% over the previous year reaching almost 1.8 million visitors. The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) has targeted 2.5 million arrivals for 2016. These estimates have been based on viable policies and plans that take into consideration effective marketing and promotional campaigns. The opportunities for tourism development are great, nevertheless the challenges for recovery and reconciliation call for thought, discussion and a concerted plan of action by the public and private sectors.

It is in this context that the UNWTO conference on “Tourism: a Catalyst for Development, Peace and Reconciliation” has been scheduled in the Eastern seaside resort of Passikudah in Sri Lanka, from the 11th to the 14th July 2016.


Contact Details of the Event Coordinators:

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Ms. Hyeon-Jin Lee  Email: asiastudy@unwto.org

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA)

- General Information

Ms. Dilrukshi Hewage Email: dilrukshin@srilanka.travel 

- Shuttle Service and Airport Reception Desk

Ms. Kumudu Heenadige Tel: +94 71 48 805 70

Mr. Nishantha Alahakoon Email: nisantha@srilanka.travel 

- Registration Desk at Amaya Hotel

Mr. Indrajith De Silva Email: indrajithdesilva226@gmail.com Tel: +94 71 22 142 19

Ms. Harshika Abeynayake Email: madhumali.harshi@gmail.com Tel: +94 77 54 337 74


Related Documents:

Technical Note and Preliminary Programme (updated on 07 July)

General Information Note (updated on 08 July)

Conference Speakers (updated on 05 July)

Registration Form (updated on 24 June)

Hotel Reservation Form (updated on 24 June)

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Workshop on Mekong River-based Tourism Development

Location

Da Nang
Vietnam
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Workshop
19 November 2015

Workshop on Mekong River-based Tourism Development 

19 November 2015, Da Nang, Viet Nam

 

We are pleased to inform that the Workshop on Mekong River-based Tourism Development will be held in Da Nang City, Viet Nam on 19th November 2015, in the framework of ASEAN – UNWTO tourism cooperation on river-based tourism development in ASEAN region. This is coordinated by Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) – Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism who will host the Workshop. 

The key findings of the on-going UNWTO study on the Mekong River-based Tourism Product Development will be presented by the UNWTO consultant. It will allow participants to exchange ideas and experiences on current Mekong river-based tourism issues. Furthermore, it will also give the opportunity to share best practices of developing sustainable river-based tourism products and will include recommendations for policies and further steps.   

 

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The 9th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook

Location

Guilin, 45
China
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9th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook (Guilin, China, 19-21 October 2015)
19 October 2015 - 21 October 2015
The 9th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook
 
19-21 October, 2015, Guilin, China
 
We are pleased to inform you that at the gracious invitation of the People’s Government of Guilin of China, the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) are organising the 9th UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook scheduled to be held in Guilin, China from 19-21 October 2015.  This year´s forum is organised under the theme of "Tourism and the Experience Economy."
 
The Guilin Forum provides an annual Pan-Asia-Pacific platform for policy makers, senior officials, researchers and industry representatives to take stock of global & regional trends and to better understand their potential impacts on tourism.  The event, under the joint umbrella of the UNWTO and PATA, will allow participants to share information, analyse the current tourism situation and map out the next course of action for the future.
 
 

Technical Note


Presentation documents

Day 1 (19 October 2015)

 
Keynote Session: Tourism and the Experience Economy
 
Panel Session One: Destination Marketing - Focusing on Tourism Experience
 
Panel Session Two: Local Experiences and Social Enterprise - Win Win for Travel Businesses and Communities 
 
Day 2 (20 October 2015)
 
Keynote Session: Enhancing Tourism Experience - Theory and Practice
 
Panel Session One: Heritage Tourism and Cultural Experience
 
Panel Session Two: Augmented Reality and Virtual Experience
 
Panel Session Three: From "Sightseeing" to "Experience" - Guilin Tourism in Transition
Closing Keynote: Smart Tourism and the Experience Economy

Please click the links below to download the presentation files from the past events

8th edition of the forum (2014)

7th edition of the forum (2013)

6th edition of the forum (2012)

5th edition of the forum (2011)

4th edition of the forum (2010)

3th edition of the forum (2009)

2nd edition of the forum (2008)

1st edition of the forum (2007)

 

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UNWTO/PATA Forum on Tourism Trends and Outlook in Guilin
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UNWTO statement on bombings in Mumbai, India

Locations

Madrid
Spain
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W
Madrid
Spain
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W
PR No.: 
PR 11062
15 Jul 11

Following the bomb attacks in Mumbai, India, the UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, made the following statement:

“UNWTO was shocked to learn of the brutal bomb attacks in Mumbai that claimed innocent lives and wounded many civilians. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims and those injured in the attack. 

UNWTO/Tianjin Training Program on Tourism Marketing

Location

Tianjin
China
39° 5' 2.9688" N, 117° 12' 3.5388" E
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No
31 August 2011 - 7 September 2011

 

UNWTO/Tianjin Training Program on Tourism Marketing

With a gracious support from the Tianjin Municipal Government of China, the 6 day UNWTO training program on Tourism Marketing was successfully held in the beautiful city – Tianjin (one of the four cities under direct jurisdiction of the central Government of China, neighboring Beijing) from 1 to 6 September 2011.

The training program as an integral part of the UNWTO initiative for the capacity building of its member states attracted 21 tourism marketing officials from 16 countries in Asia and the Pacific. Through the program, the participants actively exchanged views with the professors on tourism marketing in general and with special emphasis on how to attract Chinese tourists to overseas destinations.

Although it is the new endeavor of UNWTO jointly organizes with one of its member countries in the area of training for other members, the idea and the content of the training are welcomed by the participants.

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5th UNWTO Asia/Pacific Executive Training Program on Tourism Policy and Strategy

Location

The Empire Hotel & Country Club
Brunei
13 June 2011 - 16 June 2011

The 5th UNWTO Asia/Pacific Executive Training Program on Tourism Policy and Strategy is the fifth training program in the series organized by UNWTO aimed at raising the level of understanding and expanding the policy options with regards to tourism development, management and marketing among high ranking tourism officials of Member State.

This document outlines the meeting arrangements and some basic information that is hoped to ease participants’ planning process for attending the training. The 5th UNWTO Asia/Pacific Executive Training Program on Tourism Policy and Strategies will be held in Brunei Darussalam from 13th to 16th June 2011.

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