National tourism – Anti Nationale http://antinationale.org/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 18:08:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 https://antinationale.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/anti.png National tourism – Anti Nationale http://antinationale.org/ 32 32 3 personalities receive the National Tourism Heroes Wall of Excellence Club 100 Personality of the month https://antinationale.org/3-personalities-receive-the-national-tourism-heroes-wall-of-excellence-club-100-personality-of-the-month/ Tue, 12 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://antinationale.org/3-personalities-receive-the-national-tourism-heroes-wall-of-excellence-club-100-personality-of-the-month/ Three Ghanaian personalities were honored as part of activities marking the month of October of the national tourism customer service. They are; Minister of Tourism, Art and Culture, Dr Mohammed Ibrahim Awal, President of the Ghana Tourism Federation His Excellency Bella Ahu and High Commissioner for Malta Barbara Akuokor Benisa. The three personalities were each […]]]>

Three Ghanaian personalities were honored as part of activities marking the month of October of the national tourism customer service.

They are; Minister of Tourism, Art and Culture, Dr Mohammed Ibrahim Awal, President of the Ghana Tourism Federation His Excellency Bella Ahu and High Commissioner for Malta Barbara Akuokor Benisa. The three personalities were each honored as Personality of the Month in the CLUB 100 National Tourism Heroes Wall of Excellence.

The recipients were honored for their unique contributions to promoting the National Advocacy Program for Customer Service Excellence in Ghana.

The prize, according to the organizers, will motivate the younger generation to work diligently to contribute to national development.

Service Excellence Foundation Chairman and National Tourism Customer Service Brand Ambassador for Ghana Caleb Kofie added that National Tourism Customer Service Week, which has now been institutionalized in the tourism sector, will become an event. annual and therefore called on all stakeholders to partner with the organization for a successful event next year.

In addition, to facilitate the development of customer service excellence as a tourism brand and strategic tool, the Service Excellence Foundation, under the auspices of the Ghana Tourism Federation, in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, of Arts and Culture and the Ghana Tourism Authority, hosted the first celebration of National Tourism Customer Service Week.

The event took place under the theme; “Redefining excellence through the experience of service”.

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August figures for “off-scale” national tourism: INE reports https://antinationale.org/august-figures-for-off-scale-national-tourism-ine-reports/ Thu, 30 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://antinationale.org/august-figures-for-off-scale-national-tourism-ine-reports/ August’s figures for domestic tourism were “off scale”: a historic high of 4.2 million hotel / accommodation bookings. The data, released today by the national statistics institute INE, shows that the Portuguese have responded en masse to the country’s call for “stays” to try to help the economy plagued by the pandemic. Yes, overall the […]]]>

August’s figures for domestic tourism were “off scale”: a historic high of 4.2 million hotel / accommodation bookings.

The data, released today by the national statistics institute INE, shows that the Portuguese have responded en masse to the country’s call for “stays” to try to help the economy plagued by the pandemic.

Yes, overall the picture remains well below the tourism dynamism of 2019, but the golden month alone has done wonders for the struggling hospitality industry.

According to reports, August figures were up even from pre-pandemic levels: there were 22% more overnight stays this year than in 2019 and 24.2% more than in 2020 .

When you consider the rest of the year, however, the results were less than half of those obtained before the pandemic – although better than in 2020.

How the data is interpreted is really up to the industry. It’s not good, but the signs are that things are improving.

In the meantime, the Minister of the Economy Pedro Siza Vieira announced that despite the ongoing recovery, new financial support mechanisms will be put in place.

He said at a meeting organized by the Portuguese Tourism Confederation earlier this week: “We are going to launch a new support line of credit next week”.

The line will be worth 150 million euros, reports ECO, and will “strengthen” the support already in place.

It will mainly focus on medium and large enterprises, the minister said.

Brussels has also given the green light to member states continuing grant-funded support programs until June 2022.

natasha.donn@algarveresident.com

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Liberia’s new tourism brand identity unveiled at the Liberia National Tourism Association – Global News Network https://antinationale.org/liberias-new-tourism-brand-identity-unveiled-at-the-liberia-national-tourism-association-global-news-network/ Sun, 05 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://antinationale.org/liberias-new-tourism-brand-identity-unveiled-at-the-liberia-national-tourism-association-global-news-network/ Press release Host Hesta Baker and a cross-section of LINTA members and the MICAT tourism team (Monrovia) – Liberia is taking another step towards improving its economic growth and employment opportunities through its tourism sector. The International Trade Center, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as well as the Liberian Ministry of Information, Cultural […]]]>

Press release

Host Hesta Baker and a cross-section of LINTA members and the MICAT tourism team

(Monrovia) – Liberia is taking another step towards improving its economic growth and employment opportunities through its tourism sector. The International Trade Center, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as well as the Liberian Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism and the Ministry of Trade and Industry organized an awareness-raising workshop on the new brand identity of Liberian tourism, which will be launched on September 27. .

Members of the National Tourism Association of Liberia had the chance to familiarize themselves with the identity of the Liberian tourism brand, thereby focusing on the marketing strategy.

“This workshop came at the right time. We cannot develop tourism without a marketing component. It is good that we have all come here, especially stakeholders such as the National Tourism Association of Liberia, so that we can all speak with one voice on the marketing aspects of tourism.

Juanita Yiah, Director of Tourism, Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Liberia

“After working on the branding strategy, it was necessary because we are now able to see exactly where we are. It was good that they first deployed it to us, before launching it to the public. Everyone was engaged, everyone had a comment, and everyone had a question. We’re really, really excited about this! “

Mai Urey, President of the National Tourism Association of Liberia

Cross-section of LINTA members and MICAT team, including Mai Urey, President of LINTA

“The workshop is a positive step in the right direction for promoting tourism in Liberia. This work started a few years ago, and this workshop with the presentation of branding and tourism, tells us how far we have come and how far we plan to go.

Jesse Jefferson Fahn, Director of Trade Related Projects Implementation at the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoCI), and Ministry focal person on the Liberia Tourism Development Project

“Today’s workshop sensitized all relevant stakeholders to the new brand ahead of its launch on September 27, on World Tourism Day.

Hesta Baker, Workshop Facilitator and National Branding and Marketing Consultant, International Trade Center

The Liberia Tourism Brand Identity was developed with technical support from the International Trade Center and the United Nations World Tourism Organization under the Liberia Tourism Development Project, funded by the Enhanced Integrated Framework .

About the tourism development project

The Liberia Tourism Development Project emanates from the National Tourism Export Strategy 2016-2020 and responds to the implementation of the Strategy. It aims to develop the offers of the tourism sector by: a) improving the political environment and institutional capacity, b) developing new tourist destinations around surfing and other historical and natural attractions, and c) by undertaking targeted promotion and advocacy campaigns to promote tourism to international, regional and national markets. More specifically, the project aims to: a) establish a tourist information stand at Monrovia Roberts International Airport, b) develop tourist reception facilities on the Robertsport waterfront, Providence Island and the Marshall Island, and c) develop a tourism marketing strategy and tourism brand identity for Liberia, focusing on Robertsport as a surf tourism destination.

The project is implemented by the International Trade Center in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and Industry; the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism; and the United Nations World Tourism Organization. It is financed by the Reinforced Integrated Framework Program.

About ITC – The International Trade Center is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. ITC helps small and medium-sized enterprises in developing and transition economies to become more competitive in global markets, thereby contributing to sustainable economic development under the Aid for Trade agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. United.

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Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Launches Imagine Your Getaway to Japan Contest https://antinationale.org/japan-national-tourism-organization-jnto-launches-imagine-your-getaway-to-japan-contest/ Thu, 12 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://antinationale.org/japan-national-tourism-organization-jnto-launches-imagine-your-getaway-to-japan-contest/ NEW YORK, August 12, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The National Tourism Organization of Japan (JNTO) has launched a competition in collaboration with The New York Times offering travel enthusiasts the opportunity to visit Japan when it’s safe to do so and more. To participate, participants must share a photo or video on Instagram of […]]]>

NEW YORK, August 12, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The National Tourism Organization of Japan (JNTO) has launched a competition in collaboration with The New York Times offering travel enthusiasts the opportunity to visit Japan when it’s safe to do so and more.

To participate, participants must share a photo or video on Instagram of a memorable moment during a previous trip to Japan with #PictureYourJapanGetaway. Participants who did not visit Japan still can post a photo or video that conveys what Japan means to them. Participants should include #PictureYourJapanGetaway and #VisitJapanUS in the message, and follow @ visitjapan.us. For bonus entries, participants can comment #VisitJapanUS and tag friends on the contest announcement post @ visitjapan.us.

THE PRICES INCLUDE:

  • A winner will appear in JNTO’s advertising content on The New York Times: The New York Times will personally interview the winner and share their travel story at Japan. The interview will be included in JNTO’s New York Times advertising content, “Travelogues from Japan – EXPERIENCES WORTH THE WAIT”. Note: To be eligible, applicants must have visited Japan in the past.
  • A winner will receive 130,000 JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) Miles (equivalent to two JAL Premium Economy Class award tickets for Japan).
  • 20 winners will receive a $ 50 Bokksu digital gift card. Bokksu offers the best authentic Japanese snacks and sweets. You can try their month-long membership or buy one of the delicious snacks on their market.

For full contest details and how to submit photos and videos for review, visit: www.japan.travel/en/us/picture-your-japan-getaway

To consult the New York Times’ Travel diaries from Japan visit: www.nytimes.com/paidpost/jnto/travelogues-from-japan-experiences-worth-the-wait.html

For more information on vacations at Japan as well as updates on travel restrictions, please visit: https://www.japan.travel/en/coronavirus/

IN REGARDS TO JAPAN NATIONAL TOURISM ORGANIZATION (JNTO)
As the official tourist office of Japan, JNTO is involved in a wide range of promotional activities to encourage international travelers to visit Japan. Through a variety of campaigns and initiatives, JNTO is driving more American travelers to visit Tokyo, Kyto and beyond.

For more information on trips to Japan, visit JNTO on its Website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. To contact the new York Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) office directly, please email [email protected]p.

SOURCE National Tourism Organization of Japan

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At the first virtual meeting of national tourism secretaries, FAITH urges immediate national coordination between states, as it is the most critical for the revival of tourism https://antinationale.org/at-the-first-virtual-meeting-of-national-tourism-secretaries-faith-urges-immediate-national-coordination-between-states-as-it-is-the-most-critical-for-the-revival-of-tourism/ Fri, 06 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://antinationale.org/at-the-first-virtual-meeting-of-national-tourism-secretaries-faith-urges-immediate-national-coordination-between-states-as-it-is-the-most-critical-for-the-revival-of-tourism/ FAITH associations stressed to Secretaries of State for Tourism the importance of tourism to India’s GDP, currency generation, national job creation, India’s soft power creation on a global scale and the creation of infrastructure for India. FAITH the political federation of all national associations representing the entire tourism, travel and hospitality industry of India (ADTOI, […]]]>

FAITH associations stressed to Secretaries of State for Tourism the importance of tourism to India’s GDP, currency generation, national job creation, India’s soft power creation on a global scale and the creation of infrastructure for India.

FAITH the political federation of all national associations representing the entire tourism, travel and hospitality industry of India (ADTOI, ATOAI, FHRAI, HAI, IATO, ICPB, IHHA, ITTA, TAAI, TAFI) under the leadership of MOT, GOI held a virtual meeting with tourism secretaries from all states and UTs.

In recent years, this is the third time that FAITH associations have had joint meetings with all State Secretaries for Tourism, the previous two years also being with all National Tourism Ministers.

FAITH associations stressed to Secretaries of State for Tourism the importance of tourism to India’s GDP, currency generation, national job creation, India’s soft power creation on a global scale and the creation of infrastructure for India. The indirect multiplier impact of tourism on the economic growth of states is the most critical and must be exploited.

The FAITH associations have highlighted a two-pronged strategic approach for the revival of Indian tourism after the pandemic. At the state level, FAITH associations have asked the Secretaries of State for Tourism for coordinated support for waiver of legal obligations, electricity, utilities, parking, inter-state tax rates, waiver of SGST and the status of the industry.

Nakul Anand, President, FAITH, noted, “Today’s very first virtual meeting of national tourism secretaries with FAITH associations under the leadership of MOT is unprecedented and essential. We are indeed grateful to the Tourism Secretariat and their management team at ADG & JS for facilitating the same. It is indeed encouraging that all the Secretaries of State are committed to the suggestions of the FOI associations, some having already implemented the statute of industry, the exemption of property taxes, excise duties and the declaration of tourism as frontline staff for immunization. All the presidents of the FAITH Association are optimistically awaiting a great result for the revival of the travel trade. Indeed, a revolutionary step today towards the renaissance of Indian tourism, travel and hospitality.

In addition, they called for standardized harmonized travel protocols, non-quarantine travel among the vaccinated, open spaces for catering, regional marketing campaigns and a business-related stimulus and classification of tourism as front-line personnel. line for vaccination in the states.

FAITH associations urged states to coordinate with MOT to ask GST council to impose 12% GST for hotels, IGST for hotels, 1.8% GST rate for tour operators , a 12% rate for f & b with full offsets, travel agent reseller model option, offsets available on fuel, alcohol, interstate taxes, aviation fuel, among other GST reforms .

In addition, the FAITH associations urged States to continue with the MOT, the GOI for the opening of inbound trips and the issuance of electronic tourist visas for vaccinated travelers, the abolition of the TCS, campaigns to boost demand. tourism, expedited travel trade registration, infrastructure status and a special tax boost for mice. and national and release of SEIS.

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India Drafting of a new national tourism policy https://antinationale.org/india-drafting-of-a-new-national-tourism-policy/ Fri, 06 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://antinationale.org/india-drafting-of-a-new-national-tourism-policy/ This new tourism policy will provide appropriate response, investment and support from village gram panchayats to governments. A draft strategy is also in preparation for the development of the MICE tourism industry. The Minister declared that it is necessary to concentrate energies not only on the revival of the sector, but also on this sector, […]]]>
  1. This new tourism policy will provide appropriate response, investment and support from village gram panchayats to governments.
  2. A draft strategy is also in preparation for the development of the MICE tourism industry.
  3. The Minister declared that it is necessary to concentrate energies not only on the revival of the sector, but also on this sector, one of the engines of the revival of the economy.

“The government is in the process of drafting a new national tourism policy in India. I urge all stakeholders to participate in the preparation of the new national tourism policy, ”said Mr. Reddy.

Address the “2e E Conclave on Travel, Tourism and Hospitality – Resilience and the Road to Recovery“, Organized virtually by the FICCI, Mr. Reddy said:” Once we adopt the new policy, it will be useful, especially for stakeholders. Through this policy, we will get an appropriate response, investment and support from village gram panchayats to governments. “

Mr Reddy also said that they have also put in place a draft MICE tourism development strategy and all stakeholders should come forward and share their opinion. “Stakeholders should also lobby state governments to grant industry status to tourism, as this will greatly contribute to the development of the sector, especially infrastructure. To realize the true potential of tourism, the fundamental requirement is to ensure coordination at all levels of activity. We need to have a proactive approach from every stakeholder, including industry, state government and central government, ”he added.

Speaking on the various initiatives taken by the government, Mr. Reddy said that the central government plays an important role in developing a strong tourism economy, which is evident from the fact that the Ministry of Tourism has also launched a series of initiatives, such as the Incredible India 2.0 campaign focused on niche tourism products, including wellness and adventure tourism, as well as investing in industry through programs, such as PRASHAD and Swadesh Darshan, as well as the extension of the electronic visa to 169 countries, which has been proven to increase the number of foreign and domestic visitors to India.

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Launch of the one-stop-shop project for national tourist destinations https://antinationale.org/launch-of-the-one-stop-shop-project-for-national-tourist-destinations/ Wed, 14 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://antinationale.org/launch-of-the-one-stop-shop-project-for-national-tourist-destinations/ Dr Mohammed Ibrahim Awal, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, on Monday launched the “VisitGHANA” application of the National Tourism Destination Single Window project, dedicated to streamlining the services and operations of the Ghanaian tourism industry. It is an all-in-one application and platform, dedicated to quality of service throughout the tourism value chain. Dr Awal […]]]>

Dr Mohammed Ibrahim Awal, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, on Monday launched the “VisitGHANA” application of the National Tourism Destination Single Window project, dedicated to streamlining the services and operations of the Ghanaian tourism industry.

It is an all-in-one application and platform, dedicated to quality of service throughout the tourism value chain.

Dr Awal said the project will also provide real-time data to policymakers and investors, saying the app is free for all operators.

He said the government intended to create a million jobs by the end of 2024 from domestic and international tourism, and this could not be achieved if the actors did not set up as the tourism operators.

Dr Awal said value chain actors need to have a new paradigm shift, a new model where tourism is not business as usual but a lot of money.

“We are going to train 10,000 operators in the tourism value chain this year and early in the years to come. Customer service is very important, people shouldn’t come and go and not come back, so these people would be. trained, equipped with the skills and competencies necessary to ensure that Ghana becomes the number one tourist destination in Africa. “

He said the government is also planning to hire hotel owners to make their signage bilingual in order to attract people from other West African countries and train tourism entrepreneurs. “We need to be modern and competitive, so under the Ghana case program the ministry is receiving 100 million cedis and part of it would be used to improve tourist attractions to make the tourism sector competitive.”

“Let’s renew ourselves as industry players, let’s be opportunistic entrepreneurs and look at the big picture so that if we do our job well and tourists come in and out, we would make money and create jobs. “

The Sector Minister assured that the government would continue to improve the infrastructure of tourist attractions and make it work, but he needed the collaborative efforts of stakeholders to enforce tourism and make it a cost-effective mechanism.

Mr. Akwesi Agyemang, Managing Director of Ghana Tourism Authority, said a few years ago that they had embarked on a feasibility study of the industry, to find out how ready or how digitized their businesses were, and the results revealed that there was no level of use of digitized platforms across the length and breadth of practitioners.

“Almost 50 percent of operators did not have any online offer at their establishments, so all transactions were done manually, but 80 percent of transactions were done using mobile phones and less than 30 percent operators were connected to one of the global system that was available for tourism.

Mr. Agyemang, said that currently the demand and supply of tourism infrastructure plays an important role on several platforms, yet most operators are lacking on these platforms.

“The comments from the visibility study indicated that around 80% of the responses wanted Ghana to have its own platform or its own means of engaging in transactions for its operators and this was the start of the process. to have this national one-stop-shop for tourism. project.”

He said the platform has been robust and user-friendly enough and has a lot of benefits for the industry. “It is possible for each operator to be present with their own slides, to load their own services, images, prices, so that, globally, everyone can have access to what you offer. Anyone can belong to this market. “

The project is divided into three modules, first to focus on improving the process of collecting tourism taxes to raise the necessary funds for destination marketing, capacity building and infrastructure projects, to automate the GTA process and provide a transparent interface with relevant stakeholders, and to promote Ghana as an attractive tourist destination.

Ms. Bella Ahu, President of Ghana Tourism Federation, urged industry players to take advantage of this platform to globalize, upgrade their products and services to become competitive, so that when visitors come, they would go and come back in the future.

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Travel places to soothe your soul, the Japan National Tourism Organization’s new insider guide to Japan https://antinationale.org/travel-places-to-soothe-your-soul-the-japan-national-tourism-organizations-new-insider-guide-to-japan/ Tue, 29 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://antinationale.org/travel-places-to-soothe-your-soul-the-japan-national-tourism-organizations-new-insider-guide-to-japan/ TOKYO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –National Tourism Organization of Japan (JNTO) ‘s new Insider Guide to Japan features things to do and see that will soothe your soul. These contents are associated with the concept “Wellcation” which helps visitors to relieve stress and anxiety related to the difficulties of the past year. Japan is often associated […]]]>

TOKYO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –National Tourism Organization of Japan (JNTO) ‘s new Insider Guide to Japan features things to do and see that will soothe your soul. These contents are associated with the concept “Wellcation” which helps visitors to relieve stress and anxiety related to the difficulties of the past year.

Japan is often associated with large cities like Tokyo and Osaka, but 70% of Japan’s topography is made up of dense forests and mountainous terrain. Taking advantage of this landscape, Japan has long excelled at blending art and nature harmoniously, with countless outdoor art installations across the archipelago showcasing a cornucopia of sculptures and installations. Among them is Moerenuma Park, a municipal installation (part of Sapporo City’s circular greenbelt concept) with a landscape imagined by artist Noguchi Isamu.

To visit Upopoy in Shiraoi City, Hokkaido Prefecture is another way to experience the beautiful nature of Japan. This new national center celebrates and showcases the culture of the Ainu, the indigenous people of northern Japan and the early settlers of Hokkaido. Upopoy, which means “singing in a large group” in the Ainu language, is a flagship project for the Ainu population. Surrounded by dense forests and adjacent to Poroto Lake, Ainu National Park is an open-air museum where Ainu culture, including traditional dance performances and a range of hands-on activities and programs, is superimposed on nature.

For those who desire a spiritual experience, Mount Koya may be the perfect place to go. This sacred religious site is the 9th century cradle of the Japanese Shingon sect of Buddhism and is home to many Buddhist temples.

Mount Koya offers very unique overnight stays at temples, known as Shukubo, where guests can follow in the footsteps of the centuries-old tradition of monks and pilgrims by visiting around 50 different temples. Shukubo is among the most esoteric and stoic experiences in Japan, offering rare insight into the daily life of the Buddhist clergy, including their vegetarian meals and up-close views of the cultural treasures used in their religious practices.

Below are some of the stories featured in the JNTO New Insider Guide.

N ° 4: Japan, for the five senses

  • The whiskey trails

  • Everything about the Ainu in Upopoy

  • Gourmet Hiroshima Region

Full stories are available here.

N ° 5: Japan, where life is an art

  • Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial

  • Open-air museums across Japan

  • The charm of Japanese tea

Full stories are available here.

N ° 6: Japan, do not miss

  • The Shinkansen deeply linked to the Tokyo Olympics

  • Magic of Mount Koya

  • Tottori sand dunes

Full stories are available here.

JNTO website: https://www.japan.travel/en/

Media Center: https://business.jnto.go.jp/

JNTO believes our time apart will make travel experiences even more exciting once cross-border travel resumes. We look forward to seeing you in Japan.

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Japan’s National Tourism Board’s New Insider Guide to Japan Features Hidden Attractions, Interesting Sights, and Things to Do Before You Know https://antinationale.org/japans-national-tourism-boards-new-insider-guide-to-japan-features-hidden-attractions-interesting-sights-and-things-to-do-before-you-know/ Mon, 31 May 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://antinationale.org/japans-national-tourism-boards-new-insider-guide-to-japan-features-hidden-attractions-interesting-sights-and-things-to-do-before-you-know/ TOKYO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –National Tourism Organization of Japan (JNTO) is launching a new Insider’s Guide to Japan categorized into seven themes that will motivate tourists. These seven themes “Nature”, “Outdoors”, “Tradition”, “Cuisine”, “Relaxation”, “Art” and “Cities” are linked to a concept of “Wellcation” (a mixture of well-being and holidays ) that help visitors relieve […]]]>

TOKYO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –National Tourism Organization of Japan (JNTO) is launching a new Insider’s Guide to Japan categorized into seven themes that will motivate tourists. These seven themes “Nature”, “Outdoors”, “Tradition”, “Cuisine”, “Relaxation”, “Art” and “Cities” are linked to a concept of “Wellcation” (a mixture of well-being and holidays ) that help visitors relieve stress and anxiety resulting from the “new standards” of the past year and a half. The content also covers various Japanese attractions ranging from culture and cuisine to current events, newly created tourist spots and recent travel trends.

An example is the trip to luxury train in the Kyushu region. The train itself is a jewelry box on wheels and is serviced by white-gloved staff providing guests with delicious cuisines ranging from Japanese fare to Italian-style dishes prepared by local restaurants using selected local foods. There are also stops along the way for guests to visit sights and local craft shops.

To visit Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka Prefecture can be another way to unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Nintendo’s first foray into the world of theme parks is designed as an interactive game in which visitors can purchase a Power Up Band linked to a smartphone upon entry, allowing them to collect virtual coins and play against characters. enemies.

For those in need of spiritual relaxation, the sacred road, “a modern pilgrimage to Shikoku“, may be the perfect thing to do. The Sacred Road, which stretches for a 1,200 kilometer loop, traces a scenic path through the natural landscape of Shikoku and passes through rugged mountains, forests, and villages along the way.

Below are a few newsletters that we have highlighted in the past.

N ° 1: Japan, a tradition of innovation

– Spotlight: Kengo Kuma in Tokyo

– Luxury cruise train

– The charm of Setouchi

– The secret of longevity: fermented foods, sake and amazake

– Super Nintendo World

Full stories are available here.

N ° 2: Japan, a culture expressed through art and nature

– Flowery journey through Japan

– Pottery made by Nature

– Stargazing on Kozushima Island

– Treeful Treehouses Sustainable Resort

– Glamping on Whale Island

Full stories are available here.

N ° 3: Japan, a destination of discovery

– World famous Japanese wine

– A Sumo trip

– Fuji-Q Highland & Rail trip

– A modern pilgrimage to Shikoku

– Hike on the Kumano Kodo (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Full stories are available here.

JNTO on the web: https://www.japan.travel/en/

Media Center: https://business.jnto.go.jp/

JNTO believes our time apart will make travel experiences even more exciting once cross-border travel resumes. We look forward to seeing you in Japan.

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New head appointed for Japan National Tourism Organization’s New York office https://antinationale.org/new-head-appointed-for-japan-national-tourism-organizations-new-york-office/ Tue, 25 May 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://antinationale.org/new-head-appointed-for-japan-national-tourism-organizations-new-york-office/ Michiaki Yamada at the head of the New York office of JNTO Michiaki Yamada succeeds Naohito Ise Before returning to the United States, Michiaki Yamada promoted Japan’s industrial heritage with the Cabinet Secretariat Michiaki Yamada arrived in New York from Japan to lead the New York office of National Tourism Organization of Japan (JNTO), succeeding […]]]>
  • Michiaki Yamada at the head of the New York office of JNTO
  • Michiaki Yamada succeeds Naohito Ise
  • Before returning to the United States, Michiaki Yamada promoted Japan’s industrial heritage with the Cabinet Secretariat

Michiaki Yamada arrived in New York from Japan to lead the New York office of National Tourism Organization of Japan (JNTO), succeeding Naohito Ise.

Mr. Yamada was born in Saitama Prefecture north of Tokyo and graduated from Waseda University’s School of Political Science and Economics in 2003. He started his government service at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, of Transport and Tourism in 2006, working in various positions within the Road Administration Division.

From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Yamada worked with the Land Pricing Research Division as well as the Transportation Planning Division before studying abroad at the University of Michigan. He then returned to Japan after graduation and worked with the Trans-Pacific Partnership Policy Headquarters, Japan Tourism Agency, focusing on promoting inbound tourism, and as Senior Deputy Director of the Tourism Division. urban transport facilities. Before returning to the United States to become Executive Director of the JNTO New York office, he promoted Japan’s industrial heritage with the Cabinet Secretariat.

“It is an honor to return to the United States and work with the JNTO office in New York,” said Mr. Yamada. “As we embrace a new standard in a post-COVID world, I look forward to working with the JNTO team to introduce and expose the diversity of Japan’s natural and cultural worlds to more American travelers. “

Mr. Yamada is passionate about outdoor adventures and will be joined by his wife and son early next year.

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