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August statistics from Japan

September 24, 2013 Destination North Asia No Comments Email Email

JATA “TABIHAKU” Travel Showcase concluded its four-day run from Sept. 12 to 15, attracting 131,058 visitors to Tokyo BigSight, topping the previous record of 125,989 set in 2012.

It also set a new high of 1,353 booths representing 730 businesses and organizations (new record) from 154 countries and regions.

“TABIHAKU NIGHT 2013,” a pre-opening event (Sept. 12) to JATA “TABIHAKU” Travel Showcase, co- organized by the Japan Tourism Agency, was introduced to help promote Japan as a “tourism nation” as set forth in a national strategy involving the public and private sectors. Some 1,000 people attended the event including tourism ministers from overseas, ambassadors, embassy officials from various countries and government officials as well exhibitors from overseas and domestically to experience Japan’s “omotenashi” hospitality, food and culture.

The opening ceremony – including the ribbon-cutting ceremony — on Sept. 13 was attended by 750 people, including ambassadors and embassy officials. It was followed by the first day of the International Tourism Forum, which drew 700 attendees, with the second day on Sept. 14 accommodating 750 attendees.

JATA TABIHAKU 2014 is set for Sept. 25 (Thurs.)~Sept. 28(Sun.) at Tokyo BigSight.

August statistics from Japan

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