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The Japan Travel and Tourism Association (JTTA) and the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) are collaborating to hold the JATA Tourism EXPO Japan 2014.

The event is an integration of Tabi Fair Japan, a domestic tourism exhibition hosted by JTTA, and JATA “TABIHAKU” Travel Showcase, an international travel exhibition hosted by JATA. Taking place at Tokyo Big Sight from Thursday, September 25 to Sunday September 28, it will make use of the strengths of each organization’s established exhibition to create one of the biggest events of its kind in the world.

Further adding to the grand scale, VISIT JAPAN Travel Mart (VJTM) 2014, an inbound business meeting hosted by the Japan Tourism Agency to promote inbound tourism to Japan, will be taking place concurrently at the same venue. By combining these three aspects of domestic, outbound and inbound travel under one roof, the organizers will be better able to present Japan as a main tourism destination to attendees from home and abroad.

JATA Tourism EXPO Japan, with its theme of “The Power of Travel”, will gather togethertourist information from throughout Japan as well as over 150 countries worldwide. The event will consist of four sections – the “Travel Showcase” exhibition, taking up all 6 East Exhibition Halls in the venue, an “International Tourism Forum”, held in the Conference Tower, for industry experts to discuss the latest travel trends, a “Business Meeting” part, where suppliers and travel companies from Japan and overseas can meet together, and an “Awards Ceremony” to recognize the excellence of companies, groups, individuals and products in the industry.

We look forward to continuing to strengthen the global reputation of JATA Tourism EXPO Japan, as a world-leading travel event.

JATA Tourism EXPO Japan 2014 “The Power of Travel” ~ prospers communities~ Over 150 countries and regions participating with 150,000 visitors Date: Thursday, September 25 – Sunday, September 28, 2014 Venue: Tokyo Big Sight (East Exhibition Halls and Conference Tower) “Travel Showcase” featuring exhibitors from around Japan and over 150 other countries The ideal stage for showcasing destinations, with exhibitors representing all major regions of Japan, as well as those from over 150 countries (planned) across Europe, Asia, North and South America.

Exhibitors will include travel agencies, embassies, airlines, tour operators, hotels and theme parks among others.

In addition to various booths offering tours and local products for sale, there will be various attractions including stage performances. There will also be a wide range of food stalls selling specialties from around Japan and beyond.

“International Tourism Forum” providing the latest industry information Held in collaboration with the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the International Tourism Forum will feature a Keynote Speech by the UNWTO Secretary-General, Dr. Taleb Rifai. There will also be a panel discussion on “Mega Events and Tourism”, exploring effective ways to optimize the benefits of hosting large scale events by looking at successful examples in the UK, Australia and elsewhere, as well as other symposiums focused on themes such as the growing tourism market in Asia.

“Business Meeting” connecting many suppliers and travel companies Attended by numerous domestic and overseas suppliers and travel companies, meetings can be arranged for both outbound and domestic purposes on September 25-26. The first day is for appointments and the second day is for open sessions, providing a great networking opportunity. In addition, meetings can be arranged with media companies.

“Awards Ceremony” recognizing contributions of organizations and individuals Three ceremonies will be held – the JATA Tourism Awards 2014, presented to corporations, organizations and individuals that have contributed to boosting travel demand, the Tour Grand Prix 2014,recognizing the best planned tours of the year, and The 62nd Poster Competition for Tourism of Japan, for the best PR posters.

Collaboration with VISIT JAPAN Travel Mart 2014 VISIT JAPAN Travel Mart 2014, an inbound business meeting hosted by the Japan Tourism Agency to promote inbound tourism to Japan, will take place concurrently with JATA Tourism EXPO Japan. Domestic and overseas buyers attending these events will be able to interact with each other and deepen their connections.

“JAPAN NIGHT” social event to promote Japan as tourism nation JAPAN NIGHT will be held on September 25 as a joint event between JATA Tourism EXPO Japan and VISIT JAPAN Travel Mart. It will take place in the Tokyo National Museum, with invitees from Japan and overseas getting the chance to experience true Japanese hospitality and traditional culture.

See more information at JATA Tourism EXPO 2014

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