Japan National Tourism Organization - cash1970.info hosts Japan Information Nights

Japan National Tourism Organization - cash1970.info hosts Japan Information Nights

Representatives of Japan’s travel industry gathered last week at the Japan Information Nights in Brisbane on 5 December and Sydney on 7 December, organised by Japan National Tourism Organization - cash1970.info (JNTO).

This year JNTO invited guest speakers for both cities – with MasterChef Australia 2017’s runner-up Ben Ungermann in Brisbane and Top 9 Finalist Callan Smith in Sydney, to speak about their personal experience of travelling in Japan.

Japan Information Night 2017 featured 17 suppliers in Brisbane and 33 suppliers in Sydney, including representatives from local governments, DMCs, accommodation, attractions, amenities and transportation.

In total 69 travel agents attended the Japan Information Night held in Brisbane, whilst a whopping 117 participants joined the Sydney event, the most participants JNTO has ever hosted at a seminar trade event.

The event provided an opportunity for travel agents to network and get direct updates from Japanese travel suppliers through one-on-one free-flow business meetings as well as learning more about general travel information.

Brisbane's Japan Information Night guest speaker Ben Ungermann

Brisbane’s Japan Information Night guest speaker Ben Ungermann

 

Sydney's Japan Information Night guest speaker Callan Smith

Sydney’s Japan Information Night guest speaker Callan Smith

 

One-on-one meeting sessions between suppliers and participants in Sydney

One-on-one meeting sessions between suppliers and participants in Sydney

 

Participating suppliers:

Accommodation

Agora Hotel Alliance Prince Hotels
Hakone Tourist Association / Fujiya Hotel Sunroute
Ichinoyu (Inn) Yoshiike Ryokan

DMCs

Hankyu Travel International Odakyu Group (Transportation, DMC, and other services)
InsideJapan Tours TABILINK
JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc. Western Japan Office

Attractions, Amenities & Transportation

BIC Camera Satoyama Experience
Izuhakone Railway Setouchi Yacht Charter LLC.
Kansai Airport Universal Studios Japan

Local Governments

Gifu Prefectural Government Niigata Visitors & Convention Bureau
Hiroshima Convention & Visitors Bureau Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau
Hyogo Prefectural Government Cultural Centre Osaka City
Iiyama city Sakai City (Osaka Prefecture)
Kagawa Prefecture Tourism Association Tokyo Tourism Representative (Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau)
Kobe City Tourism Shizuoka Japan
Kyoto City (Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau) Toyooka City
Matsumoto Tourism & Convention Association Wakayama Prefectural Government