Japan Tourism Update - Exclusive HD Video
Interview with Hiroshi Sawabe
[HD video and podcast below]
Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. Hiroshi Sawabe, Executive
Director of the Office of International Tourism, at JATA (Japan
Association of Travel Agents).
In this interview filmed on 24 September at the
JATA Tourism Expo 2016 in Tokyo, Japan, Mr. Sawabe speaks to
Steven Howard of Travel News Asia about the status of tourism
within the country.
We talk about the JATA Tourism Expo, what
is different this year, how technology has been used to enhance
the buyer and seller experience, which big names the conference
attracted to the Expo and more.
We talk about the dates
for 2017, whether JATA has any plans to expand the event so that
it moves around different areas of the country as well as the
buyer/seller numbers and how they differ with 2015.
also discuss tourism to the country, what the Japanese government
is doing to improve the quality of spoken English within Japan (as
a start), how visitor arrivals compared to 2015 and which markets
are the strongest performers.
We also talk about sport tourism and
what importance the 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Olympic and
Paralympic Games have for the country and JATA Tourism Expo as
well. All this and much, much more in the video below.