Tourism and Exchange Division invited professional tourist guides from each ASEAN Member States to the Exchange Program for Tourism Professionals- ASEAN-Japan Tourist Guides Exchange Program in Japan, which was organized in the following schedules:
Date: November 28-December 2, 2016
Place: Tokyo, Himeji, and Kobe
Presentations on the current activities and challenges by Southeast Asia Tourist Guide Association and Japan Guide Association.
Group discussions on problems in the supply and demand of tourist guides in ASEAN and Japan, skills and certifications for quality tour guiding, and mechanism to facilitate the supply of skilled and certified tourist guides; presentations on a current tourism trend in each ASEAN nation by the participants; and wrap-up.
Site visit and skill improvement exchange in Tokyo
Site visits and skill improvement in Himeji
Site visits and skill improvement in Kobe
Group discussions on the competencies and best practices in education and training of tourist guides; and wrap-up.