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<Report>“Seminar on Accessible Tourism” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Tourism &Exchange Division organized the Seminar on Accessible Tourism on February 7 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This seminar was a follow-up activity of the Workshop on Accessible Tourism, which was conducted in October 2016, in Tokyo and Mie, by inviting related stakeholders from 5 of 10 ASEAN Member States (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos and Malaysia).   

<Seminar on Accessible Tourism>

Date:   February 7, 2017

Locations: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Co-organizer: Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia 

Participants: approx. 120 people 




Japanese Overseas Travel Market by Mr. Naohiro Fukawa (Director, Tourism Shizuoka Japan)

Accessible Tourism Travel Products by Mr. Hisashi Yamaguchi (President, TIC Travel Center Co., Ltd.)

Accessible Tourism in Malaysia : An Overview by Associate Professor Dr. Toney K. Thomas (Deputy Dean School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus)

Action Plan Towards KL as an Accessible City by Ch’ng Gaik Bee @ Hjh Dalilah Bee Abdullah (Deputy Director, Project Implementation and Building Maintenance Department, Kuala Lumpur City Hall)

Report on Accessible Tourism by Workshop participants from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia and Laos


Panel Discussion and Q & A Session:

Topic: Accessible Tourism : Public – Private Partnership

Moderator: Mr. Vathouniyom Douangmala, Director of Tourism & Exchange Division, ASEAN-Japan Centre


–       YBhg. Datuk Rashidi Hasbullah, Deputy Secretary-General, Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia

–       Mdm Mary Chen, Director, Challenges Media, Malaysia 

-  Ms. Caroline Ang, Executive Director, Bon Asia Holiday Management Services Brunei 

-  Mr. Naohiro Fukawa, Director, Tourism Shizuoka Japan

–       Mr. Hisashi Yamaguchi, President, TIC Travel Center Co., Ltd.