The ASEAN-Japan Centre offered a training program on interpretive planning that describes a strategy of visitor services and related resource management for sustainable tourism development in ASEAN. In total, 17 senior interpreters (tour guides) and the Ministry of Tourism officer in 10 ASEAN Member States participated in the program. Interpretive planning addresses management needs and resource considerations, offers an essential guideline for the development of visitor services at tourism sites or facilities, and describes strategic operation and management of the site or facility. Interpretive planning is needed at tourism heritage sites to facilitate sustainable tourism development and management. The participants learned the components of an interpretive plan, completed exercises of planning, and experienced interpretive programs.
Date: Tuesday, September 12th – Friday, September 15th, 2017
Venue: Edo-Tokyo Museum, Tokyo, Kiyosato Educational Experiment Project (KEEP) and Yatsugatake Royal Hotel, Yamanashi
Organizer: ASEAN-Japan Centre
Cooperation: Southeast Asia Tourist Guide Association