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<Report> “Seminar on Accessible Tourism” in Manila, the Philippines

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Tourism & Exchange Division organized the Seminar on Accessible Tourism on March 1, 2018 in Manila, the Philippines. This seminar was a follow-up activity of the Workshop on Accessible Tourism, which was conducted in October 2017, in Tokyo and Mie, by inviting related stakeholders from five of the ASEAN Member States (Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam).


【Seminar on Accessible Tourism】

Date: March 1, 2018

Location: Manila, the Philippines

Co-organizer: Department of Tourism, the Philippines

Participants: 115 people




“Japanese Overseas Travel Market with a Focus on the Philippines” by Ms. Mizuho Kanda (Assistant Director, Tourism & Exchange Division, ASEAN-Japan Centre)

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

“Programs of Iseshima Barrier Free Tour Center” by Ms. Chie Nakamura (Iseshima Barrier Free Tour Center)

Experiences sharing by Workshop participants from Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam


Panel Discussion:

Topic: Accessible Tourism in the Philippines


– Dr. Jeana Manalaysay, Private Practice Dentist, Jeana Lacsamana-Manalaysay Perio-Dental Clinic

– Ms. Hazel Bual, School of Deaf Education & Applied Studies, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde

– Ms. Margaretha Gloor, Founder & President, Circle of Friends Foundation Inc.


– Mr. Rizalio R. Sanchez, Chief, IEC Division, National Council on Disability Affairs