Date: 18-20 September, 2009
Venue: Tokyo Big Site
JATA World Travel Fair 2009 was held from September 18 to 20 at the Tokyo Big Site. The total number of visitors to the Fair was larger than last year (110,789 people according to the organizer), who enjoyed the worldwide tourism exhibition booths.
Our booth was decorated with large tapestries of tourism attraction of each ASEAN countries and ASEAN foods. A large Tourism Map with detailed information on ASEAN World Heritage sites was set and tourism DVDs were shown. Tourism brochures were distributed to attract the visitors’ interest to ASEAN tourism. We also conducted “ASEAN Quiz” at the booth and received responses from about 700 visitors.
On September 18, the first day of the Fair, the Centre conducted “Mekong Seminar” at East-1 Seminar Room, Tokyo Big Site. More than 50 participants attended this seminar from travel agencies, media and other tourism-related areas. Participants listened intently to presentations on tourism, food, and spa in Mekong area by three professional panelists.