Date: November 1 – 7, 2009
Venue: Tokyo and Karuizawa
Tourism & Exchange Division invited a total of 14 manager-class officers of National Tourism Organizations and travel trade sector from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam from November 1 to 7. After lectures in Tokyo on the latest Japanese tourism market and ecotourism, the group left for Karuizawa for hands-on learning experience of ecotourism at the Picchio Wildlife Research Center and its neighborhood. The participants showed keen interest in the practical information, and expressed that they would utilize the information back in their countries. Additionally, the Centre arranged the participants to meet with representatives of Karuizawa’s tourism promotion organizations to enhance two-way tourism promotion.
In March 2010, an “Echo Seminar” will be organized in the respective CLMV countries where the Workshop participants will share their experience with local tourism stakeholders.