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Follow-up Tourism Seminar in BIMP-EAGA (Part 1)


Indonesia_OpeningCeremony Opening Ceremony (Indonesia)
QandAQ & A Session (Malaysia)

The Centre conducted Seminars in BIMP-EAGA (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines – East ASEAN Growth Area) as follows:

February 14, 2011  Makassar (Indonesia): 63 participants

February 17, 2011  Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei Darussalam): 41 participants

February 18, 2011  Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia): 46 participants

The Seminars were a follow-up activity to the Workshop which had been conducted in November 2010 in Tokyo and Karuizawa, by inviting manager-level tourism stakeholders from the government and private sectors in BIMP-EAGA.

Mr. Kusube, Executive Director of Japan Ecotourism Society, delivered presentation on ecotourism in Japan, while the Workshop participants reported on their experiences in Japan.  A local tourism expert in the respective countries also updated the audience on the local ecotourism situation, followed by a panel discussion. 

In all countries, participants eagerly asked questions, and there were active discussions on such topics as how to conduct nature conservation, or how to apply Japanese-style ecotourism method to their region.  It was impressive to know that many of them are seriously considering ways to utilize their rich natural heritage as a tourism attraction.  

The Seminar will be conducted in Davao, Philippines on March 8.

<Click here to view an article on the seminar in “The Brunei Times.” >