The Centre conducted Seminars on Cultural Heritage Tourism in Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam as follows:
March 18, 2013 Yogyakarta (Indonesia): 48 participants
March 21, 2013 Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei Darussalam): 50 participants
The Seminars were follow-up activity to the Workshop which had been conducted in November 2012 in Tokyo and Ise City, by inviting total of 14 management-level tourism stakeholders from both government and private sectors (From Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore).
During the respective seminars, in addition to the presentation on cultural heritage management and tourism in Japan by Mr. Kusube, Executive Director of Japan Ecotourism Society, a local tourism expert updated the audience on the local cultural heritage tourism based on the locality and the like, followed by a panel discussion based on their experiences and studies in the program of Japan, which provided an occasion for information sharing and active discussions. In both countries, participants gave many in-depth questions as well as sharing the recognition of the need of the sustainable preservation and management on cultural heritage through the combined efforts of both the government and the private sectors, and had a lively exchange of views on how the concept of both tourism and the income generating could be connected effectively.
Similar Seminars were also conducted in Manila (the Philippines) on Feb. 18 and in Melaka (Malaysia) on Feb.21, and the Seminars in Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam complete all programs on this project in FY2012 successfully thanks to the great cooperation by organization concerned.
Lecture on Cultural Heritage Tourism by local expert (Indonesia)
Panel Discussion (Brunei Darussalam)