Japan @ INWETEX-CIS Travel Market 2012
For the first time in the event history Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is going to take part in the International Travel Exhibition INWETEX-CIS TRAVEL MARKET – October 4-6, 2012, Lenexpo Exhibition Complex. National Tourism Organization stand number – 822, and Okinawa Prefecture – 821.
The Northwest of Russia is one of the most distant regions lying rather far from Japan. Nevertheless, Japan shows considerable interest in this territory of Russia. Northwest of Russia turned out to be attractive to Japan due to its tourism potential, as well as due to its positive tendency to develop transport aspects through establishing direct seasonal flights St. Petersburg – Tokyo. Cultural events such as ikebana workshops and tea ceremonies famous artists and music performances from Japan are common in St. Petersburg. The General Consulate of Japan annually runs Japanese culture festivals and days featuring the peculiarities of national traditions, culture and lifestyle in the Land of the Rising Sun.
Apart from National Tourism Ogranization, five travel companies, that have been offering Japan as a travel destination to their tourists for a long time, will showcase at the exhibition. The companies located in St. Petersburg are acquainted to the Japanese and local markets features. Okinawa Prefecture is a beach destination and the cradle of karate, often called ‘the most guarded secrets of Asian resorts’, almost unknown to foreign tourists will also be represented at a stand. Now the Okinawa Prefecture focuses on tourism development with Russia taking part in regular exhibitions, seminars and offering special press tours and welcoming delegations of travel companies. Okinawa is not just a tropical paradise and beaches on the islands, but also an indigenous culture which differs from other parts of Japan as it was independent Ryukyu kingdom long before.
Source: Japan National Tourism Organization