Started in 1977, the JATA Tabihaku Travel Showcase is one of Asia's largest tourism events and has a goal of igniting demand in the tourism industry.
This year, JCB, as the main sponsor, invited over 700 organizations from 160 countries.
The event has expanded in scale in response to ongoing marketplace changes, and now offers more business meetings, opportunities and chances for the public to learn about travel.
Travel agencies and airline companies showcased their best available offers to boost the industry.
Travel ambassadors from Asia, Europe and Africa introduced their countries and the region's best potential for tourism.
After winning the bid for hosting the 2020 Olympics, Japan is enthusiastic about welcoming foreign tourists.
The Governor of Tokyo, Mr. Naoiki Inose, who has returned back from Buenos Aires, said, "In Japan, we will describe the road sign boards in English and the menu at restaurants should also be described in many foreign languages including Arabic and French".
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also agreed to introduce a plan to make Japan more open to the world.
Japan is enthusiastically ready to welcome the guests for 2020 Olympic Games.
--ANI (Posted on 14-09-2013)