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Tri-partite fisheries project proposed

Tri-partite fisheries project proposed

Seychelles President Michel met the President of the Association of African Economy and Development Japan ECA Committee, MP Tetsuro Yano, and the CEO of NEPAD (The New Partnership for Africa's Development) agency, Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, also former … June 7, 2013
Dynamic development partnerships for blue economy

Dynamic development partnerships for blue economy

During his working visit to Japan, Seychelles President Michel met with the Senior Vice President of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Mr. Hideaki Domichi, to discuss ongoing cooperation projects as well as a new fisheries grant proposal. During … June 7, 2013
Japan and Seychelles set to enter new era of joint oil exploration

Japan and Seychelles set to enter new era of joint oil exploration

President James Michel of the Seychelles, who holds the portfolio for hydrocarbons, has announced that Seychelles and Japan will be concluding an agreement in the near future for a joint oil exploration program in the Seychelles Exclusive Economic Zone. … June 5, 2013
Seychelles President Michel meets with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Seychelles President Michel meets with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Seychelles President James Michel has held bilateral talks with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in the margins of the TICAD V conference in Yokohama, Japan. The President was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam; the Seychelles … June 4, 2013
Peace and stability for inclusive growth for Africa says Seychelles President

Peace and stability for inclusive growth for Africa says Seychelles President

“Peace and stability are the platforms on which we can build truly inclusive growth for Africa, and we salute the efforts of Japan which complement those of our African Union,” said Seychelles President James Michel. President Michel made these … June 3, 2013
Seychelles President to attend TICAD Summit

Seychelles President to attend TICAD Summit

President James Michel is traveling to Japan this weekend to attend the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in Yokohama. The President is accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jean-Paul Adam, and the Seychelles … May 31, 2013
Agoda.com offers great Tokyo hotel deals for the colorful sakura season

Agoda.com offers great Tokyo hotel deals for the colorful sakura season

SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is listing some of the most stylish designer hotels in Tokyo to help celebrate the sakura season – known commonly outside of Japan … April 10, 2013
ILTM Japan 2013: first country specific ILTM event proves cultural importance for luxury travel

ILTM Japan 2013: first country specific ILTM event proves cultural importance for luxury travel

KYOTO, Japan - Taking place with the support of the City of Kyoto and the Japan Tourism Agency, the launch edition of International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Japan – the first country specific event in the ILTM global portfolio - facilitated over … March 15, 2013
PATA: arrivals to Japan, Myanmar, Cambodia surge as Asia posts solid 5.5 percent visitor growth

PATA: arrivals to Japan, Myanmar, Cambodia surge as Asia posts solid 5.5 percent visitor growth

BANGKOK, Thailand - International visitor arrivals into Asia between January and September 2012 showed a collective increase of 5.5% year-on-year, according to preliminary results released today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). During … December 24, 2012
Asia is the driving force in global tourism

Asia is the driving force in global tourism

BERLIN, Germany – Asia continues to be the driving force in global tourism. According to the latest ITB World Travel Trends Report, this year the number of outbound trips from Asia rose by seven percent, due in part to rising wages. Yet again, the most … November 29, 2012
Reed Travel Exhibitions launches ILTM Japan

Reed Travel Exhibitions launches ILTM Japan

Following the success of ILTM Americas, Reed Travel Exhibitions, organizer of the leading luxury travel events International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), ILTM Asia, and ILTM Africa has today announced the launch of ILTM Japan taking place March 11-13, … November 14, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Board hosts the renowned Japanese Professor Watanabe during 69th visit to Seychelles

Seychelles Tourism Board hosts the renowned Japanese Professor Watanabe during 69th visit to Seychelles

The CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt, and Senior Marketing Executive, Stephanie Lablache, recently hosted eminent Japanese Professor Watanabe on his 69th visit to Seychelles to a lunch at the Marie Antoinette Creole restaurant. Professor … August 13, 2012
Peace Boat focuses on awareness against child exploitation

Peace Boat focuses on awareness against child exploitation

Peace Boat, a Japan-based international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote peace and human rights through a study program via ocean voyages, invited ECPAT International to facilitate a workshop in Phuket for its participants … July 15, 2012
WTTC’s Global Summit begins in Tokyo

WTTC’s Global Summit begins in Tokyo

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 12th Global Summit opened today with 1,200 international and Japanese industry professionals and government leaders from around the world gathered at the Pamir Convention Centre in Tokyo, Japan. The Global … April 17, 2012
10,000 Japanese travelers follow Hawaii-Arukikata Twitter

10,000 Japanese travelers follow Hawaii-Arukikata Twitter

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Japanese language Twitter Account – Hawaii-Arukikata https://twitter.com/#!/hawaiiarukikata received its 10,000th Twitter follower – making it a significant social media personality in Japan for Hawaii. Hawaii-Arukikata posted … April 10, 2012
Big names confirmed. Big topics to be discussed. WTTC Global Summit begins in two weeks.

Big names confirmed. Big topics to be discussed. WTTC Global Summit begins in two weeks.

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Global Summit in Tokyo and Sendai begins in two weeks, with a host of world-class speakers confirmed to contribute. The WTTC annual Global Summit is the pre-eminent event in the global travel and tourism … April 3, 2012
Japan’s tourism economy to stage full recovery in 2012

Japan’s tourism economy to stage full recovery in 2012

Japan’s travel and tourism industry is forecast to stage a complete recovery following last year’s earthquake and tsunami during the first half of 2012. A new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), its fourth and final report since … March 7, 2012
WTTC Global Summit leads the tourism industry through turbulent times

WTTC Global Summit leads the tourism industry through turbulent times

It is only two months until 1,000 travel and tourism leaders will gather in Sendai and Tokyo from April 16-19 to discuss and debate some major issues facing the industry, during the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 12th Global Summit. The … February 14, 2012
ITE & MICE – a successful presence in IME 2011, Japan

ITE & MICE – a successful presence in IME 2011, Japan

To promote greater awareness and attract more buyers, trade visitors, and exhibitors from Japan, ITE & MICE exhibited this year in “IME2011 - The 21st International Meeting Expo” held last month in Tokyo. Besides meeting visitors at the stand where … January 6, 2012
Revitalizing Japan’s tourism sector

Revitalizing Japan’s tourism sector

Meeting with Japan´s Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, has called for the continued international support of the country’s tourism sector (October 4-6, 2011, Japan). “In the process of revitalizing Japan, tourism … October 5, 2011
WTTC announces Japan’s travel and tourism industry showing clear sign of recovery for 2012

WTTC announces Japan’s travel and tourism industry showing clear sign of recovery for 2012

Speaking today at the "Special International Symposium on the Revitalization of Japan’s Tourism Sector and Quake Affected Regions," David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), announced the launch of the second … October 5, 2011
UN agencies: current situation poses no risk to travel to and from Japan

UN agencies: current situation poses no risk to travel to and from Japan

The United Nations organizations (WHO, IAEA, UNWTO, WMO, IMO, ICAO, ILO) closely monitoring the effects of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant remain confident that radiation levels do not present health or transportation safety hazards to passengers … April 15, 2011
European Tour Operators Association sends message to Japan

European Tour Operators Association sends message to Japan

Thomas Jenkins, Executive Director of the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA), has written to Mr. Akira Kanai, Chairman of JATA (Japanese Association of Travel Agents). The text in English is as follows: Along with the rest of the world, … March 18, 2011
PATA seeks member feedback following tsunami

PATA seeks member feedback following tsunami

BANGKOK, Thailand - Following the March 11, 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has sent messages of concern and support to PATA members in Japan. PATA has been in contact with its members in Japan and across … March 13, 2011
Seychelles president opens Providence Fishing Port

Seychelles president opens Providence Fishing Port

Seychelles President James Michel has opened the Providence Fishing Port at the Providence Industrial Estate in the presence of the Ambassador of Japan to Seychelles, Mr. Shigeo Iwatani, former President James Mancham, government ministers, and other … June 27, 2010
Agoda springs into Japan's Cherry Blossom Festival

Agoda springs into Japan's Cherry Blossom Festival

Agoda.com, Asia's global hotel site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline.com, has secured special rates for travelers heading to Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival. Sakura – the delicate pink flowers of the cherry blossom tree – appear just once … March 10, 2010
Agoda and Villa Fontaine Hotels join forces to offer the best of Japan

Agoda and Villa Fontaine Hotels join forces to offer the best of Japan

Agoda.com, an Asian-based, online hotel reservation service and part of Priceline.com, today announced a distribution agreement with the Hotel Villa Fontaine. The agreement includes properties in 15 prime Japanese locations throughout Tokyo and Osaka, … July 1, 2009
ITE proud to present Japan as Partnerland Asia this year

ITE proud to present Japan as Partnerland Asia this year

TKS, organizer of the 23rd International Travel Expo Hong Kong (ITE) and the concurrent 4th MICE, Business & Incentive Travel Expo (ITE MICE), is honored to welcome Japan to be Partnerland Asia of our travel expo this year, which has been officially designated … May 4, 2009
JAL reorganizes international flight numbers beginning with FY2010

JAL reorganizes international flight numbers beginning with FY2010

TOKYO - Japan Airlines (JAL) announced today that it will reorganize the flight numbers of several of its international passenger flights from March 28, 2010 in preparation for the anticipated increase in traffic at Tokyo's two airports, Narita International … April 20, 2009

A new Mercure hotel for Japan - 2009 is set to be an exciting year for Mercure with 11 hotels to open throughout Asia Pacific

Today, Accor announced that the Mercure Sapporo will open on June 1, 2009. The hotel is the perfect base for leisure and business travelers alike, being flanked by the entertainment and night-life area of Susukino and is a few minutes' walk to the central … March 26, 2009
Agoda.com cheers Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival

Agoda.com cheers Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival

BANGKOK, Thailand - It’s time to go blooming crazy as “Hanami,” Japan’s cherry blossom viewing season, draws near. A huge event throughout Japan, the festival celebrates the blooming of cherry trees at around the end of March and generally lasts … March 3, 2009
Australia, Japan, and Hong Kong listed as the top three destinations for travelers between now and 2010

Australia, Japan, and Hong Kong listed as the top three destinations for travelers between now and 2010

The Visa and Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Asia Pacific Travel Intentions Survey "Determining Travel Preferences in 2009 and Beyond" has named Asia Pacific as the number one region for those intending to travel overseas in the next two years. … February 16, 2009
Where are the Japanese?

Where are the Japanese?

Japan has been one of the most important origin markets for Europe over the last 30 years. Japanese visitors’ enthusiasm and discriminating taste have influenced the whole of the European service economy. Attractions, hotels, and shops have all been … October 23, 2008



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