Forrest Burger, from the American DVD Production Company “River Bend Productions”, visited Tanabe City to shoot scenes for an upcoming documentary about Kumano.
On April 21st, Mr. Burger interviewed the Chief of the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau, who spoke mainly about Bureau’s initiatives to improve the travel environment for foreign independent travelers.
In particular he discussed our communication level up workshops for accommodation facilities and public transportation related people. The goal of these workshops was to give participants the tools to communicate without English abilities.
Another topic of discussion was on research and statistic gathering of foreign tourists who visit Tanabe City. Right now the data collecting system is not very efficient.
He referred to the imposing tasks ahead, including the need to increase the number of English signs and information.
We are looking forward to the final version of this passionate production.