The Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau was a guest speaker at seminar at the Japan Intercultural Academy of Municipalities in Shiga Prefecture on February 23, 2012.
This seminar was attended by government officials and associations from across the country. The title and theme of the seminar was "International Markets: Cultivate overseas markets with regional resources. After disaster inbound strategy".
The Managing director of our bureau introduced our area and practical, effectiveness for increasing international tourism smoothly while staying true to the essence of the regions spiritual and cultural resources.
We hope that our case study was a positive model for other municipalities in Japan willing to try a new model for sustainable tourism at a grassroots level.